Costs & Financial Aid
Highest Salary after Attending for graduates of Friends University compared to 29 four-year colleges and universities in Kansas.*
Out of Top 50 Universities with the Lowest Debt , Friends University was listed by Value Colleges as #37.
More grants awarded by private colleges than public universities, and students in private colleges receive far more financial aid than those attending public universities.**
*Salary after Attending as defined by the College Scorecard: “The median earnings of former students, who received federal financial aid, at 10 years after entering school.”
**According to studies from the Council of Independent Colleges
Scholarships & Cost Reduction
Friends University makes private education affordable. Discover scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial aid that reduce the cost of attending.
Friends offers many academic, athletic, fine arts and extracurricular scholarships and grants.INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Thousands of outside scholarship opportunities remain unused due to lack of applications. Finding a scholarship specific to your situation may result in significant benefits.OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS
Fine Arts Scholarships
Talent and dedication to your craft are rewarded at Friends. The College of Fine Arts offers a variety of scholarships to students who excel in the arts.Fine Arts Scholarships
The Financial Aid Office assists students with every aspect of the financial aid process. Staff members evaluate students’ financial aid files, issue institutional award notices, process loan applications and are available to help students obtain information concerning outside scholarships.Financial Aid
Tuition Discounts for Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Students
We are pleased to offer numerous discounts for non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students from various businesses, the military and other organizations.Tuition Policies
Credit for Prior Learning
Credits from previous education, including professional or technical studies, may shorten your time of enrollment and reduce the cost of earning a degree.Prior Learning Credits
Veteran & Military Services
You have earned the GI Bill® benefits by serving our country. As a Military Friendly School, Friends University is recognized for dedication to helping veterans achieve educational goals.Veterans
College-Level Exam Program (CLEP)
Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, with 33 exams. Through CLEP, you receive college credit for what you already know, at a fraction of the cost.CLEP Exams
“I’ve been able to utilize the skills I learned at Friends to assist me in my daily life as well as my career. With confidence, I’m able to exist in rooms where I may have previously felt uneasy without my degree.”
Teketa HardingBachelor of Science in Organizational Management & Leadership
“I was able to build meaningful relationships with peers, participate in an unforgettable Model UN experience, and receive a high-quality education that prepared me for law school and my career as an attorney.”
Brooke AziereBachelor of Arts in History and Political Science
“It allowed me to start my own investing business, in addition to being hired by TD Ameritrade as a retail trader after graduation.”
Franco IozzoBachelor of Science in Business Administration
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the average cost of attending for students who receive financial aid?
The average cost of attending for students who receive financial aid, will vary from student to student.
How do I apply for financial aid?
Student’s can apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
What if I need help with my application?
If you need help with your financial aid application you may call FAFSA at 1-800-433-3243 or you may contact the financial aid office at https://www.friends.edu/admissions/costs-financial-aid/financial-aid/
When will I know how much financial aid I can receive?
You will know how much financial aid you will receive when you receive a financial aid award offer notification sent to your student email that will give you instructions on how to access FalconHub which will then give you the ability to view and accept/decline/modify your financial aid.
Is my college education worth going into debt?
It is important to educate yourself on student loans. All debt is not bad debt. It’s important to know how much you will owe and to have a plan to repay the loan once you graduate.
Have more questions?
Visit our full financial aid FAQs page for a larger list of frequently asked questions and answers.