The value of a North Central education
A degree from North Central College is an investment with lifelong returns. It’s a commitment to your career, a decision to study the world around you and an opportunity to make friends for life. North Central partners with you and your family to maximize affordability through a number of financial assistance options. Of new students, over 95% receive a form of financial assistance. From need-based aid to merit-based scholarships, our financial aid team will work with you to customize an aid package central to the needs of you and your family. If you have drive and curiosity, a North Central degree is within your reach. We’re dedicated to making sure cost is never a barrier to a comprehensive liberal arts education.
Types of aid
From grants and scholarships (aid you don’t pay back) to educational loans (aid you do pay back), North Central provides a variety of options to help make your education as affordable as possible.
Tuition and fees
The financial aid team can customize a package for you that helps offset the out-of-pocket costs (tuition, fees and other expenses) associated with paying for a college degree. One of the largest sources of aid comes from North Central scholarships and grants. It’s an investment the College makes in you. Almost 60% of aid that students receive comes from North Central.
Applying for Financial Aid
North Central scholarships
When you submit your application to the College, you’re automatically considered for academic scholarships. However, there are other types of scholarships that require a separate application.
Federal Financial Aid
Apply for financial assistance
When you are admitted as a degree-seeking North Central student, you can also apply for financial aid. The process requires just a few steps and a little bit of time. To be considered, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Once submitted, your eligibility will be determined for financial aid, including grants, loans and federal work-study.
Application Deadlines (starts a year in advance of enrollment)
- October 1: We recommend you submit your FAFSA as soon as the form is available to ensure you meet all deadlines.
- April 1: Financial aid files completed by this date receive primary consideration for the upcoming school year..
- June 1: Files completed after this date will be classified as late and will be considered for reduced funding.
If you’re ready to file for financial aid, follow the links below to get started. Our FAFSA code is 001734.