An education is a big investment. It requires time and effort, not to mention dollars and cents. At Carrington College, we believe that no investment offers you more potential. Let’s face it. A new career can transform your life, and we want to do all we can to help make that happen. Especially when it comes to helping you find ways to meet your educational expenses. Carrington College participates in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private, third party financing. Each program has specific requirements for eligibility and detailed application instructions.

It can sound intimidating, but that’s where we come in.

The Student Finance Department at your Carrington campus has the resources and expertise to help guide you step-by-step through the financial aid process.

Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. The best way for us to understand yours is to meet in person before you enroll. Set an appointment with our Student Finance Department as soon as possible so we can help you develop your personalized financial plan to achieve your educational goals.


A loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid, though usually not until after you earn your certificate or associate degree or have stopped attending school. Qualification may be based on need, and in some cases, a credit check may be required. In addition to government-funded student loan programs, many financial institutions offer educational loans to qualified students.



Unlike a loan, a grant does not need to be repaid. Grants are available through federal and state programs, as well as various organizations. Carrington College participates in a variety of grant programs. Eligibility for these is based on financial need or specific criteria related to your service or life circumstances.


FAFSA® stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Filling out your FAFSA® is the first step in getting financial aid[1]. It can be overwhelming, but you need to buckle down and get it done if you’re looking for help paying for school. We’re here to let you know why your FAFSA® is so important and help you get it finished in no time! Read our artice What is FAFSA® and Why Should I Care to learn more!

What is FASFA® and Why Should I Care?


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[1] Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.



Provides part-time work for qualifying students on or off campus. Wages are paid directly to the student through a combination of federal and institutional or agency funds.


These grants are awarded to students who qualify, have not yet earned a Bachelor’s degree and are based upon the number of credits a student is enrolled in. You can learn more about this program at the Student Finance office at any of our campus locations.


Grants for undergraduate students (who have not earned a prior Bachelor’s degree) who show exceptional need; SEOG grants range up to $500 per academic year for those who qualify. The federal government provides the school with a limited pool of money. When the funds are exhausted, no more funds are awarded for the year.


Some states have grant and scholarship programs that provide funding to students based on financial need or academic qualifications. Recipients are typically required to:

  • Attend a location within the state of legal residence
  • Provide proof of residency, and
  • Complete the FAFSA
For more information, please visit the Student Finance office at one of our campus locations.



Graduating high school seniors or those who have graduated high school during the most recent academic year may be eligible for the Carrington High School Scholarship of $1,000 to apply toward tuition.

Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify

  • Satisfy Carrington admission requirements
  • Begin classes by December 31
  • Submit high school transcripts evidencing a CGPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Maintain a CGPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for continued eligibility

As well as submit the following by the published deadline

  • Completed scholarship application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 50-150 word essay about why the student is interested in a career in the chosen field

Scholarship awards cannot exceed tuition charges and will be applied directly to those charges. In the event that a student’s tuition charges are less than the scheduled scholarship award, the scholarship will be reduced to the amount of the tuition charge. In the event of early withdrawal, the scholarship award will be limited to the same percentage of tuition earned in accordance with the college’s refund policy. The deadline for submission of scholarship applications and accompanying materials is September 30 of the graduation year.