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Office of Financial Aid

Champlain’s Office of Financial Aid helps students understand the options available and the process of applying for scholarships, grants, loans, payment plans, and employment opportunities.

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.

We will work with you and do everything we can to make it affordable for you and your family.

Understanding Sources of Aid

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a form of financial assistance that generally does not have to be repaid. This includes scholarships, grants and waivers and can come from Champlain College, federal and state governments, or outside organizations.

Borrowed Aid

Borrowed Aid is commonly known as a loan and requires repayment usually with interest. Loans are available through the federal government and from private lenders.

Earned Aid Through Employment

Employment aid is earned as a paycheck throughout the semester. This part-time employment includes Federal Work-Study and other employment opportunities. Earnings do not have to be repaid, but are not automatically applied to your bill either.

Types of Aid

Merit-Based Aid

Champlain College recognizes students with notable academic achievements by awarding merit-based scholarships. This aid does not have to be repaid. 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. You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered.

Other Aid

Other types of aid are generally based on a variety of requirements such as military or veteran status.

How to Apply for Aid

Future Students

Applying to Champlain College? Apply for financial aid as well!

Admitted & Current Students

If you’re an admitted or current student looking to accept or renew your financial aid, we can help!

Billing & Payment

Payment Plans

Champlain College offers interest-free, monthly payment plans to help you cover the cost of tuition, room, board, and other fees each semester.


Financial aid is paid based on the semester for which it is offered. Financial aid is applied to your school account generally 14 days after the start of the semester.


If any financial aid funds remain after all institutional charges are paid in full, they are refunded to you in September and/or February. This funding can be returned to the lender immediately with no interest accrued.

Office of Financial Aid

Physical Address:
Perry Hall
251 South Willard Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Mailing Address:
163 South Willard Street
Burlington, VT 05401
9:00 AM–4:30 PM