About Student Finance

Your education is a big investment, and at Carrington College, we believe no investment offers more potential. A new career can transform your life, and we want to do all we can to help make that happen. Carrington College has an entire team here to help you find ways to make your education more affordable. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

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

The Financial Services at each Carrington College location 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. Call 1-877-344-3316 to set an appointment with our Financial Services so we can help you develop your personalized financial plan to achieve your educational goals.

Student Loans

A student loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid. 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, for which you may be eligible.

Financial Aid Programs

Federal Work Study (FWS)

Federal work study 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.

Federal Pell Grant Program

Pell Grants are awarded to students who qualify and have not yet earned a Bachelor’s degree. The program is based on the number of enrolled credits.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

FSEOG are grants for undergraduate students who have not earned a prior Bachelor’s degree and show exceptional need. FSEOG grants can range up to $600 per academic year for those who qualify.1 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.

State Funded Programs

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

For more information, please visit the Student Finance office at one of our locations or call (877) 344-3316. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

[1] Maximum FSEOG award is up to $500 or $600 per year, depending on the student’s academic program.


Scholarships are awarded based on merit, need or other qualifications determined by the person or organization issuing the aid. They do not need to be repaid. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Carrington College Scholarship Opportunities

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

Carrington College 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.

What You Need to Know About FAFSA®

FAFSA® stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Filling out your FAFSA® is the first step in finding out if you qualify for financial aid2. It can be overwhelming, but it’s an important part of getting help paying for school. We’re here to let you know why your FAFSA® is so important. Read our article What is FAFSA® and Why Should I Care to learn more!
What is FASFA® and Why Should I Care?

Carrington College FAFSA Codes

Albuquerque – 014550 Boise – 015667 Las Vegas – 014550 Mesa – 014550
Online – 009748 Phoenix East – 014550 Phoenix – 014550 Pleasant Hill – 009748
Portland – 030425 Reno – 015667 Sacramento – 009748 San Jose – 009748
San Leandro – 009748 Spokane – 030425 Stockton – 009748 Tucson – 014550

FAFSA® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Education.
[2] Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Practicing Professional Judgement Guidance

The Financial Services Office at Carrington College recognizes that situations may arise which affect a student’s eligibility for federal need-based financial aid. On a case-by-case basis, the College Financial Service Advisors will practice professional judgment when determining the impacts, a special or unusual circumstance may have on a student’s financial aid eligibility. Under this guidance, Financial Aid administrators are granted the authority to make adjustments to the student’s FASFA® provided that supporting documentation has been submitted for review.
Circumstances considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Change in employment status, income, or assets
  • Change in housing status (e.g., homelessness)
  • Medical, dental, or nursing home expenses not covered by insurance
  • Child or dependent care expenses
  • Severe disability of the student or other member of the student’s household
  • Dependent students without parental support
  • Other changes or adjustments that impact the student’s costs or ability to pay for college
  • Orphan/Ward of the Court/Foster Care Youth

Students must submit a Request Form including a statement of circumstances, documentation to support the circumstances, and any additional supporting documentation to support the request. Forms can be obtained at the College Financial Services Office.
Documentation for circumstances may include but are not limited to:

  • Income adjustments:
    • Recent pay stubs from all employers to establish year-to-date income
    • Unemployment benefit letter
    • Letter from most recent employer detailing termination and terms of termination such as severance pay, if applicable
    • Documentation from other income received, such as self-employment income, Social Security benefits, insurance benefits, etc.
  • Medical/dental expenses: Proof of medical bills paid (not paid by insurance)
  • Dependency overrides: Documentation from a third professional party substantiating unusual circumstances that would support a change in dependency. Examples include but are not limited to a letter from a counselor, teacher, doctor, or member of the clergy.

Financial Services at each of our locations has the resources and expertise to help guide you through each step of the process. The best way for us to understand your unique needs is to meet in person. Call (877) 344-3316 to set an appointment with Financial Services so we can help you develop your personalized financial plan.

State Notices

For Washington State residents seeking information and resources about student loan repayment or seeking to submit a complaint relating to your student loans or student loan servicer, please visit www.wsac.wa.gov/loan-advocacy or contact the Student Loan Advocate at loanadvocate@wsac.wa.gov

Paying For College at Carrington College
Your education is a big investment, but like most investments, it takes some amount of money up front. A new career can transform your life, so paying for education shouldn’t stand in the way.


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