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College Financial Aid & Scholarships

The cost of higher education at both public and private institutions continues to escalate. Many of the more expensive schools can become affordable if there is sufficient financial need-based assistance available.

Regarding cost, a college education should be viewed as a major life-time investment; one that will appreciate over time and add to a higher quality of life.

Financial need is determined by subtracting what the parent and student can afford, EFC (Expected Family Contribution), from the total cost of attendance.

Financial assistance can include loans, grants, scholarships, and work opportunities. There are three basic financial aid application forms to be aware of: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is used by all colleges; the College Scholarship Service PROFILE which is used primarily by private institutions, and an institutional form that an individual college may have created itself. Be prepared to complete any combination of these forms if you are applying for need-based financial aid. You are required to complete these forms online.

For Class of 2021

At JPCatholic, we’re committed to keeping a quality Catholic education affordable for students. We know this year has been especially hard on many families, so we’re launching a special scholarship program for students at your high school.

Just as St. Joseph’s Catholic School is on the Catholic Education Honor Roll, JPCatholic is listed in the Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. We’re proud of our authentic Catholic identity, and the rich Christ-centered community on campus. Our students come from all across the country to experience JPCatholic’s dynamic, hands-on education, where they develop their intellect and creative talents in a collaborative and supportive community, guided by world-class faculty.

St. Joseph’s Catholic School Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors of St. Joseph’s Catholic School.
  • JPCatholic must receive a recommendation from a teacher or staff member of the high school. The reference may not be a relative of the student.
  • Applicants must meet JPCatholic’s application requirements, receive formal acceptance, and submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA application or JPCatholic’s Need-Aware Application Form.
  • Applicants must be new freshmen entering JPCatholic in Fall 2021.
  • Scholarship is renewable for the duration of the education.
  • This offer is subject to all the terms and conditions of our Institutional Aid; please review terms here. Recipients are expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher). This scholarship applies to tuition only, not to housing or other costs.
  • More information.

American Indian Graduate Center

American Indian Graduate Center provides up to $30,000 in scholarships per student per year and supports Native students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in the United States. It offers more than 20 scholarship opportunities, plus a comprehensive array of academic and support services for students to utilize throughout their entire academic journey. From completing financial aid applications to creating a study plan to thriving on campus, students can rely on American Indian Graduate Center as a guide every step of the way.

Check out the center’s scholarships as well as its student resource page to learn more.

Have questions? Contact an academic adviser by calling 505-881-4584 or by emailing


Interested in Belmont Abbey College’s Dance team? The scholarships vary from $500-$5000 a semester and are offered to any students who have dance experience and would like to join the dance team at the college. All students will also receive a merit scholarship as well. As an athletic applicant, students would need to have at least a 2.0 GPA and some dance experience as a dance team member or competition dance experience.  

Belmont Abbey ranks in the top ten small liberal arts colleges in the south and offers a wide range of liberal arts and science majors.  In most cases, the athletic scholarship combined with financial aid and merit scholarships allows students to attend the private college for less than attending a state university.  The Abbey invests in students academically and socially to offer a supportive environment for its students to thrive.

Please contact Courtney Carey if interested:


I invite you to apply to the Army ROTC Scholarship. You could earn a full tuition and fees scholarship! Creighton University gives all ROTC Scholarship cadets free room and board. On top of that the Army will also give you $1200 per year for books and pays you a monthly spending stipend of $420 per month!

If you earn a 4 year scholarship from Army ROTC at Creighton University:

  • Tuition 100% paid
  • Fees 100% paid
  • Books paid ($1200 per year maximum)
  • Room and Board 100% paid by Creighton University
  • = zero out of pocket expense.

In fact, you will pocket roughly $15,000 that you earn from the monthly spending stipend over your 4 years

To explore this opportunity please contact me at I will answer any questions you may have about the program. We can communicate through email or Zoom to ensure you have all your questions answered. If you know you want to apply for the scholarship now, simply respond via email asking for the application instructions and I will send those right away.