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Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is committed to serving students with clear communication and accurate and timely aid processing, while maintaining compliance with all federal, state and institutional regulations.
Financial Aid

About the office

The Office of Financial Aid at Centra College exists to assist students with funding their education through a variety of financial aid options, including Title IV funding and other institutional and outside funding sources. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each semester to maintain financial aid eligibility.

The policies and procedures of the Financial Aid Office exist to protect student rights and privacy. The Financial Aid Office maintains regular office hours weekly and accepts individual appointments.  

Steps to Financial Aid 

Step 1: Complete your FAFSA 

If you are planning on receiving financial aid at Centra College, the first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) using the Centra College school code (015347) at

Step 2: Apply for Scholarships

Scholarships are often competitive and limited, so it pays to apply early!
Learn more about scholarships and outside aid 

Step 3: Apply for Loans 

If you are planning on borrowing federal or private loans to help fund your education, it's important to understand your options and responsibilities.
Learn more about your options and steps for receiving loans

 Step 4: Apply for a Consortium 

If you are taking courses at another school while attending Centra College and would like for your courses at the other school to count toward your eligibility at Centra College, you will need to complete a Consortium Agreement Form each semester.
Learn more about consortiums  

Step 5: Accept your Aid 

Be sure to review and accept your aid through your Student Portal before the payment arrangement deadline each semester.

Instructor with student in Centra College building

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Please reach out to us by email or phone with any questions or to setup an individual appointment. 


Phone: 434.200.7025 

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Students at Centra College are not excluded from participation in a program of financial aid on grounds of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical or mental handicap unrelated in nature and extent to an individual’s ability to be successful in an academic setting or any other prohibited factor.