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Student Financial Services

St. Francis College knows that the rising cost of tuition can be a burden on students and their families and that’s why we are freezing tuition for the Fall 2018-19 academic year.

Contact Ric Payne, in Student Financial Services at 718.489.5255 or via email at rpayne@sfc.edu.

SFC offers a comprehensive financial aid program that mixes institutional scholarships and student employment with federal grants and loans, as well as state grants . To be considered for any financial assistance, students are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each school year. The FAFSA may be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov beginning October 1 for the following academic year. For example, students who plan to enroll for September 2019 may begin the financial aid process on October 1, 2018.


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Who Should Apply for Financial Aid?

Everyone! Even if you think you do not qualify, you should apply. You may even receive a small grant which can help defray some of your costs and the application is free!

St. Francis College requires you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive federal and institutional aid. New York State residents must also complete a separate application for New York State TAP.

Contact Us

Location Office Hours Phone

Student Financial Services
Room 2000
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday & Thursday:
9AM to 6PM
Tuesday - Friday:
9AM to 5PM

Office: 718.489.5255
Email: sfs@sfc.edu

Financial Aid Links

Financial Aid Programs


Academic scholarships and grants are generally awarded to new and transfer students at the time of acceptance to the College. Annual awards range from $ 5,000 to $12,000 and may be applied to tuition and mandatory fees only. Please note:
  • Individual award amounts will be reduced by federal and state award grants if the combination exceeds actual tuition and fees.
  • Students in need of additional money for books or living expenses must apply for a student loan.
  • Awards are renewable on an annual basis for up to four years with eligibility contingent upon maintaining a minimum grade point average.
    • Achievement grants are renewable with a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
    • Academic scholarships are renewable with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Scholarships and grants may not be used for tuition for graduate level courses.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Kathleen Corrigan Scholarship

The Kathleen Corrigan Giallanza Scholarship Fund has been established in recognition of St. Francis College’s commitment to provide a superior liberal arts education in the Franciscan tradition and to support the College’s ongoing commitment to academic excellence.

This Honor/Memorial Scholarship has been established in the memory of a special person to the institution and, when at all possible, will be directed to a current or incoming St. Francis College student that is a surviving spouse or child of a firefighter killed in the line of duty. This is a partial scholarship and will be designated to no more than one scholarship recipient per academic year. For further information, please contact Ms. Maria Blandino in the office of Student Financial Services.

SFS Team

Student Financial Services Team

    Financial Aid Process

    Financial Aid Process

    Step 1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Complete all required documentation at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. The college code is 002820

    Step 2. Complete the online TAP application
    If you are a New York State resident, you will be linked from the online FAFSA to the New York TAP application or you can access the application online at http://www.tapweb.org/. The college TAP code is 0715.

    Step 3. Watch for your Student Aid Report (SAR)
    If you provided an email address on your FAFSA, your SAR will be sent electronically within five days. Without an email address, a paper SAR will be mailed to you. Review the results for accuracy and make any corrections at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. If you provided the above codes on your FAFSA, your application will be electronically sent to the SFC Office for Student Financial Services for review.

    Step 4. Look for material sent to you by the Office for Student Financial Services
    Complete all forms and provide all information requested of you by the college.

    Step 5. Complete Direct Loan process (Skip if you do not plan to use loans for school)
    If you plan to take out loans and have indicated so on your award letter, go to http://www.studentloans.gov/. Students must complete entrance counseling and an e-MPN for Direct subsidized/unsubsidized loans. Parents must complete a credit check and an e-MPN in order to borrow a PLUS.