Apply for Aid
FAFSA on the Web
To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) visit FAFSA . This online process saves time and provides instant editing of your Federal aid application.
St. John's Office of Student Financial Services is happy to provide a FAFSA Checklist to help students and their families complete their FAFSA thoroughly and correctly.
Learn more about the FAFSA process watch the FAFSA Tutorial now.
Your Federal ID
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is moving away from a Federal PIN as of April 26, 2015. Students and their parents will log onto FAFSA on the Web and other Federal aid websites: the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS),StudentLoans.gov,Studentaid.gov, and the TEACH Grant website, with a username and password that they create.
Current FSA PIN users, upon visiting one of the sites listed above, will be asked to create a username and password and will be able to use their new FSA ID immediately. New users when they first log in to an ED site will be asked to create a username and password and will have to wait 1 to 3 days while their identifying information is confirmed.
Your FSA ID can be used to:
- Gain access to FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA on the Web
- Sign the FAFSA or obtain a copy of your FAFSA information
- Make online corrections to your FAFSA
- Sign you Federal Loan Master Promissory Note
- Review your online loan and grant history on the National Student Loan Data System
Because your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature, you should not give your FSA ID to anyone.
Use the University Information System (UIS) to:
- Check Financial Aid status
- Check disbursements to your student account
- Sign up for a Payment Plan
- 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.
- 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