100% of the freshman class qualifies for some form of financial aid.
The cost of a degree from Saint Vincent varies for every student depending on eligibility for the many different forms of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities.
Saint Vincent invests in you, to help you succeed in your career and as a person. With a degree from Saint Vincent, you will make a valuable contribution to society.
The Financial Aid Office at Saint Vincent College is committed to providing the highest level of service to our students and families in planning for and meeting expenses associated with your education. We focus on establishing aid eligibility, awarding scholarships, grants and loans, as well as employment opportunities from federal, state, private, and institutional sources to all eligible students, and provide counseling associated with financing an education.
Verification is the confirmation through documentation that the information provided on a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is correct. The federal government requires colleges and universities to verify or confirm the data reported on the FAFSA. The verification process ensures that eligible students receive all the financial aid to which they are entitled. Students are selected for verification either randomly or because estimated information submitted on the FAFSA is deemed inconsistent. Once selected for verification, students will receive notification from the Financial Aid Office which will outline the documents needed. Federal aid will not be noted on the billing statement as a pending payment or disbursed until the verification process is completed. Updates to the FAFSA as a result of the verification process may result in a change to the EFC and financial aid awards.
Students and parents who have questions concerning the Financial Aid Application Process as outlined above or have unusual circumstances may contact the Financial Aid Office at 724-805-2555 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Room & Board: $13,072
Additional information for graduate students can be found here.
Graduate Education Course Tuition (per credit) - $741
Graduate Criminology Course Tuition (per credit) - $741
Graduate Business Course Tuition (per credit) - $767
Graduate Health Science Course Tuition (per credit) - $913
Doctor Health Science Course Tuition (per credit) - $1,153
Health Services Fee 9 credits or more/semester - $66
Health Services Insurance Fee - $224 (Health Science students - Fall and Spring)
Technology Fee (per semester) less than 9 credits/semester - $109
9 credits or more/semester - $268
Reservation Deposit - $200
Initial Registration Fee (charged upon first enrollment) - $25
Transcript - $5
Graduation Fee - $100
Parking and Vehicle Registration - $100
Employer Reimbursement Program
Students who have employers that will reimburse the cost of their courses may participate in a deferred billing program. For further information, contact the Saint Vincent College Business Office at 724-805-2248.
Deferred Payment Plans
For students desiring to pay educational expenses in partial installments, the College provides short-term and long-term monthly budget plans. For information about these plans, contact the Saint Vincent College Business Office at 724-805-2248.
Cost of Attendance
The cost of attendance for a student is an estimate of educational expenses for the period of enrollment. The Cost of Attendance Budget includes tuition and fees, an allowance for room and board, books, supplies, transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses, and Direct Loan fees. Federal regulations allow the financial aid office to exercise professional judgment to make limited increases to a student's Cost of Attendance budget on a case-by-case basis for the following reasons: computer/tablet purchase allowance, childcare expenses incurred during the period of enrollment, out of pocket medical/dental expenses incurred and paid for during the period of enrollment, and expenses related to a student's disability. Documentation is required.
Our approach to scholarship awards is rooted in academic rigor and achievement. We strive to make a Saint Vincent education available to all students who desire to challenge themselves. We offer academic merit and need-based scholarships and grants. Merit scholarships are awarded based on academic profile, strength of curriculum, leadership and service experience and other factors. Students applying with or without college entrance exam scores are considered for all awards at the time of acceptance. Additional need-based assistance may be available depending on the results of your FAFSA.
Full-time students who choose to live on campus are also eligible for the Resident Grant of $3,000. This grant is credited to tuition to encourage students to be members of the campus community. Note: those receiving tuition waivers or full tuition scholarships do not qualify for this grant.
|Catholic High School Grant||$2,000||Awarded to all freshmen Catholic high school graduates|
|Out-of-State Grant||up to $750||Awarded to any student residing outside of Pennsylvania|
Additional need-based financial aid from Saint Vincent may also be available to you based on the results of your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Therefore, we encourage every family to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Filing early will ensure that you are considered for this additional aid. The FAFSA will also determine your eligibility for state and federal aid programs such as grants and/or loans.
Accepted students are encouraged to file the FAFSA and visit our Net Price Calculator to find out more!
Wimmer Scholarship Competition
Full-time freshmen who choose to live on campus are also eligible for the Resident Grant of $3,000. Transfer students who choose to live on campus receive a Resident Grant of $1500. This grant is credited to tuition to encourage students to be members of the campus community and is renewable for up to 4 years as long as the student is enrolled full-time. Note: those receiving tuition waivers or full tuition scholarships do not qualify for this grant.
