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Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants

Financial Aid You Can Count On

We understand that a college education is a big investment and making good decisions about how to finance that education can be overwhelming. We're here to help!

Our Office of Financial Aid is here to help you maximize all of your financial aid opportunities, understand the options available to you, and apply for various types of financial aid.

If you've determined that you want Champlain's unmatched, professionally-focused education, we will work with you and do everything we can to make it affordable for you and your family.



Of full-time undergraduate students receive scholarship funds that do not need to be repaid.

Over $38M

Awarded to Champlain students each year through Champlain scholarships.


Of Early Decision applicants are funded at the same level as Regular Decision applicants.

Our Count-on-it Financial Aid Guarantee

At Champlain, you can count on the scholarships you are awarded in your first year to never decline as long as you are enrolled full time.

Simple. Straightforward. Guaranteed.

Count-on-it Financial Aid Guarantee

Types of Aid

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Merit-Based Scholarships

To recognize students with notable academic achievements and extracurricular accomplishments, Champlain offers a number of first-year and transfer students merit scholarships. No extra additional application is required.

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Need-Based Aid

Need-based options at Champlain College include a combination of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study student employment options, but you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered.

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Other Aid

Other types of aid are based on a variety of eligibility requirements such as military service or interest in employment opportunities. Learn more about your eligibility for these other types of aid.


Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator estimates how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for as a full-time student.

Estimate my net price and aid eligibility


Financial Aid Quick Links

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Cost of Attendance

You'll receive your financial aid offer along with your notification of admittance. In the meantime, use the Champlain Net Price Calculator to estimate what your financial aid offer might look like.

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Applying For Aid

You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for additional aid beyond merit scholarships from Champlain College, including need-based scholarships, federal and state grants, work-study, and federal loans.

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Types of Aid

There are a variety of aid options to reduce the out-of-pocket expense of your college education. Find out which ones work for you.

How much does it cost to attend Champlain College?

Less than you might think!

At first glance, cost can be jolting, but consider that the "sticker price." Take a closer look and you'll realize that the actual price is the sticker price MINUS the financial aid package that our financial aid office puts together for you. This makes a college education much more affordable than you originally may have thought!

Learn more about affordability

Serving Those Who Serve

Champlain College is committed to working with veterans and military-connected families to access available benefits and financial aid. From GI Bill® benefits and the Yellow Ribbon program to institutional scholarships, we can help you navigate:

• Options available for financing higher education costs
• Eligibility for assistance
• Applying for and obtaining funding
• Budgeting expenses and paying bills

Get more information from the Office of Military & Veteran Services

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My experience at Champlain has done so much to prepare me for my future career. All of the different internship experiences, real world application of my knowledge within my classes, and the relationships I've built have benefited me more than I ever thought would be possible.

Cecilia Pohlar, ‘21 // Computer & Digital Forensics