Financial Aid & Scholarships

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We appreciate your patience at this time.


The Office of Financial Aid


You can afford Catawba College.

We believe strongly in access to quality education for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds and are committed to making Catawba affordable and lessening the burden of debt.

Access your financial aid offer each year and complete your financial aid requirements through our portal:

Financial Aid Portal

What Makes Us Unique?

  • No Awards to Pay Back

    We awarded $123 million in gift aid to our students in 2021-22 (awards that don’t need to be paid back)!

  • Aid for Every New Student

    100% of new students receive some form of financial assistance.

  • 28% Less Debt on Average

    Our students graduate with an average 28% less in student loan debt than students at other private schools.

Find Out with FAFSA

Find Out with FAFSA

Don’t assume you can’t afford Catawba College or that you won’t qualify for need-based financial aid.

Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to find out, starting October 1st of each year. Our Federal School Code for the FAFSA is: 002914. The FAFSA is free and easy to complete online.

Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator

Estimate your share of college costs and how much financial aid you may be eligible to receive

Our calculator is designed to give you an early indication of what type of financial aid you may qualify for if you were attending Catawba College as a first-year, transfer, online, or graduate student.

Dates & Deadlines

October 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for the upcoming academic year.

February 1 

Priority date for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Meet Our Staff

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid

1st Floor
Hedrick Administration Building