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You’ve Got Options

Admitted students who complete 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 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 and do not require a separate application.

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Types of Aid

Merit-Based Scholarships

Champlain College recognizes students with notable academic achievements by awarding merit-based scholarships. Awarded regardless of financial need, you are automatically considered with your application to the College.

Need-Based Aid

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

Other Aid

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

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. The 2024 – 2025 FAFSA is currently scheduled to be available in late December.

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

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.

Heather Macfarlane

Heather McFarlane ’21

All of the financial aid students receive on campus in Burlington will transfer to their time abroad at a Champlain international campus.

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