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Undergraduate Students

At Saint Vincent College, you'll find people who inspire you and opportunities that invite you.

On Saint Vincent College’s 200-acre campus in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, you’ll find people who inspire you and opportunities that invite you to take your talents and strengths to new heights and new places – from across town to across the world. Along the way, you’ll discover more about yourself, your power to make a difference for others, and what it means to lead a life of purpose.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Saint Vincent College is competitive. As we look at your application, our foremost consideration will be your academic potential. We'll look for indications of your academic and extracurricular achievement as well as for information that will help us evaluate your academic ability, character, motivation, and promise.

For Applicants Who Have Taken Standardized Tests:

Here are some of the things we'll take into account:

  • The level and number of the academic courses you've taken
  • Your grade-point average
  • Your standardized test scores (SAT, ACT or CLT) (Not Required, See Below)
  • Your class ranking - if available (75 percent of our students were in the top two-fifths of their high school classes)
  • Your admission essay (optional)
  • Your extracurricular activities
  • Your recommendation(s) (optional)

For Test-Optional Applicants:

Applicants who did not take the SAT/ACT may be required to submit one of the following items to aid in the application review process. Your admission counselor will contact you via email and/or phone number provided on your application should one of these supplemental items be required. 

  • 3-5 page writing sample from a junior- or senior-level high school course
  • Personal statement of no more than 3 printed pages or video of no more than 5 minutes responding to the provided prompt:
    • Prompt: Saint Vincent is a learning community based in academic rigor, service and personal/spiritual growth. How do you plan to contribute to our community during your time as a student? 
  • Virtual interview with an admission counselor or Dean of Admission
  • Each applicant will be evaluated on academic performance, rigor of high school curriculum, class rank (when provided), one or more of the test-optional additional requirements in lieu of test scores, extracurricular activities/involvement, letters of recommendation (optional), motivation, character, and potential for success at Saint Vincent College. 

To be admitted to Saint Vincent College, you'll need to complete 16 academic units of secondary school work. These 16 units must include four units of English, at least three units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of laboratory science, three units of social science and two units of a foreign language among five elective units.

If you plan to major in engineering, you must have one unit of plane geometry, one unit of intermediate algebra, one unit of physics, and one-half unit of trigonometry in addition to the other requirements.

If you intend to pursue a degree in music, you must audition for acceptance to that department.

If you're applying to Saint Vincent College to study art, you'll need to submit a portfolio of your work to the Art Department.

If your secondary school program differs significantly from the program we've described, please consult our office of Admission and Financial Aid.

If you plan to major in Nursing (BSN with Carlow University), you must have two units of laboratory science (these must be Biology and Chemistry) and you must meet GPA and test score requirements.

While you begin to explore your financial options for Saint Vincent College, the Net Price Calculator can be very helpful in giving you an estimate of your eligibility for aid from all sources.

  • Admissions Checklist

    Junior Year

    Fall

    • Map out a testing schedule
    • Consider taking the SAT and ACT and consider registering for the May and June dates
    • Establish a criteria for your college search and create a 'top ten' list

    Spring

    • Visit schools
    • Start thinking about majors
    Senior Year

    September

    • Register for SAT and ACT test and arrange for the scores to be sent to the College
    • Request letters of recommendation (optional for Saint Vincent College)
    • Start your financial aid search
    • Finalize the list of schools that you plan to send applications to
    • Begin writing admission essays (optional for Saint Vincent College)

    October and November 

    • Visit campuses and schedule admission appointments
    • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
    • Request that your high school send your transcripts and begin working on your applications
    • Ideally, submit applications by mid-November
    • Contact colleges to confirm that they have received all application materials

    January and February

    • Finish any outstanding scholarship applications

    April and May

    • Review applications and compare financial aid packages
    • By May 1st, decide which college you will attend and notify other colleges
    • If your first-choice college placed you on a waiting list, you should let the admissions staff know that you are still interested in attending

