Quality Education Within Reach
Our commitment to education for life means just that — education that will give you advantages financially, intellectually, and socially, for the rest of your life. Whether you are on-campus, in-town, or off-the-beaten path, you’ll exchange ideas and build relationships with faculty, students, and community members alike. You’ll discover the “classroom” extends far beyond ivy-covered walls to the greater Newberry community, region, and world. Live, learn, play, and get a whole life education at Newberry.
Additional Admission Resources
Seeing is Believing!
People can tell you how great a place is, but the best way to know whether it's right for you is to see and experience it for yourself. Contact our Guest Experience Coordinator to schedule a campus visit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (803) 321-5127.
Take a look at this campus video and see what makes Newberry College special
Find Your Counselor
Click on the county that you live in to find your counselor
If you live outside South Carolina, click on the state that you live in to find your counselor.
Chat With Your Counselor
We wanted to make sure that you have direct line to our Admissions team as well, so we have set up regular daily Chat With Your Counselor appointments. Want to talk to someone face-to-face? Simply click on the link next to their name below.
Clorissa Orrick, Admission Counselor: Schedule One-on-One or text her at 803.489.8752
Anna Noble, Admissions Counselor: Schedule One-on-One or text her at 803.753.4074.
Lauren Vaughn, Music Recruitment Coordinator: Schedule One-on-One or text her at 803.937.1334.
Milena Velez, Director of Admission: Schedule One-on-One or text her at 803.500.3883.
If you have any general questions, you can continue to email email@example.com, and we will get back with you as soon as possible.
We look forward to chatting with you soon!
In-person walking tours and virtual campus visits are now available by appointment for prospective students and families.
Health precautions are in place so students and guests can safely tour our beautiful, historic campus with an admission counselor.
- Meet our president and professors
- Network with future classmates and current students
- Tour campus
- Learn about activities and organizations
- Get a feel for campus life by attending on-campus and community events
Special Programs and Groups
Accepted Students Experience
This special event is hosted especially for students who have been accepted for admission to Newberry College.
*By Invitation Only
Group visits are welcome! We offer a campus tour and information sessions to groups of prospective students from 8th grade and older. We are able to accommodate groups of 50 or less. To request a group visit, please contact our Guest Experience Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (803) 321-5127.
Statement of Financial Support and Responsibility 2020. Click here for the form.
Transfer Made Simple
Started someplace else? No problem! We'll help you transfer those hard-earned credits so you can finish at Newberry College. Check out our Transfer Course Equivalency Guide for South Carolina technical colleges.
Our streamlined admission process makes enrolling easy. Our generours transfer finanical aid package makes a Newberry education affordable.
With 33 majors, 39 minors, and 42 academic concentrations, Newberry College offers a challenging, career-focused, liberalarts curriculum focused on helping you achieve success in school and after graduation.
Transfer-Friendly Financial Aid
Transfer students are a valuable part of our campus community and to prove it, we offer a comprehensive financial aid package.
Our generous financial aid includes merit-based institutional scholarships specifically for transfer students.
Trustees Transfer Scholarship3.5 or higher$13,000$10,000Founders Transfer Scholarship3.0 - 3.5$10,500$7,500Presidential Transfer Scholarship2.0 - 3.0$9,000$6,000Dean's Transfer Scholarship2.0 or below$7,000$4,000
Ready to Apply? It's Easy!
Our two-step application process is hassle-free.
- Complete the transfer application online. We've waived the application fee and eliminated the letter of recommendation requirement to make applying easier than ever!
- Submit college transcripts. Send us your official transcripts for all current and previously attended colleges and universities. Be sure to view the SCTC Course Equivalency Guide to see what classes will transfer.
You'll have an admission decision as soon as your required materials arrive.
Our transfer admission counselor will answer your questions and help you every step of the way! For more information, contact Admission.
- Send your complete application any time. Applications are processed year-round.
- We'll send you a decision within two weeks.
- Apply as early as possible to have the best consideration for scholarships, convenient course schedules, and enhanced on-campus living arrangements.
