FAFSA on the Web
Check out FAFSA on the Web and
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.
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.
Learn more about the FAFSA process watch the FAFSA Tutorial
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 www.pin.ed.gov/.
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
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
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
- Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident alien
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment, at least halftime, in a
- 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
- Establish financial need