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J-Term and Summer Term

Summer session and January term (J-term) courses are offered at a 50% tuition discount. However, students who enroll in these courses are still encouraged to apply for financial aid to assist them in meeting their costs.

J-term

  • The 2020 J-term application will be available in November 2019

Summer Session

Upon receipt of a summer or J-term financial aid application, students who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will automatically be considered for federal and state grant and loan eligibility. You must be a degree-seeking student at the University of St. Thomas to receive financial aid during summer session and/or J-term.

There are no institutional grant or scholarship funds available during summer session and/or J-term. The availability of ROTC assistance during summer session and/or J-term will be determined by the military detachment providing the scholarship funding.

Aid for Visiting Summer Students

  • Minnesota State Grant
  • Private Education Loans
  • Tips for Choosing a Lender
  • Grants may be available to qualified low-income to moderate-income Minnesota residents who received a Minnesota State Grant during the 2018-19 school year as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at an eligible Minnesota post-secondary school.

    All materials must be received by the financial aid office no later than June 24, 2019 to be considered for a summer Minnesota State Grant at St. Thomas. Late or incomplete applications will not be processed.

    Step 1: Register for your summer session classes at St. Thomas.

    Step 2: Submit a 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the University of St. Thomas, federal code 002345.

    Step 3: Submit a 2018-2019 State of Minnesota Financial Aid Application for a Visiting Summer Session Student.

    Step 4: Respond to any communication sent to your St. Thomas email account from the financial aid office. Communication may include a request for additional information or notification of your eligibility for a Minnesota State Grant award.

    Private Educational Loans are commercial loans made by banks or other lenders to students. Students apply directly with the lender to secure this type of loan. Approval of private educational student loans is based on a student's overall credit profile. A co-signer is generally required

    Step 1: Register for your summer session classes at St. Thomas

    Step 2: Research programs, select the lender of your choice and apply on line for the loan. Apply at least a month before the start of summer session and have a cosigner available. Although a cosigner may not be required, they typically can improve your loan terms.

    Step 3: Loan funds sent to the university electronically will be applied directly to your student account. You will be contacted with instructions in the event your lender sends a paper loan check to the university.

    Private Loan Lender List – For non-degree students

    The link above provides information for unaffiliated lenders that we have determined provide private educational loans for non-degree students. The lenders noted therein are not specifically endorsed by St. Thomas. Furthermore, St. Thomas does not and cannot guarantee the lenders noted will provide the best borrower benefits to you. St. Thomas will process a private education loan from any lender you choose up to the cost of your summer tuition and fees as long as you meet the loan program eligibility requirements. It is your responsibility to research the options available to you.

    Things to consider when researching student loan products offered by a private lender:

    • Is the loan program available for non-degree students?
    • Is there a minimum enrollment requirement? (Students enrolled in 1-5 credits are considered less than half-time. Students enrolled in 6-8 credits are considered half-time. Students enrolled in 12 or more credits are considered full-time.)
    • What is the interest rate and is it a fixed or variable rate? How often does it change, if variable?
    • Are there any loan fees? If so, how does it affect the amount disbursed?
    • Are the customer service hours convenient for you? Check out their website.
    • When does repayment start and how are you notified?

    Minnesota State Grant

    Grants may be available to qualified low-income to moderate-income Minnesota residents who received a Minnesota State Grant during the 2018-19 school year as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at an eligible Minnesota post-secondary school.

    All materials must be received by the financial aid office no later than June 24, 2019 to be considered for a summer Minnesota State Grant at St. Thomas. Late or incomplete applications will not be processed.

    Step 1: Register for your summer session classes at St. Thomas.

    Step 2: Submit a 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the University of St. Thomas, federal code 002345.

    Step 3: Submit a 2018-2019 State of Minnesota Financial Aid Application for a Visiting Summer Session Student.

    Step 4: Respond to any communication sent to your St. Thomas email account from the financial aid office. Communication may include a request for additional information or notification of your eligibility for a Minnesota State Grant award.

    Private Education Loans

    Private Educational Loans are commercial loans made by banks or other lenders to students. Students apply directly with the lender to secure this type of loan. Approval of private educational student loans is based on a student's overall credit profile. A co-signer is generally required

    Step 1: Register for your summer session classes at St. Thomas

    Step 2: Research programs, select the lender of your choice and apply on line for the loan. Apply at least a month before the start of summer session and have a cosigner available. Although a cosigner may not be required, they typically can improve your loan terms.

    Step 3: Loan funds sent to the university electronically will be applied directly to your student account. You will be contacted with instructions in the event your lender sends a paper loan check to the university.

    Private Loan Lender List – For non-degree students

    The link above provides information for unaffiliated lenders that we have determined provide private educational loans for non-degree students. The lenders noted therein are not specifically endorsed by St. Thomas. Furthermore, St. Thomas does not and cannot guarantee the lenders noted will provide the best borrower benefits to you. St. Thomas will process a private education loan from any lender you choose up to the cost of your summer tuition and fees as long as you meet the loan program eligibility requirements. It is your responsibility to research the options available to you.

    Tips for Choosing a Lender

    Things to consider when researching student loan products offered by a private lender:

    • Is the loan program available for non-degree students?
    • Is there a minimum enrollment requirement? (Students enrolled in 1-5 credits are considered less than half-time. Students enrolled in 6-8 credits are considered half-time. Students enrolled in 12 or more credits are considered full-time.)
    • What is the interest rate and is it a fixed or variable rate? How often does it change, if variable?
    • Are there any loan fees? If so, how does it affect the amount disbursed?
    • Are the customer service hours convenient for you? Check out their website.
    • When does repayment start and how are you notified?