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Financial Aid Programs at Providence College

Meeting the cost of a college education can be a challenge for many students and families. As you work with your high school seniors during the application process, we hope that the following information is helpful as you help them to navigate both the admission and financial aid processes.

Providence College has developed an extensive and comprehensive aid program which includes assisting families through out institutional merit- and need-based scholarships and grants, as well as federal loan, grant, and employment opportunities. Providence College has a long-standing commitment to offer as much need-based financial assistance to eligible students as possible within our sources of funding.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Each year, approximately 60% of enrolled freshmen receive some form of need-based institutional and/or federal financial aid. The college looks forward to partnering with students and families each year and anticipates that families will make an equal effort to meet anticipated cost since college resources are not always adequate to meet the full need of all eligible applicants.

Required Forms and Deadlines

All early action and regular decision applicants must complete both the CSS Profile Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for institutional and federal need-based grants, scholarships, loans, and work opportunities. Please note, these applications are not required if your student only wishes to be considered for the merit-based program.

Each of these applications must be fully completed and must be received by Providence College by the appropriate deadlines. Therefore, please encourage your students to submit their applications to the appropriate processing agencies to allow enough time for the applications to received by the College by the published deadline.

Application Type ​CSS Profile Deadline ​CSS Business Tax Information Deadline ​FAFSA Deadline
​Early Action ​December 1 ​December 12 ​February 1
Early Decision ​December 1 ​December 12 ​February 1
Regular Decision ​February 1 ​February 15 ​February 1
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