How to Apply for Financial Aid

To apply for loans and need-based grants, use Gutenberg’s Financial Aid Application. See the Financial Aid page for more information on financial aid from Gutenberg College.

Early Confirmation Grant

A one-year $1,000 grant is available for first-time college freshmen who complete their application for admission to Gutenberg College by December 1 and finalize plans to attend by January 1. This grant is available for the first year of a student’s enrollment and is not renewable.

The Early Confirmation Grant is in addition to other financial aid Gutenberg might provide. To apply for the grant, use Gutenberg’s Financial Aid Application. See the Financial Aid page for more information on financial aid from Gutenberg College.

Association of Classical Christian Schools Scholars Grant

The Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS) Scholars Grant is available to students who have graduated from an ACCS accredited high school. Students interested in applying for an ACCS Scholars Grant must submit a complete application for admission to Gutenberg College before February 15. Students must enroll full-time at Gutenberg College within two years of graduating from an ACCS accredited high school to be eligible for a four-year renewable* $2,000 grant.

To be considered for an ACCS Scholars Grant, submit with your application:

  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator from your high school.
  • A 500-word essay explaining how your experience in your ACCS school has affected your worldview and your understanding of Christianity.

*Renewal terms for the Association of Classical Christian Schools Scholars Grant:

This grant will be automatically renewed for up to three years if the recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a 3.0 grade-point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the 3.0 average or who are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the Student Code of Conduct are not eligible for automatic renewal of the grant.

Classical Conversations Challenge Grant

The Classical Conversations Challenge Grant is available to students who have graduated from the Classical Conversations Challenge program. Students interested in applying for a Classical Conversations Challenge Grant must submit a complete application for admission to Gutenberg College before February 15. Students must enroll full-time at Gutenberg College within two years of graduating from the Classical Conversations Challenge program to be eligible for a four-year renewable* $2,000 grant.

To be considered for a Classical Conversations Challenge Grant, submit with your application:

  • A letter of recommendation from a Classical Conversations Challenge director or tutor (preferably not a family member).
  • A 500-word essay explaining how your experience in the Classical Conversations Challenge program has affected your worldview and your understanding of Christianity.

The Classical Conversations Grant is in addition to other financial aid Gutenberg might provide. To apply for the grant, use Gutenberg’s Financial Aid Application. See the Financial Aid page for more information on financial aid from Gutenberg College.

*Renewal terms for the Classical Conversations Challenge Grant:

This grant will be automatically renewed for up to three years if the recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a 3.0 grade-point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the 3.0 average or who are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the Student Code of Conduct are not eligible for automatic renewal of the grant.

Sonlight Curriculum Grant

The Gutenberg College Grant for Sonlight Curriculum Students is available to students who have completed at least two years of the Sonlight curricula (grades 8-12). Two years of Sonlight curricula means at least two History/Bible/Literature [formerly, “Core”] packages and/or packages that include History/Bible/Literature or Core packages (i.e., for example, what used to be called Sonlight Multi-Subject Packages or, currently, Sonlight All-Subjects Packages). Students interested in applying for the grant must submit a complete application for admission to Gutenberg College before February 15. Students must enroll full-time at Gutenberg College within two years of completing high school to be eligible for the four-year renewable* $500 grant.

To be considered for the Gutenberg College Grant for Sonlight Curriculum Students, submit with your application:

  • A letter of recommendation from a tutor/parent who has overseen your education that includes an explanation of how that tutor/parent has been involved in your process.
  • Evidence that Sonlight curricula have been purchased. (Evidence can be in the form of a receipt or an official Sonlight notification sent directly to Gutenberg College).
  • A 500-word essay explaining how your experience using Sonlight curricula has affected your worldview and your understanding of Christianity.

The Sonlight Curriculum Grant is in addition to other financial aid Gutenberg might provide. To apply for the grant, use Gutenberg’s Financial Aid Application. See the Financial Aid page for more information on financial aid from Gutenberg College.

*Renewal terms for the Sonlight Curriculum Grant:

This grant will be automatically renewed for up to three years if the recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a 3.0 grade-point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the 3.0 average or who are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the Student Code of Conduct are not eligible for automatic renewal of the grant.

