Tuition and Financial Aid
USJ Continues Its Financial Support of Students
We know that there is a great deal of conversation and concern about the cuts to financial aid in theState budget – specifically theConnecticut Independent College Grant (CICS)program, which gives funding to Connecticut students attending private colleges.
University of Saint Joseph is committed to supporting the financial needs of students – both incoming and returning. We are happy to report that students awarded a state grant on their Financial Aid Award Letter will receive the amount stated. University of Saint Joseph will not reduce students’ state grants, but will ensure those grant dollars are provided with USJ grant funds. The total gift funding (grants and scholarships) that students were offered represents a commitment from the University. When students submit their FAFSA next year and if all items remain the same from the previous year’s financial information, USJ will ensure that the total gift aid remains.
The goal of the University of Saint Joseph Financial Aid Program is to place a high quality private education within the reach of as many qualified students as possible. This goal is achieved by offering merit and need-based financial aid awards that include a combination of grants, loans and on-campus employment opportunities.
Paying for a University of Saint Joseph education is a lifelong investment in yourself and your future. University of Saint Joseph is committed to helping you make that investment in yourself.
One unique aspect of investing in education is that it cannot be taken away from you. In addition, its value will increase and you will never have to replace it. It is yours for life. Therefore, the actual value of an education should not be measured simply in terms of the cost of tuition, but rather, it should be measured by the life skills you acquire that are necessary to succeed in today's and tomorrow's ever-changing, competitive job market.
Initially, the only form University of Saint Joseph requires is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
You can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is available beginning on January 1st each year for the following academic year. Our federal school code for completing this form is 001409.
Students should submit the FAFSA by our priority deadlines in order to ensure maximum financial aid eligibility:
New Students - Fall Starts: February 15th
New Students - Spring Starts: November 15th
Returning Students: April 15th
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Once the FAFSA is received, you may be required to complete additional forms and provide additional documentation if selected for verification. In order to accept your financial aid award and/or student loans, you may also be required to complete additional paperwork.
How to Contact Us
You may contact Financial Aid by phone at 860.231.5223 or toll free at 1.866.442.8752, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 860.231.6702.
The office is located on the second floor of Mercy Hall. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The staff is happy to accommodate students with appointments outside of these hours when necessary.