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Shepherd University follows a rolling admissions policy and processes applications as long as freshman or transfer openings remain. However, to be considered for scholarships, students must apply and be admitted to Shepherd by February 1.

Financial Aid
Shepherd University offers scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs on the basis of need, academic achievement, and special skills. Our hope is that any student who deserves to be at Shepherd will be able to attend, regardless of financial status.

Tuition and fees for 2011-12 are $5,554 in state and $14,418 out of state, with room and board starting at $8,130 yearly.

To Apply for Financial Aid

  1. For scholarship consideration, student must apply and be admitted to Shepherd by February 1 for enrollment in the fall semester and November 1 for enrollment in the spring semester.
  2. For maximum consideration of all other financial aid programs, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at by March 1.

Shepherd University is an equal opportunity institution.

Find Out How We Can Help Your Family Afford a Shepherd Education
Visit or call 304-876-5470 or 800-344-5231, Monday through Friday until 4:30 p.m.

Talk to an Admissions Counselor or a Professor
We offer tours, information sessions, and open houses, and are happy to arrange individual visits with faculty members. For more on visiting campus and admissions, e-mail or call 304-876-5212 or 800-344-5231.

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