Transfer Student Grants
Benedictine Pastors’ Awards
Catholic High School Graduate Grants
Aurelius Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of superior academic credentials and potential (including high school performance and ACT/SAT scores), declared major and interest in the Aurelius Scholars program. The program is offered to motivated students interested in the Western intellectual tradition and awards a limited number of competitive scholarships for incoming freshmen each year.
Selected recipients receive a $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) Aurelius Scholarship, applied toward tuition as a part of their financial aid package, over the course of four years, assuming enrollment and satisfactory progress in the Aurelius Scholars program. Recipients will be expected to enroll in Principles of American Politics (a core course in the program) in their first year at Saint Vincent, demonstrate satisfactory progress in completing the Aurelius course sequence, attend occasional lectures sponsored by Saint Vincent’s Center for Political and Economic Thought, and periodically meet with the Aurelius program director to discuss their progress in the program.
Up to six music scholarships (singers and band) are available to incoming freshmen, valued at $1,000 each. Students must audition to be considered for these scholarships. Deadline is April 1. Interested students should contact Thomas Octave (email@example.com) at least one week in advance to schedule an audition. Video auditions are also possible.
Fred Rogers Scholarship
This scholarship, valued at $2500, is for students interested in pursuing careers involving children, early learning and media for young children. www.stvincent.edu/frs
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Talent Expansion Program. Five four-year $5,000 scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen majoring in biochemistry, data science or minoring in biotechnology. For more information on requirements and applying. See www.stvincent.edu/step.
Trooper Michael P. Stewart Scholarship
The Trooper Michael P. Stewart Scholarship of $2,500 (renewable each year up to four years) was established in memory of Trooper Michael P. Stewart through the generosity of his family, friends and colleagues to support young men and women from Greater Latrobe High School wishing to attend Saint Vincent College.
One scholarship is available for 2021. To apply, submit an admission application to SVC. Submit an essay (maximum of one page) to Adam Bowser (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 16, addressing the importance of faith and family. The essay should be free of identifying information in the body of the essay.
Byron R. Hunter Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Byron R. Hunter Memorial scholarship was generously established by Mr. Hunter, a 1963 graduate of Saint Vincent College. Mr. Hunter spent his entire teaching career within the Kiski Area School District, located in Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties in Pennsylvania. Therefore, preference will be given to graduates of the Kiski Area School District to receive this eight-semester scholarship. For more information regarding the Byron R. Hunter Memorial Scholarship, please call 724-805-2627 or email email@example.com.
Grants are in the amount of $500 per year, renewable for four years. Any non-Pennsylvania resident is eligible for this award.
These scholarships are supported by the generosity of alumni and private donors to the College's Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Scholarhships and Grants 2022-2023
To be considered for federal and state grants, completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required yearly. Grants do not have to be repaid. The FAFSA is available October 1 at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award for the 2022-2023 year is $6,895.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to undergraduate Pell grant recipients with exceptional financial need.
The maximum Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA) award for 2022-2023 year is $5,750. PA residents must complete the FAFSA prior to May 1. For more information, please visit the Pennsylvania State grant website at www.pheaa.org or call 1-800-692-7392.
After institutional funding, Federal Direct Loans are the most common source of educational funding for undergraduate students. There are two types: subsidized and unsubsidized.
Subsidized loans are need-based and do not accrue interest while the student is enrolled at least 1/2 time, during a six-month grace period or periods of deferment. Unsubsidized loans are not need-based and begin to accrue interest at the time of disbursement.
Direct Loans carry the following yearly limits:
Federal Direct PLUS Loans for parents of dependent students
If your financial aid does not cover all of your costs, a parent can apply for a Federal Direct PLUS Loan at studentaid.gov and completing the application and Master Prom Note. The interest rate is fixed at 7.54% for loans disbursed July 1, 2022, through June 20, 2023. A 4.228% origination fee is charged for loans first disbursed Oct. 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2023. If a parent is denied the PLUS, the dependent student becomes eligible for an additional Direct Loan of up to $4,000 in unsubsidized funds for the first and second years and up to $5,000 thereafter. A parent must apply and be denied each year.
Additional private loans, generally referred to as “alternative loans,” are also available to students to bridge any funding gaps. Most student borrowers will need a co-signer. Payment can usually be deferred until after graduation, but interest accrues from the time the loan is disbursed. Additional information on this type of loan is available through the Financial Aid Office.
The list of lenders is available online through www.ELMSelect.com. This summary information is intended only as a guide for comparison purposes. Many other options exist for supplemental borrowing. You are not required to use any of the loans or lenders listed on this guide. Please consider the lender and loan product that best meets your needs. More information and a list of private lenders can also be found at www.finaid.org. A list of Pennsylvania Credit unions who offer private loans can be found at http://pennsylvania.studentchoice.org/ along with their requirements. Please refer to the lender for updated information before making your choice. Rates, Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.
