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Information for New Students

We understand that cost is an important consideration for most families when choosing a college. The financial aid process may feel daunting to you; however, our office is here to help. We encourage all students who feel they need assistance to apply.

Your need is determined by comparing the total anticipated costs of a Saint Anselm education in a given year with the financial contribution that Saint Anselm expects from you and your family. Financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study) is offered to help fund your education.

We have provided the Saint Anselm Net Price Calculator to estimate your out-of-pocket expenses to attend the college. The calculated price will be based on 2014-2015.

Cost of Attendance, the information you provide on your family's financial resources (student and parent income and assets) as well as your self-reported academic background.

We believe that financing a student’s education is a family responsibility, to the extent that the family is able to help. Unless you qualify as an independent student by federal standards, or you have highly unusual circumstances, you must file with your parents. You should talk to a member of the financial aid staff, if you believe you have circumstances that warrant special consideration.

All Prospective Students

Deadline March 15

  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE » * The CSS Profile is a fee based application used to determine eligibility for institutional need-based aid.
    school code: 3748
  • FAFSA » The FAFSA is a free application used to determine eligibility for federal student aid programs
    school code: 002587
  • 2015 Tax Information submitted directly to the College Board IDOC Program (more information below)
    • Copies of federal tax returns for the student and parent, signed with all schedules
    • Copies of student and parent W-2 forms
  • 2015 Student Tax Non-Filing Statement (PDF/76KB) if student taxes are not filed (with W2 forms)

*Please note students do not need to complete the Profile if they only wish to obtain federal aid. Please contact our office to tell us that you do not wish to apply for institutional need-based resources if that is the case.

A few weeks after filing the FAFSA, you will receive an email with your Student Aid Report (SAR). Review the SAR and, if corrections are needed, update the information at The Office of Financial Aid receives an electronic copy of your SAR.

Shortly after completing the CSS Profile, the College Board IDOC Program will email the tax submission instructions to the email used to register for the Profile. Please submit one packet of of 2015 federal tax returns for student and parents, including all pages, schedules, and W-2 forms to the College Board IDOC Program. The College Board will provide the Office of Financial Aid with the tax information in a more secure, electronic format. If you do not receive the submission instructions from the College Board within a week of completing the Profile form, please contact them at (305) 829-9793.

International Applicants

Deadline for Admission and Aid February 1
International citizens must also complete the following information.

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