To begin the application process, all incoming and returning students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Salve Regina's school code is 003411.
- You may sign the FAFSA electronically using a PIN you receive from the Department of Education. You can apply for a PIN while completing the FAFSA online, or you can click here to apply. If you do not have a PIN, be sure to print, sign and mail the signature page to the federal processor.
- This application may be filed after Jan. 1. Use estimated figures if your tax returns are not completed.
- You can file a paper form, although the processing time is much longer. Call (800) 433-3243 to request up to three forms by mail. You may also download a PDF version. Complete the entire form, include all signatures before mailing and keep a copy for your records.
- You will receive a Student Aid Report electronically or in the mail. This copy is for your records. Do not submit it to Salve Regina. We will receive your information electronically.
Salve Regina University reserves the right to request additional information, as necessary, to determine the type and amount of financial aid awards. Awards are subject to the availability of funding and regulations governing these funds.
The priority deadline for applying for financial aid is March 1. Many states, including Rhode Island, have similar deadlines for state grant eligibility, and the University cannot guarantee institutional funding after this date. Connecticut residents, please note that the priority deadline for new applicants for Connecticut state grants is Feb. 15.
Returning students who have previously received financial aid are required to complete a renewal FAFSA. Please remember that the priority deadline is March 1. If this is the first time you are applying for financial aid at Salve Regina, refer to the section above for instructions.
Returning students do not receive a financial aid award until all required information is received, and final grades are reported to our office. Actual award letters are sent to students who have submitted all of the documentation necessary for verification of their financial aid file.
Graduate students must be registered at least half time (4.5 credits) to be eligible for federal financial aid. Doctoral candidates enrolled in the dissertation research and writing course qualify as at least half time.
If you are taking a summer session along with fall/spring semester classes, please notify our office to determine your financial aid eligibility for summer classes. If your class schedule changes (withdrawing from or adding a class), you should contact us promptly.
In addition to the annual forms, the following documents need to be completed only once:
- Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (This loan application has no dollar amount and is valid for up to 10 years.)
- Direct Loan Entrance Counseling Session
You must inform us in writing or via email when registering for each enrollment period. Once all paperwork and forms are submitted and you are registered for the acceptable amount of credits, we will calculate your loan eligibility and send an award letter after the drop/add period.
If you wish to decline or reduce any loans, you must change the amount on your award letter, initial the change and promptly return the form to our office. If you do not inform us of any change, we will process your loan(s) for the amount indicated on your award.