We know that paying for your graduate degree is an important factor when choosing a school. Contact the Graduate Information Office to talk more about the key factors to consider – or, read on to learn about the different ways you can finance your graduate degree.
Financial Aid Process
2020-2021 Financial Aid Filing Information
(for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021)
To ensure that your financial aid is in place prior to your billing date, please make every effort to submit all steps below as soon as possible. If your financial aid application is not complete, you may be required to make payments to meet your financial obligations and be reimbursed once your aid has been disbursed.
Financial Aid Filing Checklist
The items below are the essential steps in the financial aid process. Please check off each step once you have completed it.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Students beginning in Summer 2021 should submit the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students beginning in Fall 2021 should submit the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). File on-line at www.fafsa.gov. In order to electronically sign your FAFSA on the Web, you will need to get a FSA ID by visiting https://fsaid.ed.gov.
Complete a Summer Financial Aid Application for the 2021 summer terms
If you wish to apply for financial aid, submit a 2021 Holy Family Summer Financial Aid Application, in addition to the 2020-2021 FAFSA listed above. You can print this form from our website, www.holyfamily.edu/finaid/forms (choose “2020-2021”). This form should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
Complete Loan Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note
For new borrowers of Direct Federal Loans, file a Direct Federal Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and complete Entrance Counseling. This can be done on-line at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action.
Submit Other Forms
Submit any other forms requested by the Financial Aid Office. Be sure to respond to any requests promptly to avoid delays in the processing of your financial aid.
- If you do not have web access, you can pick up forms (other than the FAFSA) in the Financial Aid Office, Room 203 of Holy Family Hall or at the front desks of our Newtown site. You may also call or email our office using the information on this page and we will be happy to mail them to you. If you prefer to file your FAFSA through the mail, you must download and print an application from www.fafsa.gov, then complete and mail it to the federal processor.
- Once we receive all necessary information, we will process your aid and send your award letter. Returning students will have aid processed after the Spring 2020 grades are finalized (usually June) and once you are registered for the Fall 2020 semester. New students will have aid processed once you are accepted to a degree or teacher certificate program and registered for the Fall 2020 semester.
Students can enroll in a monthly payment plan. This plan will allow you to spread out tuition payments over the entire semester, and will break your tuition bill into more manageable payments. Payment plans are arranged through the student’s WebAdvisor/Self-Service and can contact the Office of Student Accounts at 267-341-3202 if they have questions.
- Returning students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to maintain eligibility for their financial aid each year. A detailed description of Holy Family’s SAP policy can be found in the Graduate University Catalog or at www.holyfamily.edu.
- In order to receive federal, state, and some Holy Family funded aid, you must be accepted into a degree program or teacher certification program. You must also be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident of the U.S. or one of its territories. Most types of financial aid require you to be enrolled at least half-time per semester (for graduate and doctoral students, at least 3 credits per semester).
- Aid is not credited to your account until the end of the add/drop period of the last session in each semester.
- Please forward notification of scholarships you receive from any sources. If you will receive tuition reimbursement, please send a copy of your company’s tuition reimbursement policy on their letterhead.
- Graduate students and students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree or teacher certification are only eligible to receive Direct Federal Loans.
- Graduate students pursuing a teacher certification, not a Master’s degree, will have their Federal Direct Loan eligibility based on undergraduate loan limits.
- Graduate students can only receive financial aid for graduate credits since undergraduate credits are not degree requirements.
Questions? Contact the Business Office by phone at (267) 341-3334 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions that you may have during the filing process. We are here to help make this important process go as smoothly as possible.
Financial Aid Office
9801 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19114
We will work with students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employers. Please contact the Business Office for more details.
Limited Number of Graduate Assistantships are available