Financial Aid


Naropa University recognizes that education at a private institution is an expensive undertaking. Limited financial resources need not exclude one from what Naropa has to offer.  Naropa University offers a variety of scholarships to qualified undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree students of merit. Naropa encourages students to apply for any and all scholarships for which they may be eligible.

Assessment for most Naropa Scholarships is based on the admissions application or departmental nomination and the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the International Student Aid Application. All Naropa scholarships are available to international students, except where indicated otherwise. Some scholarships require separate applications. Explore scholarship opportunities below that may be available to you. 

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Scholarships for Non-Degree Students

Outside Scholarships

Students are creative in finding ways to finance their education. Naropa students have discovered scholarships offered by entities ranging from places of employment, to benevolent associations, to brand name companies, to parents' employers, to name a few. We provide guidelines in conducting scholarship searches, links to search engines, and descriptions of various scholarships to aid in the pursuit of outside funding.


Naropa University offers institutional grants as well as federal grants. Explore what grant funding may be available to you.

Grants for Undergraduate Students

Grants for Graduate Students

Grants for International Students (Undergraduate or Graduate)

Student Employment

Naropa University offers a variety of employment opportunities through financial aid funding.  Earnings from these types of employment help defray the direct costs of tuition or cost of living expenses.

Employment for Undergraduate Students

Employment for Graduate Students

Employment for International Students


Federal educational loans are available to U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens (e.g. permanent residents). While not as attractive as grants and scholarships, they are, nevertheless, an important form of financial aid and help students defray the cost of attendance.

Private loans may also be available, though students should consult a financial aid counselor before considering these.

Loans for Undergraduate Students

Loans for Graduate Students

Loans for International Students (Undergraduate or Graduate)

Loan Repayment and Deferment Information