Financial Aid

Aspen University’s faculty and staff work hard to keep the tuition rates low for our students. If you are considering utilizing financial aid to pay for your education, please speak with an Enrollment Advisor who can answer any questions you may have. We encourage our applicants that are utilizing financial aid to begin the process four weeks prior to their desired start date.

The U.S. Department of Education has additional information regarding financial aid.

Federal Pell Grant

"A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant.) You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution or are subject to an involuntary civil commitment upon completion of a period of incarceration for a forcible or nonforcible sexual offense." - U.S. Department of Education

Please visit the U.S. Department of Education's website to learn more about Federal Pell Grants.

Stafford Loan

Direct Subsidized Loan

“Direct Subsidized Loans are for students with financial need. Your school will review the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSASM) and determine the amount you can borrow. You are not charged interest while you’re in school at least half-time and during grace periods and deferment periods.” - U.S. Department of Education

Direct Unsubsidized Loan

“You are not required to demonstrate financial need to receive a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Like subsidized loans, your school will determine the amount you can borrow. Interest accrues (accumulates) on an unsubsidized loan from the time it’s first paid out. You can pay the interest while you are in school and during grace periods and deferment or forbearance periods, or you can allow it to accrue and be capitalized (that is, added to the principal amount of your loan). If you choose not to pay the interest as it accrues, this will increase the total amount you have to repay because you will be charged interest on a higher principal amount.” - U.S. Department of Education

Please visit the U.S. Department of Education's website to learn more about Stafford Loans.

Please see our Stafford Loan example.

Please see our Net Price Calculator.

If you have any questions about Financial Aid, please contact the Financial Aid department.
Phone: 303-333-4224
Email: financialaid@aspen.edu