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Scholarships, Grants and Loans

Last year, St. Francis College awarded more than $22 million in institutionally funded scholarships and grants to students.

Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarship

The SFC merit based scholarship is offered to all eligible students. Once a student is fully accepted with a 71+ GPA, they will be offered a scholarship ranging from $600- $12,000.

Faith-Based Scholarship

The SFC Faith Based Scholarship is for students who attend a faith based high school. The scholarship is awarded upon acceptance in the amount of $1,000.

Need-Based Scholarships

St. Francis College is proud to offer Need-Based Aid in addition to any merit, legacy, or faith-based scholarships students are awarded.

Based on the information we’ve received from a student’s FASFA application we are able to award additional Need-Based Aid. The financial aid team is able to take into account your adjusted gross income, the number of people in your household, the number of household members attending college, and additional factors based on what’s reported on your FASFA application. This is meant to benefit all applicants regardless of income level.

New Student Opportunity Scholarship

Through the New Student Opportunity Scholarship, SFC recognizes and rewards the drive and initiative of all new students. All freshmen and transfer students commencing their studies at St. Francis College in fall 2022 will automatically receive the New Student Opportunity Scholarship – a once only tuition fee waiver valued at $750.

Larkin Luminary Scholarship

The Larkin Luminary Scholarship was created in memory of Brother George Larkin who served as Director of Admissions for 38 years and welcomed many of us into the world and family of SFC. Current SFC students and alumni can refer a prospective student first year or transfer student to the admissions office.

Any prospective student who comes through this referral program can receive a $500 annual and renewable scholarship once accepted.

Students who have a current sibling who attends SFC or a parent who attended SFC will receive a $1,000 annual and renewable scholarship once accepted.

Students can receive no more than one Larkin Luminary Scholarship.

Learn more and refer a future Terrier!

Presidential Scholarships

Every year incoming first year students have the opportunity to enter an essay contest and be one of four to receive the Presidential Scholarship, which covers full tuition costs. High achieving local and international applicants are encouraged to apply by submitted a scholarship essay and attending Scholarship Day to participate in an interview.

Learn more.

Robert J. McGuire Scholarship

Each year the Robert J. McGuire Scholarship is open to local high performing first year applicants with a family adjusted gross incoming of $125,000 or less. Eligible applicants must complete a scholarship essay and attend Scholarship Day to participate in an interview.

Recipients will join a cohort of scholars who have access to additional scholarship opportunities of up to $9,000; a $1,000 book stipend; the opportunity to take a free summer or intercession course ($2,580 value); a dedicated personal academic advisor; an invitation to exclusive McGuire Scholar events; and networking and internship opportunities!

Learn more.

Alumni Grad-itude Scholarship

The Alumni Grad-itude Scholarship Program is open to any SFC alumni who:

  • Is in good standing with the college
  • Has completed a Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master's Degree
  • Graduated from classes of 2014 or later
  • Is an active member of the SFC alumni community

Alumni who meet these requirements will be eligible to pay just $450 per credit- a 30% discount.

Learn more.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship

Special consideration is given to full-time transfer students who hold membership in Phi Theta Kappa and meet the established requirements of a 3.5 GPA with 60 accepted transfer credits upon entry to St. Francis College. The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is available for students entering St. Francis College in both the fall and spring semesters.

  • Recipients will receive at least $10,000 annual and renewable scholarship
  • PTK members will have the opportunity to apply for the Honors Program
  • Their exceptional GPAs will provide them with substantial scholarship opportunities
  • Rigorous courses that will prepare them for their careers after they graduate

Learn more.

You Are Welcome Here Scholarship

We are proud to support the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign. This started as a message of welcome from US higher education institutions to international students, but has turned into so much more than that. With open arms, St. Francis College has committed to participating in the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship program.

Starting for the Fall 2021 semester, SFC will award two annual renewable scholarships that cover 50% tuition for international undergraduate students. Eligibility for consideration requires that students are not US citizens or permanent residents. International students graduating from either a U.S., or Non-U.S., High School are welcome to apply.

Learn more.

Corporate Scholarships

In partnership with Cerberus Capital Management, St. Francis College is proud to offer the Cerberus Scholarship for Cerberus employees and their family and friends across the globe. The $1,000 scholarship combines with the generous aid already available to international and local students, making St. Francis College one of the most affordable private colleges in New York City.

