Types of Aid

Financial aid is any resource that is available to help you and your family pay for your college education. Financial aid includes, but is not limited to: scholarships, grants, student employment and student loans. Financial aid is provided by colleges and universities, the federal and state governments, private businesses, community groups and private lenders.

The important thing to remember is that there are many ways to finance your education. Don't assume you are not eligible for financial aid because your family has a certain income level. Many factors other than income are used to determine your ability to contribute to the cost of your education.

Learn more about:

The Basic Application Process

  1. Apply for undergraduate admission and be admitted to a degree or certificate program.
  2. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include the St. Thomas school code (002345) on your application. 
  3. Respond promptly to all requests for additional information from the Financial Aid Office.
  4. The Financial Aid Office will begin sending award notices to new students as follows:
    Early Action Admits January 15
    Regular Decision Admits February 15
    All Other Admits After February 15

The Financial Aid Office will begin sending award notices to continuing undergraduate students in mid-April.

The University of St. Thomas will determine your financial aid eligibility and send you a Notification of Award 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.