How Financial Aid is Determined

Receiving Financial Aid

Although students and their families bear the primary responsibility for meeting costs, many find they cannot pay the full cost of an education by themselves. In most cases, your financial aid package will involve family contributions, your acceptance of federal assistance (including grants and loans) and financial aid from John Brown University.

These financial assistance programs help fill the gap between the amount your family is expected to pay and the total educational cost. For more and more families, federal loan programs offer a reasonable option for covering the balance of educational costs after other resources have been considered. The amount the family is expected to pay is based on information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The only way to know for sure if you qualify for financial aid is to apply. No single factor such as "income cut-off" is accurate in predicting the likelihood of receiving assistance. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online.