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Financial Aid

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The purpose of the Financial Aid Office is to assist students and families in understanding the financial aid process and to help them find ways to fund their education at PHC. We are committed to working with students and families to help make one of the nation’s finest classical Christian liberal arts educations affordable. Bill Kellaris, the Director of Financial Aid, oversees the College’s financial aid program. He works with prospective and current students and their families to provide counsel concerning the financial aid process, including eligibility requirements for merit and need-based scholarships. The College awards nearly $3,000,000 in financial assistance annually to help qualified students attend PHC. 

You may contact the Office of Financial Aid (888) 338-1776 (toll free) or (540) 441-8142 or by email at FinancialAid@phc.edu.

Whether you're interested in finding out more about merit-based scholarships or need-based scholarships, we can help you to determine your eligibility and guide you through the application process. And if PHC's financial aid offerings don't meet your full need, we can provide information on how to find private funds.

 Fall 2017 Enrollment

          November 1, 2016

                      Early Action Admission: Application fee waived

                      Scholarship Priority                         

December 1, 2016

            Leadership Scholarship Application due

            Community Service Scholarship Application due

February 1, 2017

            Regular Admission: Application fee – $20

            Regular Scholarship

            Trivium Scholarship Application due

            J.S. Bach Music Scholarship Application due

            Preliminary Resumé/video for Forensic Scholarship due

March 30, 2017

            Recommended PROFILE submission for Need-Based Scholarship

June 15, 2017 

            Final Admission: Application fee – $40

            Final Scholarship

            Final PROFILE submission for Need-Based Scholarship

            Final Resumé for Forensic Scholarship 
             (or at the conclusion of a national tournament, if later)

Spring 2017 Enrollment

         October 1, 2016

                       Early Action Admission: Application feewaived

          November 1, 2016

                       Final Admission: Application fee$20

                       Final PROFILE submission for Need-Based Scholarship

 The PROFILE® does not have to be submitted by the Priority Deadline. PHC's deadline for submitting the PROFILE® is June 15, 2017.


Financial Aid Principles

As a matter of institutional conviction, Patrick Henry College operates on the basis of two guiding financial principles: first, the College is committed to operating without debt, adding new facilities and programs only as funds are raised; second, the College is governed by its Board of Trustees according to its Fundamental Statements and will not accept any funding, private or governmental, which includes terms which supersede the Board’s authority or conflict with these Fundamental Statements.

In order to safeguard our distinctly Christian worldview, we do not accept or participate in government funding. We believe such financial independence is a critical component of a Patrick Henry College education. As a result, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) federal grant and loan programs, ROTC funds, G.I. Bill funds, and State funds, are not available to PHC students and their families. However, we are confident that our wide range of financial aid options can help bring one of the nation's finest classical, Christian liberal arts educations within the reach of students from many financial backgrounds.

Because the College is recognized by the USDE as an eligible institution, PHC families may take advantage of the benefits built into the federal tax code – including education savings incentives (529 Plans), tax deductions, and tax credits. To take advantage of these benefits, please be sure to use our OPE ID number 039513-00. For further information, please refer to the IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education.


Financial Aid Eligibility

To be eligible for financial aid, a student must be admitted to the College as a degree seeking student. Financial aid is available on a pro-rated basis for part-time degree seeking students as long as the student is registered for six or more credits in the Fall and Spring semesters or three or more credits in the Summer term. As a condition of receiving financial aid, students agree that the College may publicize the individual successes achieved by students to promote the College to potential students and donors. PHC refrains from such promotion if it would jeopardize in any way a student's career opportunities, such as those in national security or related fields. Financial aid is awarded in the form of merit-based scholarships and need-based scholarships.


Financial Aid Application

Upon admission to the College, students will automatically be evaluated for the Patrick Henry Scholarship, Leadership Scholarships and the Faculty Awarded Scholarships.  Formal applications are required solely for the J.S. Bach Music Scholarship and the Forensic Scholarship.   Please see the individual scholarship listing for application and deadline details.


Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are determined by performance indicators including: test scores, student writing skills, leadership experience, references, and personal interviews. Continued eligibility requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher depending upon the renewability requirements of the scholarship. Merit scholarships are awarded to incoming students and are renewed annually if a student remains eligible.

PHC Scholarships


Need-Based Financial Aid

Students seeking need-based financial aid are required to complete the College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®. The code number assigned to Patrick Henry College by College Board is 2804.  Detailed information can be found on the College Board PROFILE page. The Financial Aid Office will occasionally request additional information from the student before making an award.


Need-based aid decisions will be made based on the PROFILE Financial Need Analysis Report using the College's need-based formula. Continued eligibility for financial aid requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. All need-based scholarships will be evaluated annually and must be applied for annually using the PROFILE® to calculate expected family contribution.

PHC's PROFILE® deadline for Fall 2017 enrollment is June 15, 2017. Students that do not submit the PROFILE® by this date may not be eligible for need-based aid.


Private Sources of Scholarships

All students are encouraged to seek private sources of scholarships.  Homeschool support groups, a parent's place of employment, private foundations, and individuals are potential private sources of financial aid. With the permission of the student and parents, Patrick Henry College will release application and financial aid information to these private organizations.


Private Student Loans

Patrick Henry College is neutral in regard to students borrowing to pay for educational expenses. The College recognizes that this is a personal decision that must be made by each student and his family. 

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