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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Don't let the financial aid process overwhelm you. DeSales' Office of Financial Aid is here to assist. Not only will we help you understand the process but we'll also identify and maximize everything you qualify for.

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A finance major talks about the impact financial aid has made on his academic career.
I know that a college education is an enormous investment and without the financial aid and the scholarships that I've received from DeSales it would have been very difficult to make it through. 

But thankfully I was able to come here and get a great education — one that I know is going to help me down the road in my career.

To know that there's somebody who believes in you enough to donate four-year education — I think that's highly encouraging. I think it's also very motivating to really do your best and go out and achieve.

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

 

DeSales is Affordable

You are automatically considered for DeSales University Scholarships upon receipt of your completed application.

  • Apply to DeSales University by December 1 to receive maximum consideration.
  • Scholarships are awarded regardless of financial need. Funds are limited, so apply early.
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Taking the Mystery out of your FAFSA

This helpful video will answer basic questions and guide you onto a good start with your FAFSA. While completing the FAFSA, you and your parents will have the option to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to verify your income. This video provides an overview of how the tool will simplify the FAFSA filing process. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool may also minimize the verification documents the school may ask you for later on.

DeSales University's Federal School Code is 003986.

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