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Financial Aid at Saint Joseph's University

A college education is an important investment in your future. We’re here to help you understand your options and to ensure Saint Joseph’s is a manageable investment for you and your family. We’ll personalize a financial aid package that allows you to place your focus on what matters most: your education.


Average SJU grants and scholarships




$23K - $31K

Annual merit scholarship range


Of students receive University assistance


Ten years after graduation, Saint Joseph’s graduates’ earnings are in the top 2.5% in the nation



Learn more about upcoming FAFSA and financial aid changes


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Cost of Attendance

Student Cost of Attendance (COA) budgets are designed to provide students with an accurate projection of reasonable costs while enabling the Financial Aid Office to formulate an appropriate financial aid package. The COA budget assigned to a student does not, however, imply the availability of financial aid funds.


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Net Price Calculator

Our net price calculator provides you with an estimated aid package as well as an estimate of what you might expect to pay during your first year. Please note that the net price calculator is intended for students entering the University as a new, full-time freshman or transfer undergraduate student. It is not intended for graduate students or part-time undergraduate students. For students planning to enroll at the Lancaster campus as a first-time, full-time undergraduate student, our development of a separate net price calculator is underway. In the interim, we recommend you use this federal estimator  Additionally, please note that, due to changes with the federal needs analysis formula that go into effect for the 2024-25 academic year, eligibility for need-based federal and state aid may vary slightly from what the calculator estimates. Learn more about the upcoming FAFSA Simplification changes. 

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It all begins with the FAFSA

How to Apply

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is for students and families seeking consideration for: 

  • Need-based federal aid
  • Non-need-based federal aid
  • Need-based state aid
  • Institutional need-based aid

Saint Joseph’s University’s school code is 003367

The 2024-2025 FAFSA (which provides aid consideration for summer 2024/fall 2024/spring 2025), can now be filed at The U.S. Department of Education will begin releasing 2024-2025 FAFSA records received to colleges beginning in mid-March.  Financial Aid packages for new, incoming freshmen and transfers will be released beginning in early April. Learn more about upcoming changes due to FAFSA Simplification and the FUTURE Act.

To receive federal aid, you must be enrolled in a degree or Title IV approved certificate program and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Financial Aid Process

Our financial aid packages help bridge the gap between college costs and what your family can afford to pay towards the total cost of a college education.

Financial Aid Policies, Refunds and Forms

See the University's policies related to financial aid, learn about how disbursements and refunds work, and access the forms you need to complete the aid process.

Benefits for Veterans & Military


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Saint Joseph's strives to make the admission process understandable by working with students and families each step of the way. Get started on your application, find your counselor or set up a visit today.

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Saint Joseph’s offers scholarships to incoming and current undergraduate students. Eligibility is auto-renewed for most, but others require a separate application. Many graduate programs also offer scholarships.

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Tuition and Costs

Tuition and Costs

For the 2023—2024 academic year, undergraduate tuition is $51,140. Costs for graduate study and online and adult learning courses vary according to the program.


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We know the financial aid process can be challenging. We're here to help.