Types of Aid

Students have many options when it comes to financing their education.  Some forms of aid (scholarships and grants) come as gifts from the College.  To apply for need-based Saint Anselm grants or to apply for state or federal grant aid, students need to complete the FAFSA.  Other resources 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.


Scholarships and Grants

Merit aid is offered by the Office of Admission, in the form of College scholarships, to students who display exemplary academic credentials. Need-based aid covers all scholarships and grants. Unlike loans, the money received is a gift and does not have to be repaid. 

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Many of our students include loans as part of their financial aid package. These loans generally hold low interest rates and offer long-term repayment plans. The Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans are the most common loans undertaken by college students.

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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.

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VA Benefits

Saint Anselm College is approved by the NHSAA Office to administer VA Educational Benefits for eligible students. The VA makes eligibility determinations and students that believe they may be eligible for benefits under the GI Bill® should seek determination from the VA.

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