Financial Aid & Scholarships for Adult Learners
The Office of Financial Aid can help ease the stress that comes from all of the questions surrounding how to finance your DeSales education. While it is your responsibility (or your parents' if you are a dependent) to pay for your education, we can help make your college expenses affordable through a combination of grants, loans, student employment, and scholarship resources.
Here are some helpful points to get you started:
- Apply for financial aid as early as possible - If you're a first-time applicant, the earlier you apply the more likely you are to get the maximum amount of money possible.
- Complete your FAFSA form as early as October 1 for the following academic year - It is your responsibility to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year for consideration of various financial aid programs. FAFSA allows the federal government to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). We use this information to develop a financial aid package that is based upon your needs. Need is determined by subtracting the EFC from the total cost of attendance. Again, you can file your FAFSA form as early as October 1 for the academic year to follow. DeSales University's Federal School Code is 003986
- Determine your financial aid eligibility - The financial aid package specifies the types and amounts of assistance (including federal, state, and institutional) you will receive to cover your expenses. Government and University funds are limited – amounts awarded may not meet all financial needs. Parents may apply for a Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) and students may apply for alternative loans.
- Calculate the cost of college attendance - The total cost of attendance includes estimates for tuition, fees, room, board, books, and personal, transportation, and living expenses. To help estimate your costs, use our Net Price Calculator
Office of Financial Aid - Here to Help
We'll guide you to make the best choices to fund your education at DeSales University. We can help make your college expenses affordable through a combination of grants, loans, student employment, and scholarship resources.
Contact Financial Aid
610.282.1100, ext. 1287
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.