Financial Aid for New Students

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.

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.

See the 2022-2023 Financial Aid Guide for New Students »

 

How to Apply

After applying for admission, complete the steps below as early as possible and by the filing dates based on your preferred application plan. 

 

Complete the FAFSA

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a free application used to determine eligibility for federal student aid programs.

Apply for a Federal Student Aid FSA ID and complete your FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov

School code: 002587

Financial Aid Dates, Deadlines, and Links

Below, you will find important filing dates based on your preferred application plan.

  • First-Year Applicant Filing Dates

    Early Action: December 1

    Early Action Applicant Financial Aid Checklist:
    • Apply for admission by November 15.
    • Between October 1 and February 15:
      • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Our priority filing date is December 1. We begin reviewing complete applications in January.

    • The Office of Financial Aid will notify you if any other documentation is required.
    • Financial Aid offers will be emailed and mailed beginning in January if you have been admitted to Saint Anselm College and have submitted required financial aid documentation.
    • Review your offer and contact the Office of Financial Aid at financial_aid@anselm.edu or 603-641-7110 if you have any questions.
    • Pay enrollment deposit by May 1.
    • Check Anselmian Aid on the Saint Anselm College portal regularly to ensure that you have no outstanding documents.
    • Notify the Office of Financial Aid via email if you are declining any part of the offer.
    • Complete necessary loan documentation (if accepting loans) between June 1 and July 15.
    • Notify the Office of Financial Aid if you will be receiving any additional resources such as outside scholarships or VA benefits.
    • Secure financing and/or pay balance due by August 1
       

    Early Decision: December 1

    Early Decision Applicant Financial Aid Checklist:
    • Apply for admission by December 1.

    • Between October 1 and February 15:

      • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Our priority filing date is December 1. We review completed applications in December.

    • The Office of Financial Aid will notify you if any other documentation is required.

    • Financial Aid offers will be emailed and mailed by January 1 if you have been admitted to Saint Anselm College and you have submitted all required financial aid documentation.

    • Review your offer and contact the Office of Financial Aid at financial_aid@anselm.edu or 603-641-7110 if you have any questions.

    • Pay enrollment deposit by January 15.

    • Check Anselmian Aid on the Saint Anselm College portal regularly to ensure that you have no outstanding documents.

    • Notify the Office of Financial Aid via email if you are declining any part of the offer.

    • Complete necessary loan documentation (if accepting loans) between June 1 and July 15.

    • Notify the Office of Financial Aid if you will be receiving any additional resources such as outside scholarships or VA benefits.

    • Secure financing and/or pay balance due by August 1.
       

    Spring Enrollment: December 1 (Priority Deadline)

    Spring Applicant Financial Aid Checklist:
    • Apply for admission by November 15 (priority deadline).
    • By December 1:
      • Complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • The Office of Financial Aid will notify you if any other documentation is required.
    • Financial Aid offers will be emailed and mailed after you have been admitted to Saint Anselm College and you have submitted all required financial aid documentation.
    • Review your offer and contact the Office of Financial Aid at financial_aid@anselm.edu or 603-641-7110 if you have any questions.
    • Pay enrollment deposit.
    • Check Anselmian Aid on the Saint Anselm College portal regularly to ensure that you have no outstanding documents.
    • Notify the Office of Financial Aid via email if you are declining any part of the offer.
    • Complete necessary loan documentation (if accepting loans) by January.
    • Notify the Office of Financial Aid if you will be receiving any additional resources such as outside scholarships or VA benefits.
    • Secure financing and/or pay balance due by January.
       

    Regular Decision: February 1

    Regular Decision Applicant Financial Aid Checklist:
    • Apply for admission by February 1.

    • Between October 1 and February 15:

      • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    • The Office of Financial Aid will notify you if any other documentation is required.

    • Financial Aid offers will be emailed and mailed beginning in February if you have been admitted to Saint Anselm College and have submitted required financial aid documentation.

    • Review your offer and contact the Office of Financial Aid at financial_aid@anselm.edu or 603-641-7110 if you have any questions.

    • Pay enrollment deposit by May 1.

    • Check Anselmian Aid on the Saint Anselm College portal regularly to ensure that you have no outstanding documents.

    • Notify the Office of Financial Aid via email if you are declining any part of the offer.

    • Complete necessary loan documentation (if accepting loans) between June 1 and July 15.

    • Notify the Office of Financial Aid if you will be receiving any additional resources such as outside scholarships or VA benefits.

    • Secure financing and/or pay balance due by August 1.

  • Transfer Applicant Filing Dates

    Spring Enrollment

    Spring Applicant Financial Aid Checklist:
    • Apply for admission by November 15 (priority deadline).
    • By December 1:
      • Complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
      • The Office of Financial Aid will notify you if any other documentation is required.
    • Financial Aid offers will be emailed after you have been admitted to Saint Anselm College and you have submitted all required financial aid documentation.
    • Review your offer and contact the Office of Financial Aid at financial_aid@anselm.edu or 603-641-7110 if you have any questions.
    • Pay enrollment deposit.
    • Check Anselmian Aid on the Saint Anselm College portal regularly to ensure that you have no outstanding documents.
    • Notify the Office of Financial Aid via email if you are declining any part of the offer.
    • Complete necessary loan documentation (if accepting loans) by January.
    • Notify the Office of Financial Aid if you will be receiving any additional resources such as outside scholarships or VA benefits.
    • Secure financing and/or pay balance due by January.
       

    Fall Enrollment

    Fall Applicant Financial Aid Checklist:
    • Apply for admission by April 1 (priority deadline).

    • By June 1:

      • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    • The Office of Financial Aid will notify you if any other documentation is required.

    • Financial Aid offers will be emailed and mailed after you have been admitted to Saint Anselm College and you have submitted all required financial aid documentation.

    • Review your offer and contact the Office of Financial Aid at financial_aid@anselm.edu or 603-641-7110 if you have any questions.

    • Pay enrollment deposit.

    • Check Anselmian Aid on the Saint Anselm College portal regularly to ensure that you have no outstanding documents.

    • Notify the Office of Financial Aid via email if you are declining any part of the offer.

    • Complete necessary loan documentation (if accepting loans) between June 1 and July 15.

    • Notify the Office of Financial Aid if you will be receiving any additional resources such as outside scholarships or VA benefits.

    • Secure financing and/or pay balance due by August 1.

  • International Applicant Filing Dates

    The financial aid deadline for International Applicants is February 1. You can apply beginning October 1. International citizens must complete the following information.

  • Financial Aid Links

    Incoming 2022-23 students will be able to complete the FAFSA beginning October 1, 2021.
    The 2022-2023 FAFSA will be submitted with 2020 tax information, giving families the ability to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when completing the FAFSA. This allows for automatic transfer of tax information to a student's FAFSA.

    • FAFSA »
      • School code: 002587
      • The FAFSA is a free application used to determine eligibility for federal student aid programs
      • Note: If a student’s FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education, we may request additional documents. Please refer to your Admission portal financial aid tab for documents requested.