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Affording Saint Mary’s



We're making college possible...

The future is uncertain, which can be scary. But one thing is certain – a college education is an investment that pays lifelong dividends. At Saint Mary’s we are committed to making that investment accessible and affordable, because we believe your future is worth it.

Every family is unique. Assembling the right mix of financial aid options for you means confidence in your educational investment. Our counselors are committed to assisting you in this process.
There are three kinds of financial aid:

  • scholarships and grants, which do not have to be repaid;
  • loans, most are offered at low-interest rates with repayment deferred until after graduation; and
  • work-study, which can provide student employment income without having to leave campus.


Read what students and parents say about financial aid at Saint Mary's

Amanda Baker - "Choosing a college is one of the most challenging choices a person will ever make. One has to look at location, size, quality, and many other ... read more

Lupita Gonzalez - "The best advice I can give from my own experience is to not let a private and/or out-of-state college scare you from attending. Being from ... read more

Christopher Lackey - "College was a questionable endeavor for me, until I found Saint Mary's. No other university would work with me quite like they did. ... read more

Emily Loof - "One of the most common misconceptions regarding secondary education in our nation is that state schools are more affordable than ... read more

Pat and Teresa McCoy - "Facing the challenge of paying for college for the first time can be daunting to say the least. When we took Erin on her first college ... read more

Tara Nagy - "Before I committed to Saint Mary's the biggest thing I was concerned with was how I was going to afford going to college ... and finding a way ... read more

Daniel Olajonlu - "I came from Nigeria to the United States and I started as a junior in high school. I never thought that I would be able to go to college ... read more 

Marsha and Larry Stenzel - "Saint Mary's University offers excellence in education. As with any college education, time and money must be invested. This ... read more

Mark and Janet Zuzek - "We have three children who have attended Saint Mary's University. We are proud to say that our two daughters have completed ... read more