How to Apply for Financial Aid

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All full-time students at the Northfield, Vermont campus are reviewed to determine eligibility for a variety of institutional scholarships that recognize academic achievement, community service, and student leadership and activities. All domestic admitted applicants who file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be considered for need-based financial aid if eligible. 

All applicants admitted into a Norwich residential degree program will automatically be considered for one of Norwich's academic scholarships, based on previous academic performance. Academic scholarships are determined by a recalculated high school or transfer GPA using college preparatory classes on the transcripts. Scholarships using alternative criteria are outlined on the scholarship page.

All admitted applicants who complete the FAFSA are considered for Norwich's need-based grants and endowed scholarships. These grants and scholarships are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, allowing talented students across income levels to enroll at Norwich University.

In addition to scholarships and grants, students who file a FAFSA may be eligible for federal work study and federal loan programs to assist in paying for school.

Students who file a FAFSA will be provided with a comprehensive award letter outlining estimated costs and the financial aid they are eligible for. The award letter will identify the aid awarded and the criteria for securing and continuing eligibility for those awards.

All institutional scholarships and grants, as well as federal and state awards are paid to tuition, fees, room, and board, before any refunds may be made to a student for other purchases.  Norwich University grants and scholarships are renewed annually as long as the student remains enrolled full time and is meeting satisfactory academic progress.

Need-based financial aid is applied for each year, beginning October 1, for awards being applied for the following year. The FAFSA is the only application that must be filed for domestic students, to remain eligible for need-based financial aid from Norwich and the Department of Education. Most families do not see significant differences in financial aid from year to year unless there are dramatic changes to family circumstances.

If a student or a student’s parents have significant changes to income or expenses that negatively impact the ability to pay for school, there is an appeal process managed within financial aid. Norwich University will review all appeals for additional financial aid to determine if additional need-based funding may be awarded.

For prospective students who are considering Norwich University and have not been admitted, the Net Price Calculator provides a reasonable financial aid award estimate based on recent awarding policies.


To apply for financial aid at Norwich University, students should submit their FAFSA by January 31.

Priority Deadline: Completed FAFSA applications must be received by the processing agency by January 31 to meet Norwich University’s priority deadline. Applications received after the priority deadline will be subject to reduced financial assistance based on fund availability.

How to Submit: The FAFSA can be filled out and submitted online at, and is available any time after December 1 for the 2024-25 academic year. You should not wait for an admission decision from Norwich University before filing these financial aid documents. You must list Norwich as one of the colleges to receive a copy of the report from the processing agency.


FSA ID: You are required to create a FSA ID in order to complete the FAFSA. The FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.

Documentation: We may contact you via the email address or addresses on your FAFSA to request additional documents. It is the student/parent responsibility to check their email for these communications.


Undergraduate Admissions & Aid

Contacts and Hours

Undergraduate Admissions

Norwich University  
Roberts Hall 
158 Harmon Drive  
Northfield, VT 05663  
1 (802) 485-2001

Financial Aid

Norwich University
Jackman Hall 
158 Harmon Drive 
Northfield, VT 05663 
1 (802) 485-2850

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Walk-in and by appointment