We recognize that the financial aspects of attending college can often be challenging to understand. At St. Edward's, we strive to provide the guidance and help you need. 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 things like additional financial resources and payment plans. 

3-Step Process

1. Apply for Admission to St. Edward's

When you apply for admission to St. Edward's before the priority deadline, you are automatically considered for most scholarships. Get a quick estimate of your scholarships and grant eligibility with our easy-to-use calculator.

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.  Many aid offers combine three types of aid — merit-based, need-based and supplement aid.

Important Dates and Deadlines


Fall Start

Spring Start

FAFSA priority deadline* March 1 Oct. 1
All other financial-aid paperwork due** July 1 Nov. 15

*When you complete the FAFSA before the priority deadline, we'll review your file for additional financial aid, including federal and state grants, other grants offered by St. Edward's and low-interest student loans.

**Any additional required documents will be displayed in your student portal, myHilltop.