Applying for Financial Aid

Holy Family University is ready to help students and their families achieve the goal of a private university education.

Close to 100 percent of Holy Family undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. Through federal, state, institutional, and private sources, the Financial Aid Office is committed to helping families find the resources to help meet university costs.

If you need assistance or additional information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 267-341-3233.

Application Process

  • In order to be considered for financial aid, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may complete the FAFSA on the web at, and select "Apply for Aid." Be sure to complete all pages of the form and list Holy Family University, Code 003275. Review your FAFSA for accuracy before submitting it.
  • Approximately one to two weeks after you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processors. If you do not receive your SAR, you should call 800-433-3243 to make sure the processor received your FAFSA. If it was received, you may request a duplicate SAR. Once you receive your SAR, read it carefully to be sure the information is accurate. The SAR will provide instructions about how to make corrections, if needed.
  • You may also receive a State Grant Acknowledgment. States follow different procedures for advising students of their eligibility for state aid. Pennsylvania students will receive a notice approximately six weeks after filing the FAFSA. If you have any questions regarding the notice or if you do not receive your notice within six weeks, you may call the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) at 800-692-7392.
  • Holy Family University will receive a need analysis directly from the federal processor within one to two weeks after you file your FAFSA. Once it is received and you are accepted for admission to Holy Family University, the Financial Aid Office will provide you with an estimate of your financial aid. Your aid package may later be revised based on changes to your SAR, enrollment status, housing status, and so forth.