Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid aims to ensure each student receives the best financial aid package for which he or she qualifies. Aquinas College offers a variety of aid packages and scholarships in addition to providing assistance with student loans, government aid, and private scholarships.

Some Helpful Videos

Do you have a lot of questions about the financial aid process? Are you unsure how to fill out your FAFSA? There are some great videos on YouTube to help you!

Beginning October 1, you can access the 2017-18 FAFSA application and use your 2015 filed taxes to complete the application. The sooner you apply the sooner you know your eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid.

For information about financial aid and scholarships, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

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The Aquinas College program enables you to engage in course material in an in depth way because of the small class sizes and the teachers’ attention to detail.

- Arts & Sciences Student

The residential community creates an environment of peace, love, caring, and tight bonds.

- Gregory S.
Education Student

I study Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College because the professors genuinely care about the formation of the whole person and want the mind to be formed in a truly classical education.

- Arts and Sciences student

Aquinas has made me more aware of callings—a part of the whole person is that everyone has a calling, that everyone is unique and irreplaceable.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

The people are great. It's like more of a family than just a college.

- Troy B.
Education student

I love all my professors. They care about their students and challenge them. Their faith is number one in their lives and that’s what matters the most to me.

- Lauren
Arts and Sciences student

"Going into the medical field, I especially wanted a school that valued the dignity of human life."

- Maria
Student

"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

The academic culture at Aquinas is both rigorous and incredibly supportive. Knowing that your professors believe in your ability to achieve is a powerful motivator to succeed confidently.

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

If you want to learn how to think—not only what to think—then Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College is the place to be. It provides a unique environment where you will be able to grow intellectually and spiritually, preparing you for anything the future could bring.

- Arts & Sciences Student

The faculty is so nice and enthusiastic! They are always willing to help.

- Abbey
Student

Aquinas makes you attentive to the different ways that God leads us to a vocation.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

At Aquinas, everybody is considered equal and worthy of the respect and dignity that is due to all human persons made in the image and likeness of God.

- Mary-Frances N.
Nursing student

Aquinas teaches me to think beyond myself and think about the common good and how to serve others.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

"It has been a place where I have been able to get involved, meet fun people, and be challenged academically."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

What surprised me the most about Aquinas was the Catholic tradition and how everybody practices it at that level. I'd never seen anything like it, even as a cradle Catholic. It was a whole new thing compared how I'd always practiced.

- Jonathan V.
Business student

"I wanted a strong Catholic college with a great Business program. I found them both at Aquinas."

- Scott A.
Management, '14

Here everybody knows each other. Even the teachers, they know you by name and they truly care. In high school with so many students it was so hard to know everyone. Here the teachers interact on a personal level.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

I felt that teachers at Aquinas genuinely cared about by success and that was such a relief coming from such a big school.

- Veronica V.
'15, Management

We're like a really close-knit community. We all know each other. We come together and truly care. It's not something you find in a bigger college where there are so many people. Here you have the opportunity to get to know everyone personally.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

I just like the rich Catholic environment here. You pray before class and before meals. There's a sense of community.

- Troy B.
Education student

If you're looking for a close-knit community and a place to grow in faith and be in a college that truly knows its people and its professors, you'll definitely receive a great education.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

What I appreciate most about student life at Aquinas is the close-knit community in the dorms. It is supportive, academically focused and faith-rooted – and that doesn’t happen just anywhere.

- Gregory S.
Education student

An Aquinas education is not just all about the individual – it is about the community.

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL