Financial Aid

Education is an investment in the future. A Saint Joseph's education is an investment in an ever-changing future. No matter how the world changes, the job market shifts, or personal and professional goals develop with time, we'll give you the skills, confidence, resilience and foundation to be successful — in work and in life. We know our approach works, and we want to make it available to all qualified students. That's why we work closely with individuals and families to find the right financing options, offer scholarship and aid opportunities, and host financial wellness programs for students and parents. We were also recognized by Washington Monthly's 2021 College Rankings, which evaluates institutions based on their contribution to the public good in three categories: social mobility, research and promoting public service.

 

 

 

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It all begins with the FAFSA

How to Apply

Students or families seeking consideration for need-based and non-need-based federal aid or need-based state and institutional aid should submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Saint Joseph’s University's school code is 003367.

FAFSA forms become available at fasfa.gov for the next school year starting on October 1.

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. If you are a male between the ages of 18-25, you must also be registered with Selective Service.

Financial Aid Process

All prospective students need to fill out the FAFSA to be considered for financial aid beyond merit scholarships.

Financial Aid Policies, Refunds and Forms

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

Financial Wellness

  • Learn how to make sound financial decisions with the HawkCent$ financial wellness program. Attend interactive, one-hour workshops throughout the academic year (dinner provided!).

    2021-22 workshops will be held monthly. Join us for our next workshop:

    • Wednesday, November 3, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Doyle Banquet Hall South (Campion). Advanced registration required as dinner is provided. Register here

     

    Fall 2021 workshop dates:

    • Wednesday, October 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Doyle Banquet Hall North (Campion). Why Building Good Credit is Just as Important as Accumulating Credits in College!
    • Wednesday, November 3, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Doyle Banquet Hall South (Campion). Keeping your NEST in order! Building and Maintaining Your Budget
    • Wednesday, December 1, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Doyle Banquet Hall South (Campion). Where to Nest? Hawk Hill or Off-Campus Housing: financial considerations to weigh and tips to help in your decision-making process

     

    Past HawkCent$ workshop topics included:

    • Why Your FICO Score is Just as Important as Your GPA
    • Financial Football: Credit, Debit and Prepaid Cards
    • Budgets Take Balance! Especially when Managing Student Loan Payments
    • Building Wealth: Saving Strategies & Investing Basics
  • Saint Joseph’s Financial Aid Office is proud to offer iGrad to our community, a best-in-class online resource for your continued financial wellness journey. Part of our mission as an office is to help college students prepare for their financial futures. With your iGrad membership, you will be able to take advantage of features such as:

    • Building and maintaining good credit
    • Money management
    • Simple budgeting tools
    • Student loan and debt management
    • Salary, debt-to-income, loan payroll and other calculators

     

    Take advantage of this benefit and join us in our efforts to make sure every Hawk lives a financially healthy life during their time at Saint Joseph’s and beyond.

    Sign up for your account today.

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website that helps you find financial products and services — whether you are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards or using any number of other consumer financial products.

Benefits for Veterans & Military

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Admission

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Scholarships

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Tuition and Costs

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We're Here to Help

Contact Us

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