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Earning a certificate or a higher education degree can be costly but education is a passport to greater earning potential and expanded career opportunities. Educational financial aid exists so that students can invest in themselves. Careful planning, including assistance from the Saint Joseph's Financial Aid team, can bring your educational dream to a reality. Saint Joseph's wants to see its students succeed and we can help with the planning needed to get there.
Make applying for financial aid simple by following the steps below. Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your application for federal grants and loans, and if you are a Pennsylvania resident, it also doubles as your application for state grants offered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.
Types of Aid
Explore the different types of grants, scholarships, and loans available to students at Saint Joseph's University - Lancaster.
From grants, to scholarships, to loans, qualified students have access to a variety of financial products to help them pursue their dream of a health care career. Each option provides specific benefits to and requirements of students. Our Financial Aid team can help you secure the right type of financial aid for your unique situation.
Ensure you are meeting all eligibility requirements in order to qualify for financial aid.
Several eligibility requirements exist to ensure you make progress towards earning your degree in a timely manner. Review the requirements and your rights and responsibilities as you are responsible for the following information.
Cost of Attendance
The Cost of Attendance (COA), also known as a budget, is the total average amount it should cost you to attend Saint Joseph's University - Lancaster for a year and includes tuition and fees and estimated costs for housing and food, books and supplies, transportation, personal expenses, and loan fees.
Your COA will always be larger than your tuition bill as your bill only includes direct costs billed by Saint Joseph's such as tuition and fees. Housing and food, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses are not included on your bill but are expenses you will likely incur.
Billing & Payments
Our Student Accounts Office processes bills, works with collections, applies financial aid and issues refund checks.
Dates & Deadlines
Stay up-to-date with important Financial Aid dates.
Being familiar with all dates and deadlines is important to ensure success! We listed some key dates and deadlines for your reference. Use the link to access the University's official Academic Calendar for both academic and financial dates and deadlines.
Download and print the financial aid, billing and veterans’ benefits forms.
Policies & Procedures
Familiarize yourself with these policies to remain in compliance with financial aid.
In accordance with federal regulations under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) Saint Joseph's University is required to publish several policies and guidelines for students. Final adherence to these policies rests with the student.
- Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Withdrawing from a Semester
Create success by using this list of resources for additional assistance.
Saint Joseph's University is a military-friendly institution and offers assistance and services to veterans and their dependents who are utilizing educational benefits. We are happy to assist you with:
- Completing the application for VA Education benefits
- Processing your benefits with the VA
- Providing direction to other valuable services and resources
These benefits can include:
- Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill®
- Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation
- Chapter 33 Post 911 GI Bill®
- Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Assistance
- Chapter 1606 National Guard or Reserves
- Chapter 1607 National Guard or Reserves (REAP) (*if eligible, must be utilized by November 25, 2019)
- Pennsylvania National Guard Educational Assistance Program (EAP)
- Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
The Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students (HEROES) Act provides for the modification and waiving of some statutory and regulatory provisions related to students who receive financial aid and who are on active duty during a war or other military operation or who reside or are employed in a declared disaster area. These adjustments apply to return of funds and signature requirements for verification and application, among other things. Please contact Financial Aid for more information.
Saint Joseph's University - Lancaster Resources
The Learning Commons is home to library and learner support resources, services, and staff. It is your place to come for research, writing, and other support services such as tutoring and test taking strategies. Library and learner support professionals are available by appointment (call or schedule through Starfish) or on a drop in basis. To schedule an appointment, please log into Starfish and follow: Services > Learning Commons > Schedule appointment.
You may also be eligible for coverage of paid available Tutorial Assistance through the VA. To review this information and eligibility, please visit the VA Education and Training website.
As a student of Saint Joseph's University, you may contact Employee & Student Health Services to speak with someone regarding stress, anxiety or other personal issues. Please visit the employee services website.
In addition, confidential counseling is offered through to our students and employees. Students are entitled to three free visits with Quest, if needed.
If additional counseling is needed, please contact the VA at 1-800-409-8771 or the Lebanon VA Medical Center.
For information about the Veterans Crisis Line, please visit the crisis line website or call 1-800-273-8255.
For information about the Veterans Mental Health website, please the veterans mental health website.