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Admission & Aid

Your Centre Experience begins here.

Our approach to admission and aid is designed to get you on your educational journey in the most efficient and affordable way possible. 

How To Apply

We have a streamlined application process. 

  • Apply to Centre free of charge
  • Centre accepts the Common Application
  • Submit standardized text scores or apply test optional
  • Centre has three application deadlines
  • All applications are given a thorough and holistic review
  • Each Application receives automatic consideration for merit scholarship 

Learn more about applying to Centre


Admission Counselors

The goal is to get you to Centre and guide you to options on how to help pay for it. Centre has gathered a dedicated team of professionals located on campus and around the country to do just that. 

Find Your Counselor

We Invest In You

With incredible scholarship opportunities and generous financial aid, Centre can be a private education at a public price.
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Cost and Affordability

Considered a top value among liberal arts and sciences colleges, Centre is affordable. The cost of our nationally ranked education is designed to be inclusive by making affordability a priority.

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Financial Aid

Over 90% of Centre student receive financial aid. About half receive merit scholarships, while the majority receive need-based aid. We are committed to making a Centre education possible for all of our students.

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Scholarships and Fellowships

Centre students have a remarkable record of winning prestigious postgraduate scholarships and fellowships, opportunities that have taken them all over the world.

What Makes Us Different?

Here, you will learn from excellent, caring professors who will prepare you for what’s next. 


Average Aid Given

Centre gives an average of more than $40,000 in aid per student.


Receive Aid

Nine out of ten students don't pay the "sticker price".


For Merit Scholarship Awards

Centre ranks top seven in the nation for merit aid awarded.

First-Generation Students

Centre defines “first-generation” as a student whose custodial parent(s) or guardian(s) have not completed a four-year college degree. If you are a first-generation student we have specific financial aid and support resources for you.

First Generation Resources