Financing Your Education

Burlington College is committed to making every effort to work with students and families to assist in the financial aid process and to ensure that students are able to pursue their educational goals, regardless of their family resources. While the primary responsibility for meeting the expenses of an undergraduate education rests with the student and his/her family, Burlington College participates in federal student aid programs and sponsors a college institutional aid program which varies according to each student’s calculated need.

Financial aid awards may include funds from several sources. Funds labeled "Federal" financial aid are awarded strictly on the basis of information you and your family provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These may include a combination of grants, loans and workstudy.

Burlington College provides grants and scholarships to students on the basis of both need and merit. In the 2013-2014 academic year, the College administered more than $3.2 million in federal, state and institutional aid; 77% of all matriculated students received some form of assistance. The average grant and scholarship assistance was $8.872 for full-time students and the average federal loan (not including private loans or parent PLUS loans) was $11,490 for full-time students.

Burlington College offers many financial programs to assist you and you are welcome to meet with a financial aid advisor to help you through the process.