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Office of Financial Aid

Prospective First Years Financial Aid

Your Degree is More than a Piece of Paper 

At Butler, you’ll learn plenty from your classes and your books, but it’s the things you do along the way that matter most. It’s your experiences that will open doors for your career and your memories that will bring you happiness for a lifetime. That’s what makes Butler a priceless investment. And if you have the drive and desire to study at Butler University, we’re here to help you and your family make the investment. 

Whether you’re a prospective student just starting the 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. 

First Year Butler Gift Programs

Butler University is the largest provider of financial aid to our students.


Financial aid programs include federal, state and university grants; federal student loans; and federal student work-study.

Prospective First-Year Resources

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator helps families of new first-year, undergraduate students estimate their financial aid prior to the official student aid application process. 

Cost of Attendance

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


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

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.