General Information

The cost of a quality college education is an important investment in your future. Financial aid, in the forms of scholarships, grants, employment and/or loans, is often necessary to help make a Central College education a financial possibility.


In fall 2022, 100 percent of those new Freshman who sought financial aid received aid. The average new freshman financial aid package for fall 2022 was $17,618, which included scholarships, grants, work study, and Federal loans. Financial aid is awarded on a yearly basis, and you must reapply each year. Central tries to maintain consistency in annual awarding; however, individual awards may be influenced by significant changes in your demonstrated need factor, academic achievement, and/or funding from federal, state, or institutional sources.