Your education is an investment in your future. The Financial Aid Office’s primary goal is to work with you and your family to achieve your educational goals. Through scholarships, grants, student loans and employment opportunities, 98% of Thiel students receive assistance. Contact us at any point during this process for assistance!
Financial aid administered by Thiel College’s Financial Aid Office is electronically disbursed to the student’s account no earlier than 10 days prior to the start of each term and continues on an as-needed basis, based on fulfillment of student eligibility requirements. Disbursement dates are contingent upon the student completing all necessary paperwork and meeting the enrollment requirements for the grant/scholarship/loan. Federal loan monies require completing the master promissory note (MPN) and entrance counseling online prior to disbursement.
Scholarships are educational funds that do not require repayment; they are given for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more. Students are considered for academic merit awards based upon their cumulative GPA and official SAT (Critical Reading and Math composite) / ACT (composite) scores.
Please note: Thiel College offers Division III athletics, and therefore we do not award athletic scholarships.
Grants are funds through federal, state and/or college resources that do not have to be repaid. Awards are primarily based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA (FAFSA completion is required to be considered for these grants).
Loans are available for educational purposes, but must be repaid. Student loans typically can be deferred while enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Loans also are available for parents to help pay expected out-of-pocket costs.
Students have an opportunity to work, primarily on-campus, to earn money toward covering college expenses. These funds are not directly deducted from your student billing, but can be used toward tuition or personal expenses.
Learn how affordable a Thiel College education can be. When you consider the generous academic scholarship awards and the availability of financial aid based on need, you will understand why the net cost is so manageable.
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.