At Mount St. Joseph University, we make it easy to apply for need-based aid. Just follow the simple steps below to get started:

  1. Complete the application for admission and receive notification of your acceptance at the Mount from the Office of Admissions.
  2. Complete and submit the FAFSA before March 1st for the maximum amount of financial assistance.
    • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) factors in income, assets, family size, number of children in college and other information in order to determine the estimated family contribution.
    • After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a student aid report (SAR), and the Mount will develop an aid package tailored to your unique financial needs.

Financial Aid Offer

New students must be accepted by the University before financial aid can be offered. Packaging and offering of financial aid begins as soon as completed FAFSA results are received and the University’s processing system is updated. The sooner the FAFSA is received, the better. Financial aid offers are mailed to students. The offer reflects the types of financial aid and the amounts for each semester with a yearly total. The Mount’s Student Administrative Services staff can help with reviewing the financial aid offer, out-of-pocket estimates, and payment options.

Optional Steps

  • Check out the scholarship wizard and find out which academic performance based scholarships you qualify for at the Mount.
  • Use our handy net price calculator to estimate how much your education at the Mount will cost after factoring in your financial aid award.

Grants and Loans

When you are ready to explore your need-based-aid options, check out the grants and loans offered to students at the Mount.


While employment opportunities at the Mount are open to all qualified students, those with need often use their campus job to help pay for school. If you would like to explore employment opportunities, check out our Career and Experiential Learning Center for help.


Fill out all of your forms carefully and keep copies for your records.  You may be asked to submit additional documentation to verify information on the FAFSA.


  • ACT: 3254
  • Advanced Placement: 1129
  • FAFSA Federal Code: 003033
  • SAT: 1129


Reapply every year. Financial aid is not automatically renewed. Each year you must file a FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA to be considered for need-based financial aid. Check renewal requirements on all scholarships.

Special Circumstances

If you or your family’s financial circumstances change after our initial evaluation or after you submit your FAFSA, contact our office regarding possible adjustments. Visit our forms and applications page for a special circumstances form.