Applying for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)

The 2020-21 FAFSA is used for the 20-21 Academic year (Fall 2020 through Summer 2021). 

The 2021-22 FAFSA is used for the 21-22 Academic Year (Fall 2021 through Summer 2022). 

  • You will need an Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID) with the U.S. Department of Education.  Your FSA ID (a username and password) confirms your identity and must be used to log in to any U.S. Department of Education website.  Create your FSA ID at studentaid.gov and click "Create Account".

  • Complete the appropriate FAFSA online at studentaid.gov, choosing University of St. Thomas, school code 002345, as an institution to receive your information. 
    • The default address for the University of St. Thomas is 2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN.  Even if your program is in Minneapolis, another location or online the graduate financial aid office will receive your FAFSA results successfully using the school code 002345. 

  • In order to be awarded federal financial aid, you must be admitted as a degree-seeking student in an eligible graduate program. You do not have to be admitted to your program before submitting your FAFSA.
    • Certificate-only and some licensure students are not eligible for federal financial aid at the University of St. Thomas; however, are eligible to apply for private loans (no FAFSA required).

  • St. Thomas determines your financial aid eligibility and sends you a Notification of Financial Aid once all requested information has been received and processed. This notification will list the types of aid programs and the amounts for which you qualify.