Financial Aid 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/636KB).
How to Apply
Due to new federal regulations, the financial aid process is starting earlier than ever. We encourage all students to apply early. Online applications become available starting on October 1st for the following academic year.
You must reapply each year and submit all required financial aid paperwork by April 15.
Students missing that deadline may lose a percentage of their need-based Saint Anselm College grant and scholarship aid for the following year.
Complete the FAFSA
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a free application used to determine eligibility for federal student aid programs.
Complete a new or renewal FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov
School code: 002587
Families will 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.
- The only form that is initially required is the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA). 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 your MyAnselm portal under My Finances, then My Financial Aid and navigate to Anselmian Aid to review any outstanding documents.
Financial Aid Dates, Deadlines, and Links
Returning Students (previously applied for aid)
Annually October 1 - April 15
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* after October 1 for 2022-23 academic year.
- After the Office of Financial Aid has reviewed the results of your FAFSA form, additional documentation may be required, so please remember to check your Anselmian Aid financial aid portal accessed via MyAnselm for outstanding documents.
* A complete and valid FAFSA includes parent (dependent students only) and student signatures, any resolved action steps listed on the Student Aid Report (SAR) received after the FAFSA is fully processed, and completion of the verification process. Please refer to your SAR and Saint Anselm College web portal for more information about specific documents needed after submitting the FAFSA.
Financial Aid Links
- Students are able to submit the 2022-2023 FAFSA beginning October 1st.
- 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.
- 2020 Student Tax Non-Filing Statement (PDF/319KB) if student taxes are not filed (with W2 forms).
- Parent non-tax filers must submit an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter if the FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education. This letter can be obtained online - click on Get Transcript Online and choose Verification of Non-Filing Letter - or submit a paper IRS Form 4506-T to the IRS.