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Tuition Assistance and Financial Aid for College

Making the decision to invest in your education is an exciting first step towards achieving your goals. And we want to help you get there. Our Student Support Advisors are here to guide you through the range of financial aid and cost-saving options you may qualify for, including scholarships, grants, federal financial aid, tuition assistance and more. Request information to work with a member of our team or scroll down to explore more.

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Federal financial aid can be essential to helping you afford college. To determine your eligibility, start by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) with our step-by-step guide to the application process.

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Types of Financial Aid for College Students

Scholarships & Grants

Unlike loans, scholarships and grants typically do not have to be repaid. We offer scholarship and grant opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of program areas.

State-funded Programs

In addition to federal opportunities, you may be eligible for state-specific grants or scholarships. Learn more about the scholarship offerings for your state. 

Loans

If you are looking to fill the gap between need-based financial aid and total educational costs, student loans can be a great option. Learn more about federally and privately funded loan options. 

Transfer Credits

Learn about returning to school with previously earned credits. You can request a transcript evaluation to find out how much you can save.

In addition to the options listed above, you may also qualify for employer reimbursement, military benefits or alumni and family tuition savings

Tuition & Expenses

We understand that financing your college education can be overwhelming. That’s why our dedicated support teams—from Admissions to Student Finance and more—are here to guide you along the way. Explore our tuition rates on your own, or complete this brief form and we’ll contact you shortly to discuss your options.  

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Financial Aid FAQs


What is included In a financial aid award?

Your personalized financial plan may consist of several types of aid such as grants, loans, scholarships or self-help aid.


When do I need to complete the financial aid process?

Students should apply for financial aid  as soon as possible each year. The FAFSA® is available on October 1st.


How is eligibility for tuition assistance determined?

Tuition assistance is a benefit that your individual employer may offer. To determine if any tuition assistance or tuition reimbursement opportunities are available, you should inquire directly with your employer.

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit provided to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Each branch of service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions. If you are a service member, work with your Branch and appropriate education office to determine your eligibility.


How will my financial aid change if i receive a scholarship or grant?

We encourage you to investigate all possibilities for assistance, including outside scholarships from corporations and private organizations and state-funded programs . If you receive such awards, your Financial Aid award may be revised to reduce or remove your loans.


Are there limits to the amount of financial aid I can receive?

Financial assistance for college students is available to those who apply and qualify. One option, the Federal Pell Grant, is awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s, graduate or professional degree and display exceptional financial need. Award amounts for the Pell Grant may change yearly.  The Pell Grant award amount a student is eligible for will depend on their EFC, Cost of attendance (COA), and enrollment status.

Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loan programs are another financial aid option you may consider. These have both annual and aggregate loan limits. The maximum amount an undergraduate student can borrow each academic year in subsidized and unsubsidized loans ranges from $5,500 to $12,500 depending on your grade level and dependency status. Graduate or professional students can borrow up to $20,500 each academic year in Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans.

Since each student is unique, we recommend you speak with a Student Support Advisor who can provide detailed information on financial aid eligibility based on your individual situation.


What if I don't qualify for need-based aid?

Students who do not receive need-based financial aid awards are still eligible to apply for other loans, payment plans and parent loans. These are all made available to help families fit tuition payments into their budgets more easily. 


What if my personal or financial information changes after I complete the financial aid process?

Federal regulations allow aid administrators to consider extenuating circumstances when calculating aid eligibility, especially if your situation changes during the application process. If you or your family experiences any of the following, please contact your Student Support Advisor and submit an appeal to your DeVry University Student Central Office.

  1. Death of a parent or spouse
  2. Physical impairment
  3. Divorce or separation
  4. Unusual medical or dental expenses
  5. Recent loss of employment
  6. Dramatic change in income

Can I appeal the financial aid award?

If you review your financial aid awards and have any questions or concerns, please contact your Student Support Advisor. If the information you provided on your FAFSA has changed significantly, they can help you understand your financial aid award and any options that may be available.


I applied for financial aid last year, would I need to reapply this year?

Yes, if you choose to explore financial aid as a potential way to pay for your education, you will need to reapply for financial aid every year. Depending on your financial situation, it may differ from year to year.


What's the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized student loans?

What's the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized student loans?
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans are available to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Federal Direct Subsidized Loans are available only to eligible undergraduate students.

Additional differences between the two loans are:

•Subsidized loan eligibility is based on financial need, whereas an unsubsidized loan is not.
•The government pays the interest on subsidized loans while the student is enrolled in school at least half-time, where interest on unsubsidized loans accrue while in school and capitalize, if unpaid.


How do I obtain more information about education tax credits?

You may be eligible for credit that could save you money at tax time. To learn about education tax credits and other tax information for students please visit www.irs.gov.


What happens to my financial aid if I withdraw?

According to federal regulations, a federal refund calculation must be performed if a student withdraws completely from all classes after the start of the enrollment period. For more details, contact your Student Support Advisor or reference the Federal Return of Funds Policy in our academic catalog. 


What happens to my loan if I need to take a semester off?

When a student is unable to attend a term, future disbursements are canceled.


How has COVID-19 impacted financial aid for college students?

Congress has passed stimulus packages in response to COVID-19 that provided emergency funds to higher education institutions to support impacted students.. For more details on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and how DeVry University allocated these funds, click here.


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