Financial Aid Timeline

At St. Gregory’s University we encourage all prospective SGU students to apply for financial aid, even if you feel you may not be eligible. We understand that financing a college education can be challenging for most families, regardless of household income. We are here to make sure you receive all the financial aid for which you are eligible and to help you find additional financing options should you need them. For further details, please see Financial Aid FAQs or contact our office for assistance.

October/January

Parents and students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA for federal aid as early as Oct. 1, 2016 (using 2015 Income and Tax information), and should be submitted no later than Jan. 1, 2017. You may apply for financial assistance online by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.gov. The SGU Federal School Code is 003183. FAFSA's submitted after Jan. 1, 2017 may not be eligible for some grants and scholarships.

Tips for completing your FAFSA:
- You will be asked to create a FAFSA user name and ID
- When prompted, enter St. Gregory's University by name or school number: 003183
- When you are at the income tax information section, attempt to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to electronically import the income tax information into the FAFSA:

  • Click on "Link to IRS" or "View option to link to the IRS"
  • When entering your address on the IRS page, enter it exactly as it is listed on your taxes
  • After the transfer is complete, it will take you back to the FAFSA web page

- Do not make changes to the auto-filled information
- When all questions have been entered, electronically sign and submit your FAFSA
- You should receive an email advising you that your FAFSA was successfully submitted

Once submitted, the FAFSA will import into our system in approximately 2-3 business days.

If you previously submitted a FAFSA for the current school year, you may need to access your FAFSA and update it with St. Gregory's University's school code (003183), so we have access to it.

February-May

  • Frequently check your email for notification of your processed FAFSA and Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • If you are selected for verification as indicated on your Student Aid Report (SAR) Comments. The university will inform you that you have been selected for verification. The university will not be able to provide you a complete financial aid package and award letter without your requested documentation. Missing information will delay your financial aid processing.
  • Let the university Financial Aid Services know of any scholarships or grants received from private sources. Need-based aid may require adjustment to accommodate scholarship monies in your budget.
  • Respond to all requests for additional information from the FAS.
  • Under FERPA regulations, account information for any student, regardless of dependency, cannot be discussed with third parties without the consent of the student. If you are a dependent student and wish to provide written consent to the FAS to discuss your financial aid with your parents or other relative, please complete an Authorization for Release of Information and send or fax to the FAS. This applies as well to the spouse or other relative of independent students.
  • If you have a remaining balance after financial aid is applied, you may sign up one of the university’s payment plan or pay online. For more information on billing options, please review the Business Office webpage.
  • IMPORTANT: Institutional need-based grants are awarded as eligible SARs are received. Funds are limited, so you are encouraged to submit your FAFSA as early as possible! 
  • As with University and outside scholarships, need based aid may require adjustment to accommodate scholarship monies in your budget.

July

All loan applications and related requirements should be completed (Direct Loans, Parent PLUS, Alternative) by July 1 in order to satisfy the tuition charges deadline August 1.

August

Attend New Student Orientation activities and financial aid and registration information sessions.