Thomas Aquinas College is committed to making its program of Catholic liberal education available to accepted students, 无论经济需要如何. 学院接收 没有教会或国家的补贴. 它需要, 而, on contributions from individuals and charitable foundations to make up the difference between what students are able to pay and the actual cost of their education.

通过慷慨的捐助者, the College is able to offer financial assistance to young men and women who would otherwise not be able to attend. 不过, the financial resources of the College are limited, and financial aid can be offered only on the basis of demonstrated financial need as determined by the College. 学生 and families are therefore expected to make a maximum effort to cover the cost of tuition plus 食宿 from their own resources. If, after assessing his resources, a student finds his financial means insufficient, he should apply to the 金融援助 Office for assistance.

The College will try to meet the demonstrated financial need of each student with a program of loans, 勤工助学, 和赠款.

For more detailed information, see the menu on the right-hand side of this page.


Financial aid is assistance to students in meeting the 出勤费用 (COA) at Thomas Aquinas College. The “出勤费用” includes tuition, 食宿, 书, 运输, and miscellaneous expenses related to the current academic year.

Any student accepted into the College may receive aid to meet demonstrated financial need.

佩尔助学金, 加州 State 奖学金 (卡尔拨款), 加拿大教育补助金, 地方及国家奖学金, 学生贷款, 退伍军人管理局福利, and institutional aid are available to those who qualify. Since the College receives no federal campus-based funds or contracts, some federal aid that is normally available to college students elsewhere is not available to those who attend Thomas Aquinas College. 学院有, 然而, enable students to access student-based federal student aid (佩尔助学金, 直接学生贷款, 及直系家长PLUS贷款).  The College also has its own institutional aid program that is funded through contributions made by benefactors of the College. This program provides 勤工助学 positions and need-based grants. Institutional aid is given only for the purpose of assisting with the direct costs of tuition, 食宿.

No, the College does not offer merit scholarships, although many students bring with them merit scholarships from outside sources (e.g., National Merit 奖学金, local service club scholarships, high school awards, etc.). The College’s resources are used to enable accepted students to attend who would otherwise not be able to do so. Accordingly, College assistance is based on financial need.

All applicants applying for financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal 学生 援助 (FAFSA). This form is used to determine a student's eligibility for federal and state grants and federal loans.

If you would like to be considered for Thomas Aquinas College's institutionally-funded, need-based 勤工助学 program and grant program, you will be required to complete not only the FAFSA, 但也有 保密经济援助申请 (业内人士).

学生 who are residents of 加州 must complete a FAFSA and a Cal Grant GPA验证表 卡尔·格兰特奖的候选人. (Even if you plan to attend our 新英格兰 campus, 如果你是加州居民, you are advised to complete a Cal Grant GPA验证表 in case your plans change.)

更多的 detailed instructions can be found on our webpage 如何申请经济资助.

If all financial aid documents have been submitted, Freshmen are notified of their institutional financial aid as soon as possible after they have been accepted into the College. Continuing students are normally awarded institutional financial aid in June for the upcoming academic year.