You're in the right place to get all the information you need on qualifying for, applying for and receiving financial aid. We encourage you to explore the many scholarship, grant, loan, and work-study options available that help make paying for college as affordable as possible.
Step 1: Apply for a federal username and password at www.fsaid.ed.gov. Both the student and a parent must apply for separate username and passwords.
Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA can be completed as early as October 1st. The Federal Government has implemented prior-prior year filing. This means, you will use your tax information from two years prior to the FAFSA filing year. For example, for the 2019-2020 FAFSA, you will use your 2017 tax information.
Step 3: Once the FAFSA is complete, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Federal Government. The SAR will contain a number known as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC figure is determined by the Federal Government on the following submissions: income (parent and student), assets, tax liabilities, family size and number of members of the household enrolled in college. The EFC is used to determine federal and state eligibility for need-based financial aid.
Step 4: The Office of Financial Aid will send you a Financial Aid Award Package once you are fully accepted to Saint Francis and the office has received your FAFSA beginning December 15th.
Please note: May 1 is the FAFSA deadline for Pennsylvania State Grant consideration (PHEAA). To check state grant status, check pheaa.org.
In order to receive Saint Francis University Institutional Aid (Institutional merit aid, University grants, Endowed University scholarships, etc.) full-time dependent (as determined by Federal guidelines) undergraduate students are required to do one of the following:
In order to receive athletic aid, an undergraduate or graduate student, regardless of dependency status, must reside in University housing unless approved by the Department of Athletics.
To be eligible for institutional aid, students who commute from the home of a parent or legal guardian or are dependents of a SFU employee and receiving tuition remission benefits must be registered with the Office of Residence Life and approved as a commuter. If a student chooses to live off-campus (private residence, apartment, etc.) they do so with the understanding that they will forfeit Saint Francis University institutional aid. If a student fraudulently reports that they are commuting from home to the Office of Residence Life and are found to be living off-campus, the University reserves the right to revoke institutional aid and disciplinary action may be taken. A Saint Francis University student housing contract is for two semesters.
To receive a Financial Aid Package you must first be accepted to Saint Francis University. Please contact the Graduate Department you are seeking acceptance to for Admissions information.
To receive a Financial Aid Package you must first be accepted to Saint Francis University. Please contact the Adult Degree and Continuing Studies Department for Admissions information.
Options – (Federal or Private) in the PARENT’S NAME; approval based on credit
Time FrameSaint Francis expects students enrolled in degree programs to complete all required course work within a given amount of time; therefore, students may receive financial aid for a maximum number of semesters.
The Office of Financial Aid encourages all current and accepted students to visit our Financial Aid portal.
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You may call us at 814-472-3010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Office is located in Padua Hall and we are open Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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