Financial Aid for New Students
Your need is determined by comparing the total anticipated costs of a Saint Anselm education in a given year with the financial contribution that Saint Anselm expects from you and your family.
We believe that financing a student’s education is a family responsibility, to the extent that the family is able to help. Unless you qualify as an independent student by federal standards, or you have highly unusual circumstances, you must file with your parents. You should talk to a member of the financial aid staff if you believe you have circumstances that warrant special consideration.
How to Apply
After applying for admission, complete the steps below as early as possible and by the filing dates based on your preferred application plan.
Complete the FAFSA
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a free application used to determine eligibility for federal student aid programs.
Apply for a Federal Student Aid FSA ID and complete your FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov
School code: 002587
Complete the CSS Profile
The CSS Profile (College Scholarship Service Profile) is a fee-based application used to determine eligibility for institutional need-based aid.
Complete the CSS Profile at www.cssprofile.org
School code: 3748
The Office of Financial Aid will reach out to you for any additional documentation needed once the application(s) are received.
* Please note students do not need to complete the Profile if they only wish to obtain federal aid. Please contact our office to tell us that you do not wish to apply for institutional need-based resources if that is the case.
Financial Aid Dates, Deadlines, and Links
Below, you will find important filing dates based on your preferred application plan, downloadable checklists for your benefit, and information about required forms.
First-Year Applicant Filing Dates
- Early Action: December 1
- Early Decision: December 1
- Spring Enrollment: December 1 (Priority Deadline)
- Spring Applicant Financial Aid Checklist (PDF/73KB)
- Regular Decision: February 1
- Transfer Applicant Filing Dates
- International Applicant Filing Dates
Financial Aid Links
Incoming 2021-22 students will be able to complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile beginning October 1, 2020.
The 2021-2022 FAFSA and CSS Profile will be submitted with 2019 tax information, giving families the ability to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when completing the FAFSA. This allows for automatic transfer of tax information to a student's FAFSA.
- CSS/Financial Aid Profile »
- School code: 3748
- The CSS Profile is a fee based application used to determine eligibility for institutional need-based aid.
- FAFSA »
- School code: 002587
- The FAFSA is a free application used to determine eligibility for federal student aid programs
- Note: If a student's FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education, we will request:
- 2019 Student Tax Non-Filing Statement (PDF/580 KB) if student taxes are not filed (with W2 forms if earnings greater than zero).
- Parent non-tax filers - IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter for tax year 2019. This letter can be obtained online - click on Get Transcript Online and choose Verification of Non-Filing Letter - or submit a paper IRS Form 4506-T to the IRS.
- Student and/or Parent Tax Return Transcripts if taxes were filed but unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in your FAFSA. This is an official IRS document obtained from the IRS online at: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript
*Please note students do not need to complete the Profile if they only wish to obtain federal aid. Please contact our office to tell us that you do not wish to apply for institutional need-based resources if that is the case.
- CSS/Financial Aid Profile »