Need-Based Aid

Award Criteria

Financial aid funds are always limited. To guarantee fairness in awarding institutional funds, Sewanee considers three factors when determining how to allocate 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.
  3. A student’s academic performance will be considered in the composition and extent of the aid award.
Federal Student Aid

Students wishing to apply for only federal student aid funds must submit the FAFSA. The 2020-2021 FAFSA will be available 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 will be available Oct.1, 2019. Sewanee's school code for the Profile is 1842.

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, a number of the aid programs administered by the Office of Financial Aid are awarded first and foremost on the basis of calculated need-based eligibility. Need-based awards are considered to supplement, not replace, the family’s obligation in financing the student’s education.

INternational AID

Any international applicant wanting to apply for need-based aid, should review the process here.

Additional Information