Financial Aid Requirements & Application


Please read The Cost of College before completing a Financial Aid application.

Student/Family Responsibility

Gutenberg College assumes that each student and his family have the primary responsibility to pay for the student’s college education and that this education is a high priority meriting sacrifice on the part of the student and the family.

Part of the student’s responsibility is to investigate financial aid from non-Gutenberg sources. Students are encouraged to apply for academic, merit, service, or need-based scholarships from other institutions. Potential providers include, but are not limited to, the following: private corporations, charitable foundations, clubs and associations, and community service organizations; religious organizations; military units; state agencies; and governmental agencies. Students can explore the following on-line sources for advice and information regarding scholarship application and availability: and

Oregon students may explore over 600 privately funded scholarships and apply for up to 40 with just one application, and there is no cost to apply. Students must apply online at and submit a completed OSAC scholarship application and all other required materials by March 1 at 5:00 p.m. Scholarship funds are available for graduating high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students, GED® and homeschooled students, community college and vocational school students, single parents returning to school, and more. Details on all available scholarships can be found in the OSAC Scholarship Catalog.

Assessing the ability of a family to contribute toward a student’s education is difficult, since everyone’s economic circumstances are unique and complex. Furthermore, the family itself is the best informed regarding those circumstances. Therefore, instead of collecting a lot of financial information, we ask the applicant to do the following:

  • Supply some basic financial information about yourself and your family.
  • Tell us how much your family can contribute.
  • Describe all other factors your family thinks are relevant to determining its ability to contribute.
  • Explain why this amount is a good faith effort on your part to do as much as you can to cover the cost of your education.

Financial aid from Gutenberg is available to assist, but not to replace, the family’s resources and/or financial aid from other sources. It is only applicable to tuition.​

How to Apply for Financial Aid

To apply for Financial Aid, both new and returning students must complete the Financial Aid Application. New students should complete the Financial Aid Application before April 1. Returning students should complete the application before May 1.

Applicants may complete the Financial Aid Application online.


Applicants may also complete the application off-line by requesting a copy from the Gutenberg office or downloading a PDF and mailing the completed application to Gutenberg.

Financial Aid Application PDF

If mailing the application, please send it to the following address:

Gutenberg College
Attn: Financial Aid Director
1883 University Street
Eugene, OR 97403

Supporting Gutenberg College

Gutenberg College is not sponsored by any church or association. To pay its expenses, this independent college relies on volunteer time and contributions of money from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, and faculty to supplement income from student tuition.

Gutenberg is happy to be able to offer students a financial aid package. We want them to be able to pursue their studies at Gutenberg College without excessive financial worries and without going deeply into debt. Sometimes students and their families decide that they are able and want to contribute more toward their education than Gutenberg charges them for tuition. (For example, the families of students who receive financial aid packages from Gutenberg may feel that they can contribute a little more, or families who can well afford full tuition may want to contribute more.) If this is something you would like to do, please consider donating that “extra” to the college. (Donations may be tax deductible.) Such donations benefit other students and help the college become stronger financially. If you can help in this way, please know that the faculty and staff of Gutenberg College would greatly appreciate your additional support for the college’s unique endeavor.