Need-Based Aid

Award Criteria

Financial aid funds are limited. To guarantee fairness in awarding institutional funds, Sewanee considers two factors when allocating institutional need-based aid:

  1. A student must have need-based aid eligibility, computed on the basis of family financial information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile.
  2. Priority consideration will be given to students with a complete actionable application on file by December 1.
Federal Student Aid

Students wishing to apply for only federal student aid funds must submit the FAFSA. The 2020-2021 FAFSA opens Oct. 1, 2019. Sewanee's school code for FAFSA is 003534.

Institutional Need-Based Aid

First-time need-based aid applicants must submit the CSS Profile. The 2020-2021 CSS Profile opens Oct.1, 2019. Sewanee's school code for the Profile is 1842. Sewanee does not subscribe to the Profile's IDOC service. Any additional required documents are submitted through our secure portal after receipt of the FAFSA.

What is available?

It is important to understand that the responsibility for financing the cost of a higher education must be primarily assumed by students and/or their families to the extent of their ability. To this end, aid programs administered by the Office of Financial Aid are awarded on the basis of calculated need-based eligibility. Need-based awards are considered to supplement, not replace, the expected family contribution.

International applicants

Any international applicant wanting to apply for need-based aid, should begin here.

Additional Information