Tuition and Financial Aid

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Learn more about tuition and fees, including costs of living on campus.


Scholarships are payments to support your education that are awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement. They don’t have to be repaid, but they may require you to maintain a particular GPA or meet other qualifications. Park University offers a number of scholarships for freshmen, transfer, military and other kinds of students.


Loans are funds you borrow (from the government, a bank or other entity) to help pay for your education. Loans must be paid back within a set time frame and at a particular interest rate. Park University may include loan options as a part of your financial aid package.

Am I eligible? You can receive financial aid from Park if:

  1. You are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen.
  2. You are enrolled a minimum of half-time each semester or term.
  3. You are making satisfactory academic progress according to Park University standards.
  4. You don’t owe a refund on any federal educational grant or be default on any federally sponsored loan program.
  5. You have a high school diploma or GED, or have completed secondary school in a home school setting.
  6. You are, if required, registered with Selective Service.

To receive other financial aid, you must meet the specific requirements for each type of aid. See below for specific requirements.

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Understanding the Process

First, apply to Park University. After you are admitted, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible (after January 1) and no later than May 1 for the Fall term.

Approximately three to four business days after we receive your FAFSA, our financial aid specialists will prepare your financial aid package. We will notify you if anything is missing from your FAFSA or if we need more information from you. Scholarships are a separate application process. Our Financial Aid office will integrate any scholarships you’re awarded into your financial aid package.

When your aid package is ready, we’ll contact you through the email you provided on the FAFSA as well as your Park student email. It will include instructions for logging in to our online financial aid system, where you’ll review and accept individual types of aid. Your aid package may combine loans, grants, work-study and/or scholarships.

Financial Literacy Center

A Park University education is a smart investment, but unnecessary student loan debt can be counterproductive to your goals of financial independence and success. Learn more about planning and funding your college education, including financial terminology and how to choose financial products, services and providers.

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.