Paying for College

Financing Your Education


A Valuable Education

Choosing the right college can be a difficult decision, but an important part of the Franciscan tradition is to make sure that each and every student reaches his or her goal.

Many think a quality, private college experience can only come at a high price, but we are proud to say that St. Francis College offers one of the most affordable, private college educations in New York City. Ninety-seven percent of our students receive some form of financial aid; including institutional scholarships and grants, federal and state grants, and federal students loans.

Financial Aid
The first important step in the financial aid process is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This will help St. Francis determine your financial aid eligibility. Applying online at www.fafsa.ed.gov is the fastest and easiest way to complete your financial aid application. Click here for complete instructions on applying for all forms of financial aid at St. Francis College.

Scholarships
Scholarships are one of the most attractive forms of financial aid because they don't have to be repaid. Last year, St. Francis College awarded more than $18 million in institutionally funded scholarships and grants to students who demonstrated strong academic performance. Students may also qualify for assistance based on financial need.