The King's College

Financial Aid

Invest in Your Future

Education is an investment in your future. One that will provide a significant return if you choose to take advantage of it. During the next four years you and your family will focus your resources such as time, energy, talents, and finances into your education. The King’s College recognizes the enormity of the decision you are making and we look forward to assisting you throughout the process.

Types of Aid

Students may be awarded a combination of need-based aid, merit awards and other aid options to help pay for the cost of their schooling. The best possible financial aid package will be developed based on the information that is provided.

Institutional Aid

Alumni and friends of the college generously provide funding for scholarships and grants to help future Kingsians achieve their dreams. Institutional Aid is gift aid that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships are based on academic merit, and grants are based on financial need.

Government Grants

Federal and State governments created grant programs to help students with financial need receive a top-tier education. All government grants are based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These awards do not need to be repaid.

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Private & Federal Loans

College is an investment with excellent returns of 15% over the past decade. Many students have used both federal and private loans as a tool to fund a quality education that was otherwise out of reach. A loan is a financial aid award that must be repaid with interest. There are many types of repayment options to help fit any families circumstance.

Military Benefits

King’s participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, as well as working with the VA to ensure families’ military benefits are available to them. ROTC programs are a great way for students to help pay for school while receiving leadership training and preparing for service in the military as an officer.

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Outside Scholarships

Third-party scholarships are a great way to help fund your education. We recommend starting the scholarship search early, and continuing it throughout your college career. There are several ways to look for outside scholarships. One way is using comprehensive scholarship engines that filter scholarships based on your background, interests, and talents.

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Financial Aid Application Process

Step 1

Complete The FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending college. The results of the FAFSA are used in determining student grants, work study, and loan amounts.

Step 2

Receive Your Award Letter

The financial aid award letter details the types and amounts of aid a student will be given for the coming year. Read your award letter carefully to understand what on the letter is a scholarship, grant, or loan.




Step 3

Submit Your Deposit

By submitting your deposit you’re making a financial commitment to King’s in order to reserve your spot in the class and your current financial aid package. Follow this link to E-Pay, the venue for online payments. Your Enrollment Deposit is $250 or $500 for Early Action students. Refundable until May 1st.



Step 4

Accept Your Aid In Your Student Portal

After depositing, you will receive student portal access. By clicking on the financial aid tab, you can see what aid has been given to you . Then you must accept or deny each scholarship, grant, or Federal loan and verify the amounts of the loans.


Step 5

Apply For Loans

Bills (Remaining balances) are due by July 15th. By that date, students should have their loans secured and have set up payment plans to cover the cost for the semester. Remember your bill is only for the semester while your financial aid letter is for the year.


Financial Aid Team

Stephanie Brewster Stephanie Brewster Assistant Director of Admissions and New Student Financial Aid

Forms & Resources

Cost of Attendance

Every school puts together a list of both direct and estimated costs that include tuition, fees, housing, books, food, transportation, and miscellaneous costs. The costs on the right are for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Students can use this to get an idea of how much it will cost to attend the school of their choice. 99% of our students receive financial aid in order to attend our campus in New York City.

For a detailed listing of Tuition & Fees please click here.

*Please note: Fees are subject to change at the College’s discretion

On Campus
Direct Expenses
Tuition/Fees: $34,320
Housing: $13,650
Subtotal $47,970
Indirect Expenses
Food: $2,616
Books: $800
Misc.: $1,800
Transportation: $2,338
Subtotal: $7,554
Total: $55,524
Off Campus
Direct Expenses
Tuition/Fees: $34,320
Indirect Expenses
Housing: $7,850
Food: $2,616
Books: $800
Misc.: $1,800
Transportation: $2,338
Subtotal: $15,404
Total: $49,724
Direct Expenses
Tuition/Fees: $34,320
Indirect Expenses
Food: $1,831
Books: $800
Misc.: $1,800
Transportation: $1,044
Subtotal: $5,475
Total: $39,795
Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is a tool that helps first time, full time students determine what he/she will pay in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants.  This calculator estimates the possible need-based aid the student may be eligible for after filing the FAFSA as well as estimated merit based scholarships from the college.

Verification Forms

The Department of Education selects about 30% of all FAFSA files for a process called verification, which requires the school to collect documentation in order to check the accuracy of the FAFSA information.  This process ensures that eligible students receive all the financial aid to which they are entitled and prevents ineligible students from receiving financial aid to which they are not entitled.


