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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 with or lower than similar colleges, and we offer a comprehensive range of scholarships, grants, loans, and other assistance based on financial need, exceptional academic ability, and 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 Dates

Fall 2018 (dates subject to change)

  • Submit 2018-2019 FAFSA by August 15, 2018 (TN State Aid deadline was January 26, 2018)
  • TN Promise FAFSA Application deadline was January 26,2018
  • Complete verification (if required) by August 1, 2018
  • Accept/reject Aid by August 1, 2018
  • New borrowers complete loan paperwork by August 1, 2018- Loans will be cancelled if all required paperwork is not completed by September 26, 2018. 
  • Notify Financial Aid about any housing and/or enrollment changes by August 1, 2018
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal deadline is August 20, 2018- except for those who attended summer classes- deadline is extended until Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Late applicants should have checklist items completed by August 27, 2018

Spring 2019 (dates subject to change)

  • Submit 2018-2019 FAFSA by December 1, 2018 (school code 003481)
  • Complete verification (if required) by December 15, 2018
  • Accept/reject Aid by January 7, 2019
  • New borrowers complete loan paperwork by January 7, 2019
  • Notify Financial Aid about any housing and/or enrollment changes by January 7, 2019
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal deadline January 7, 2019

Summer 2019 (dates subject to change)

  • Submit 2018-2019 FAFSA by May 1, 2019 (school code 003481)
  • Complete verification (if required) by May 1, 2019
  • Accept/reject Aid by May 1, 2019
  • New borrowers complete loan paperwork by May 1, 2019
  • Notify Financial Aid about any housing and/or enrollment changes by May 15, 2019
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal deadline May 15, 2019

Fall 2019 (dates subject to change)

  • 19-20 FAFSA OPENS OCTOBER 1, 2018: Submit 2018-2019 FAFSA by August 1, 2019 (TN State Aid deadline January 26, 2019 and TN Promise FAFSA Application deadline January 26,2019)
  • Complete verification (if required) by August 1, 2019
  • Accept/reject Aid by August 1, 2019
  • New borrowers complete loan paperwork by August 1, 2019
  • Notify Financial Aid about any housing and/or enrollment changes by August 1, 2019
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal deadline August 20, 2019- except for those who attended summer classes- deadline extended until Friday, August 24, 2019

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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 dollar applied to the bill, and we reserve the right to reduce, modify, or cancel awards when aid limits are exceeded, and/or we determine at any time that 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 Financial Aid Professional Code of Conduct

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