Financing Your Education

Office of Financial Aid

Financial Aid helps to cover educational expenses. It supplements what your family can afford. Defiance College awards financial aid to students who have earned a scholarship based on academic performance, or demonstrate need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The  FAFSA can be submitted anytime after October 1. Both student and parent must apply for an individual  FSAID to complete the FAFSA online. The priority deadline to file your FAFSA is April 1. Apply early!


  • You must reapply for financial aid through the FAFSA application every year you expect to receive aid.
  • You may not receive the same amount of need-based aid from year to year based on income and aid program requirements.
  • Your aid may be reduced if you receive additional assistance once you have received your initial award.
  • You will be awarded your maximum eligibility. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid if there is any part of the award you do not want or need.


Apply for FAFSA
Defiance College admits students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, 
national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.