There are two basic types of need-based financial assistance available through the Office of Financial Aid to help students meet the cost of their education: gift aid and self-help programs (loan and work).
Gift aid includes grants and scholarships; they do not have to be repaid. Beyond any scholarship you may receive through the admission process your award may include grant money whenever guidelines and funding levels permit. Grants available include:
We assume a number of our students will accept some personal financial responsibility for their education. For this reason, a federal student loan is included as part of many need-based awards. The type of loan offered depends upon level of eligibility.
Sewanee offers need-based aid recipients an opportunity to work during the academic year as part of taking responsibility for the financing of their education.
Over 500 job opportunities are available for students in administrative offices, academic departments, the University library, and numerous other campus locations. Some positions are offered with off-campus, non-profit agencies in addition to community service positions.
Many students receive funding through private sources. These can be in the form of private scholarships, employer provided tuition benefits or Veterans' benefits.
One private scholarship search engine is fastweb.com.
The University of the South proudly participates in the VA's Yellow Ribbon Program. More information regarding the Yellow Ribbon program can be found at:
To calculate benefits for other VA benefits visit the VA's GI Bill Comparison Tool. Students using Chapter 35 benefits must provide their file and payee number to the Office of Financial Aid. In addition, transfer students must submit to the VA the appropriate change of school form.