Funding a college education is of great concern to many families. We're here to help you navigate through the many financial options available to you. Your first step to financial aid (grants, scholarships, and loans) is to File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for completing the FAFSA is March 1 for the following fall semester.

Purpose & Philosophy

At Ringling College of Art and Design, we realize your college education represents a significant investment in your future and a fulfillment of your dreams.

Although the primary responsibility for financing a college education lies with you as a student and your family, the Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping make your Ringling College education as affordable as possible. We are here to help you navigate through the many financial aid options available, if you qualify.

You should know that more than 70% of our students receive some form of financial aid each year.

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment. You can be confident in knowing the Office of Financial Aid will treat you with personal service taking into consideration your individual needs. Each student who applies for financial aid receives a financial aid "package," incorporating one or more forms of assistance.

Most financial aid at Ringling College is awarded to you based on demonstrated financial need, which is the difference between the cost of attending Ringling College [tuition, fees, supplies, etc.], and what you and your family are able to contribute. Demonstrated financial need for federal funding is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] with the U.S. Department of Education.