Your financial situation is given personal attention at Centre. All relevant information will be taken into account by a financial aid officer and our financial aid committee. Our dedicated staff strives to gain an appreciation for each family’s financial situation with the information provided. We are glad to answer any questions you may have regarding your aid award or the need-based aid application process at Centre.
If you feel that there is some aspect of your financial situation that merits a closer look on our part, simply write us a letter explaining your circumstances. We will review your file again and ask for additional documentation, if necessary.
For need-based financial aid consideration:
1) Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
2) Complete Centre’s own supplemental form, the Centre Aid Form.
Priority financial aid deadline: Forms should be submitted by the deadline of your chosen application plan. (Early Decision: November 15, Early Action: December 1, Regular Decision: January 15)
Regular financial aid deadline: Forms should be submitted by January 15. Please note that you may submit your FAFSA beginning October 1 and some types of need-based aid may run out later in the application year. We encourage all families to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1.
Click here for more information on applying for need-based aid.
Students must re-apply every year for need-based aid, and financial need is reassessed annually based on the family’s financial situation. Most students who receive aid during their first year at Centre qualify for assistance in subsequent years.
Financial aid at Centre comes in two forms: merit scholarships and need-based financial aid.
• Merit scholarships at Centre fall into three categories: general merit scholarships (no separate application required), special scholarships (separate online application required), and premier scholarships (nomination and separate online application required).
• Need-based financial aid comes in the form of grants, work-study positions, and special loan options. You must apply separately for need-based financial aid.