Financial Aid  

Traditional Students

Student Debt
Aquinas College is very committed to making your education affordable. More than 90 percent of AQ students receive financial aid. The average financial aid package: More than $22,000. In fact, you may be surprised to know that our 2011 graduates left Aquinas with over $6,000 in less debt than the average student who attended Michigan public colleges, and over $7,500 less than the average at other Michigan private institutions. >>See Average Debt Chart (pdf)
Early Estimator

For use by potential, traditional aged students during the fall and winter of the year prior to starting at Aquinas, before the preferred Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available. Through the Early Estimator Form, the Aquinas College Financial Aid Office can estimate your eligibility for financial aid from Federal, State and Institutional sources. Freshmen and transfers for 2015 fall need to complete the 2015/16 FAFSA at The Early Estimator will be available in late summer of 2015 for prospective students for 2016.. Estimators for fall will not be processed until September.

AQ Net Price Calculator
Use our online AQ Net Price Calculator to find out your eligibility for merit-based scholarships and need-based assistance. Estimate your actual out-of pocket costs for an Aquinas Education.
Spectrum Scholarships
The Spectrum Scholarship Program is offered by invitation only to incoming traditional-aged undergraduate students. This scholarship program singles out worthy students and honors them for their academic and leadership achievements.
Endowed Scholarships
Find out more information about Aquinas scholarships and learn how you can apply.
Outside Scholarships
Learn about non-Aquinas scholarships you may be eligible for. Application information and deadlines are available online and at the Financial Aid Offices in Hruby Hall.
Federal Grants
Federal Grants assist eligible part-time or full-time students as determined by federal need analysis guidelines.
Federal TEACH Grant
A grant is available for Education students who plan to teach full-time in high-need subject areas at low-income schools.
Michigan Aid Programs
For Michigan residents. Learn more about the Competitive Scholarship Program and the Michigan Tuition Grant Program.
Fostering Success Scholarship Initiative
In an effort to remove barriers to higher education for young adults aging out of the Michigan Foster Care System, Aquinas has created the Fostering Success Scholarship Initiative.
College Work Study/Employment
Aquinas students often seek employment on campus to help defray their expenses. Information for on campus jobs for students is available through the Human Resources Office. Students who qualify will be paid through the Federal or State Work Study program.
Loan programs help students pay the cost of their education. Loan eligibility is determined by a federally approved formula based on family income and determined need according to the FAFSA.
Other Assistance
Find out what other tuition assistance programs/options are available for incoming AQ students.
Education Tax Benefits
IRS information regarding various credits and deductions.
Financial Aid Handbook
Financial aid information specifically for Aquinas students.
Helpful links to scholarship and financial aid information on the Web.
Links to secure online forms and downloadable pdfs. Includes: the Aquinas College Financial Aid Common Application, Aquinas College Undergraduate Admissions Application, FAFSA, the Dependent Verification Worksheet and more.