Applying for Aid

2024-2025 Financial Aid Instructions

Getting Ready to Apply for Financial Aid

The 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available December 31, 2023. FAFSA filers will need the following:

  • Student and parents’ 2022 W-2(s) and 2022 federal tax returns
  • Current FSA IDs for the student and parent (contributor)

The FSA IDs serve as your legal signature on the FAFSA. Manage your FSA IDs here.

June 1 is the recommended deadline to apply for need-based financial aid, (grants, student loans, on-campus employment).

Your financial aid package will be e-mailed to your campus email beginning in early June.

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Use the appropriate Federal School Code:

College of Saint Benedict: 002341

Saint John’s University: 002379

If your FAFSA is selected for Verification you must also complete:

Students selected for verification are notified through the FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS), which is sent via email from the FAFSA processor after your application is processed. CSB/SJU will also notify you of the verification requirement, so please monitor your campus email account.

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:

  • Private Elementary/Secondary School Tuition
  • College Tuition For Siblings
  • Loss of Employment/Reduced Wages
  • High Medical/Dental Expenses
  • Marital Separation/Divorce
  • One-Time Income
  • Educational Loan Payments

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