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Types of Aid for Incoming Students

We 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 federal 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 
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 $10,000 to $20,000 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 
Grants are funds that don’t have to be repaid either. In most cases, financial needs must be demonstrated to receive a grant. Grant eligibility is determined by information provided on your FAFSA and can be funded by federal and state governments, as well as by St. Norbert College. 

Loans 
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 
  • Federal Parent PLUS loans
  • Private educational student loans (offered through 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 Work-Study
Federal work-study: A federal program administered by the office of financial aid, work-study 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. 

SNC student employment: We also offer employment opportunities funded by St. Norbert College that aren't based on need.  

Wages for SNC student employment and federal work-study 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 Bursar Office, or can be directly deposited into a bank account if you complete a Direct Deposit Authorization form with the Payroll Office.

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