Financial Aid

A college education is one of the most significant investments you will make. Within one year of graduation, 96 percent of our students are employed professionally or enrolled in graduate school, proving that a Salve Regina education provides a high return on your investment.

Our office helps students and their families make the advantages of a Salve Regina education accessible and affordable by offering need-based financial aid awards, along with financial planning services, flexible payment plans, private loan options and debt management counseling. Additionally, all students are assigned their own financial aid counselor to assist them throughout their time at the University.

We encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The priority deadline for receiving your maximum eligibility for your financial aid award is March 1.

Filing Deadlines

March 1: Priority deadline for applying for financial aid. All applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

May 15: Deadline to submit all verification materials (including an IRS tax return transcript or IRS data retrieval for students whose FAFSA has been selected for verification).

Apply for Aid

Using the information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other required documentation, we calculate the amount of family resources you and your parent(s) are expected to contribute towards your educational costs.

Your Financial Aid Award

Your financial aid package is generally a combination of grants, scholarships and self-help. Grants and scholarships are gift aid that does not have to be paid back. Self-help includes loans, which must be paid back, and work-study, which allows you to earn money towards college expenses, but does not come directly off the bill.