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St. Edward's University 3001 South Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78704

Email:

Phone:
512-448-8523
800-555-0164

Office Hours:
M, Tu, Th 8 a.m.–6 p.m. CST
W noon–6 p.m. CST
F 8 a.m.–5 p.m. CST

 

Tuition & Fees

Valuable Private Education

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's has provided access to quality private education and highly valued college degrees for more than 125 years.

Once you've been accepted for admission, you will be assigned a financial advisor who will work with you throughout your St. Edward's University education. Prior to admission, contact us for answers to your questions.

Tuition & Fees

In addition to the information you supply on your FAFSA, the total cost of attending St. Edward's factors into the amount of financial aid you receive. Here's an estimate of costs:

  Summer 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Tuition for New College classes (per credit hour) $793 $833 $833
Tuition for daytime undergraduate classes
    (per credit hour)
$1,112 $1,206 $1,206
Technology Fee:      
   12 or more registered hours $200 $200 $200
    Fewer than 12 registered hours $50 $50 $50
Car Permit $35 $250 Prorated
Application and Related Fees
   
Application Fee $50
Portfolio Fee (per credit hour assessed) $75
EDPay Plan Fee (per course)* $25
MAPP Fee (per semester)** $35

* Available to students who receive employer reimbursement as tuition. For details, see Payment Plans.

** For details on this option, see Payment Plans.

Awarding Process

Once you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, your financial advisor will determine our offer of financial assistance for you and send you a package of financing tools.

FAFSA

And when you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, we review your file for low-interest federal student loans.

Make sure to list the St. Edward's federal school code, 003621, in the school release section.

About the FAFSA

Go online to the U.S. Department of Education beginning Jan. 1 of your senior year to complete your FAFSA. The FAFSA asks questions about a family's income and assets to determine an Expected Family Contribution, or EFC.

Five Steps for Filing your FAFSA

Step 1: Get a four-digit PIN issued (one to parents; one to the student) by the Department of Education.

Step 2: Complete the 2014–2015 "FAFSA on the Web" Worksheet to gather the financial information you'll need to complete the formal FAFSA. You can download the worksheet after Jan. 1.

Step 3: File your 2014–2015 FAFSA, listing the St. Edward's federal school code, 003621, in the school release section. Be sure to write down your confirmation number when you finish the form. You will need the confirmation number in case any problems arise with the processing of your application. For the best financial aid package, complete your FAFSA by March 1 of your senior year.

Step 4: Check the status of your FAFSA online or use the Federal Student Aid Information Center automated hotline (800-433-3243). St. Edward’s should receive the results of your application within two to three days after it has been processed. If you do not receive a response from the Department of Education within two weeks of submitting your FAFSA, you should contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center for assistance.

Step 5: Review your Financial Aid Package from St. Edward's, and respond by May 1 to secure your financial aid.

Grants

When you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, you will automatically be considered for these financial aid options.

Grants do not require repayment.

Federal Pell Grant

Available to students (U.S. citizens and legal residents) who show financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Annual awards vary widely ($555 to $5,550 for full-time study). Award amount is determined by the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated from the FAFSA. Pell Grant funds are sent directly to the school and applied to the student’s bill.

Grants

General tuition assistance awards are available to new students and are made primarily on the basis of your financial need and the promise of your success in the New College program. Additionally, assistance is awarded based on your good-faith efforts to obtain other financial assistance.

Download Tuition Assistance Application (PDF) »

Loans

When you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, you will automatically be considered for these financial aid options.

Loans do require repayment.

Federal Direct Student Loans

All eligible students can borrow through the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, designed specifically for college students. This low-interest loan program allows you to defer payments while you are enrolled in a degree/certificate program for at least six credit hours, with repayment beginning six months after you graduate or drop below half-time enrollment status. Students must remain in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0, and successfully complete 75% of their courses each academic year.

Note: If you accept one of these loans, you must complete a Federal Direct Loan Promissory Note and complete a debt management session in addition to filing a FAFSA.

Private Education Loans

St. Edward’s also maintains information on a number of alternative loan programs. Repayment of most of these loans can be deferred while you are enrolled at least part time. Plus, you don’t need to complete a need-analysis form, like the FAFSA. You just need to pass a standard credit check or have a co-signer on your loan.

View a list of eligibility requirements and sources of alternative loans (PDF) »

Payment Plans

Flexible Payment Programs

In addition to grants and loans, you can take advantage of alternative payment options.

Monthly Arrangement Payment Plan (MAPP)

Through this university-sponsored program, students may pay all or part of the semester's balance through equal, monthly payments over the course of the semester. The university does not charge interest for the deferred portion of the payment plan, although it does charge a nominal participation fee each semester.

Third-Party Billing

At a student's request, St. Edward's will bill employers or other entities that pay for all or part of a student's tuition cost.

Employer Deferred Payment Plan

If your employer reimburses you for college courses, then enroll in the Employer Deferred Payment Plan — EDPay. In this program, you pay a percentage of your tuition cost plus a small fee per class at the beginning of the semester. Your balance is due one month after the end of the semester.

Complete the EDPay enrollment packet (PDF) »

Assistance Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, you may be eligible to use your Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill or Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation benefits at St. Edward’s. (Hazlewood benefits cannot be used because of our private university status.) We can help determine your eligibility and answer any questions you might have.

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