Financial Aid FAQ

Financial Aid FAQ

All students are given equal consideration for admission to Holy Family. The University is committed to providing the opportunity for all qualified candidates to attend. Your financial information is not considered when making admission decisions.

Transfer students are eligible for the same types of aid as students attending college for the first time.

Part-time students can receive some forms of grants and loans. Please click on "Types of Financial Aid" to determine which type of aid you might be eligible to receive.

"Need" is the difference between your family contribution as determined by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the total cost of university for one year. The Financial Aid Office will analyze your situation carefully to find the best way to award you a combination of grant, scholarship, loan, and work-study programs to enable you to attend Holy Family University. Your "need" will be greater at more expensive universities and this in turn will qualify you for more aid. Based on this formula, Holy Family University may require less money from your family than you might expect.

Aid is renewable by filing a FAFSA each year and maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) as stated in the university catalog. Usually, the awards remain about the same unless there is a change in your family's financial circumstances or you do not maintain SAP.

For more information about financial aid or the availability of outside scholarships, check with:

  • Your high school guidance counselor
  • Local libraries
  • Churches, civic organizations or other groups
  • The human resources department of your or your parents' employer
  • The following websites:

www.collegeboard.com
www.educationplanner.org
www.fastweb.com
www.finaid.org