New Student Financial Aid Application Process
Applying for financial aid at Providence is an easy process! Please follow the steps below. See our Financial Aid Awarding Policies to learn how financial aid is awarded.
The first step is to complete the Providence application for admission and accompanying documents. Your academic scholarship awards will be calculated upon the receipt of your transcript and test scores. You will be notified about your Academic Merit award via a formal letter and your admissions counselor.
Beginning October 1 and ongoing
- Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2. Our federal code for the FAFSA is 041539.
- Submit Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by March 2
(California residents only)
- Apply for outside scholarships in your area, online and through your high school guidance office
- You may choose not to complete the FAFSA form; however, your financial aid will then be awarded with scholarships only, no grants or loans. Please complete the FAFSA Declination Form and send it with your other financial aid materials if you DO NOT plan to complete the FAFSA form.
- Apply for merit-based scholarships at Providence. See the list of scholarships here or contact your admissions counselor for advice on what to apply for.
- Providence’s Office of Financial Aid may mail you an estimated award letter that lists the scholarships, grants and loans you are being offered based on the FAFSA and the college.
- Return requested forms that are mailed to you.
- National Deposit Deadline
- Secure your place at Providence:
- Pay your Enrollment Deposit: $100 (non-refundable after May 1)
- Apply for the Direct Parent PLUS Loan and/or any other alternative loans if needed
- Complete the VFAO – Virtual Financial Aid Office application if you want to receive federal grants and loans. See Federal Financial Aid section on this website for more information.
- Down payment due on August 1 (view cost and payment procedures)
- Complete enrollment paperwork and move in at the end of August!