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School Code: 005533

Financial Aid Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Fri: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Sat & Sun: CLOSED

Location: Room 1340

T: 651.846.1386
F: 651.403.4059




Saint Paul College School Code: 005533



Financial aid is money that 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 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.

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Financial Aid Definitions

  • FAFSA - 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 The cost of education includes tuition, fees, a room and board allowance, books, supplies, a transportation allowance and a personal expense allowance.
  • 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.

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 Saint Paul College Card

College Card

Starting spring semester 2012, you will be receiving your financial aid, refunds and/or student payroll in a new way – the Saint Paul College Card. It's fast, secure and convenient: no waiting in line.

View more information about the Saint Paul College Card ​​​​​​