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Financial Aid Process

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

Due to the FAFSA Simplification Act and Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act, the 2024-25 FAFSA form has been delayed. Currently, the FAFSA form is on track for a December 2023 release date.

This is the most important step in completing your financial aid request. It is the basis for federal and state financial aid, and much aid is first-come, first-served. The FAFSA should be completed as soon as the new application is available, but no later than June 30 of the year for which you are applying for admission.

3. Review the FAFSA Submission Summary

Once you complete the FAFSA, the Department of Education will mail or email your results and any possible errors that need to be corrected.

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!

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!

Net Price Calculator

Our net price calculator offers a quick estimate of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for at Newberry College. The calculator does not give a final determination or actual offer of financial aid. To receive your official financial aid package, be sure to submit your FAFSA and await word from the Office of Financial Aid.

Net Price Calculator
Net Price Calculator

Tuition, Fees & Aid

The sticker price that you see is the total cost of educating, feeding and housing a college student for a year. But we don't charge that full amount. Much of the cost is offset by the generosity of donors and friends of the College, as well as state and federal grants and other aid.

Tuition & Fees | $31,100

Room | $6,900

All-Access Meal Plan | $6,600

Total Cost Before Aid | $44,600

Newberry College Academic Scholarships | up to $15,000*

S.C. Tuition Grant (South Carolina residents) | up to $4,800*

S.C. HOPE (South Carolina residents) | up to $2,800 (first year only)*

S.C. LIFE (South Carolina residents) | up to $5,000*

Palmetto Fellows (South Carolina residents) | up to $6,700 (first year) and later $7,500*

Federal Pell Grant | up to $7,395

Each student must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to be eligible. Other conditions may apply. See details below. To help estimate the total cost of your education, please see our Cost of Attendance page.

Tuition | $405 per credit hour

Fees | $0

Tuition | $575 per credit hour

Fees | $0

January Term

Tuition | $500 for one 3-hour course

May Term

Tuition | $300 per credit hour

Academic Commons Fee | $125

Summer Term

Tuition | $300 per credit hour

Academic Commons Fee | $125

Financial Aid Resources

State, Federal & Institutional Aid Loans Military Aid

Federal Work Study

This program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to each student’s course of study. Newberry College gives work-study-eligible students opportunities to be employed in many diverse jobs. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at

On-Campus Employment

Newberry College offers many kinds of convenient work-study programs, an average 10 hours a week in an office, the gym, a residence hall or the dining service. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at

Financial Aid Policies

Newberry College performs verification on students selected by the US Department of Education. Verification is a process in which a FAFSA is selected for review by the Department of Education or the Financial Aid Office at Newberry College. Newberry College verifies information that the US Department of Education requires. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, the Financial Aid Office will notify you and request signed copies of yours and your parent(s) Federal Tax Return Transcripts or with W-2 forms or with other financial documents and compare information from your FAFSA with the submitted documents. If there are differences between your FAFSA and your actual financial documents, Newberry College’s Financial Aid Office may need to make corrections electronically.

Students who are selected for verification are strongly encouraged to turn in all required documentation within three weeks of being notified by the College. The institutional deadline for verification completion will correspond to the last day of add/drop during the student’s first term of attendance for the award year in which they are selected for verification. If a student fails to complete verification by the established deadline, that student will not be awarded until such time as verification is properly completed. Students who fail to meet the verification deadline will be responsible for paying (or making adequate payment arrangements) for any net balance owed to the College until such time as verification is complete.

The College has many continuing expenses such as faculty salaries and plant maintenance. To plan and maintain these services, income must be assured. For that reason, it is expected that students will be enrolled for the entire semester.

In accordance with the above paragraph, refund of any portion of tuition and fees will be made only in the case of official withdrawal from the College through the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The official date of withdrawal will be established by the Registrar. Accordingly, the following refund schedule will be applied based on the withdrawal date:

Tuition and Lab/course Fees- Fall & Spring Semester

  • 100% prior to the end of the add/drop period

After the add/drop period the following schedule will apply:

  • 75% between the first and the fifth-class day

  • 50% between the sixth and tenth class day

  • 25% between the eleventh and fifteenth class day

No refund after the fifteenth-class day after add/drop period

Fees – no refund on fees after the add/drop period

  • Room – no refund on room charges after the first day of class after the add/drop period

  • Board – 50% of the unused portion at any time during the semester.

