Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Notification (FAN) 

The Financial Aid Notification (FAN) is a complete overview of the financial aid offered to students eligible to receive financial aid based on merit or need. The FAN also includes an average cost of attendance, which is used to determine financial aid eligibility. The FAN is not a bill or a statement of the student's account. For complete information about undergraduate, graduate, part-time tuition rates, and housing costs please see the complete fee schedule available from the Office of Student Accounts.

Once we have completed the review of your financial aid application, we will make an offer of financial aid available to you online at my.butler.edu (Self-Service - Student Center - Finances - Review/Accept/Decline Financial Aid). You can accept or decline each award and report any outside scholarships that you may be receiving for the academic year to the Office of Financial Aid electronically. You will also have the option to email a summary of your financial aid to your Butler email.

You will be notified through your Butler email account when your initial offer of financial aid is ready for review and when changes are made reflecting new information. It is crucial for you to check your email on a regular basis for the latest updates. For incoming freshmen, notification will also be sent to your home address. We recommend that you accept and/or decline any or all of the awards by May 1 to avoid cancellation or adjustment of your aid.

To help you consider all your options for the 2014-2015 academic year, we offer the following tools:

  • The Step-By-Step Guide to Financial Aid to help you successfully complete the financial aid process.

  • The Personal Planner will help you calculate your out of pocket expense to attend Butler University (Family Responsibility) based on the offer of financial assistance.

  • The Family Responsibility Worksheet will guide you in evaluating the different financing options available and developing a plan for your investment in a Butler education.