Applying for Aid

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 

  1. File 2014 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 www.fafsa.gov, not fafsa.com.
    • 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 Circumstances

We 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