Carlow. A small school for big thinkers. As a Carlow student, you will receive more individualized attention, more one-to-one time with professors, more opportunities to discuss issues with your peers, and more chances to make friends.

We understand. The cost of a quality college education—the kind you can get at Carlow University—is significant. That’s why we provide institutional financial aid to more than 90% of all our traditional undergraduate students.

Sometimes the “sticker price” isn't always the bottom line of the cost of attending Carlow. What you want to know is how much will your education REALLY cost after taking financial aid into account, right? You can use our cost calculator to estimate your costs, or find out for sure by applying for financial aid or contacting our Financial Aid Office (in the Student Hub).

STEPS TO RECEIVING AID

Financial aid is awarded annually for one academic year. Continuation of an award requires an annual review of your financial need, based on that year’s need analysis formula, and academic progress which is reviewed each semester.

  • Step 1 - Apply to Carlow.
  • Step 2 - Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Carlow's school code is 003303. April 1 is the preferred filing date for returning students; May 1 is the preferred filing date for new students. 
  • Step 3 - Review all our financial aid options, including scholarship and grant opportunities.

After we receive your FAFSA results, you will receive a financial aid award letter. About one-third of students may be selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, which may require submission of additional documentation. You will be notified if any information is needed to complete your file. If you have any questions during this process, please contact us at 412.578.6058 or finaid@carlow.edu. Our office is located in the Student Hub in Antonian Hall, 2nd floor.


The sections below will help you learn about the different types of financial aid options available to First Year Freshman Undergraduate students:  

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