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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 in December 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 Student Aid Index (SAI). We use this information to develop a financial aid package that is based upon your needs. Need is determined by subtracting the SAI from the total cost of attendance.  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


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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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Personal Virtual or In-Person Sessions with the DSU Financial Aid team

Do you have questions about the financial aid process? The DeSales University Financial Aid Staff will be available to meet with you to go over any questions you may have.

Sessions are available on a first-come first-served basis.

**The Financial Aid staff can also be reached to discuss your questions at or 610-282-1100, x1287.

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