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Information for Returning Students

Financial aid is renewable each year, as long as you continue to demonstrate financial need and meet academic and personal standards established by Saint Anselm College and the federal government. Please read carefully the college's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy (PDF/368KB).


In September 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Students will be able to submit the 2017-2018 FAFSA starting on October 1, 2016. In prior processing years, January 1 was the earliest filing date. Moving the earliest submission date up by three months is a permanent change. 
  • Beginning with the 2017-2018 FAFSA, the income reported on the FAFSA will be from an earlier tax year. This change which results in the submission of tax data from two years ago (instead of one year ago) is commonly referred to as Prior-Prior Year (PPY). For example, the 2017-2018 FAFSA will be submitted with 2015 tax information instead of 2016.

Families will now be able to use actual tax information, rather than estimated, when applying for financial aid. Almost all families will have the ability to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when completing the FAFSA, which allows for automatic transfer of tax information to a student's FAFSA.

Changes in Applying for Aid for Returning Saint Anselm College Students in 2017-2018

If a student has completed a FAFSA and CSS Profile in a previous year, the only form that is initially required to be submitted is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2017-2018. After the Office of Financial Aid has reviewed the results of your FAFSA form, we may reach out to you for additional documentation so please remember to check Net Partner for outstanding documents.


You must reapply each year and submit all required financial aid paperwork by April 15.

Note: Applications become available on October 1. We encourage students to apply as early as possible so that they may be awarded earlier.

Students missing that deadline will lose a percentage of their need-based Saint Anselm College grant and scholarship aid for the following year. We assess a 5% reduction in need-based aid for each month that you are late.


  • CSS/Financial Aid Profile (school code 3748) - The CSS Profile is a fee based application used to determine eligibility for instituional need-based aid.
  • FAFSA (school code 002587) - The FAFSA is a free application used to determine eligibility for federal student aid programs
  • 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/77KB) if student taxes are not filed (include associated W2 forms)
  • 2015 Parent Tax Non-Filing Statement (PDF/76KB) if parent taxes are not filed (include 1099 or W2 forms)
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