Find the financial assistance you need
There's never been a more affordable time to start your SJC Online degree. Chances are there is financial aid available to help you fulfill your course credit.
Financial Aid FAQs
Is financial aid available?
Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify:
- Online undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree may be eligible for Federal Student Aid programs (i.e. Pell grants and Federal Direct Loans) assuming they meet all other eligibility criteria. Full-time New York State residents may also qualify for Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and part-time New York State residents may qualify for Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS).
- Online graduate students pursuing a Master’s degree may be eligible for Federal Student Aid programs (i.e. Federal Direct Loans), assuming they meet all other eligibility criteria. Most Graduate students only qualify for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans, or Graduate PLUS loans.
- Online students pursuing either a certificate or an advanced certificate are not eligible for financial aid.
Does St. Joseph’s College offer any institutional scholarships or grants to online students?
The tuition for online students is only $520 per credit for both undergraduate and graduate programs (additional fees may apply). Since this rate is significantly lower than the rate charged to land-based students, no other institutional discounts are available. However, undergraduate students may be eligible for federal and state grants.
How do I apply for financial aid?
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov designating St. Joseph’s College, Long Island campus as a recipient. The school code to use is E00505.
- Undergraduate New York State residents who plan to study full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester) should complete the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application online at www.hesc.ny.gov. The school code for TAP is 0758 (must complete the FAFSA in order to complete the TAP application).
- Undergraduate New York State residents who plan to study part-time (3-11 credits per semester) should complete the Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) application and submit it along with a signed copy of the New York State Tax Return for the most recent tax year. The application is available at: https://www.sjcny.edu/long-island/admissions/financial-aid/financial-aid-forms
- Submit any other documentation requested by the Office of Financial Aid.
How will I find out what aid I am entitled to?
You will receive a financial aid package in the mail. Detailed instructions on accepting/declining any aid offered will be in the package.
What if I have questions about financial aid?
Please contact your Financial Aid Counselor.
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Tuition and Fees
The cost of an online degree is available at $520 per credit for all undergraduate, graduate and certificate courses for the 2017-2018 academic year. (Additional fees may apply.)
You can access up-to-date information about federal financial aid programs at the U.S. Department of Education's Web site, www.studentaid.ed.gov, or by calling 1.800.4.FEDAID. You'll see that much of what is available to non-traditional students is similar, if not identical, to the resources available to traditional students.