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General FAQs

Below is a list of commonly asked questions about Financial Aid. If your question does not appear, please contact the Financial Aid Office. 

What is the financial aid process?
What type of loan program does Saint Mary's University of Minnesota utilize?
How long does the financial aid process take?
What is the next step after the award packet has been received?
Can I speed up the financial aid process?
Who do I contact about student loan deferment and enrollment verification?
I completed the FAFSA, but I haven't received a Student Aid Report; Whom should I contact?
What about scholarships?
I have my refund direct-deposited to my bank account and need to make a change; Who do I contact?
What if I need to report a name or address change?
Who do I contact if I have further questions?

Policy FAQ's

The following questions are related to Saint Mary's University Financial Aid Policies. If your question does not appear, please contact Student Central.

How many credits do I need to be registered for to receive financial aid?
What happens if I register for a class after the financial aid refund is sent for the semester?
When is the first bill due and what happens if financial aid has not yet been disbursed?
Can textbooks be charged in the bookstore to the student tuition billing account, if I am receiving financial aid?
What if I drop below half-time status after I receive my financial aid disbursement?
What if I declined all or part of my financial aid package and would like to have it now?
What if my financial situation differs than what is reflected in my taxes?