Tuition and Aid

The true value of a personalized educational opportunity cannot be overstated. A Briar Cliff education is an investment with high return. Employers from across the region, country and globe seek out our graduates. BCU students moving forward to graduate school are often better prepared than others. 

Committed to Affordability

We are committed to keeping our education options affordable and accessible to every student. This year, Briar Cliff University was proud to announce our first ever tuition commitment, or tuition freeze. This means that all traditional, full-time, undergraduate students tuition rate that will remain locked in for that student's time at Briar Cliff University, subject to satisfactory academic progress. 

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We know that college can be expensive. At Briar Cliff University, our Financial Support Services team is dedicated to doing everything we can to offer our incoming and current undergraduate students countless scholarship and financial aid opportunities to help ensure your education investment is affordable.


100% First-time, full-time students receive scholarships

$23K Average Student Aid Awarded

90+ Years Making Education Affordable

Getting Started

To be eligible for any Financial Aid at Briar Cliff, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). This must be completed every year that you are attending a higher education institution in the United States. Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend completing the application at the beginning of each calendar year. 

The Briar Cliff University FAFSA number is 001846. Using this number when you complete your application will ensure the results are sent to our Financial Aid team so they can use it to help prepare your yearly financial award letter. 

We encourage every student to complete their FAFSA application and Briar Cliff University scholarship application every year.