Certification of graduation from an approved secondary school is required prior to enrollment. Under special circumstances, the General Educational Development Test (GED) is accepted. Contact Counselor
High school transcripts or test scores are unnecessary unless fewer than 24 credit hours (one year) of college level work has been completed. Candidates 25 years of age or older are exempt from submitting ACT or SAT score. Contact Counselor
Online Degree-Completion Programs
Complete the Newberry College Online application and submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities, including any college credit earned in high school. Contact Counselor.
Additional materials are required of international candidates, including TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores and WES (World Education Services) or ECE ( Educational Credential Evaluators) transcript evaluations. Contact Counselor
VA benefit plans are available for eligible veterans. An overview of the ones most often used for enrollment at Newberry College is provided here. More detailed information is available at the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site at www.gibill.va.gov. Contact Counselor
Candidates wishing to take certain courses without entering a degree program must fulfill certain obligations before becoming eligible. Not all courses are open to Special Students. Contact Counselor
Students wishing to be readmitted to Newberry College after an extended leave of absence may do so if the necessary requirements have been met. Contact Counselor
May Term and summer curriculum is designed for students from Newberry and other colleges who wish to begin their college work early, for students who want to accelerate their progress or who need to make up work, and for public school teachers who need to renew their certificates and credentials.
Gathering Your Materials
Applying to Newberry is easy and personalized. We want to know about you beyond your test scores and grades. The application process helps you to refine your goals and to showcase your talents and potential. You can send your application at any time and, if your file is complete with all required materials, we’ll send you a decision within two weeks of completion. Here’s what you need:
We accept the Common Application, Universal College Application or Newberry Application. You can choose the one that works best for you; all are treated equally in the admission process. Complete the online application form.
High school and/or college transcripts - these should be official transcripts sent directly from your high school and any colleges you have attended. Request High School Transcripts.
Official SAT or ACT test score report - If you indicate Newberry when you take the tests, they will send your reports directly to us. You can also have your scores sent later by requesting additional reports from the testing agency.
Letter of Recommendation
Ask a teacher or school counselor to write in support of your application. This should be someone who can comment on your ability to do college work, to be a responsible student and to interact appropriately with peers. A Letter of Recommendation Form is available.
The Newberry application and the other applications have suggestions for your personal statement. Select the one that has the most meaning for you and write a few paragraphs about that subject. We want to know who you are and what is important to you.
Our team is here to guide you every step of the way. Your admission counselor is ready to answer your questions about everything from the application process to financial aid to upcoming events. Just let us know how we can help!
Campus tours typically last approximately one hour, depending on the size of the group and questions that arise.
Tours are led by Student Ambassadors who work for the Admission office. Ambassadors are current students who are excited about Newberry College and volunteer to share their experiences with prospective students and their families. They'll help give you an up-close look at our beautiful campus and what it's like to be a student here.
Affordable & Accessible
A college education is one of the most important investments in your future that you'll ever make. Our generous financial aid program makes it even more affordable.
2020-2021 Tuition and Fees
Total Cost $39,450
**Room rate is for Brokaw Hall, the primary residence hall for freshmen. Your admission counselor can provide additional information about housing options for incoming students.
Average Newberry College Grants and Scholarships -$13,500
*Other additional aid
Pell Grant up to $6,345
SC Tuition Grant up to $3,600
Life, Hope, or Palmetto Fellows up to $6,700
Federal Loans up to $5,500
*Must submit a FAFSA. To determine eligibility requirements, click on each award type
Because we believe the best way for you to experience our vibrant learning community is to live here, all students are required to live on campus. Certain exceptions to the residency requirement are available, such as if you live within 15 miles of campus, are married, or are attending part-time. Your admission counselor can review residency requirements with you to see if you qualify for commuter status.
2020 Summer Rates
Summer Term Tuition per hour $300
Academic Commons Fee (per term)$125
Summer Term Housing (Single) $695
Summer Term Housing (Double) $450
Financial Aid Videos
Financial Aid Videos
Your access to a quality education at Newberry College is based on you, not your ability to pay.
1. Apply for Admission to Newberry College
Gather your materials and submit your application to Newberry College.
2. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Newberry College's school code is 003440. You can complete the FAFSA online by going to fafsa.ed.gov after January 1 of the year for which you are applying. This is the most important step in completeing your financial aid request. It is the basis for federal and state financial aid. Much of Newberry's Federal Aid is first-come, first-served. Priority deadline for completing FAFSA is March 15.
3. Review the SAR (Student Aid Report)
Once you complete the FAFSA, the Department of Education will mail or email your results, any messages, and possibly errors that need to be corrected in a report called the Student Aid Report.
4. Submit Your Verification Documents
Once you complete the FAFSA, the Department of Education may select you for verification. If you are selected, we will alert you and inform you of any items we may need. It is very important that you submit these to us as quickly as possible.
5. Complete Your Financial Aid Processing Online!
You will need to log in to Wolf Den to finish up your Financial Aid processing. If you have followed these steps, you should have your balance covered by the payment date!
Awarded last year in Newberry College scholarships and grants
We want to achieve your education and career goals. To help you do that, we work with you and your family to customize your options for paying for college based on your unique situation. Our generous financial aid offers a comprehensive program of financial assistance including scholarships, grants, student loans, and employment.
- SC Palmetto Fellows Scholarship
- SC Palmetto Fellows Enhancement Scholarship
- SC Life Scholarship
- SC Life Enhancement Scholarship
- SC Hope Scholarship
- Federal Direct Stafford Loan
- Federal Perkins Loan
- Federal Parent Loan (PLUS)
- SC Teachers Loan Program
- Private Student Loans
- Private Student Loans/Fast Choice
- The Post 9/11 GI Bill
- The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapters 30 & 1606)
- Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance
- Disabled Veterans Assistance
- Veterans Educational Assistance Program
Newberry College offers academic scholarships to qualified students in amounts up to $14,500. These scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are based on GPA and test scores. Visit our Endowed Scholarships and Congregational Endowed Scholarships pages to view what is offered.
The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need. The program encourages community service work and work related to each student's course of study. There are many diverse employment opportunities either on or off campus.
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal SEOG Grant
- SC Tuition Grant
Outside Scholarships & Resources
Financial Aid Policies
Students enrolled in a degree program at Newberry College must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards in order to maintain eligibility for state, federal, and some types of private aid. For more information, please refer to the college’s official Academic Catalog. See also Newberry’s Withdrawal and Refund Policy.
Review and accept your scholarships, grants, and loans
You will be able to review and accept your scholarships, grants, and loans online through the Wolf Den, our student account center. We will notify you with a postcard and/or email when your award letter is ready for your review.
The link below will allow you to research and compare alternative loan programs. We strongly suggest looking at all of your options before making a final decision.
Private Student Loans/Fast Choice — Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. has a private/alternative education loan selection tool that provides basic information on alternative loans and detailed listings of the various interest rates, borrower benefits, fees and repayment options.
Complete any remaining financial aid paperwork
We may require some additional paperwork in order to process your scholarships and grants. These requirements will be listed in the Wolf Den when you review your financial aid package.
Make your enrollment deposit & payment arrangements
Download the payment method form from the financial aid section of the Wolf Den. Use the table to compute your estimated costs. Determine the balance owed by subtracting your financial aid awards and loans from your estimated costs. Determine how you wish to pay the balance. Register for our interest-free monthly payment plan offered by Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to explore payment options and set up your payment plan. For more information or to enroll with TMS, go to newberry.afford.com or contact TMS at 800-722-4867.
Register and attend student orientation
Once you have paid your enrollment deposit, you may register online for student orientation through the Wolf Den. All new and transferring students are required to attend orientation, which is held throughout the summer months of June, July, and August.
Complete Student Affairs documents
After you register for orientation, you will receive information from the Office of Student Affairs regarding our orientation schedule, housing, parking, and medical paperwork. You will need to complete and submit these documents to the Office of Student Affairs.
Register for your classes
Once your enrollment deposit is paid and your financial aid is complete, you will receive an email from our Executive Director of the Student Center for Success, informing you and your Academic Advisor that you are ready to begin the class registration process. Once you and your Academic Advisor have agreed on your class schedule, he or she will submit it to the Registrar's Office. This should be completed prior to orientation. If you would like to make changes to your schedule after it has been submitted, you may do so at orientation.