Federal student aid is financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Education available to eligible students enrolled in eligible programs* as regular students* at schools participating in the federal student aid programs. Federal student aid covers school expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies and transportation. All students who are accepted to the college and who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are automatically considered for federal, state, and college financial assistance programs
Students applying for federal financial assistance or educational loans must be United States citizens or permanent resident aliens.
Types of Federal Financial Aid
Need Based Grants:
Student Loans (Need Based):
Student Loans (Non-Need Based):
Federal Direct PLUS Loans:
Federal Graduate Student Loans:
Apply at www.fafsa.gov
Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID)
An FSA ID is a username and password that students, parents, and borrowers must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites beginning May 10, 2015.
Federal School Code
St. Mary’s College Code: 002095
- Federal tax information
If you are applying for the 2015-2016 year, the How To Apply section will guide you through the process.
Student Aid Report
When your FAFSA has been processed, you will receive an email if provided. If no email is provided students, will receive a paper copy of their SAR in the mail.
SAR questions should be directed to the federal processor at (800) 433-3243.