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A Christian education is a terrific investment in your future, reaping returns in deeper levels of understanding, enhanced critical thinking, career satisfaction, and increased earning potential, among many other benefits both tangible and intangible.

At Carson-Newman, we're committed to keeping our top-quality Christian liberal arts education affordable for our students.  Our tuition and fees are in line or lower with similar colleges, and we offer a comprehensive range of scholarships, grants, loans, and other assistance based on financial need, exceptional academic ability, or special talents. 

Questions about financial aid?  Simply contact the Financial Aid Staff.  Be sure to file your FAFSA with C-N University Code 003481 so that we may assist you with your educational goals.  We look forward to helping YOU afford a great education!

Important Upcoming Deadlines


FAFSA Deadline for TN Promise Students Extended

for Current Students and New Students

February 22, 2016

FAFSA Priority Deadline for All Current Students

Not Applying for TN Promise

March 1, 2016

Summer Award Eligibility Notifications Based on Registered Hours


April 18, 2016


Current Students Summer Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadline

(Students are notified if they need to file typically within 1 week

of spring grades being posted)

May 20, 2016


Carson-Newman University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information in provision of its policies, programs, services and activities.

Carson-Newman has a reduction of aid policy where institutional aid is considered the last dollars applied to the bill and reserves the right to reduce, modify, or cancel awards when aid limits are exceeded, and/or we determine at any time a student is no longer eligible for the assistance.   No cash refunds will be generated from C-N funds as the last resource.

The Financial Aid Office abides by the NASFAA Statement of Ethical Priniciples and Code of Conduct

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