How to Apply

Applying for financial aid is easier than you may think. Below are Application Procedures, Important Dates, and links to the Financial Aid forms that you will need to complete.

Application Procedures

The following is a checklist of the applications that must be completed to receive financial assistance. Please take the time to read all forms carefully and pay close attention to eligibility criteria and deadlines.

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need your completed tax returns to complete the FAFSA.
  • When completing your FAFSA, be sure to list St. Thomas University. Our address is 16400 NW 32 Ave, Miami, Florida. Our school code is 001468.
  • Students applying for the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) must complete FAFSA. Additional documentation may be requested on a case-by case basis to confirm your eligibility (e.g. proof of U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizenship, proof of Florida residency for parent and/or student, selective service registration, letter of non-default, etc.) You must enroll full-time to receive this grant. (Undergraduate students only)
  • If interested in Direct Federal Student Loans you will need to complete a Direct Federal Stafford Master Promissory Note. Click here to apply. In addition, you will need to complete a Direct Federal Stafford Loan Request Form available online at www.stu.edu/financialaidforms. Students applying for Federal Stafford Loans must complete an online Entrance Counseling Session prior to receiving their loan fund. Click here to complete it.
Important Dates

Undergraduate & Graduate Students

September 28, 2015
Last day to submit valid proof of Florida residency to be considered for the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) for the Fall 2015 semester.

January 29, 2016
Last day to submit valid proof of Florida residency to be considered for the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) for the Spring 2016 semester.

January 1, 2015
The 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available.

April 1, 2015
Priority deadline by which ALL 2015-2016 financial aid documents, including the results of the FAFSA must be received in the Office of Financial Aid to be considered "ON-TIME". Students whose files are completed accurately by this deadline will receive priority consideration for limited federal, state, and/or institutional funds. Students who complete their financial aid file after the, April 1 priority deadline will be processed in order of completion date, but might not receive an award determination by the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester depending on file completion date. Late applicants should plan to have adequate resources to meet their tuition, books, and living expenses.

April 1, 2015
Last day by which your 2015-2016 FAFSA must be processed by the Federal Processor in order to be considered for the Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG), including results for any corrections made to your Student Aid Report (SAR).

April 11, 2015
Summer 2015 priority deadline for financial aid for all UG, GRAD and Doctoral students. ALL 2014-2015 financial aid documents must be received in the Office of Financial Aid and students have to be registered to be considered "ON-TIME" to receive financial aid for Summer 2015 by the 1st day of summer class.

Note: Students who applied and/or register after April 11 for the Summer 2015 should expect delays in the processing of their financial aid.

June 6, 2015
Last day for students to submit required documents to Student Success Center Office to be considered for financial assistance for the Summer 2015 semester, if eligible.

June 30, 2015 Last day for the federal processor to receive your 2015-2016 FAFSA to be considered for financial assistance for the 2015-2016 academic year.

 

Financial Aid Forms

To complete and submit your forms electronically, please select only the form(s) you need to submit. First-time users will be required to create a user account and login. You will be prompted to use your login every time you complete an electronic form as a student of St. Thomas University.

Parents of dependent students must create their own login account in order to complete and electronically sign the Parent Federal PLUS Loan application and Parent Verification Worksheet.

Allow a minimum of 3 business days from the time you submit your forms before it reflects in our system as received. You can view which documents are being requested by the Office of Financial Aid by logging into your MyBobcat account, and selecting the Financial Aid tab.

Completing your FAFSA


2015-2016

Dependent Undergraduate Students

Stafford Loans


Parent Plus Loans


Verification Forms (if required)


**NOTE: For all Dependent Verification worksheets: Student logs in first and provides parent’s email to allow parent to complete his/her section

Additional Forms

Graduate, Professional, and/or Law Students

 

All Students

Direct Deposit for Financial Aid Refunds

If your financial-aid award exceeds tuition and fees, you may be eligible to receive a refund within 14 business days after your student account reflects a credit balance. All students are required to have a Direct Deposit form completed with St. Thomas University in order to receive their refund. If you have already received a refund deposited in your bank account, you may disregard this message. Now, if your bank account information has changed you need to submit a Direct Deposit Change Form with the new account information. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing. To complete the Direct Deposit Form or the Direct Deposit Change Form,  please click here, For assistance, please contact Student Success Center at (305) 474-6900.

Required Loan Exit Counseling for All Students

Federal Perkins Exit Loan Counseling - All students who are graduating, leave school, or drop below half-time and have received Federal PERKINS Loans are required to complete a Perkins Loan EXIT Counseling. Failure to complete this requirement may result in a hold being placed on your account for graduation or release of official transcripts.

Direct Stafford/GRAD PLUS Loan EXIT Counseling - All students who are graduating, leave school, or drop below half-time and have received federal student loans are required to participate in the Direct Stafford/GRAD PLUS Loan Exit Interview session. Failure to complete this requirement may result in a hold being placed on your account for graduation or release of official transcripts.

For assistance in completing these forms please contact the Student Success Center at 305-474-6900 or StudentSuccessCenter@stu.edu

 

2014-2015