Student Financial Aid

Briar Cliff University's Financial Aid office ensures that students are able to afford their education by working with them on a number of factors unique to every student's journey. This service works to inform students about financial aid or scholarship options available to assist incoming or current students. To do this, they send students and their families informative communications, to proactively educate on key financial aid concepts and deadlines. 

Here to Help

Financial aidscholarships, and payment topics can seem overwhelming and confusing at times. Don't go through it alone, ask us questions or request a meeting with our Financial Aid team.

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

*Regular hours may vary during summer break, holiday breaks, or for special events on campus.*

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a payment on my student account? 

Student account payments are due the first day of the semester. Any charges posted to the account after the first day are due within 30 days of that charge. Briar Cliff accepts direct payments via personal check, electronic check, cashier's check, credit or debit card, and money orders.

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How do I apply for financial assistance at Briar Cliff?

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, so 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 Support Services team so they can use it to help prepare your yearly financial award letter. 

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

Complete Your FAFSA 

Apply for Scholarships

How do I activate my federal student loans?

Students who wish to activate their loans must complete the Master Promissory Note and an Entrance Counseling session. These items can be completed by visiting

Do you have your Financial Student Aid ID credentials ready? 

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