Applying for Financial Aid

We try to take the guesswork out of financial aid for you by providing you with an easy to follow checklist for your senior year:

  • Complete the Sweet Briar Early Estimator as early as Sept. 1.
  • Apply for Admission to Sweet Briar as early as Sept. 1.
  • File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) starting Jan. 1, but no later SBC’s priority deadline        of Feb. 15.  File your FAFSA at and make sure to include SBC’s FAFSA code 003742. 
  • Eagerly await your award package.

Other activities you should be doing to help with college costs include looking into non-SBC specific scholarships.  You can create online scholarship profiles on sites such as,, AND you should be visiting your college counseling/guidance office regularly for local scholarships.

Check out our Scholarship page to see additional SBC scholarships for which you could be eligible.