All Things Financial Aid

Ensuring a Briar Cliff University education is an affordable reality for all our program applicants matters to us. Because you matter to us.


The true value of a personalized educational opportunity cannot be overstated. A Briar Cliff education is an investment with a high return. Employers from across the region, country, and globe seek out our graduates. Briar Cliff students moving forward to graduate school are often better prepared than others. However, we know that the immediate concern for students and families are the costs today.


Discover the details. Read about the price of tuition, fees, and other anticipated expenses you can expect when attending Briar Cliff University next year. Or, enter your information into our net price calculator and find a more specific estimate tailored to your specific situation.


Our Financial Services team is dedicated to working with you and your family to create a financial aid package that will help you achieve — and afford — your dream. Briar Cliff offers countless scholarships and grant opportunities.

“Thanks to Briar Cliff University and their financial support, through athletic and academic scholarships, I am on track to graduate with a double major in four years.” - Arianna Presilla, Graphic Design & Marketing Major from Weston, Florida.

After you have applied and been accepted into Briar Cliff University, our Financial Services Office will want to start creating your award letter. Here is how you can help.


  1. Complete your FAFSA To be eligible for financial aid at Briar Cliff University, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Briar Cliff’s FAFSA code is 001846.

  2. Explore Available Scholarships There are several, merit and need-based, scholarships at Briar Cliff University. Complete the forms here to apply or get in touch with the appropriate persons regarding the scholarships that you are eligible for.  

  3. Complete a Notification of Outside Aid If you are receiving any outside or private scholarships or grants, please be sure to submit a notification of outside aid to Financial Services. This will enable Briar Cliff University to credit the funds to your account. 


Finally, when all the applications above are completed, Briar Cliff will determine your financial aid eligibility and send you a "Notification of Award." This document will list all the types of aid programs and the amounts for which you qualify. If you would like to accept this award for the coming year, you must sign and return this letter to Financial Services.


If you have any questions or have completed the steps above but have not received your Notification of Award, don't hesitate to contact us.


Activate your federal student loans. If you are receiving federal student loans, watch this video to learn how to activate the loans and receive your money.