Compass Student Services
There are lots of options available to assist with the cost of your Champlain College education; we’re committed to helping you and your family navigate these financial aid decisions.
Admitted students who have completed an official 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 for your eligibility for need-based aid to be determined.
***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 and do not require a separate application.
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), 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 after October 1, even if you have not completed your Champlain admissions application.
To ensure we receive your 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.