Types of Financial Aid

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

  Merit-Based 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.

Champlain Scholarships  

  Need-Based Aid

A combination of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study student employment options comprise the need-based options at Champlain College.

Champlain Scholarships  

Federal Work-Study Program  

Federal Loans  

Federal & State Grants  

  Other Aid

Other types of aid are generally based on a variety of requirements. Learn more about your eligibility on the following pages.

Veteran & Military Aid Benefits  

Transfer Scholarships  

Outside Scholarships  

Federal Parent PLUS Loans  

Tuition Payment Plans  

Other On-Campus Employment  


But First, the FAFSA

To be considered for most sources of financial aid, you must first file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), 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. 

To ensure we receive your FAFSA information, use Champlain's school code: 003684.

Go to the FAFSA website





FAFSA Overview

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.

Go to the FAFSA website

I was lucky enough to study abroad in Dublin, Ireland. All of the financial aid students receive on campus in Burlington will transfer to their time abroad at a Champlain international campus. Without this, going abroad would not have been a possibility for me.

Heather MacFarlane '21 // International Business & Criminal Justice (Double Major)