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Financial Aid

Saint Paul College School Code: 005533

Saint Paul College financial aid is available to help students finance the cost of an education.

Financial aid comes in the form of grants (money that the student does not have to pay back), loans (money that the student must pay back) and college work-study (money the student earns through employment).

Eligibility is determined from the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Saint Paul College Financial Aid Office will calculate financial aid eligibility after receiving FAFSA results and all required documents.

Financial aid is intended to supplement the difference between the cost of education and the expected family contribution. The student and his or her family have the primary responsibility to pay for the student's education. Several resources are available to help students meet their educational expenses. 

The student must be admitted to a program/declare a major at Saint Paul College that leads toward a degree, diploma, or eligible certificate to be qualified to receive financial aid.

More information:

Financial Aid Definitions
    The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA. This is the application for all types of financial aid: grants, loans, or college work-study.
  • Cost of Education (Cost of Attendance)
    Typically, the fall and spring semesters are based on 15 credits. The direct cost of education includes tuition, technology fee, safety/parking fee/facilities fee, health services fee, Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) fee, and student activity fee. The indirect cost includes room and board allowance, books/supplies, transportation allowance* and personal expense allowance**. The Housing and Food, Transportation and Personal/Miscellaneous figures have been based on the modest living expense budget figures.
    • *Allowance for gas, oil, parking, bus fare and general upkeep of vehicle; does not include car payments, insurance, repairs, etc.

    • ​**Allowance includes clothing, laundry/dry-cleaning, personal care, recreation, loan fees, etc.

  • Expected Family Contribution
    An amount, determined by a formula called Federal Methodology, that indicates how much of the student and his or her family's resources should be available to help pay for school. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is used in determining the student's eligibility for federal and state financial aid. If a student has unusual expenses that may affect his or her ability to pay for school, the student should notify the Financial Aid Director.
  • Financial Need
    Financial need is the difference between the cost of education and the expected family contribution calculated by the federal processing center.
  • Full-Time Enrollment: 12 credits or more per semester.
  • Three-Quarter-Time Enrollment: 9-11 credits per semester.
  • Half-Time Enrollment: 6-8 credits per semester.
  • Less Than Half-Time Enrollment: 5 credits or fewer per semester.

More information about financial aid resources is available on the Federal Student Aid website.

Managing Your College Costs

Managing your tuition payments in order to save money can be overwhelming. This Managing your College Costs brochure covers 7 steps to receiving Financial Aid, key contacts for commonly asked questions, and important policies & terms which can affect your college balance.

Managing Your College Tuition Costs

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is a tool for students and parents to use to get an estimate of what it may cost to attend Saint Paul College. View more information about the Net Price Calculator for Saint Paul College 

Financial Aid disbursement and the new BankMobile Disbursements Refund Choices

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