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. 




Saint Joseph's University campus.
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 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 fun, interactive, one hour workshops throughout the year (dinner provided!) on:

    • Budgeting
    • Credit (protecting your credit and dealing with credit cards)
    • Managing student loan debt
    • Tapping into external scholarship opportunities
    • Aligning your short-term spending with your long-term goals
    • Financial planning for life after college
    • Avoiding identity theft
    • The basics of personal investing


    2019-2020 workshop topics included:

    • Why Your FICO Score is Just as Important as Your GPA
    • Financial Football:  Credit, Debit and Pre-Paid Cards
    • Budgets Take Balance! Especially when Managing Student Loan Payments
    • Building Wealth: Saving Strategies & Investing Basics

    We look forward to resuming our in-person workshops in 2021!

  • Saint Joseph’s University is a CashCourse member school so students can utilize the many resources this site offers to make informed financial choices.  

  • 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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Entrance to the maguire side of campus

Tuition and Costs

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