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Applying for Aid

2016-2017 Financial Aid

FSA ID: As of May 15, 2015 the Department of Education has gotten rid of FAFSA PIN's.  A FSA ID is now required.  One can be obtained at 

More information on the FSA ID watch the following video on how to create an FSA ID 

June 1 is the recommended deadline to apply for need-based financial aid, (grants, student loans, on-campus employment). Please note: financial aid applications will be accepted after June 1.

Your financial aid award will be e-mailed to your campus email beginning in early June.


Two Steps to Apply for Financial Aid 2016-2017 

  1. File 2015 Federal Tax Return. Complete your taxes (both student and parent(s) - if required to file) as soon as possible. File electronically so you are able to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

  2. Complete the FAFSA. Be sure to complete the FAFSA at, not
    • Use the appropriate Federal School Code:
      • College of Saint Benedict: 002341
      • Saint John's University:  002379

CSB/SJU Financial Aid Application

You may be asked to complete the CSB/SJU Financial Aid Application and Certification Page, in addition to the FAFSA. For example, if you are selected for verification, these forms will be required. You will be notified of this requirement via your campus email.Special CircumstancesWe recognize that the FAFSA does not always provide a clear picture of your family's financial situation. You may complete the CSB/SJU Special Circumstances Form to report family financial information that might impact your aid eligibility. Circumstances that may be considered include the following:

  • Loss of employment
  • Other loss or significant change of income
  • High unreimbursed medical and/or dental expenses
  • K-12 parochial school tuition expenses

Cost Detail

Educational and Housing Costs: