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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. 

Important Note

On June 24, 2022, President Biden announced that the U.S. Department of Education will cancel $10,000 of student loan debt for existing borrowers who received loans by June 30, 2022 with incomes below $125,000 (or $250,000 for married couples/head of households), and $20,000 to those who also received Pell Grant assistance as an undergraduate. Additional details about which loans qualify for forgiveness, when the forgiveness will occur and how it will be executed can be found on the Federal Student Aid Website. The Department of Education maintains a record of all prior federal student loan borrowing and federal Pell Grant funds. Borrowers can also view this information by logging into their Federal Student Aid account on the Federal Student Aid website.

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Determining Your Bottom Line

Chances are, you’ll pay less than our listed tuition. In 2021-22, 96 percent of our 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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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides for emergency student grant funds to colleges and universities for certain expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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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.