Financing Your EducationWe are committed to working with you to develop a plan for financing your education. We start by offering scholarships and grants. We also help provide loans and work-study. Because we understand that it takes planning and dedication to make college possible, we’re available to answer your questions and help you figure this all out. Just stop in or give us a call.
Here are the types of aid that are available through St. Norbert College.
Scholarships are based on academic achievement and don’t have to be repaid. Because they are merit-based, they are available to every student who qualifies for them — regardless of financial need. The academic merit scholarships we offer range from $5,500 to $14,000 per year.
In addition to scholarships offered by St. Norbert College, there are many outside scholarships available to students.
For an estimate of your possible academic merit awards, try our scholarship calculator.
Grants are funds that don’t have to be repaid either. In most cases, you need to demonstrate financial need to receive a grant. Grant eligibility is determined by information provided by your FAFSA and can be funded by federal and state governments, as well as by St. Norbert College.
An educational loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid, with interest. Educational loans come in three major categories:
- Federal student loans (i.e., Stafford and Perkins loans)
- Federal parent PLUS loans
- Private student loans (offered though a private lender)
Federal student loans are often the most affordable loans available to students, with fixed interest rates and deferred principal and interest payments until after graduation. Find more information on federal student loans and other financing options.
Federal College Work-Study: Work-study is a federal program administered by the financial aid office. These funds allow you to secure a job on campus and are based on need. The dollar amount indicated in your award letter is the estimated amount you’ll be able to earn on campus during the academic year. (Wages for employment are paid bi-weekly based upon hours worked and can be credited to your bill if you complete a Student Payroll Authorization form with the payroll office.)
SNC regular employment: We also offer employment opportunities funded by St. Norbert College that aren’t based on need. The amount in your award letter is an estimated amount you could earn on campus during the academic year. (Wages for employment are paid bi-weekly based upon hours worked and can be credited to your bill if you complete a Student Payroll Authorization form with the payroll office.)