You’ll be paired with a St. Edward’s financial services advisor who will work with you throughout your time at St. Edward’s — answering questions and informing you about payment options.

3-Step Process

While the basic mission of CAMP is to provide support to complete the first two semesters of college, St. Edward's is committed to you through graduation. We guarantee three additional years of university grants if you maintain satisfactory progress toward a degree. 

1. Apply for Admission to St. Edward's

When you apply to St. Edward's, you will automatically be considered for financial aid. For CAMP students, financial aid covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, living expenses, transportation, health insurance and a modest stipend to offset lost wages.

2. Complete the FAFSA

Go online to the U.S. Department of Education beginning Jan. 1 of your senior year to complete your FAFSA. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) asks questions about a family's income and assets to determine an Expected Family Contribution, or EFC. Make sure to list the St. Edward's federal school code, 003621, in the school release section.

You will receive an email acknowledgement from the Department of Education. (If you do not receive a response within 48 hours, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-433-3243.) St. Edward’s should receive your FAFSA results within a week. In our student portal, myHilltop, you can track when we receive your FAFSA information.

3. Notification of Awards

After you’re admitted and have provided all the required awarding documents, you’ll receive an award letter in the mail. Financial aid awards are also displayed in myHilltop. In fact, you’ll be asked to go to myHilltop to accept the aid offer and complete any additional requirements to secure your aid offer.

Grants & Loans

During your freshman year as a CAMP student at St. Edward’s, you'll receive a financial aid package to cover your college expenses, including:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Books and supplies
  • On-campus housing and a meal plan
  • Travel stipend
  • Health insurance
  • A modest monthly living stipend

Your financial aid package may include federal, state, and institutional grants and will usually cover almost all expenses for your first year except $2,000. You may choose to pay the $2,000 by accepting a student loan given to you by St. Edward’s. Instead of loans, many students secure outside scholarships to pay the remaining $2,000.

Ongoing Financial Support

While the basic mission of CAMP is to help you complete your first two semesters of college, our commitment to you continues through graduation. In fact, we guarantee four additional years of grants from St. Edward’s if you maintain satisfactory progress toward a degree.