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At Adrian College, you will receive a high-quality liberal arts education that will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and global understanding and perspective you'll need to excel in today's world. We hope this information will help you decide to invest in your future by choosing Adrian.
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You may be concerned about your ability to afford private higher education, particularly at a highly regarded institution like Adrian College. It is our goal to enroll a diverse and talented group of students who will enrich our campus community and will enjoy studying with our outstanding faculty. In order to achieve that goal, we use our institutional funds in partnership with the federal government and the state of Michigan to provide students and their families with the financial resources that will make it possible for them to attend the college.
To help you out, here is a downloadable PDF answering some of your most frequently asked questions.
What types of financial aid are available?
The two types of financial aid are gift aid and self-help aid. Gift aid does not need to be repaid, and may be merit-based, such as academic or fine arts scholarships, or need-based, in the form of institutional, state, or federal grants. Self-help aid may be in the form of student loans or work-study awards.
How do I apply?
You may apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between January 1 and March 1. The FAFSA is submitted electronically at www.FAFSA.ed.gov and the results are sent to each of the listed colleges.
What if I don't qualify for need-based financial aid?
Adrian College awards out academic and fine arts scholarships without regard to need. You may be awarded a scholarship on the basis of your academic profile or artistic talent. Scholarships are renewable each year for up to 8 full time semesters of on campus study as long as you remain in good academic standing with the College.
Is a monthly payment plan available?
Adrian College offers a payment plan through our partnership with Educational Computer Systems Inc. (ECSI) at https://www.ecsi.net/adrian or by calling 866-927-1438.
How is financial aid eligibility determined?
We use the information provided on the Student Aid Report (SAR) to determine the appropriate amount and type of financial aid for a student. In addition, we expect each student to contribute toward the cost of college from earnings and savings.
What scholarships are available?
Academic scholarships are awarded based upon information provided in your application for admission. Art and design, music, and theatre scholarships are awarded based upon an audition or portfolio review, which may be scheduled by calling the Admissions Office.
Is financial aid renewable?
Financial aid is renewable; however, you must re-apply each year by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Can I estimate my first year's financial aid award?
You may estimate your financial aid award for your first year at Adrian by completing and submitting the Financial Estimator. You will receive a letter that will list your estimated grants/scholarships, loans, and work-study awards for your first year at Adrian.
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