Students have many options when it comes to financing their education. Some forms of aid (scholarships and grants) come as gifts from the College, state, or federal government, while others come from private, outside sources. Grant aid does not need to be repaid. Low-interest student and parent loans also bridge the gap when financing your education.
Merit aid is offered by the Office of Admission, in the form of College scholarships, to students who display exemplary academic credentials. Visit the Scholarships and Frequently Asked Questions section of this site for more information about merit aid.
Need-based aid covers all scholarships and grants. Unlike loans, the money received is a gift and does not have to be repaid. This includes Saint Anselm College scholarships as well as state and federal government grants and scholarships.
It is common for many of our students to include loans as part of their financial aid package. These loans generally hold low interest rates and offer long-term repayment plans. The Federal Stafford Loan and Perkins Student Loan are the two most common loans undertaken by college students. For additional information on loans, please visit our Loans page.
Federal Work Study (FWS)
The Federal Work Study program offers students with demonstrated need the opportunity to meet some of their indirect costs by working part time on campus or off campus at an approved nonprofit agency for at least minimum wage. Students are authorized to earn up to a specified amount; however, they are not guaranteed employment to that level. The ollege assists students with their job search, but students must locate their own jobs.