Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid for Prospective Students

Paying for college is a partnership between our students, their families and the college. We look carefully at the unique financial circumstances of each family, and offer every student the best package of support we can. While each family differs in its resources, its priorities and its attitudes toward money, The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University follow policies and practices to treat families equitably in the process.

Determined students focus on completing an in-class exam.


of CSB+SJU graduates finish in four years.


students receive scholarship or grant assistance to help pay for college


Alums rate their college experience as good or excellent.

Applying for Aid

The FAFSA is now open for the 2024-2025 academic year! In addition to completing the FAFSA, our prospective students may also complete our Special Circumstances form.

CSB+SJU Net Price Calculators

Like many major purchases, the price you see is not necessarily the price you pay. Estimate how much a CSB+SJU education will cost with our Net Price Calculators.

Note: This is only an estimate for new, first-year undergraduate students. It’s not an official application for financial aid. See our Applying for Financial Aid page.

Please contact our CSB+SJU Financial Aid Office after you fill out the estimator. They can help you interpret the results.

Types of Aid

At Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s we offer multiple types of aid to assist our Bennies and Johnnies with college related expenses.


Scholarships are awarded based on merit at the time of admission to CSB+SJU.


All grants are awarded to students based on family income and financial information which is provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSB+SJU Financial Aid Application. Grants do not need to be repaid.

Student Employment

Students who work through the CSB/SJU Student Employment Program gain valuable skills and earn money to assist in paying for college. Students generally work 5-12 hours per week and are are paid every two weeks for the hours they have worked.


CSB+SJU participate in all the major federal and state loan programs. Some loans are need-based and require the FAFSA and CSB+SJU Financial Aid Application in order to determine eligibility. Others are available to all students and parents regardless of family income. The loan amount and interest must be repaid.


Application for Admission and Scholarships

International students may apply for admission online using either the Common Application or the CSB+SJU Application. Students will be automatically considered for an International Student Scholarship by applying for admission and submitting the International Student Financial Aid Application.

English Proficiency Assessment (TOEFL, IELTS, DET, or PTE Academic)

The TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test (DET), PTE Academic or other approved test of English language ability, is required for all international applicants whose primary language of instruction throughout secondary school is not English. The TOEFL code for CSB is 6104; for SJU it is 6624.

For instructions on how to have your test scores sent to CSB+SJU, go to the following websites: