When it comes to paying for college, we’re here for you
From filing a FAFSA to understanding your financial aid options, you can count on Davenport University’s admission and financial aid teams.
At Davenport, we don’t want you to lose sleep over how to pay for college. That’s why we make our tuition and fees affordable and help students find as many resources as possible when it comes to paying for college. More than 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid for college.
Paying for college with Davenport University Scholarships
Beyond federal financial aid for college, Davenport University scholarships offer you another path to paying for college. Each year, Davenport awards more than $15 million in Davenport University scholarships and Foundation scholarships. Unlike many other financial aid options, you do not need to pay scholarships back. If you’re wondering how to pay for college, these merit- and need-based scholarships may be just the answer.
Financial aid for college starts with filing a FAFSA
The first big step toward paying for college is to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Filing the FAFSA is the only way to receive federal financial aid for college, such as federal grants, work-study and loans. By filing the FAFSA (Davenport ID Code 002249), you also provide valuable data that helps us determine your eligibility for Davenport University scholarships and other ways to pay for college.
Estimate costs with the college net price calculator
Are you wondering how much money to save for college? The college net price calculator can help guide you in the early stages of planning how to pay for college. With the college net price calculator, you can estimate tuition costs at Davenport University as well as your eligibility for financial aid for college.
Experience the Davenport difference:
Affordable tuition and fees
Davenport never wants paying for college to be painful. That’s why we do all we can to keep tuition and fees affordable. To remove any financial barriers between you and a career-focused Davenport education, we also offer financial aid options, including Davenport University scholarships.
Help to understand the cost of attendance
How do you know how much money to save for college if you don’t know how much it will cost? When it comes to paying for college, knowledge is power. At Davenport, we help you know how to pay for college by giving you tools like the college net price calculator and the Cost of Attendance (COA) Budget.
Easy-to-find forms for financial aid options
We want to make paying for college as stress-free as possible. That’s one reason we created an extensive list of documents you may need for financial aid for college. You’ll find everything from loan request forms to forms for veterans — all ready for printing!
Comprehensive answers to FAQs
When it comes to how to pay for college, particularly financial aid for college, we know you have questions. That’s why we put together this comprehensive list of frequently asked questions. From filing your FAFSA to questions related to COVID-19, this financial aid FAQ should have all of your answers. If not, just ask us.
Additional financial aid information related to COVID-19
The Financial Aid Office is open and ready to assist you from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday. Please email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-866-774-0004 to make an appointment to speak with us.
Virtual appointments are available during office hours listed above. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-866-774-0004 to arrange a virtual meeting.
In-person appointments are subject to availability as employees must clear health checks on a daily basis to be permitted on campus. Please email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-866-774-0004 to arrange an in-person meeting.
- Lettinga Campus: In-person appointments with the Financial Aid Office are available 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
- Lansing Campus: In-person appointments with Student Financial Services are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Days and times are subject to the availability of staff.
- Great Lakes Bay (Midland) Campus: In-person appointments with Student Financial Services are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Days and times are subject to the availability of staff.
- Warren, Detroit, and Holland Campuses: In-person appointments with the Financial Aid Office are not available at this time. Please arrange a virtual appointment or visit either the Lettinga or Lansing campuses during available times.
Davenport University strongly recommends submitting requested documents, forms, and paperwork here. This is a secure upload feature that minimizes the transmission of sensitive information via email. Please note that the following Financial Aid documents must arrive at the Financial Aid Office in their original form: Citizenship Certification; Statement of Educational Purpose; and the Schell Loan Promissory Note. These documents cannot be faxed, uploaded, or emailed. They must be delivered in person to the Financial Aid Office or mailed to:
Attn: Financial Aid Office
6191 Kraft Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
To determine which documents or actions the Financial Aid Office is requesting from you, log into the Student Connection here and view the information on the 'Home' tab under the 'Unsatisfied Requirements' section.
Davenport University recognizes that many households have had a significant drop in income in the 2020 or 2021 calendar year due to the pandemic and accompanying economic downturn. The information provided on the 2021-2022 or 2022-2023 FAFSA by students and families may not reflect the current economic situation.
Students, their spouses and parents (if the student is dependent) who have suffered a loss of income and/or job due to the COVID-19 pandemic or economic downturn should submit a Special Consideration Request.
Financial aid recipients interested in the Incomplete grade option should speak with a Financial Aid Counselor before the request is submitted. Incomplete grades may cause a return of financial aid funds already received, and can also negatively affect a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standing. Please reach out to the Financial Aid Office via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, 866-774-0004, or for more details on how you might be impacted.
The U.S. Department of Education has asked schools to determine whether a student withdrew or stopped attending DU due to reasons related to COVID-19.
Normally when you withdraw we are required to return any unearned Title IV funds (Pell Grant, FSEOG, TEACH Grants, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, PLUS loans) to the Department of Education. If you withdrew or stopped attending due to COVID-19, the requirement may be waived. According to the U.S. Department of Education, "Allowable circumstances include, but are not limited to, illness of the student or family member, need to become a caregiver or first responder, loss of childcare, economic hardship, inability to access wi-fi due to closed facilities, or an increase in work hours as a result of the COVID-19 emergency."
Students who withdraw or stop attending DU will receive an email detailing the possible waiver. In order to receive the waiver, students MUST respond to the email explaining how their withdrawal is related to COVID-19. Failure to submit the statement will result in funds being returned to the Department of Education.
On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act allows tax filers to exclude from their income a portion of their unemployment compensation paid in 2020. Please refer to the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/exclusion-of-up-to-10200-of-unemployment-compensation-for-tax-year-2020-only for information on how you treat unemployment compensation on your 2020 tax return. Note: Do not include your unemployment compensation as untaxed income on your FAFSA.