Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Once-in-a-lifetime experiences. For an-entire-lifetime benefits.

A great career can be part of a meaningful life. Helping to shape such a life is Butler’s investment in you. We promise to tie your coursework together with relevant hands-on learning. The result? An agile mind engaged in the world and prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. If you have the drive and desire to study at Butler University, we’re here to help you and your family make the investment. 

Every year, the Office of Financial Aid guides thousands of Butler students and families through the financial aid process. Everybody’s situation is unique, and our experienced staff can help you explore all financial aid options available to you. 

Explore financial aid and scholarships available to you.

The financial aid and scholarship offerings you’re eligible for can vary, depending on the type of degree you’re seeking (among other factors). Choose your student population below to see the types of assistance that you may qualify for. 

2024–2025 FAFSA

The 2024–2025 FAFSA is available as of January 2024. If you have filed the FAFSA in prior years, you’ll notice the FAFSA looks a little different for the 2024–2025 year. We encourage families to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible.

Federal Student Loan Repayment will restart in October 2023

Start preparing now.
Visit your account to make sure you know who your servicer is and check that your contact information is up to date in your profile on your loan servicer’s website. You can review payment plan options, including the income-driven repayment (IDR) plan which may offer a lower monthly payment. The U.S. Department of Education recently introduced the SAVE plan, the most affordable repayment plan ever.

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Determining Your Bottom Line

Chances are, you’ll pay less than our listed tuition. In 2022–2023, 96 percent of our first-year students received gift aid (that’s money they don’t need to pay back). In addition to academic scholarships and gift aid, work study and loans can also reduce the amount you need to pay out of pocket. We can help you estimate what you might receive using our Net Price Calculator.

Receiving Your Financial Aid Package

Each year, you’ll receive a financial aid package from Butler University . Understanding how to interpret this information—and knowing your next steps after you receive it—are important steps in your college journey. As a Bulldog, you’ll use our interactive Student Financial Planning Tool to view your financial aid information.

Financial Aid Staff

Financial Aid Staff

Our team provides support to both current and prospective Butler families. We’re available to answer questions about student’s aid and the financial aid process.

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Outside Scholarships

You can find scholarships in all kinds of places—community foundations, churches and other religious organizations, employers, and more. First, though, you need to determine your eligibility. That can take time, but if you’re motivated, the rewards can be real.

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The Butler Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

Butler offers an LRAP in partnership with Ardeo. This program is designed to help qualified Butler students in the repayment of their student loans. An LRAP can provide students the peace of mind to pursue their dream career without worrying about the ability to repay debt after college.

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Butler Emergency Assistance Fund

The Butler Emergency Assistance Fund was created to provide gift assistance to students with a short-term, unforeseen financial hardship or immediate expense that may impact their academic success.