Questions about financial aid? Here’s the full picture.

Financial aid is important (and often confusing), and we want to help you understand the process.

To help you get started, we’ve distilled it down to the following three steps. Beyond this, reach out to a college financial advisor to discuss your eligibility and needs. At ϲʿ’s, your personal financial aid advisor will work with you — throughout your college career — to identify all of thescholarships, grants and loans you qualify for, and walk you through theapplication process.

We’re committed to helping right-fit students find their place here, with generous scholarships and financial aid packages that meet their needs.

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How to Apply for Financial Aid at ϲʿ’s

Step 1

Apply for Admission

When you apply for admission before the priority deadline, you'll be automatically considered for the mostscholarships.

Priority Application
Deadline:
Feb. 1

$37,965

Average merit scholarship and/or grant awarded to first-year students

$13,419

Average tuition paid by our first-year students who received scholarships and/or grants

step 2

Complete the FAFSA

Theasks questions about a family's income and assets to determine a Student Aid Index(SAI). Make sure to list the ϲʿ's federal school code, 003621, in the school release section, so the university gets your results. Because every school has a limited amount of financial aid to offer, students who meet our FAFSA priority deadline are most likely to get the best financial aid package. Of course, those who submit FAFSAs after the priority deadline are still considered for financial aid, but it may be a lesser amount than if they had met the deadline.Check out our tipsfor completing the FAFSA.

FAFSA Priority
Deadline:
May1*

Step three

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After you’re admitted and have provided all the required documents, you’ll receive a financial aid offer letter in the mail. Financial aid offers are also displayed inmyHilltop. You’ll be asked to go toto accept the aid offer and complete any additional requirements to secure your aid offer. Manyaidofferscombinethree types of aid— merit-based, need-based and supplement aid.

All Other Financial
Paperwork Due:
July 1*

* The FAFSA priority deadline is May 1 for entering freshmen, new transfers and continuing undergraduates.

Why Everyone Should Submit the FAFSA

At ϲʿ's, nearly every student receives scholarships and grants they don't have to pay back. But every year, some students miss out on making college more affordable because they didn't complete the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Learn why every student should complete the FAFSA.

3 Tips for Submitting your FAFSA

1. You don't need anything besides the FAFSA and your application.
To apply for financial aid at ϲʿ’s, you only need to submit the FAFSA. However, some colleges require additional forms or applications for aid along with the FAFSA. Check with each school’s financial aid office for specific requirements.

2. Get an FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov.
Your FSA ID allows you to complete and sign your FAFSA electronically, and check the status and make corrections to it online. Students and parents must apply for separate FSA IDs. You’ll use your same FSA ID throughout your student’s college career to complete the FAFSA and access your records, so file it in a safe, convenient place.

3. Make sure you get your FAFSA email.
You will receive an email acknowledgmentfrom the Department of Education after completing the FAFSA. If you do not receive a response within 48 hours, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-433-3243. ϲʿ's will receive your results in a week.

Contact Us

Office of Student Financial Services
seu.finaid@stedwards.edu
512-448-8523 or 800-555-0164