Apply for Aid

FAFSA on the Web

Check out FAFSA on the Web and the Renewal FAFSA on the Web to apply online for Student Financial Aid! You can use a Macintosh, IBM-compatible or UNIX computer to access these applications and send your application information to the Federal Department of Education. This online process saves time and provides instant editing of your aid application.

FAFSA Checklist
St. John's Office of Student Financial Services is happy to provide a FAFSA Checklist for download to help students and their families complete their FAFSA thoroughly and correctly. 

FAFSA Tutorial
Learn more about the FAFSA process watch the FAFSA Tutorial now.

Your Federal PIN

Your Federal PIN is your identifier to let you access personal information in various U.S. Department of Education systems, including applying for Federal Student Aid. You can request a PIN, a replacement PIN or update your PIN mailing address at

Your PIN can be used to:

  • Gain access to FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA on the Web
  • Use the PIN as an electronic signature to sign the FAFSA or obtain a copy of your FAFSA information
  • Make online corrections to your FAFSA
  • Review your online loan and grant history on the National Student Loan Data System

Important Note
Because your PIN serves as your electronic signature, you should not give your PIN to anyone.  Use the  University Information System (UIS) to:

  • Check Financial Aid status
  • Check disbursements to your student account
  • Complete a tuition deferment
  • Make payments to St. John's

For many students, financial aid can greatly affect their decision about whether or not to attend college or which institution to attend. Because of its importance, the decision to apply for financial aid, as well as which financial aid programs to accept, should be made only with a complete understanding of the process, requirements, benefits and responsibilities.

Financial aid is any loan, part-time employment, grant or scholarship offered for the express purpose of helping a student pay education-related expenses. Such aid is usually provided by federal, state, institutional or private agencies. If you qualify, you may be offered combinations of these types of aid, depending on your financial need and the funds available.

Who Should Apply for Aid?

The only way to tell if you are eligible to receive aid is to apply for it. Many factors are taken into account when awarding aid. Therefore, everyone who needs financial assistance to attend college should apply.

You may only be interested in part-time work, a scholarship or a federal student loan. All of these are considered financial aid. Currently, more than half of the students at St. John’s University receive some form of financial assistance.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Eligibility requirements for most financial aid programs at St. John’s are listed here. Some programs will list additional eligibility requirements.

You must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident alien
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment, at least halftime, in a degree program
  • Make satisfactory academic progress towards a degree
  • Register with the Selective Service Administration, if required to do so
  • Not be in default on a loan or owe a repayment on a previous financial aid award received at St. John’s University or any other institution
  • Establish financial need