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Office of Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The Office of Financial Aid staff are currently working remotely. You may reach us by email at finaid@butler.edu or by leaving a voicemail at 317-940-8200. The University’s full statement and ongoing updates are available online.

 

Housing and Meal Plan Credit

The University will apply credits for unused Butler University housing and meal plans by April 8 to students' accounts. For questions about these credits, the bill, or payments, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at studentaccounts@butler.edu

    

Special Circumstances

If families are experiencing a loss of income not reflected on the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), they may complete this Request for Review Form and be reviewed for special circumstances. Forms should be emailed to finaid@butler.edu on or around June 1 so the long-term financial implications can be better reflected. Financial aid offers for returning students will include any updates when their 2020–2021 package is available to view online mid-June. 

    

Emergency Assistance Fund

The Butler Emergency Assistance Fund is available to students with a short-term, unforeseen financial hardship that is affecting their ability to succeed at Butler, such as food and housing insecurity. The emergency fund is not available for student account charges or expected expenses. Each application is carefully reviewed to ensure all other financial aid resources are maximized first.

Invest in Us. We'll Invest in You. 

You’ve wisely decided that a college degree is worth an investment. But what makes Butler the best university to invest in?

A great career can be part of a meaningful life … and helping 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.

At Butler, we offer you the best financial aid package we can, right from the start. Our experienced staff can help you explore the options that are available. Financial aid counselors may be reached between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Let's talk about what we can do together.

Prospective First Years

Whether you’re just starting your college search or you’re down to your final decision and Butler’s in the running, we’re here to help walk you through each step of the financial aid process. 

 

Current Students

Even as a current student, the financial aid process must be completed every year. We're here to help answer your questions about the FAFSA and important dates for current students.

Prospective Transfers

Transferring to a new university might be daunting somewhere else. At Butler, we want you to feel comfortable and welcome every step of the way, including the financial aid process.

 

Graduate Students

Attending Butler as a graduate student and want to learn more about your financing options? Information about loan options and the steps to go about borrowing can be found here. 

 

Additional Resources

The FAFSA

In order to be reviewed for all aid programs, be sure to complete the FAFSA each year between October 1 and March 1. Butler's school code is 001788.

Cost of Attendance

Our Cost of Attendance (COA) is made up of Direct and Indirect Costs and is used to determine financial aid eligibility. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to file the FAFSA? When will I find out my financial aid package? How do I apply for need-based aid? Find answers to these and other frequently asked questions.