- What is your Title IV School Code?
- My dad lost his job and won’t have as much income as he had in 2011. What do I do?
- What are Federal Direct Loans?
- What other loans are available?
- How much time do I have to repay my student loans?
- Does the Collge of Mount St. Joseph have a payment plan?
- When does the repayment begin?
- We’re not going to fill out the FAFSA because people have told us that we probably won’t qualify for any financial aid. What do you suggest?
- After I send in my FAFSA, how long will it be before I receive an award letter?
- If I have financial aid at the school I’m currently attending, can I (or how do I) transfer it to the Mount?
- I play a sport. What scholarships or grants do you offer to athletes?
- My dad makes over $100,000 per year, but we have six kids in the family. Would our family’s size increase our chances of receiving financial aid?
- I filled out the FAFSA and have received my financial aid award letter. I’ve already been awarded my academic and other scholarships from the Mount. I still need more financial aid in order to attend. What else can I do?
- Will the amount of need-based financial aid I’ve been awarded decrease as a result of receiving an academic scholarship from the Mount?
- What if I receive a scholarship from an organization other than the Mount?
- What if I’m receiving assistance from my employer or from a scholarship organization? Do I need to pay this amount up front?
Our six-digit Title IV Code is: 003033.
After you file the 2012-13 FAFSA, you will need to complete the Special Circumstance Form. It enables you to describe your situation and provide documentation.
Federal Direct Loans are a special type of loan made to college students. They can be subsidized or unsubsidized based on your financial need. You must have demonstrated financial need to qualify for a subsidized loan, which has the interest paid by the federal government while you are enrolled in school at least half time, and during your six-month grace period.
You may also be awarded an unsubsidized loan (interest accrues on this loan while you’re in college). Some students are awarded both – a portion of a loan might be subsidized and the balance unsubsidized.
Your parents may take a Federal PLUS loan to cover your remaining balance. Sixty days after the final disbursement of the loan amount (each year’s loan is considered a separate loan), parents are required to begin the repayment process unless they opt to defer payment until you finish college. Parents have ten years to repay a PLUS loan. Alternative loans are available to students to cover any remaining balance.
You have up to ten years to repay principal and interest for both of the Federal student loan programs we administer – Direct and Perkins Loans.
The Mount works with Tuition Management System (TMS) to offer you an option to budget yearly tuition over eight, nine or ten months with no interest. For more information or an application, go to https://msj.afford.com or call (800) 356-8329.
Repayment terms vary. You will have a grace period of six months after graduation before you must begin making payments on your Federal Direct Loan. With the Perkins Loan, you will have a nine-month grace period.
You should still complete the form. The FAFSA takes many things into consideration. Also, keep in mind that every student is eligible for a Federal Direct Loan.
If you have been accepted to the Mount, we will notify you in approximately two weeks.
When you add our code to your FAFSA record, the results are sent to the Mount. Once you’ve been admitted as a transfer student, we put together a financial aid package based on our awarding policy and available funding. You may receive some of the same types of financial aid, and even the same amounts, but packages can vary.
A student's participation in NCAA Division III athletics at the Mount cannot be considered in the assessment or awarding of financial assistance. This is prohibited by NCAA Division III rules.
The needs analysis makes an adjustment to your income called the “income protection allowance” based on your family size and the number attending college. The larger your family, the higher the income protection allowance will be. It protects a portion of your income for the living expenses of your family.
This would be a good time to schedule an appointment to speak with a representative from Student Administrative Services, so we can ensure you have considered local scholarships and that you have accurate figures for your estimated costs. We’ll also discuss other options such as the Federal PLUS Loan, the alternative loans and the TMS payment plan.
Typically we know about academic scholarships before we package need-based aid. We adjust scholarship amounts as we get new ACT and/or SAT scores, when transcripts come in with recalculated grade point averages or when we recieve final grades from previous college work. Some scholarships are awarded after the need-based process. These increases in scholarship amounts can result in a reduction in need-based funding.
We need to take a look at your need-based financial aid package to see if any adjustments are necessary. Changes to the self-help aid, such as student loans or work study, are made before we adjust any grant or scholarship funding.
If you provide Student Administrative Services with documentation of the assistance the third party has agreed to pay by the payment confirmation due date, we will not expect you to pay it up front. We will bill outside parties as long as we receive original authorization from the provider. You will continue to receive monthly statements for this amount until it is paid in full.