Apply for Financial AidYou have a lot of sources of financial aid available to you, and we’re here to help you discover them. Of course, before we can consider aid, you’ll need to apply for admission and be accepted at St. Norbert College! Then, it’s on to the FAFSA:
Fill out a FAFSA
Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application provides information to the federal government that is used to determine your family’s expected contribution. It then gives us the data we need to build a financial aid package that best fits your need.
Completing the FAFSA is fairly easy. Simply go to www.fafsa.gov and complete the application anytime after Jan. 1. The user-friendly application walks you through the process step-by-step and tells you just what information is needed. (Much of it pertains to the income, assets and tax returns of you and your parents.) If you hit a roadblock, our financial aid staff is always available and happy to assist you.
You’ll be asked for your PIN, which is needed to “sign” your FAFSA online. You can get your PIN online and it can be used each year, so keep it in a safe place.
File Sooner Rather Than Later
We prefer that you submit the FAFSA by March 1. While you may apply at any time, be aware that some aid that has limited quantities may not be available after that time. We begin releasing financial aid awards in March, so the earlier you file, the earlier you will receive your aid award. Remember to list St. Norbert as one of your schools of choice on the FAFSA. The school code for St. Norbert is 003892.
Remember, the FAFSA is a FREE application. Even if you don’t think you’ll qualify for need-based aid, we encourage you to apply.
International students may apply for financial funding by submitting the Application for International Student Funding.
We’re Here to Help
Our experienced financial aid staff is here to help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Should you need assistance, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-786-6721.
What Happens Next?
The federal government uses the information you provide in the FAFSA to determine the amount your family can contribute to your education. This is called your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and it will be the same no matter which college you attend. Income, number of children in college and family size all affect the EFC.
Financial need is the difference between the total cost of attendance (tuition, books, room and board, transportation allowance and other fees) and your EFC.
We look individually at your family’s government-defined EFC to determine your level of need for the given academic year and put together a financial aid package specifically for you. We begin sending out aid packages in mid-March for the coming academic year. You’ll have the opportunity to accept or decline your financial aid award after you read and accept the terms and conditions.