Students are encouraged to contact community groups, churches, high school counselors and local civic organizations for information regarding local scholarship opportunities, as well as free national scholarship searches such as those listed below.
A work-study position allows you to earn money to help cover non-billable educational expenses by working on or off-campus. The position may be paid by federal funds, institutional funds or through the cooperative efforts of PHEAA and Saint Vincent College for community service work.
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is counted as part of your financial aid package and placed on your award letter.
Institutional Work-Study is not considered financial aid and will not appear on your award letter.
Students are not guaranteed a position and are required to secure their own employment, working up to 15 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during breaks. Earnings are paid directly to the student and are not deducted from your bill.
Students can search for on-campus positions through Career Service's database at https://stvincent.joinhandshake.com/login.
Saint Vincent College administers a deferred payment plan that provides flexibility and time to meet your financial obligation. The SVC Payment Plan is administered by the Business Office at Saint Vincent College. The plan has a $25 per semester fee which is due at set-up, but carries no interest charges. The plan allows you to spread out payments over each semester while you are enrolled in classes, rather than making payment-in-full at the start of each semester and is typically spread over five months starting in July for the fall semester and December for the spring semester.
Information about the SVC Payment Plan will be available at orientation. Contact the Business Office at 724-805-2248 for questions or to obtain an application.
Saint Vincent College has a rolling admission policy; that is, we'll notify you of our admission committee's decision shortly after we've received all your credentials.
The priority filing deadline for additional SVC need-based financial aid is March 1.
To be considered for the Pennsylvania State Grant the FAFSA must be submitted by May 1 (other states may have different deadlines).
Withdrawals and Title IV Refund Policy (PDF)
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (PDF)
Federal law (Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended) mandates that institutions of higher education establish minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress for students receiving any federal financial aid. Eligibility for Saint Vincent College institutional grants and scholarships will follow the regulations for federal aid. In addition, the Pennsylvania State Grant program and programs from other states also have their own established academic progress standards.
Students must meet these standards of academic progress to continue to receive funds from each source.
The academic records of all students will be reviewed annually after each spring semester to calculate the percentage of attempted credits the student has successfully completed and to determine the cumulative grade point average the student has earned. Any student not meeting the standards set by this policy will be ineligible for aid until the deficiencies have been made up. An appeal process is available to students who have experienced personal illness or accident, death of an immediate family member, or other extraordinary circumstances.
Note: The FAFSA must be filed yearly to determine eligibility for federal and state aid.
The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may only keep the federal financial aid (i.e., Title IV funds) they have "earned" up to the time of withdrawal. Title IV funds that have been disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the college and/or the student to the federal government. Thus, the student could owe aid funds to the college, the federal government, or both.
The Financial Aid Office is notified when a student has officially withdrawn from the college. The calculation for Return of Title IV funds is based upon the date on which a student initiates the withdrawal process by indicating intent to withdraw.
To determine the amount of aid the student has earned up to the time of withdrawal, the Financial Aid Office divides the number of calendar days the student has attended classes by the total number of calendar days in the semester (minus any scheduled breaks of 5 days or more). The resulting percentage is then multiplied by the total federal funds that were disbursed to the student account for the semester.
This calculation determines the amount of aid earned by the student that he or she may keep. For example, if the student attended 25% of the term, the student will have earned 25% of the aid. The unearned amount (total aid disbursed minus the earned amount) must be returned to the Department of Education by the college and/or the student. The Financial Aid Office will notify and provide instructions to students who are required to return funds to the Department of Education.
If you are considering withdrawing from classes, remember to contact the Financial Aid office before you do so. Meeting with a financial aid officer will help you understand how withdrawing will affect your situation.
Funds are returned to the following Title IV source in this order:
Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans
Subsidized Federal Direct Loans
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans
Federal Direct PLUS (parent) loans
Federal Pell Grants
Personal financial literacy is more than just being able to balance a checkbook, compare prices or get a job. It also includes skills like long-term vision and planning for the future, and the discipline to use those skills every day.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (sections 1041 and 1042) requires that the Secretary of the Treasury in consultation with the Secretary of Education and other agencies enhance financial literacy among postsecondary students through developing initiatives, programs and curricula that improve student awareness of short- and long-term costs associated with student loans and other debts and assisting students in navigating the financial aid process.
The following information is available to help educate our students and families and assist them in making informed decisions to reach their financial goals.
General Financial Literacy Resources
Saint Vincent College is committed to providing students and their families with the best information and processing alternatives available regarding student borrowing. In support of this and in an effort to rule out any perceived or actual conflict of interest between Saint Vincent College officers, employees or agents and education loan lenders, Saint Vincent College has adopted the following: