Applying for Financial Aid

Your financial aid journey begins here.

Discover a space where you can thrive academically and personally at Centre. We make obtaining financial aid straightforward, ensuring that you have the resources you need to fully engage in and benefit from our vibrant learning environment.

Begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and the Centre Aid form. These will help us in determining your specific financial need.

Complete the Centre Aid Form

FAFSA 
SCHOOL CODE:
001961


Returning Students

With recent changes to the FAFSA, all returning students will need to complete a new FAFSA form for the 2024-2025 academic year. Renewal applications are not available during this application period.

All returning students applying for aid must complete the Centre Aid Form each year. Students can submit a Centre Aid Form via our Centrenet page. 

Contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.

More in Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Checklist

Don’t miss a beat when it comes to securing the funds you need to succeed in college. 

  1. Apply to Centre.
  2. Get your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.
  3. Complete the FAFSA.
  4. Complete the Centre Aid Form.
  5. Complete verification if selected.
  6. Apply for outside scholarships.

Remember, our dedicated financial aid team is here to assist you every step of the way. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need support.

Important Dates & Timelines

 

Application PlanApplication DeadlinePriority Financial AidFinancial Aid Notification
Early Decision 1November 1November 1Early December
Early ActionNovember 15November 15Mid-January
Early Decision IIJanuary 15January 15Late February
Regular DecisionFebruary 1February 1Late March
Returning Students (Kentucky residents)              —February 15June
Returning Students (non-Kentucky residents)             —March 1June

AFFORDABILITY IS KEY AT CENTRE

$47M

IN SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

CENTRE WILL AWARD OVER $47 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS THIS YEAR

$50M

IN NEW SCHOLARSHIPS

CENTRE WILL AWARD $50 MILLION NEW SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS

#7

NATIONALLY RANKED FOR MERIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

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Get Started with the FAFSA

You may apply for all state and federal aid (grants, loans, and work-study) and Centre’s own grant program by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Centre’s school code is 001961.

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Round Out Your Application with the Centre Aid Form

We require almost all of our students to file a supplemental form, the Centre Aid Form, to apply for aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

FAFSA INFORMATION

Since the federal government is implementing a new FAFSA for the 2024-25 academic year, you will need to start a new form on the FAFSA website. , but please note that you will need an FSA ID

All returning students applying for aid must complete the Centre Aid Form each year. Students can submit a Centre Aid Form via Centrenet. Visit our Centre Aid Form page.

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Students whose biological parents are separated, divorced, or widowed should pay close attention to step four. Read the FAFSA instructions carefully for guidance on how to define your household. Keep in mind that you must report the income and assets of a stepparent on the FAFSA if he or she is currently married to your custodial parent, regardless of whether the stepparent will help pay your college costs. For additional clarification, contact Centre’s Financial Aid Office.

Both the student and the parent need an FSA ID, which consists of a user-created username and password to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid websites, including FAFSA on the Web.

You may also use FAFSA on the Web without an FSA ID. FAFSA on the Web transmits the information to the processor faster than regular mail. Please use a computer attached to a printer, as you will need to print a signature page when you are finished with the application unless you and your parent both have FSA IDs. Both student and parent signatures are required, and you must mail the signature page to the processor within 10 days of completing the FAFSA online.

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Check the Status of Your FAFSA

To check the status of your FAFSA after you’ve filed it, visit the FAFSA website and log into your account.

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Verification

One in five students who file the FAFSA is selected for review in a process called verification. If selected, you must provide additional documentation before you can receive a financial aid award.