Apply for Financial Assistance

If you're a prospective or incoming student seeking your first undergraduate degree, applying for financial assistance at Carson-Newman is an easy process- just follow these simple steps below.  If you're a current Carson-Newman student, you can skip these steps and simply re-apply for financial assistance by completing your Free Application for for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  If you have questions along the way, feel free to contact us.

  1. Apply for admission to Carson-Newman as early as possible in an eligible degree seeking program, not all programs offered at Carson-Newman are eligible for financial aid.  We can't award financial assistance until you have been admitted to the University in an eligible program.  If you have previously applied, you may wish to check your application status.
  2. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the correct school year (an 11-12 FAFSA will not be reviewed if you plan to enroll 12-13).  Be sure to list Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, Tennessee (Title IV Federal School Code: 003481), on the form.  For priority consideration, file your FAFSA after January 1 but before February 1.
  3. Review Mistakes to Avoid When Filing out the FAFSA.  Errors you make when filling out the FAFSA could delay your application.  This information highlights some common errors you should avoid when filing out the FAFSA and provided tips to help you fill out the application.
  4. There are special procedures for students that are homless or in foster care.  If you need assistance with these special procedures, please contact us.
  5. View the Student Aid Report that you receive from the processor.  This report includes your estimated family contribution.  If there are errors, you may correct them online.  If you have special circumstances not reflected in the FAFSA that you would like for us to consider, tell us about them using our special circumstances form.

The U.S. Department of Education has produced the following YouTube video for helpful information and tips on applying for financial aid and completing the FAFSA:



 Carson-Newman 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.


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