We understand that you might have a few questions about funding your education. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about financial aid from King’s students and prospective students.


For questions regarding student billing, payments, and financial aid the Student Financial Services team is available by phone at 646-237-8902, email using or in-person appointments Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm (please email in advance to set up an appointment).

Student Billing Information

Financial Aid Verification Policy

As part of the financial aid application process, some students are selected for a process called “verification”. This means we will request additional documentation to verify the information provided on the FAFSA. Not all students will be asked for the same information. In addition, the need to verify is assessed each year, so a student may be selected one year but not another. Or, a student may be asked to submit the same information each year. Either way, the goal is to have an accurate assessment of a family’s financial situation. Finally, at any point in the award processing, if we find it necessary, we may require additional information.

“Special Provision for Books and Supplies”

By the seventh day of a payment period, upon request, Pell Grant-eligible students may obtain books and supplies required for the payment period if:

  1. Ten days before the beginning of the payment period, the student meets all the student eligibility requirements. (Note: A student who has not completed the verification process, has an unresolved “C” code on the SAR, or has unresolved conflicting information is not covered by this provision.) and
  2. Disbursement of those funds would have created a credit balance in federal student aid funds.

The amount provided is the lesser of the presumed credit balance or the actual amount determined that the student needs to obtain the books and supplies.

Financial Aid Eligibility for Approved Study Abroad Programs

Students may be eligible to receive federal financial aid for study abroad semesters, provided the program has been approved for credit by the Registrar’s Office. Students considering study abroad are encouraged to consult with the Financial Aid Office early in the process in order to determine available options.

Appeal Procedure Explanation

The Financial Aid Office is aware that financial situations can change due to circumstances beyond the student’s control. Often this hinders their ability to pay for college costs and is not reflected properly on the FAFSA.   In these circumstances the Department of Education gives us the authority to adjust a family’s financial information to more accurately portray their situation, allowing the student to be considered for additional financial aid.

Some circumstances that may warrant an appeal are:

  1. Loss of income due to unemployment
  2. High unreimbursed medical and/or dental expenses
  3. Recent change in parents’ marital status
  4. Parent recently passed away

If you have an unusual circumstance of this nature and would like to be considered for additional aid, please follow the steps below.

The following situations do not merit an appeal:

  1. Younger siblings are enrolled in private school
  2. You do not wish to take out loans for your education
  3. Your family has made commitments to give sacrificially to ministries
  4. Your parents will not be contributing to your education costs
Steps in Filing an Appeal
  1. Submit Your FAFSA ‐ Even if you think you may be eligible for an appeal, you must first file a FAFSA with current information exactly as it appears on your tax documents, as well as provide any additional documentation that is requested. You will then be provided a financial aid package based on those figures.
  1. Contact the Student’s Admissions Counselor** – If, after viewing the award package, you feel that your circumstance prevents King’s from being an affordable option, you should contact the student’s admissions counselor. The counselor will then help you determine the best course of action regarding your situation, including filing an appeal if appropriate. We encourage you to be as open about your situation as possible when speaking with your counselor as you can be assured that any information that you provide will be held in the strictest confidence.
  1. Provide Requested Documentation – The student’s counselor will be able to determine what documentation will be necessary to present your appeal to the Appeal Committee. These documents will fall into one of two categories.
    1. Verification Documents – Before we reconsider an appeal for additional aid we will ensure that information used for the initial award was accurate. You may need to provide IRS verified tax information, W2s, Verification Worksheets and/or other documents as requested.
    2. Appeal Documents – These are documents that support the reason for your appeal. This may include things like an Appeal Application or a Projected Income Form, as well as outside documentation such as copies of medical bills or pay stubs. The documents you will be asked to provide depend on the nature of your individual situation.
  1. Await a Decision – After receiving all requested information, the counselor will prepare your appeal for presentation to the Appeal Committee, who will make the final decision. Your counselor should be able to give you an approximate timeline of when you can expect to receive the committee’s decision. Please be patient with the Appeal Committee as they consider the details of your request. The appeal process is very complex and it may take several days or even weeks before a decision is made. We realize how important the committee’s decision is to you and will do our best to provide you with the results as soon as possible.

**Current students wishing to inquire about the appeal process may contact Student Financial Services at or 646-237-8902.