Affording College

Perhaps, you or your family have been putting money aside for your college education. But maybe you’ve only recently decided to earn your degree.

In either case, we know how important a college education is, and we’d like to help you explore as many financial aid options as possible.

Here’s Where to Start

  • Ask your high school guidance counselor about sources of financial aid. 

  • Search online using terms such as “scholarship” or “tuition.” But be wary of any scholarship program that wants your money up front, and check out any sources you find with your counselor. 

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify for state or federal assistance. You may be pleasantly surprised! 

  • Try to work additional hours each summer, or in the evenings, to save enough for expenses such as books and fees. 

Here Are Some Available Programs

- Grants (do not have to be repaid)

Federal PELL grant up to $5,645/year 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant: Between $200-$600/year 

Neumann Grants 

- Loans (must be repaid with accumulated interest)

Federal Direct Loan      Federal Plus Loan 

To access information about these loans, please go to this site: - this comprehensive national website includes a college and career planning module, Education/Planner. This site also enables one to "Apply for a Loan" and "Manage Your Student Loan Account" and contains a listing of free resources available to help parents, students, and counselors plan for higher education including an online publication ordering feature.

- Scholarships (usually based upon academic performance)

Neumann University offers more than 30 scholarship programs, designed to help virtually every student from those with unique needs (such as single mothers) to those seeking specific majors (e.g., Nursing, Business). For more information, call the Office of Financial Assistance at 800-9-NEUMANN.

Link to These Terrific Resources!

Click on these links for reputable information about applying to college, qualifying for financial aid and other important issues. If you have trouble accessing any link, please let us know! 

Calculate Your Need For Financial Aid

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Like to know your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) when applying for federal financial aid grant and loan programs? Your EFC is the amount of tuition you can afford to pay according to Federal Government calculations and common to all colleges and universities. It’s usually based on income, assets and liabilities.