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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!

2016- 2017  Dates


FAFSA Deadline for TN Promise Students Extended

for Current Students and New Students

Deadline for Verification and Reporting Hours for Promise

February 22, 2016


August 1, 2016

FAFSA Priority Deadline for All Current Students

Not Applying for TN Promise

March 1, 2016

2017 Summer Award Eligibility Notifications Based on Registered Hours

16-17 FAFSA Filing Deadline June 30, 2017


April 19, 2017


Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadlines

May 20, 2016 Summer

August 17, 2016 Fall

January 16, 2017 Spring

2017-2018 Dates


17-18 FAFSA

File by January 15, 2017


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 gift aid cap 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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