Start your transfer plans (the sooner the better).

The financial aspects of attending college can often be downright confusing. At St. Edward’s, we strive to provide the guidance and straightforward information 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. 

To help you get started, we’ve distilled it down to three main steps to help remove some of the mystery. Our bottom line? We’re committed to helping transfer students find their place here, with scholarships and financial aid packages that meet their need.

Applying for Financial Aid

1. Apply for Admission

When you apply for admission before the priority deadline, you’ll be automatically considered for the most scholarships

Priority Application Deadline: April 15

2. Complete the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) asks questions about a family’s income and assets to determine an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Make sure to list the St. Edward’s federal school code, 003621, in the school release section, so the university gets your results. After completing the FAFSA, 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.) 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. 

FAFSA Priority Deadline: April 15

3. Log Into myHilltop

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. You’ll be asked to go to myHilltop to accept the aid offer and complete any additional requirements to secure your aid offer. 

All Other Financial Paperwork Due: July 1*

* For a spring start date, the FAFSA priority deadline is November 1, and all other financial-aid paperwork is due December 1.

Assistance Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or the dependent of a veteran, you may be eligible to use your VA Educational Benefits at St. Edward’s. (Hazlewood benefits cannot be used because of our private university status.) Our Veteran Affairs office can help determine your eligibility and answer any questions you might have at 512-448-8523 or veterans [at] stedwards.edu.