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Financial Aid

Coe College continues a long tradition of attempting to meet the assessed need of academically qualified students whose family resources are inadequate. In fact, over 99% of current students receive some form of financial assistance. Aid may include scholarships, state or federal grants, loans or on-campus jobs.

Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for students to receive any need-based Coe College, state or federal funds. Families must submit the FAFSA annually. Priority consideration for financial aid funds will be given to students who file their FAFSA by March 1.

The FAFSA filing process allows applicants to submit their 2024-2025 FAFSA in December 2023, and will collect income information from the 2022 calendar year.

Parents are encouraged to review the Financial Aid Handbook and contact the financial aid office with any questions. However, it is important for parents to understand that once their son or daughter is registered for classes, most records created and maintained by the financial aid office will be considered education records, and disclosure of such records will be dictated by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Under FERPA, the access rights that parents had in the elementary and secondary school setting are transferred to the student. Consequentially, the student must provide his or her consent before financial aid staff can discuss with parents information related to a student’s financial aid. Students may set FERPA permissions in my.coe.edu from the Student tab (Grant Parent Access link). A complete description of FERPA is available in the Coe College catalog.

Financial Aid Application Calendar

  • December 2023 - The 2024-2025 FAFSA is made available
  • January 2024 - The Coe Financial Aid Office reviews processed FAFSAs. Students who were selected for verification will be required to submit all documents requested by the Financial Aid Office before a financial aid offer can be issued.
  • March 2024 - Students should file their FAFSA by March 1 to receive priority consideration for financial aid funds. Funds subject to the March 1 priority deadline include, but are not limited to, the Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (SEOG), the Coe Grant and the McElroy and Canfield institutional loans.
  • May 2024 - Financial aid offers for returning students who have met all administrative requirements are sent via email to students' Coe email address and can be viewed on my.coe.edu accounts.
  • July 2024 - The first billing statement for the 2024-2025 academic year is available online by mid-July.