Financial Aid

Central College offers a substantial academic scholarship and grant program designed to recognize qualified students. In addition, Central is committed to providing need-based financial assistance to enhance the academic component of the aid offer so that no qualified student should be denied access to a Central College education because of lack of financial resources.

We believe that funding a Central College education should be a high priority for the family and they are expected to contribute to the student’s educational costs. Central College will partner with families in defraying the cost of tuition for degree-seeking students. Students who demonstrate financial need in excess of scholarship assistance will be provided priority access to federal, state and institutional grants as well as self-help assistance in the form of limited student employment and reasonable loan borrowing. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for need-based assistance. The FAFSA is a consistent and equitable needs-analysis system used to objectively determine the family’s ability, not willingness, to pay, based on annual financial resources. Special circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis to determine if the FAFSA accurately reflects the family’s particular situation.

Central College will also provide families who do not demonstrate financial need with access to federal and alternative loan resources available to the student and/or parent should they choose to finance a portion of the educational costs. Students who do not demonstrate a financial need will also be awarded limited student employment on a position-available basis. Funds awarded are contingent on the resources allocated to the Central College financial aid program from federal, state and institutional sources. Award options may be restricted for students who file after the priority-filing deadline.

Central College is dedicated to serving a diverse student population. All degree-seeking United States citizens and eligible non-citizens meeting admission requirements and applying for need-based financial aid through the completion of the FAFSA are considered for assistance. Eligibility is considered without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, color or national origin. Federal and state funding is not available for international students who have not established eligible non-citizen status with the Department of Homeland Security.

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