Applying for Aid

How to Apply 

  • All admitted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships based on their application for admission.
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application required to be considered for need-based financial aid.  Apply online at fafsa.gov and use our Federal School Code 003694 to have your FAFSA sent to Saint Michael’s.  
  • The student and at least one parent (for dependent students) will need a Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID) to electronically sign the FAFSA. 
  • When submitting the FAFSA, look for IRS Data Retrieval Tool to directly link your IRS income information to your FAFSA.  Linking your IRS tax information directly to your FAFSA streamlines aid processing and reduces the need to Student Financial Services to collect supplemental documentation.   

We encourage all students to complete and submit the FAFSA annually to ensure consideration for all available sources of financial aid. FAFSA information is used to determine eligibility for federal and state financial aid and need-based aid from St. Mike’s.   

When to Apply

The 2017-18 FAFSA will be available on October 1, 2016 and will be easier than ever before.  

Saint Michael's 2017-18 priority financial aid deadline is February 1, 2017.  Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2016 to ensure consideration for all available sources of aid..

Looking for aid for the 2016-17 school year?  It’s not too late!  Submit your 2016-17 FAFSA today!

FAFSA Resources

Contact our office or check out these resources:
General Information on Completing the FAFSA 
Determining Dependency Status and Whether Parental Information is Required
Determining Who is Your Parent for FAFSA Purposes

Your Financial Aid Award

The exact timing of your financial aid award depends on several factors. If you are an applicant for Fall 2017 Admission and submit your 2017-18 FAFSA in October 2016 we will make every effort to provide your financial aid award within a few weeks of notice of admission.  Your financial aid award may include estimated financial aid if we have requested any additional information or documentation or for federal/state award which are subject to budget approval.  

Financial aid awards for returning students will be available in late May/early June provided the FAFSA and any additional required documentation were received by May 1st.  Financial aid awards for continuing students are prepared after we verify academic progression at the end of the school year.  


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