Financial Aid Sources
Students at St. Bonaventure University receive financial aid from a variety of sources. More than 90 percent of our students receive some type of financial assistance. Some students receive aid that is generated by St. Bonaventure.
St. Bonaventure Grants-in-Aid and other University sponsored grants and scholarships are available to students demonstrating financial need, as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
St. Bonaventure University also sponsors a work study program, which is dependent upon availability of funding and willingness to work.
Other Financial Aid
The federal and New York state governments award grants, scholarships and loans. St. Bonaventure University participates in the Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG) and Pell Grant programs, Federal Direct Loan Program and the Perkins Loan program, which are sponsored by the Federal government and New York State's TAP. TAP is limited to New York State residents. In addition, the Federal government sponsors the need-based Federal Work Study Program.
Lending institutions, such as banks, provide financial assistance in the form of the Federal Direct Loan program (subsidized and unsubsidized), and the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Student (PLUS) program.
Typical Aid Ranges
Financial aid packages vary depending on your financial need and academic standing. The 2012-2013 the range of financial aid at St. Bonaventure is listed below:
- New freshmen at St. Bonaventure received academic scholarships and grants ranging from $8,00 to $18,000.
- New students also received need-based St. Bonaventure Grants-in-Aid ranging from $300 to $8,000.
- The average financial aid package was $25,378 based on a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, and work programs.
- 95% of entering freshmen received St. Bonaventure grants and/or scholarships.
Important Forms and Deadlines
To receive a financial aid package you must be accepted for admission to St. Bonaventure and file the appropriate financial aid forms. If you do not file the required forms by the priority date of February 15, you will still be considered for assistance but you may miss out on certain types of limited funds.
When you apply for financial aid, the following forms should be filed by St. Bonaventure's priority deadline of February 15:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The St. Bonaventure Federal School code for the FAFSA is 002817. Use estimated income figures, if necessary, to meet the deadline. FAFSA forms are available in most high school guidance offices, or by calling the financial aid office. If you wish to file the FAFSA electronically, the web site is http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
New York State residents who file the FAFSA electronically will be directed to the link for the TAP Application (TAP on the Web) when they reach the confirmation page of the FAFSA. If the paper version of the FAFSA is filed, an email will be sent from NYS HESC with directions for completing TAP on the Web. If the TAP application is not completed on-line, NYS HESC will send a pre-printed Express TAP application. The application must be completed, signed and returned to NYS HESC.
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