    June

    • Request that your final official transcript be sent to the college you are attending

    August

    • Go to school, make new friends, and enjoy being a college student!
  • Tuition and Fees

    Undergraduate Resident
    Tuition: $36,586
    Fees: $1,459
    Room & Board: $12,156
    Total: $50,201

    Undergraduate Commuter
    Tuition: $36,586
    Fees: $1,023
    Room & Board: $0
    Total: $37,609

    International Student
    Tuition: $36,586
    Fees: $1,733
    Room & Board: $12,156
    Total: $50,475

    Note:There is an additional orientation fee for all freshmen of $220.

    1. Tuition above is based on 12-19 credits per semester. The cost per credit is $1,145 for less than full-time enrollment and for enrollment in excess of 19 credits.
    2. Room and board is estimated based on a 15-meal plan and upper class room accommodations.
    3. Freshman students must add an orientation fee of $220.
    4. Students taking a lab must add a lab fee of $120.
    5. Resident Fees consist of a Student Activity Fee - $292, Tech Fee - $504, Health Services Fee - $226, Bandwidth Fee – $370, Laundry Fee - $66, postal fee - $5
    6. Commuter and Off-Campus Fees consist of a Student Activity Fee - $292, Tech Fee - $504, Health Services Fee - $226, postal fee - $5.
    7. The total cost of attendance for the school year includes an allowance for books and supplies, as well as an allowance for miscellaneous, personal, and transportation expenses, and possible loan fees.

    NOTE:  Minimal health insurance coverage is required, unless a waiver is granted because you are covered under your family's health plan. Premium health insurance coverage is suggested for international students. 

  • Scholarships and Grants

    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.

    Chancellor's Scholarship $25,500
    President's Scholarship $23,500
    Dean's Scholarship $22,000
    Faculty Scholarship $19,500
    Community Scholarship $16,500
    SVC Scholarship $14,000

    All students who choose to live on campus will also receive a Resident Grant of $3,000 to assist with the additional cost of room and board. Some grants from the College are dependent on factors other than academic merit or financial need and may be added to the full financial package.

    Catholic High School Grant $2,000 Awarded to all freshmen Catholic high school graduates
    Out-of-State Grant $500  Awarded to any student residing outside of Pennsylvania
    First Generation Grant    Based on financial need


    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

    • The Wimmer Scholarship Competition is a general knowledge examination open to graduating high school seniors. Seniors must have applied for admission by the date of the exam and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75, as well as a documented SAT (ERW and Math) score of 1300 or above, a minimum ACT of 28 or a CLT of 86. A test score is required to sit for the exam unless a student has a 4.0 GPA with at least six AP courses.
    • Registration is now closed for this year's Wimmer Scholarship Competition. 
    • The first-place winner will receive a full tuition, room and board scholarship to attend Saint Vincent College for eight semesters – an estimated value of more than $200,000.
    • The second- through fifth-place winners will receive a full tuition scholarship for eight semesters – an estimated value of more than $150,000.
    • If you have any questions, please call 724-805-2500.

    Resident Grant

    First-time, full-time freshmen who choose to live on campus receive a Resident Grant of $3000 to assist with the cost of room and board. Transfer students who choose to live on-campus receive a Resident Grant of $1500 so long as they are enrolled full-time. These grants are renewable for up to 4 years.

    Transfer Student Grants

    • An award of $18,000 is extended to transfer students who have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or above in their previous college course work.
    • A transfer grant of up to $16,000 will be awarded to other students depending on the quality of previous college course work.

    Benedictine Pastors’ Awards

    • Students who are registered members of parishes staffed by Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey are eligible for a $2000 award.
    • You must have been a member of a qualifying parish at least one year prior to your start at Saint Vincent College.
    • You must submit a letter from your pastor verifying your membership by May 1st.
    • Annual re-application is not necessary.

