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Costs Overview

We want you here and are ready to help you through the process!

The financial aid office at Covenant College is uncompromising in its commitment to equitable service. We consider each student’s financial circumstances and academic merit holistically, because if you’re the right fit for Covenant, we want you to be here.

How much does Covenant College cost?


Room & Board


Average Cost - After Aid

**These numbers reflect a full-time, traditional, on-campus student in a standard 2-person room and are estimated based on the average amount of financial aid 99% of our students receive. Simply by completing your application to Covenant, you're automatically considered for merit scholarships, with opportunity for need-based grants, government aid, and competitive scholarship. 

Our students are just like you!

We believe Covenant's spiritually nourishing and academically challenging education equips students to successfully live out their calling far beyond their college years, providing what we call ROE: Return on Experience. This is why we're dedicated to making a Covenant education affordable for students from a variety of backgrounds. 

current student family household income distribution
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"Financial aid became the pivotal point in my decision! The Office of Financial Aid was so generous and so willing to work with me. I felt like they really wanted me at Covenant, and they helped me make that a reality."
Cara Smole '22

Scholarships & Financial Aid

99 percent 99% of Covenant’s students receive financial aid.
We walk with families hand in hand through the world of financial aid from application to graduation (and we also help with strategies on paying student loans after graduation).

99 percent

Merit Scholarships (based on your application for admission)

  • Founders' Scholarship: $22,000
  • Tower Scholarship: $20,000
  • Thistle Scholarship: $18,000
  • Shield Scholarship: $15,000
  • Tartan Scholarship: $13,000

Competitive Scholarships

  • Maclellan Scholars Program: Full Tuition
  • Wilberforce Scholarships: $15,000
  • Presidential Scholarships: $5,000
  • Visual Arts & Theatre Scholarships: $5,000
  • Music Scholarships: Varying Amounts
  • Pipe & Drum Scholarship: Varying Amounts

State Scholarships

Learn more about our scholarships

Covenant College Grants

  • Covenant College Grant
  • Directors Grant
  • Church Scholarship Promise
  • NCFCA Grant
  • PCA Grant
  • PCA Ministers Grant
  • The Summit Grant
  • YXL Grant

Federal Grants
Based on your FAFSA, you could be eligible for need-based federal grants.

Learn more about grants

The federal government provides some funding for students to work and receive a paycheck while they are a college student. Because not all students are eligible for Federal Aid, Covenant provides supplemental funding so that all students can gain useful work experience and build their resumes. You may work for our facilities services department, admissions office, or grounds department, for example.

Learn more about Scots Work

Admissions Timeline

We're so glad you're interested in applying to Covenant! By completing your application,  you're automatically considered for merit scholarships as well as institutional grants based on personal criteria. These include Homeschool Grant, PCA Grant, The Summit Scholarship, and more. Other competitive scholarships and aid have key deadlines that need to be met. 

Nov. 15
Early Action Deadline (for all Competitive Scholarships)
Dec. 31
March 1
Regular Application
May 1
Decision Deadline

Ready to take the next step?

Thank you for your interest in Covenant! By filling out this form, we'll be able to connect you with the best information regarding your program of interest, as well as your Admissions Counselor.


Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor


  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Community Development minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor


  • Economics 
  • Economics minor


  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 


  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor