Students attend St. Edward's for many reasons. Maybe you’re returning to finish your bachelor's degree, or you’re a temporary student. Maybe you want to supplement your bachelor's degree with additional credits ... or take a class purely for enjoyment. Whatever your aspirations, we welcome you.
On the hilltop, you’ll join students from 46 states and 58 countries who are as passionate about learning as you are. Our small class sizes and 13:1 student-faculty ratio guarantee you individual attention and a personalized educational experience from day one.
If you're reapplying to St. Edward’s University or you’d like to enroll in classes without earning a degree, you must fulfill requirements that are separate from those of traditional undergraduate students. The following admission requirements will help you determine your category.
If you are a former St. Edward’s University student who has not been enrolled in classes at St. Edward’s for a full fall or spring semester, you must reapply for admission. If you have attended any other institution(s) of higher learning during your absence, all official transcripts of coursework must be sent to the Office of Admission, along with a completed application. Degree candidates who sit out for more than 36 months are bound by the Undergraduate Bulletin in effect when they re-enter. If you are re-applying for admission and you were formally dismissed from St. Edward's, you will first need to contact the appropriate dean to confirm your eligibility.
If you are enrolled in another four-year university, you may take courses at St. Edward’s for one semester, provided you are in good standing at the college where you are regularly enrolled. You do not need to send college transcripts, but you are required to include an official letter of good standing from your university along with your application.
You should apply as a postbaccalaureate student if you have a bachelor’s degree, wish to apply for further study at the undergraduate level, and seek the privileges of a degree-seeking student. You must send official college transcripts from each undergraduate college attended.
If you already have college credit and wish to pursue an educational objective other than a degree, you should apply as non-degree-seeking. You must send official college transcripts from each undergraduate college attended.
The value of a St. Edward's education stays with you for a lifetime. This is a community that will inspire you, support you and demand your best. If you have questions about tuition and aid, we’ll help you understand and work through the financial aid options that are available to you.
Here's an estimate of each semester's bill based on the costs for the 2017–2018 academic year:
|Fall 2017||Spring 2018|
|Residence Hall, with roommates (Estimated)||$2,735-$4,350||$2,735-$4,350|
|Meal Plan (estimated)||$1,875-$2,300||$1,875-$2,300|
|Health Insurance (estimated)||$1,137||$1,137|
These rates are per person, per semester for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters and are subject to change for the 2017–2018 academic year.
|Upperclassmen Residence||Private Room||Double Room|
|Basil Moreau Hall||$4,355||$3,670|
|Edmund Hunt Hall||$4,355||NA|
|Le Mans Hall||$4,355||NA|
|Lady Bird Johnson Hall||$3,960||NA|
|Freshman Residence||Double Room||Suite: 2 Double Rooms with Shared Bath|
|Basil Moreau Hall||$3,815||$3,620|
|Edmund Hunt Hall||NA||$3,620|
|Le Mans Hall||NA||$3,620|
The Pavilions apartments range from $4,280–$4,780 and Maryhill and Hilltopper Heights Apartments range from $3,250–$4,915 depending on the floor plan selected.
We recognize that the financial aspects of going back to college can 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 payment plan options.
When you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, you will automatically be considered for these financial aid options. To help you get started, we've distilled it down to three main steps to help remove some of the mystery.
Grants do not require repayment, while loans do require repayment. These options are only offered to students returning to St. Edward's and seeking their first bachelor's degree. Grants, work-study and loans are not available for other special categories of students (temporary, post baccalaureate, and non-degree seeking).
Available to students (U.S. citizens) 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.
Federal grant awarded to Pell Grant–eligible students who have demonstrated the highest calculated need from the FAFSA. Awards are applied directly to the student’s bill. SEOG is subject to availability.
State-funded, need-based grant offered to eligible full-time undergraduates who are Texas residents. Students who receive athletic scholarships are not eligible to receive a TEG.
Provides paid employment opportunities in various campus offices. Work-study awards are offered to students with demonstrated financial need. Students are paid at an hourly rate and receive pay every two weeks for the hours worked. The average college work-study award is $2,000 annually and is paid directly to the student. College work study is subject to availability. Please note that a work-study award is not a prerequisite for the majority of on-campus jobs. Numerous opportunities exist for students who do not qualify for this award.
Returning students seeking a first or second bachelor's degree may qualify for loans. Temporary and non-degree-seeking students do not.
Subsidized Student Loan is awarded on the basis of financial need as determined by the FAFSA and the college's cost of attendance. The federal government pays the interest on the loan during enrollment of at least six credit hours per semester and during the six-month grace period after enrollment ceases. An Unsubsidized Student Loan is not based on financial need, and interest accrues from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. Annual loan limits under the Federal Student Loan program are: $5,500 freshman, $6,500 sophomore, and $7,500 junior and senior. Additional Unsubsidized Stafford Loan funds are available for students whose parents are not credit worthy or for students determined independent of parent by Department of Education standards. Federal Student Loan funds are released directly to the school in two or more disbursements via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and applied directly to the student bill.
Available to creditworthy parents who want to borrow for their undergraduate children's education. Students must be enrolled at least half-time. A Master Promissory Note (MPN) is required in addition to the submission of the FAFSA. The loan amount can be up to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. PLUS Loan funds are released directly to the school in two or more disbursements via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and applied directly to the student bill. Repayment begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed for the academic year, although deferment options are available.
|Fall Priority Application Deadline||February 1|
|Fall Final Application Deadline||July 1|
|Summer Final Application Deadline||May 1|
|Spring Final Application Deadline||November 15|
* Or two weeks after admission if admitted after May 1.
An application is reviewed after all items listed below have been received. You do not have to collect all materials before sending them. We cannot return or copy application materials for you, so please keep a copy for your records.
Your complete application will include:
*Applicants seeking readmission are not required to pay the application fee.
**Transcripts from every regionally accredited post-secondary institution attended are required, even if you did not earn credit or receive a course grade or if the course is nontransferable.