St. John’s University Student Financial Services administers federal, state and university aid programs, as well as a limited number of privately funded scholarships. The office draws on these programs when making up student financial aid “packages.”
The Federal Pell Grant program is the core federal student aid program. The Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) acts as the on-campus administrator for this program, students are automatically considered for the Pell grant program as part of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) process.
Other programs, such as Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) and Federal Work-Study, are called campus-based programs because they are entirely administered by the school. Every year, the U.S. Department of Education allocates a specific amount of funds to the University for these programs. All federal programs are subject to congressional action.
SFS coordinates the processing of Federal Direct Loans, the National Health Professions Loan Program and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and other state grant programs. SFS is also responsible for the administration of all institutional aid, endowments and manages aid programs with external partners.
St. John's encourages all students to file their FAFSA on an annual basis by March 1.
All financial aid programs are contingent upon federal, state and institutional appropriations, guidelines and regulations. The University reserves the right to adjust awards. Unless otherwise indicated, the financial aid offer is based on full-time study. The financial aid award(s) may be adjusted if the student enrolls less than full time, changes major and or campus.