For the sake of academic freedom, we do not take a dime from the government.
We are the only fully-accredited Catholic college listed in the Cardinal Newman Guide that does NOT accept federal money.
You should know that Christendom College does not participate in Title IV Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs; this includes federal student loans. This was a prudential decision made by Christendom College to protect its freedom to teach the Catholic Faith without hindrance. However, the College has developed its own robust institutional financial assistance program that is competitive with colleges who do accept Title IV Federal Student Financial Assistance.
The College does accept Federal Social Security and Veteran’s Benefits which are not Title IV funds. These are considered direct awards to the student.
Yellow Ribbon Program – GI Bill
Christendom College is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows private Colleges to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of the expense above that rate and Virginia will match the same amount as the institution. This makes Christendom very affordable for veterans and their dependents under the 9/11 2008 Veteran’s Act. If you are a Veteran under the Post-9/11 Veterans Act, please check at the Department of Veterans Affairs at www.va.gov for more information about how this program can benefit you or your dependents. These funds are not part of the Title IV Federal Student Aid Program.