  • Lab/course fees – No Lab/Course fees will be refunded after the add/drop period.

The College reserves the right to charge a $100 administrative fee (as allowed by law) on withdrawals.

Summer Terms – Tuition and Lab\Course Fees

  • 100 % prior to the first day of class

Fees – No refund on fees

Room – No refund on room charges after the first day of class


A prorated refund calculation will also apply to all financial aid awards to be refunded to granting agencies in the following order of priority as prescribed by federal law and regulation: Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan, Subsidized Federal Direct Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Other Title IV Aid Programs, other federal sources of aid, state, private, or institutional aid, the student.

Each federal program will be refunded as applicable in priority order before refunding the next in order. The category of state, private, and institutional aid will be refunded proportionally. The student will receive any remaining refund.

Once all adjustments have been posted to a student’s account, refund checks due the student will be issued within fourteen days of the occurrence of a credit balance.

No fees or charges will be refunded to the student if the student has been suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons.

Any full-time student who drops below full-time status (12 hours) to part-time status after the last day for check in will be charged tuition, fees, room and board at the full-time rate.


Students who withdraw from Newberry before the end of a semester are required to complete a “Withdrawal Form” available in the Office of the Registrar. The form lists the procedures to follow that will help them to plan and facilitate re-admission to Newberry or transfer to another college.

Students who withdraw before the last day to officially withdraw from courses (one week after midterm grades are reported) will receive the grade of “W” for each course. Students who receive permission from the Vice President for Academic Affairs (or his/her designee) to withdraw after the last day to officially withdraw will be issued a grade of “W” or “WF” as determined by the instructor(s) of record for each course. Neither grade of “W” or “WF” affects GPA.

Students with unresolved Academic Integrity or Code of Conduct violations cannot withdraw from the College until a final determination of the charges has been completed.

Failure to complete the appropriate forms for withdrawing from college will result in a grade of “F” or “FA” on each enrolled course and may jeopardize re-admission to Newberry College, and GPA standing as well as transfer eligibility.

Charges for tuition, room, and board will not be refunded after sixteen class days of a semester. For further information regarding refund policies, refer to the College Expenses section.


Title IV Return of Funds

Federal Student Aid is awarded to students under the primary assumption that they will attend school and remain academically active for the entire period during which their funds were awarded. When students withdraw — regardless of reason — they may no longer be eligible for the full amount of FSA awarded and/or disbursed. In these situations, colleges and universities are federally required to prorate aid to reflect the actual amount of time attended.


R2T4: When FSA recipients withdraw, they are subject to something called a Return to Title IV Calculation (R2T4). This calculation takes into consideration multiple factors, including, but not limited to, institutional charges, date of withdrawal, date of determination, and FSA award amounts. Please note that while state and institutional aid is not subject to R2T4 calculations, both forms of aid will be prorated in accordance with the Newberry’s standard refund policies.


Standard Definitions: For an overview of how date of determination and date of withdrawal are determined, please see Withdrawal Dates for a School That is Not Required to Take Attendance.


Withdrawal Types: There are two primary types of withdrawals: official and unofficial.

  1. Official Withdrawal: An official withdrawal occurs when students follow the prescribed withdrawal process as outlined in Newberry’s Academic Catalog.

  2. Unofficial Withdrawal: An unofficial withdrawal occurs when either (1) a student receives final grades of all FAs or all Ws (or any combination thereof) for any given semester, or (2) a student ceases participating in academically related activities without following the prescribed withdrawal process as outlined in Newberry’s Academic Catalog.


Proration Process: To determine the amount of earned aid for any given semester, the following formula should be used. Please note that calculating the denominator in the following equation can be somewhat more complicated for module-based programs. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.


Percent Earned

Please note that students are considered to have earned 100% of their FSA once they have completed at least 60% of the payment period.


Notification Process: All notifications will be sent exclusively via email. If a student is eligible for a Post Withdrawal Disbursement, they must approve the PWD within 14 calendar days of being notified. Newberry does not process approvals after the 14 day deadline has passed.

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.

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