Compass Student Services
There are many options available to assist you with the cost of your Champlain College education; we're committed to helping you and your family understand financial aid options.
Admitted students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are automatically considered for need-based awards from Champlain College, the federal government, and their state of residency (when applicable) including scholarships, grants, federal work-study, and loans. The FAFSA is the only financial aid application required by Champlain College in order to determine your eligibility for need-based aid.
***You MUST complete the FAFSA for EVERY YEAR you wish to be reviewed for need-based financial aid***
All admitted students are also automatically considered for Champlain's merit scholarships.
Types of Aid
Some scholarships from Champlain College fall into the category of merit-based (awarded without consideration of your financial need) and are a form of aid that you do not have to repay.
A combination of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study student employment options comprise the need-based options at Champlain College.
To be considered for most sources of financial aid, you must first file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when it becomes available, a form used by most colleges and universities. The information you provide is then used to determine the extent of your financial need and aid eligibility based on institutional and/or federal guidelines.
Don't wait until you receive your admission decision before filing the FAFSA; submit your FAFSA anytime, even if you have not completed your Champlain admissions application. The 2024 - 2025 FAFSA is currently scheduled to be available in late December.
To ensure we receive your FAFSA information, use Champlain's school code: 003684.
Check out this video to learn how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to grants, loans, and work-study jobs that can help fund your education.