Financial Aid Basics for Transfer and Non-traditional Students

"How will I finance my college education?" is an important and critical question to ask when making your college choice. Graceland understands that you want a quality education at an affordable price. We're here to help you explore how to make that possible. We've indicated below the steps you need to follow.

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year you plan to attend. This is necessary to qualify for federal and state grants and loans and Graceland need-based aid. To apply online, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. Add Graceland's code - 001866.

Apply and be accepted to Graceland University. The materials you submit for acceptance will give us the information we need to determine your qualifications for the scholarships and grants that are awarded automatically.

Apply for Graceland University scholarships and grants. Scholarships and grants such as Academic, Phi Theta Kappa, Honors Program and Graceland's need-based grant are based on established criteria and awarded automatically when we have receive the required information. Grants such as the Prestigious Honors, Visual and Performing Arts and athletics, require auditioning and/or interviews. This link. "Graceland University Grants and Scholarships" should be helpful. You can also visit www.graceland.edu/scholarships for application forms and additional information.

Apply for outside scholarships and grants. Research what's available in your community, with your church, with professional organizations, at your college and high school, and through online scholarship searches. Great places to begin your search are www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov and www.fastweb.com and our additional resources.

The Admissions Office and Financial Aid Services are available to assist you through the process. Let's work together to make your Graceland education affordable for you.