Recipients of the Cerberus Scholarship will benefit from St. Francis College's strong track record of preparing accounting, finance, economics and information technology students for successful careers. Explore your study options and complete the below Cerberus Scholarship Referral Form to express your interest.

Learn more.

Grants

Federal and State grants are considered "gift aid" and do not need to be repaid by the recipient.

Federal Grants

Federal and State grants are based on financial need determined by the the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grants are determined by the Department of Education based upon demonstrated financial need and full-time (12 credits minimum per semester) or part-time enrollment at SFC. Pell Grants may only be used toward the student’s first undergraduate degree.

Award Amount is up to $6095.00 within an academic year. Learn more.

Federal SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) Grant

Federal SEOG Grants are awarded by the Office of Financial Aid. Awards are determined for students through a combination of significant need as demonstrated on the FAFSA & the availability of funds.

Award Amount is up to $4,000.00 within an academic year. Learn more.

TEACH (Teacher Education Assistance for College & Higher Education) Grant
For undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate students who are or will be taking course work necessary to become elementary or secondary school teachers.

Award Amount is up to $4,000.00 within an academic year. Learn more.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III and the American Rescue Plan

Signed into law on March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) includes aid to assist higher education institutions in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. St. Francis College students may be eligible to receive up to $3,000 through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds III (HEERF III).

Under the American Rescue Plan, SFC is required to prioritize students with exceptional need. Eligible students with exceptional need (as defined below) are eligible to receive grants of up to $3,000. All other eligible students are eligible to receive grants of up to $1,500.

Learn more.

New York State Grants

State grants are based on financial need determined by the Tuition Assistance Program.

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), New York's largest grant program, helps eligible New York residents attending in-state post-secondary institutions pay for tuition. TAP grants are based on the applicant’s and his or her family’s New York State taxable income.

Award Amount is up to $5,165.00 within an academic year. Learn more.

Aide for Part-Time Student (APTS)

Part-time TAP helps eligible New York residents attending in-state post-secondary institutions on a part-time basis pay for tuition.

Award Amount is up to $2,000.00 within an academic year. Learn more.

Loans

Student loans are a form of financial aid that requires repayment of the funds received with interest. Some loans may be in either the student’s or the parent’s names. All loans require a promissory note & some require a separate application.

Federal Loan Programs

There are two types of Federal Direct Loans—subsidized & unsubsidized. Both loans carry a fixed interest rate. Learn more.

Subsidized Federal Direct Loans

  • Eligibility for a Subsidized Direct Loan is based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Subsidized Direct Loans allow for a deferment of principal payments while the student is enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program.
  • Students are allowed a six-month grace period upon leaving college before making payments on principal & interest of the loan.
  • Interest subsidies while the student is in school are paid by the federal government.
  • Learn more.

Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans

  • Unsubsidized Direct Loans allow for deferment of principal payments while the student is enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program.
  • Students are allowed a six-month grace period upon leaving college before making payments on principal & interest of the loan.
  • Unsubsidized loans do not have an interest subsidy paid by the federal government. This means that interest will accrue on the loan during the in-school & six-month grace periods.

Award Amount is up to $5,500.00 for first year college students. Learn more.

Federal Direct PLUS Loans

  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans are unsubsidized loans that parents of dependent students can borrow to help pay for education expenses.
  • The Department of Education will do a credit check as part of determining a parent’s eligibility for the loan.
  • Direct PLUS Loans carry a fixed interest rate. Repayment begins 60 days after the last disbursement unless deferred & interest is charged during both in-school & out-of-school time periods. All fees, rates & benefits are subject to change based on new or updated Federal Legislation.
  • Learn more

Graduate Plus Loans

  • Graduate students enrolled at least half time & who do not have an adverse credit history.
  • Loan Amounts: Students may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received. The total education cost may include tuition, living allowance, books and supplies & transportation. Graduate students must use their Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan eligibility prior to applying for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 have an interest rate fixed at 7.00%, with interest beginning to accrue upon disbursement.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS loans first disbursed on or after October 1, 2017 & before October 1, 2018 have a 4.264% loan fee.

Alternative Loans

Alternative student loans are offered by banks or lending institutions to help students and parents bridge the gap between the cost of education and the amount of financial aid received. St. Francis College encourages all students to apply first for federal and state financial aid. Alternative loans may provide the resources for educational expenses not covered by federal and state aid. The actual amount a person can borrow varies according to each student’s individual financial circumstance.

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