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Office of Financial Aid

 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 2019-20 academic year.

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. 

The Office of Financial Aid is available to answer any questions concerning your results. Contact us at: financialaid@sfc.edu

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. Check your email or mailbox 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 Financial Aid for review.

Step 4. Check your mailbox for material from the Office for Financial Aid
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)
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.

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.

99%

received financial aid

87%

received institutional aid

94%

received a Free grant

45%

received federal pell grant

43%

received State TAP award

10%

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