Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admittance to Fisk University! The admitted student page seeks to provide students with relevant information as they begin their journey to becoming a future scholar and leader.  

In addition, as you consider your college options, please explore this site to learn more about academic programsstudent life, and how Fisk University can help you to achieve your future goals.  

NEXT STEPS

To help ensure a smooth transition, please review and follow the next steps to complete your enrollment:  

Let us know you’re coming: Please submit your enrollment deposit.

  • New First Time Students/Transfer Students$200
  • International Students: $500
  • Re-admit Students: waived  

Enrollment deposits can be submitted via one of the methods below: 

  • On-line via www.fisk.afford.com.  Go to, “Make a Payment”, then “Make a One Time Payment.” then select “Admission applications and deposits” from the drop-down menu.
  • Phone via the Office of Business and Finance at (615)-329-8546 
  • Mail via the address below:
Fisk University
Attn: Office of Admission
1000 17th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

Reserve your campus housing: Applications for university housing is available online. The housing/security deposit is $200 made payable via one of the steps above. For more information regarding housing and all required documentation, please visit the Office of Residence Life and Campus Services via the link at https://www.fisk.edu/campus-life/housing-residence-life.   

Submit your FAFSA: The key to the best financial aid award, including Pell Grants, Federal Work-Study, and student loans, is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA opens October 1st. For more information, please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Fisk University school code is 003490.  For more information regarding the financial aid process at Fisk University, please visit our website at https://www.fisk.edu/financial-aid.   

Submit final transcripts, college credit and AP/IB test scores: Final, Official High School transcripts are required upon graduation. They are to be submitted before August 1st via one of the methods below:  

  • Parchment/Naviance
  • The Common Application
  • Physical Mail in sealed envelope (see address above) 

Note: Pictures, faxes, and or emailed copies of final transcripts will not be accepted.  

If you have taken college courses, request that official copies of transcripts are submitted from the college/university from which you have earned credit.  Transcripts can be submitted in one of the following methods below:  

  • Parchment/Naviance
  • The Common Application
  • Clearinghouse
  • Physical Mail in sealed envelope (see address above) 

Contact the College Board and request an official copy of your AP test scores to be sent to Fisk University.  Please visit the website https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/score-reporting/ for details.  

Visit our campus: To schedule a campus visit, please email tours@fisk.edu" target="_blank">tours@fisk.edu.  Additional information for scheduling a campus visit can be found at https://www.fisk.edu/admissions/campus-visit.   

*Make your first tuition payment: Students are required to submit the first payment towards their tuition bill by Friday, July 26, 2019.  To submit your first payment, please follow the steps below to complete this task:  

Join us for New Student Orientation: We look forward to welcoming you to campus at the beginning of August for move-in and orientation week! Details will be forthcoming during the spring months!  

If you have any questions regarding the next steps that have been listed, please contact our office at  or via phone at (615) 329-8666.   

Financial Aid – Related Concerns

Spring and summer are the busiest times of the academic year for the Office of Student Financial Aid. Officers may be difficult to reach as we are trying to assist both new and returning families. Here are some tips to ensure good customer service:

Complete your FAFSA Beginning October 1
The student financial aid process begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have not completed the FAFSA and indicated Fisk as an institution to receive your information by inserting our school code (003490), then our office will not have access to your records. The office also requires all domestic students who have received an institutional scholarship to complete the FAFSA. Failure to complete the FAFSA will result in no financial aid award for the academic year or scholarship offer being rescinded. If you have not done the FAFSA, please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.  You and or your parents will need a FAFSA PIN to complete the FAFSA.  If you do not have one you may request one at the following website www.pin.ed.gov .  Also please note that the Department of Education as of May 10, 2016 will be replacing the FAFSA PIN number with a new identification process term FSA-ID (Federal Student Aid-ID).  More information regarding this process will be forthcoming

Student Aid Report
When contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid, please have a copy of your Student Aid Report available. Doing this will allow officers to more rapidly answer your questions. Your Student Aid Report contains a section entitled “Comments”. Please review the comments section as many of the questions asked are covered in this section.

Expected Family Contribution
Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a numerical determination made by the US Department of Education that serves as an eligibility guideline for financial aid officers. This figure is used to determine whether you can receive a Pell Grant, etc. This is one measure used to determine a financial aid package.

Verification
Verification is a random process initiated by the US Department of Education at the time a student submits the FAFSA. You can sometimes determine if you have been selected by looking for an asterisk on the Student Aid Report near the EFC indication. If you have been selected, no financial aid award can be completed until this requirement is satisfied. Typically, those selected for verification are required to submit worksheets and current year tax documentation. If you have been selected, the worksheets can be accessed here: http://www.fisk.edu/financial-aid/documents-and-forms

For more information regarding the financial aid process, visit https://www.fisk.edu/financial-aid.