How To Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for Admission

In order to receive financial assistance, you must be accepted to St. Mary’s University. To start the application process, visit the Admission site.

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Submit the FAFSA annually online at and list St. Mary’s University (code 003623).  The application process begins every year on January 1.

If you complete the FAFSA online, you must register to receive a PIN, which can be used to electronically sign your FAFSA, or you can print out, sign and mail the signature page to the processing agency. If you register for a PIN, both you and your parent must complete the signature process electronically. About three days after submitting the FAFSA, you’ll receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). It summarizes the information you reported on the FAFSA.

Though you have completed the FAFSA, the process of getting financial assistance is not yet complete. In order to secure financial assistance, if selected, you must complete the Federal Verification process. Learn more about the Federal Verification process.

Financial aid applications received by March 31 will receive priority. To meet this deadline, we recommend you submit the FAFSA no later than February 15.

Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 210-436-3141, 1-800-367-7868 or