Student Financial Services

Our student financial services team provides students who demonstrate financial need with the resources needed to finance a Nichols College education. Last year, 98% of our incoming students received financial assistance, and more than 96% of our student body received grants directly from Nichols. When looking at all funding sources, the average financial assistance package for a full time student exceeds $30,898 per year.

What you need to know

  • Nichols requires only one financial assistance form: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA information determines your eligibility for all federal, state and institutional need-based financial assistance.
  • Be sure to include the school code for Nichols College (002197).
  • You can file your FAFSA anytime after January 1. Our priority deadline is March 1.
  • Filing your FAFSA after March 1 can affect the amount of financial assistance you receive. Late applicants may miss opportunities for certain sources of aid.
  • Students must complete all financial assistance application requirements to receive financial assistance. Also, students must be enrolled at least half time and maintain satisfactory academic progress including a cumulative G.P.A of 2.0 or higher.
  • Students must apply for financial assistance annually by renewing their FAFSA.
  • Your financial assistance award may include a combination of financial options, including:
    • Need-based and merit scholarships
    • Need-based grants
    • Work study awards
    • Student and parent loans

Student Financial Services Resources

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Printable Forms

For questions about the financial aid process, please contact us at