Financial Aid Options | Peirce College

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Our goal is to help you afford reaching yours.

Reasonable tuition rates aren’t the only financial perk of attending Peirce College. At Peirce, we offer various financial aid options that can help you pay for college. Check out the links below to find out more about the types of aid that could work for you, and contact our Student Financial Services department for questions about your eligibility. 


Peirce College offers need-based and merit-based scholarships to help students fund their educations.


A grant is a need-based form of financial aid that does not have to be paid back. Students at Peirce College can apply for federal and state grants by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Educational Partnerships

Peirce College offers tuition reduction programs to select corporate and community educational partners.


Loans are financial aid that must be repaid, typically with interest. Peirce College participates with the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.

Federal Aid Programs

The Department of Education offers several federally funded programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act.

Federal Work Study

FWS funds are offered to full- and part-time students who demonstrate financial need. Positions are limited!

Other Financing Options

Alternative Loans

We strongly encourage all students and parents who need help financing the costs of higher education to file a FAFSA application and pursue the Federal Direct and/or Federal Direct PLUS student loans. These federal loans typically have lower interest rates and fees than private loans.

However, for students who need additional assistance (or have reached their maximum in direct student loans), private educational loans may be available. We encourage students to research all alternative programs and lenders of their choice. Compare loan programs carefully because fees and interest rates vary. Peirce College does not have a preferred private lender list.