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 Student Aid Index (SAI) as calculated for 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 2024-2025 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

Admitted Students and Families: Complete the CSS Profile as soon as possible to receive your estimated aid offer until FAFSA data is available. We hope to start sending official aid offers by the end of March! Once FAFSA is available, CSS will no longer be offered.

Benefits of CSS Profile

  • Receive estimated offer
  • Help make decisions

 

Financial Aid Dates, Deadlines, and Links

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

Early Action Applicant Financial Aid Checklist:
  • Apply for admission by November 15.
  • Between December 31 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.
  • Early estimated Financial Aid offers will be based on CSS Profile with final aid offer to follow once FAFSA and any required documents are received. Early estimated Financial Aid offers will be will be emailed beginning in December 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 December 31 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.
  • Early estimated Financial Aid offers will be based on CSS Profile with final aid offer to follow once FAFSA and any required documents are received. Early estimated Financial Aid offers will be emailed will be emailed 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 2023-2024 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 December 31 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 mid-March if you have been admitted to Saint Anselm College and have submitted required financial aid documentation.
  • Early estimated Financial Aid offers will be based on CSS Profile with final aid offer to follow once FAFSA and any required documents are received. Early estimated Financial Aid offers will be will be emailed 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.