    Catholic High School Graduate Grants

    • Graduates of a Roman Catholic high school who enroll as first-time, full-time students immediately following their high school career receive a $2000 grant which is renewable for up to 4 years.

    Aurelius Scholarship

    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.

    Music Scholarships

    For fall 2021, there will be up to six music scholarships (singers and band) available to new students valued at $1,000 each. Students must audition to be considered for these scholarships. Deadline is April 1, 2021. Interested students should contact Thomas Octave (thomas.octave@stvincent.edu) 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

    Stanley Black & Decker Scholarships

    Stanley Black & Decker Scholarships are available for first-generation college students majoring in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics.  One $1,000 scholarship is are awarded in this program. For more information, or to apply, for the Stanley Black & Decker Scholarship for students majoring in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics, click here.

    Two $1,000 annual scholarships are also awarded to first-generation college students majoring in Marketing. Read more.

    STEP Scholarships

    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.

    Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship Program

    Saint Vincent College is partnering with the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program of the Henry Luce Foundation to support and inspire women in science and engineering. CBL Scholarships will be awarded to four exceptional female students majoring in Computing, Engineering, or Physics. Two current sophomores will be selected this year (2019-20) to receive the award for their junior and senior years (2020-21 and 2021-22). The other two students will be selected from next year’s sophomore class. For more details visit the Boyer School.

    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 Christina Andrae (christina.andrae@stvincent.edu) by March 16, 2021, 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 financialaid@stvincent.edu.

    Out-of-State Grant

    Grants are in the amount of $500 per year, renewable for four years. Any non-Pennsylvania resident is eligible for this award.

    Endowed Grants

    These scholarships are supported by the generosity of alumni and private donors to the College's Scholarship Endowment Fund.

    Federal and State Grants

    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 2021-2022 year is $6,495.

    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 2020-2021 was $4,524. 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.

    Outside Scholarships

    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.

    http://www.collegeboard.org
    http://www.educationplanner.org
    http://www.fastweb.com
    http://www.salliemae.com/scholarships
    http://www.studentscholarships.org
    http://www.scholarships.com 
    https://www.catholiccollegesonline.org/students-parents/financial-aid/nccaa-scholarship.html  

  • Loans

    Federal Direct Loans for undergraduate students
    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:

    Undergraduate Dependent Students
    • up to $3500 Subsidized and $2000 Unsubsidized for the freshman year
    • up to $4500 Subsidized and $2000 Unsubsidized for the sophomore year
    • up to $5500 Subsidized and $2000 Unsubsidized for junior and senior years
    • The interest rate for 2020-2021 is 2.75%.
    • The loan carries a 1.057% origination fee that is deducted prior to disbursement.
    • The origination fee applies to loans disbursed Oct. 1, 2020 thru Sept. 30, 2021.
    • The lifetime aggregate limit is $31,000
    Undergraduate Independent Students
    • up to $3500 Subsidized and $6000 Unsubsidized for the freshman year
    • up to $4500 Subsidized and $6000 Unsubsidized for the sophomore year
    • up to $5500 Subsidized and $6000 Unsubsidized for the junior and senior years
    • The interest rate for 2020-2021 is 2.75%.
    • The loan carries a 1.057% origination fee that is deducted prior to disbursement.
    • The origination fee applies to loans disbursed Oct. 1, 2020 thru Sept. 30, 2021.
    • The lifetime aggregate limit is $57,500

    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 5.30% for loans disbursed July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. A 4.228% origination fee is charged for loans first disbursed Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021. 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.

    Alternative Loans
    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.

  • Work Study And Alternate Financing

    Work-Study

    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

    Monthly Interest-Free Payment Plan

    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 $45 fee which is due at set-up, but carries no interest charges.  The plan allows you to spread out payments over the academic year while are enrolled in classes, rather than making payment-in-full at the start of each semester, and is typically spread over 10 months starting in July.

    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.  

  • Tuition Exchange

    Saint Vincent College Tuition Exchange Program Frequently Asked Questions
    Information for Prospective Students

    In which tuition exchange programs does Saint Vincent College participate?

    We accept applications for Tuition Exchange (TE), Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), and Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange (CCCTE). Students may submit applications for multiple programs.

    Who is eligible to apply for a Tuition Exchange Scholarship to attend Saint Vincent College?

    You are eligible to apply for tuition exchange if you have a parent who is employed at a tuition exchange institution (referred to as the host institution) and the host institution certifies your eligibility for tuition exchange consideration. The tuition exchange liaison officer at the host institution must electronically submit the tuition exchange certification form to Saint Vincent College.

    How many students apply for and receive tuition exchange scholarships at Saint Vincent College?

    Saint Vincent College receives approximately 30 to 45 freshman tuition exchange applications each year. For fall 2021, there are a total of 10 new tuition exchange scholarships available.

    How is the tuition exchange scholarship awarded?

    To be considered for a tuition exchange scholarship from Saint Vincent College, a student must complete an application for admission, be accepted, be a resident student, and have completed the FAFSA. After being accepted for admission, each tuition exchange applicant will be considered for one of the available tuition exchange scholarships. The first reviews will take place around January 15th with a subsequent review around March 15th. Applicants will be considered after March 15th based upon space availability. Tuition exchange awards are based primarily, but not exclusively, on an applicant’s academic profile.

    When should I apply for tuition exchange?

    You may apply for tuition exchange at any time. It is highly recommended that applications are received by January 1st to be considered in our first review around January 15th. Remember, you need to be admitted to the college and have your tuition exchange certification form submitted by your home school’s tuition exchange liaison officer before we can determine your tuition exchange eligibility.

    Do I have to apply for financial aid in general in order to be considered for a tuition exchange scholarship? 

    Yes, you are required to apply for need-based financial aid at Saint Vincent College in order to be considered for a tuition exchange scholarship. It is necessary to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) prior to our review. Therefore, the FAFSA should be submitted by January 1st if possible. The FAFSA must be filed yearly to remain eligible for a tuition exchange scholarship.

    If I am eligible for PELL, PHEAA, or SEOG grants, will my tuition exchange scholarship be reduced?

    Yes, student’s eligibility for PELL, PHEAA, or SEOG grants will reduce the tuition exchange.

    Is there a housing requirement to be awarded a tuition exchange scholarship?

    Yes, students must live on campus to be eligible for a tuition exchange scholarship.

    When will I know if I am awarded a tuition exchange scholarship?

    All tuition exchange notifications are done by mail after each review. Students should expect to hear from their personal admission counselor immediately following the review, and an official letter will be sent within 10 days of the review. In some situations, a student may be admitted to Saint Vincent College but placed on a waiting list for a tuition exchange scholarship. If this occurs, Saint Vincent College will do its best to notify any waitlisted tuition exchange applicants of the final decision by the freshman enrollment deposit due date of May 1.

    What is the value of a tuition exchange scholarship?

    The tuition exchange scholarship at Saint Vincent College covers the full cost of tuition for the academic year, less the reduction as noted above for PELL, PHEAA, and SEOG Grants. 

    Are there any special conditions attached to a tuition exchange scholarship?

    Once a student is provided with a tuition exchange scholarship, Saint Vincent College will continue it to a maximum of eight (8) consecutive semesters excluding summer and winter intersessions.

    The recipient must meet Saint Vincent College’s standards of academic performance and personal conduct and be certified eligible by his/her host institution. A Saint Vincent College tuition exchange scholarship can be applied to any on or off campus bachelor degree program of study that carries the Saint Vincent College tuition charge. If a tuition exchange student is not in attendance in a Saint Vincent College tuition-charging program for longer than one semester, the student will lose the tuition exchange scholarship and will need to reapply and re-compete to receive any future tuition exchange funding.

