Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students can upload documents via CatLink on the Money tab. Please reach out to us with questions at

Changes are coming to the FAFSA!

Some big changes are coming to the FAFSA application for the 2024-25 academic year. 

Read More


You can afford Catawba College.

We believe strongly in access to quality education for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds and are committed to making Catawba affordable and lessening the burden of debt. Ranked among North Carolina’s Highest Return on Investment Colleges, you’ll find Catawba is also extremely affordable:

Value & Affordability

What Makes Us Unique?

  • No Awards to Pay Back

    We awarded $123 million in gift aid to our students in 2021-22 (awards that don’t need to be paid back)!

  • Aid for Every New Student

    100% of new students receive some form of financial assistance.

  • 28% Less Debt on Average

    Our students graduate with an average 28% less in student loan debt than students at other private schools.

Find Out with FAFSA

Find Out with FAFSA

Don’t assume you can’t afford Catawba College or that you won’t qualify for need-based financial aid.

Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to find out, starting October 1st of each year. Our Federal School Code for the FAFSA is: 002914. The FAFSA is free and easy to complete online.

Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator

Estimate your share of college costs and how much financial aid you may be eligible to receive

Our calculator is designed to give you an early indication of what type of financial aid you may qualify for if you were attending Catawba College as a first-year, transfer, online, or graduate student.

Accessing Your Financial Aid

Accessing Your Financial Aid

Complete your financial aid requirements and access your financial aid offer each year through our portal:

Dates & Deadlines


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for the upcoming academic year. Read about the changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA.

February 15

Priority date for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Meet Our Staff

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid

1st Floor
Hedrick Administration Building