St. Vincent’s College would like to welcome you and thank you on your decision of choosing our institution as the place to shape your future. Please be advised that our school has been approved as an eligible institution by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Federal Student Aid program.
Student financial services are provided by the staff in the Financial Aid and Student Accounts departments. We know your college education is an investment in your future. We will help you understand the financial aid process, inform you of scholarships and help you make informed decisions about how to finance your education.
FAFSA ® Changes for 2017–18
On Sept. 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017–18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place:
- Students will be able to submit a FAFSA® earlier. Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.)
- Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.