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Financial Aid

We understand the financial commitment that our students and families make in order to make attending Salve Regina a reality. A college education is one of the most significant investments you will make. We truly feel that the education, growth and all around experience our students have with the Salve community provide for 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 FAFSA application opens Oct. 1 for the following academic year. Also, The FAFSA requires two years prior tax information. (For example, for the 2018-2019 academic year, 2016 tax information is required on the form.)

The priority deadline for receiving your maximum eligibility for your financial aid award remains March 1.

Filing Deadlines

September Admission

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).

January Admission

November: Students applying for January admission should file their FAFSA in November/December, as awarding is done on a rolling basis. 

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.

Types of Aid

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 student employment, which allows you to earn money towards college expenses.