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Nichols College

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Financial Aid

Want to come to Nichols? We'll help make it happen.

We may cost a lot less than you think. Nichols scholarships and grants can reduce your tuition cost and make our cost equal to some public institutions. For 2018-2019, a full-time Nichols student received on average about $20,500 in scholarships and grants from all sources—“free money” which doesn’t need to be repaid. For the 2018-2019 year, 99% of our students received grants directly from Nichols. 

What you need to know

  • Nichols requires only one financial assistance form for applying for financial aid: 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 October 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 GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Students must apply for financial assistance annually by renewing their FAFSA.
  • Your financial assistance package may include a combination of federal and state financial options and institutional (Nichols) scholarships and grants, including:
    • Need-based and merit scholarships
    • Need-based grants
    • Work study program
    • Student and parent loans

Student Financial Services Resources

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We want to talk to you!

We're here to help, so if you have questions about financial aid, contact our Student Financial Services office by email at or by phone at 508-213-2288.