Financial Aid

More than 73% of Cleary University students receive some form of financial aid.

The Office of Financial Aid encourages all students to apply even if they think they are not eligible, as assistance is available on a need and non-need basis.

Step One:

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at

Step Two:

Setup an Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID at All students (both new and continuing) and parents, if applicable will need their own FSA ID to legally sign binding documents electronically including the FAFSA form.

Step Three:

Enter 002246 as the code for Cleary University on the FAFSA form. For students planning to attend a Michigan college or university, a private college or university should be listed as their first college choice, as the State of Michigan considers the first college choice when determining eligibility for a Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG).

Step Four:

Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) online. The U.S. Department of Education will notify you via email when it is ready. No further action is needed as long as you added Cleary University's school code on the form. The Office of Financial Aid will download your report and send you an award package detailing the aid that you many be eligible to receive.