Understand Your Financial Aid Package

What is a Financial Aid Package?

All accepted students who file a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will receive an award offer from St. John’s University which indicates the types and amounts of financial aid available to the student at St. John’s.

The Office of Student Financial Services encourages students and their families to carefully review their financial aid offer and consider all available options provided to assist students in financing their education.

Financial aid offers are individualized and reflect student’s eligibility based on the information provided by them, and for dependent students their families, on the FAFSA. The offer also factors in a student’s grade level, program of study, campus, individual program eligibility requirements and funding levels. 

An aid offer may contain a variety of different financial aid programs. We encourage students to learn more about the financial aid programs in their award letters and have provided detailed information below on the various financial aid programs




TAP (New York State Tuition Assistance Program) Federal Work Study
Federal Pell Grant Federal Health Professions Student Loan (HPL)
Federal SEOG Grant Federal Direct Loans For Undergraduates
Federal Teach Grant Federal Direct Loans For Graduate/Law Students
University Funded Grants Private Loans
Tutorials Federal Direct Loan Tutorials
Exploring Your Financing Options 2023-24   - Entrance counseling 
    - Process of Accepting Your Loan Awards


   - How to complete master promissory note for subsidized/unsubsidized loans.
Student Financial Services Publications Federal Direct PLUS Loan Tutorials
St. John's Value Brochure (PDF)   - How to complete master promissory note for parent PLUS loan.




Satisfactory Academic Progress FERPA
Verification Determination of Financial Aid Eligibility
Monitor UIS Account Tuition and Fees
Terms and Conditions Room and Board
  Undergraduate Bulletin
  Graduate Bulletin
  Understanding My Financial Aid Award Status