Financial Aid - Publications & Forms
The publications below are in PDF format; if you can not open them, you can download the Adobe Acrobat Reader to do so.
2020-2021 Notification of Award Guide: A guide to everything students need to know about financial aid at the University of St. Thomas.
Scholartips Newsletter: This e-newsletter aggregates scholarship opportunities sponsored by outside organizations. Scholartips is updated bi-monthly during the school year and emailed directly to current St. Thomas students.
A parent will need to log in with their FSA ID username and password. Open the "Apply for Aid" drop-down menu in the toolbar and select "Apply for a Parent PLUS Loan." Be sure to review the instructions before starting the application.
This worksheet is for dependent students who have been selected for the verification process. Students who are required to provide parental information when filing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should use this form.
This worksheet is for independent students who have been selected for the verification process. Students who are required to provide only student (and spouse, if applicable) information when filing their FAFSA should use this form.
To provide information regarding a special circumstance which affects your ability to pay education expenses, please complete the appropriate application and submit it along with supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office.
- If a student was required to provide parental information on the FAFSA, they are considered dependent for purposes of financial aid: 2020-2021 Special Circumstance Application for Dependent Undergraduate Students
- If a student was not required to provide parental information on the FAFSA, they are considered independent for purposes of financial aid: 2020-2021 Special Circumstance Application for Independent Undergraduate Students
Acceptable reasons to file a Special Circumstance Application include:
- Death or disability of a parent or spouse since filing the FAFSA
- Divorce or separation of parent or student since filing the FAFSA
- Medical, dental, or dependent care expenses not reimbursed by insurance or by an employer's pre-tax cafeteria plan
- Loss child support and/or taxable Social Security benefits
- Business or farm closed due to bankruptcy, foreclosure, or natural disaster
- Private high school, junior high, or elementary tuition expenses for other family members
- Parents' or spouse's personal college loan payments
- Parent(s) enrolled in college and paying out-of-pocket college tuition
The 2021 J-Term application will be available in November 2020.
The Private Education Loan Student Self-Certification Form is a required step in the application process for a private student loan. This form must be completed by the student and returned to the lender before the loan can be scheduled for disbursement to the school.
Students who are expecting a refund for financial aid funds can request the Business Office hold the surplus on their student account to pay charges for a future term. This form should be returned to the Business Office to be processed.
Credit Balance Authorization Form (Business Office)
According to federal regulations the University of St. Thomas Business Office is required to have signed authorization from you in order to use Title IV Federal Financial Aid funds to pay charges other than tuition, fees, room and board (if applicable). Some examples of other charges would be express card charges, health insurance, parking charges, or finance charges. This authorization form is valid for the entire period in which you are enrolled. You may rescind this authorization by contacting the Business Office and completing a new authorization form anytime.
Please use this form to notify the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office of any scholarships or awards you have received from sources outside the University of St. Thomas. Include scholarships, vocational rehabilitation, tuition reimbursement and other similar awards.