How to apply for aid

The first rule of securing your best possible financial aid package: Apply early!

Saint Mary awards financial aid packages after students are admitted. Our rolling admissions policy means applications are processed as soon as they are submitted.

Financial aid awards are also made on a rolling basis. Our ability to award packages is based on the availability of institutional, local, state, and federal funds, so the earlier your application is received, the greater your chances are of securing more aid.

The Application Process


  • Complete a confidential analysis of your family resources using the FAFSA online. Be sure to request that the University of Saint Mary (Title IV code: 001943) is sent a report.

  • We'll send you information about your financial aid application results. All financial aid granted by the University of Saint Mary will be adjusted in amount, if need be, so as to not exceed maximum limits specified by federal and state regulations.

  • All forms should be submitted no later than April 1. The priority application deadline for Kansas residents is also April 1.