Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid is just a two-step process!


The student and at least one parent should create an FSA ID.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov, available in December.

Federal School Codes

  • CSB (women) 002341
  • SJU (men) 002379

Filing the FAFSA for 2024-25

The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available for filing at studentaid.gov.  As was the case last year, families will report actual tax information on the FAFSA by transferring income and tax figures from their 2022 federal tax return. Note that families will be prompted during the FAFSA process for consent and approval for the Department of Education to use their information and match with IRS data. Consent is required for federal need-based aid eligibility. 


Special Circumstances

We recognize that the FAFSA does not always provide a clear picture of your family’s financial situation. You may complete the CSB+SJU Special Circumstances Form to report family financial information that might impact your aid eligibility. Circumstances that may be considered include the following:

Please note that initiating a special circumstances request may result in your FAFSA being selected for verification.


Verification Information

The verification process aims to ensure the effectiveness of the federal student aid programs. A student whose FAFSA is selected for verification will be asked to document that the family reported certain income, tax, and family information correctly.

If a student’s FAFSA is selected for verification, the college(s) will request documentation that the student must submit to the school. The student is encouraged to provide all documentation promptly. It is unlikely that the school will process financial aid for the student until the required documentation is received.

If a student uses the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the FAFSA, he or she will not have to verify that information. If the student does not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and is selected for verification, he or she will have to submit a copy of the appropriate year federal tax return or tax transcript.


Additional Information


Contact the Financial Aid Office

Executive Director of Financial Aid

College of Saint Benedict
37 S. College Ave.
St. Joseph, MN 56374

Phone 320-363-5388
Fax 320-363-6090
Email rpiechota@csbsju.edu

Saint John’s University
PO Box 5000
Collegeville, MN 56321

Phone 320-363-3664
Fax 320-363-3102
Email [email protected]