Paying for Cottey

Welcome to the Cottey College financial aid pages. We're here to help make your Cottey education a reality by helping you and your family understand and navigate the financial aid process. We know you have questions about financing a college education. The good news is that Cottey has been able to remain affordable due to our strong financial foundation, endowment, and the continued financial support of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization dedicated solely to furthering education for women. A Cottey degree is a smart investment!

  • More than $6.1 million in financial aid was awarded to our students in 2014-15.
  • Typically, 98% of Cottey students receive some kind of financial aid.

Since Cottey students come from so many different states and countries, we continue to offer a set tuition cost for all students, regardless of her home state or country. To see a breakdown of the cost of attendance, please visit the tuition and fees page.

Cottey offers a comprehensive program of financial assistance options, including scholarships, grants, student employment, and loans. How much your education will cost depends on your family's financial circumstances and your academic background.

The first step in securing a financial aid package is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As a senior in high school, you can complete the FAFSA as early as January 1st of your senior year. Cottey’s school code is 002458. Click here to read more about Completing the FAFSA and Applying for Aid.

You may call the financial aid office Monday-Friday, 8-12 and 1-5 p.m. Central time at 417-667-8181, ext. 2190. The person most likely to answer the phone first is Angie Newton, financial aid secretary, and she can answer most of your general questions about applying for financial aid. Sherry Pennington is the director of financial aid, and she can help with everything else. You can also contact the office by e-mail at