Finances

Tuition is just the starting point–undergraduate students never pay the full price at Andrews. After scholarships and grants, Andrews can be less expensive than institutions with even lower tuition. Find out how Andrews invests in you.

Lifesavers

We hope you will find these resources and information helpful as you discern your financial possibilities, and do contact us if you have any questions.

  • October 1–File your FAFSA and turn in all necessary documents to Student Financial Services.
  • July 1–Students who have selected their classes will recieve an invoice of fall semester expenses. If you do require a down payment, have that payment receipted before August 15.
  • August 15–Check back at Registration Central to make sure your Financial Plan box is checked off.

By following these dates you’ll be able to purchase your books before classes begin, move into the Residence Halls,  and also eat at Dining Services.

Paying for College 101 (Powerpoint)

Paying for College 202 (Powerpoint)

Have  questions in regards to finicial aid, financial clearnance, registration and more? Find the answers on Student Financial Services' complete listing of Frequently Asked Questions.

What is financial aid?

MARCH 1 > Priority processing date.

Financial aid helps you bridge the gap between school costs and what you and your family can contribute out of pocket.  There are basically two types of financial aid; financial aid that is free and financial aid that will have to be repaid at some point.  The free kind comes in the form of grants and scholarships. The other kind comes in the form of loans-there are federal and alternative loans. 

What is financial clearance?

AUGUST 15 & DECEMBER 15> Deadline

Financial Clearance can mean different things for different students. For some students, it may mean calculating their expenses for the semester, making a payment, and/or arrangements for monthly payments.  For some students, it may mean making sure that they have a completed financial aid package (all paperwork in, loans requested-entrance counseling-promissory notes signed) in place to cover their semester’s expenses. Other students (mostly MDiv) are sponsored and clearance means making sure that their sponsorship is documented in our office and reflected in Registration Central.

Financial aid makes financial clearance possible.  Financial clearance can be completed only after your financial aid package is completed.  If a student does not have a completed financial aid package, Registration Central will not allow the student to financially clear until these financial aid requirements are completed.