We know choosing the right college for you with top-notch academics is your first priority—and at Central, you can get a prominent private, liberal arts education that is affordable.
Be assured that hundreds of scholarships are within your reach thanks to the generosity of Central's successful alumni. Our alums believe in a Central education so strongly, they give back to help the next Central generation. More than 99 percent of Central students receive financial aid because we are committed to your future.
Central's commitment to affordability is our assurance to make the Central experience possible for you and your family. Students admitted to Central with a cumulative GPA of 3.00/4.0 scale or better and total family income less than $100,000 per year can rest easy knowing that the cost at Central for the upcoming year will not exceed the published cost of your flagship public university after federal, state and Central financial aid is awarded.
Whether you live in Iowa or are from another state, you can receive an affordable, private college education. Click on your state below to find out how affordable a Central education can be for you.
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Director of Financial Aid
Office: Central Hall