Summit Ministries Grant

The Summit Ministries Grant is designed to support students interested in continued education in a Christian Great Books curriculum at the college level. The grant is available to students who have completed a Summit Student Conference or the Summit Semester. Students interested in applying for a Summit Ministries Grant must submit a complete application for admission to Gutenberg College before February 15. Students must enroll full-time at Gutenberg College within one year of completing the Summit Conference to be eligible for a four-year renewable* $500 grant or within one year of completing the Summit Semester to be eligible for a four-year renewable* $1,000 grant. These grants may be combined.

To be considered for a Summit Ministries Grant, submit with your grant application:

  • A letter of recommendation from a Summit instructor or administrator attesting to your involvement and investment in the Summit program.
  • A 500-word essay explaining how your participation in the Summit Ministries program has affected your worldview and your understanding of Christianity.
  • For Summit Semester Graduates only: a record/evaluation of student performance during the Summit Program supplied by the Summit Graduate to Gutenberg College.

The Summit Ministries Grant is in addition to other financial aid Gutenberg might provide. To apply for the grant, use Gutenberg’s Financial Aid Application. See the Financial Aid page for more information on financial aid from Gutenberg College.

*Renewal terms for Summit Ministries Grant:

This grant will be automatically renewed for up to three years if the recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a 3.0 grade-point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the 3.0 average or who are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the Student Code of Conduct are not eligible for automatic renewal of the grant.

Worldview Academy Leadership Grant

The Worldview Academy Leadership Grant is designed to support students interested in continued education in a Christian Great Books curriculum at the college level. The grant is available to students who have completed a Worldview Academy Leadership Camp experience. Students interested in applying for a Worldview Academy Grant at Gutenberg College must submit a complete application for admission to Gutenberg College before February 15. The student must enroll full-time at Gutenberg College within two years of completing a Worldview Academy Leadership Camp to be eligible for a four-year renewable* $500 grant.

To be considered for a Worldview Academy Leadership Grant, submit with your grant application:

  • A letter of recommendation from a Worldview Academy instructor or administrator attesting to your involvement and investment in the Worldview Academy program.
  • A 500-word essay explaining how your experience with Worldview Academy has affected your worldview and your understanding of Christianity.
  • Earn a 70% or higher on the Worldview Academy Final Exam (administered at camp).

See the Financial Aid page for more information on financial aid from Gutenberg College.

*Renewal terms for Worldview Academy Leadership Grant:

This grant will be automatically renewed for up to three years if the recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the 3.0 average or who are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the Student Code of Conduct are not eligible for automatic renewal of their Worldview Academy Leadership Grant.

Worldview Academy Scholars Grant

The Worldview Academy Scholars Grant is designed to support students interested in continued education in a Christian Great Books curriculum at the college level. The grant is available to students who have completed the Worldview at the Abby Bridge-Year program. Students interested in applying for a Worldview Academy Scholars Grant at Gutenberg College must submit a complete application for admission to Gutenberg College before February 15. The student must enroll full-time at Gutenberg College within two years of completing the Worldview at the Abbey Bridge-Year program to be eligible for a four-year renewable* $2,500 grant.

To be considered for a Worldview Academy Scholars Grant, submit with your grant application:

  • A letter of recommendation from a Worldview Academy instructor or administrator attesting to your involvement and investment in the Worldview Academy program.
  • A 500-word essay explaining how your experience with Worldview Academy has affected your worldview and your understanding of Christianity.
  • Earn a 70% or higher on the Worldview Academy Final Exam.

See the Financial Aid page for more information on financial aid from Gutenberg College.

*Renewal terms for Worldview Academy Scholars Grant:

This grant will be automatically renewed for up to three years if the recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the 3.0 average or who are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the Student Code of Conduct are not eligible for automatic renewal of their Worldview Academy Scholars Grant.

Work-Study/Employment

Mastery of the material covered at Gutenberg College is a full-time activity. We recommend that students work no more than ten hours per week while classes are in session. On-campus employment opportunities are very limited; however, students have been successful in finding employment off-campus.