    If I am not a successful freshman candidate to receive a tuition exchange scholarship, can I re-apply as an upperclassman for a tuition exchange?

    Yes, you can re-apply. However, preference is given to first-time, first-year applicants.

    If I become eligible to apply for a tuition exchange scholarship after I have enrolled as a current student at Saint Vincent College, will I be considered for a tuition exchange scholarship?

    Yes, if you meet all the requirements for a tuition exchange scholarship after you enrolled at Saint Vincent College, you may submit an application for tuition exchange for the next academic year. However, preference is given to first-time, first-year applicants.

    Are transfer applicants eligible to apply for a tuition exchange scholarship?

    Yes, however, it is rare that a transfer student is offered the tuition exchange scholarship.

    Who administers Saint Vincent College’s tuition exchange program?

    The Tuition Exchange Officer of the Financial Aid Office acts as Saint Vincent College’s tuition exchange liaison officer and is responsible for the daily administration of the program.

    Where can I get more information about tuition exchange?

    Contact the tuition exchange liaison officer at the host institution (where your parent is employed). This person is usually from the human resources office or the financial aid office. Also, you may visit www.tuitionexchange.org for general information about Tuition Exchange (TE), www.cic.edu for information about Council of Independent College (CIC), or www.cccte.org for information about Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange (CCCTE).  If you have specific questions about Saint Vincent College’s tuition exchange programs, contact the Financial Aid Office, Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650, by phone at 724-805-2555, or by email at financialaid@stvincent.edu.

  • Financial Aid Process

    The Financial Aid Process

    1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1. Priority filing deadline for additional SVC need based financial aid is March 1. May 1 is the deadline to be considered for the Pennsylvania State Grant (other states may have different deadlines). To complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA, families will refer to their 2019 calendar year tax information. This tax year will be on file with the IRS and all filers are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to pull their tax and income information into the FAFSA. File online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Online filers are required to establish an FSA User ID at fsaid.ed.gov. Saint Vincent’s Federal school code is 003368.
    2. You should receive your FAFSA results - the Student Aid Report (SAR) - by email about 3-5 days after filing. Check the SAR for accuracy and make any necessary changes. The school will receive an electronic copy of this same information. The SAR will contain a figure called EFC or “Expected Family Contribution.” We use this figure to determine your family’s financial need.
    3. Receive your financial aid notification outlining your aid eligibility. Thoroughly review all documents, returning any required documentation. Complete the Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) online in order to accept the federal student loans, as required by the Department of Education. Instructions for this process will be included in your award packet and are available in the Financial Aid Office.
    4. Determine if you will owe a balance to the college after all your financial aid has been applied. You and your family will need to determine the best way to pay the balance. Generally, there are three options: Saint Vincent College’s Payment Plan Option, the PLUS (parent loan) or an alternative loan. Additionally, students are encouraged to apply for outside scholarships.
    5. In July, you will receive an official bill that shows what you owe for the semester. It is important that you have completed all the necessary steps in the loan process. Please apply for all PLUS and Alternative loans by July 31 to allow sufficient time for processing.
    6. Be aware that your financial aid can change throughout the year as a result of verification, additional awards that come in for you, a change in housing status or number of credits, or failure to meet the standards of academic progress as outlined in Saint Vincent College’s Bulletin.
    Verification

    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 circumtances may contact the Financial Aid Office at 724-805-2555 or by email at financialaid@stvincent.edu.

  • Deadlines

    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.

    Priority filing deadline for additional SVC need based financial aid is March 1.

    May 1 is the deadline to be considered for the Pennsylvania State Grant (other states may have different deadlines).

Admission Information

Office of Admission
Phone: 800-782-5549 x 2500
Email: admission@stvincent.edu

Financial Aid Office
Phone: 724-805-2555 or 800-782-5549
Email: financialaid@stvincent.edu