List of Aid Programs

The following is a list of all the aid programs from which students may receive funding during the 2013-14 academic year. * For some funds the 2013-14 award amounts have not yet been determined.

Jump to Federal Funds, State Funds, Institutional Funds, and Other Funds.

Federal Funds

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AWARD
ANNUAL AMOUNT* CRITERIA
HOW TO APPLY WHEN TO APPLY
Federal Pell Grant

$602- $5,545

Financial need, per the FAFSA application Complete the 2013-14 FAFSA Between January 1, 2013 and March 1, 2013
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) $1,000 Financial need, per the FAFSA application Complete the 2013-14 FAFSA Between January 1, 2013 and March 1, 2013
Direct Student Loan
$5,500 - $7,500 for dependent students,
$9,500 - $12,500 for independent students
Awarded to students who meet the criteria for federal financial aid
Complete the 2013-14 FAFSA
Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1, 2013. Complete loan MPN and Entrance Counseling between May 2013 and August 2014.
Federal Perkins Loan $1,000 Financial need, per the FAFSA application Complete the 2013-14 FAFSA Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible between January 1, 2013 and March 1, 2013.
Direct Parent PLUS Loan Cost of attendance less other aid awarded The parent applicant must pass a credit check Complete the 2013-14 FAFSA
Apply for loan and complete MPN between May 2013 and August 2014.
Federal Work Study Up to $2,800 Financial need, per the FAFSA application Complete the 2013-14 FAFSA Between January 1, 2013 and March 1, 2013
TEACH Grant Up to $4,000 Admitted to the Education Program (after successful completion of EDUC 201) and have a GPA of at least 3.25 Complete the 2013-14 FAFSA and contact the Financial Aid Office As soon as possible after January 1, 2013

 

State Funds

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AWARD
ANNUAL AMOUNT* CRITERIA
HOW TO APPLY WHEN TO APPLY
Indiana Frank O’Bannon Grant (Higher Education Award and Freedom of Choice Award) 2013-2014 amount was up to $7,410 Financial need, per the FAFSA application Complete the 2013-14 FAFSA Between January 1, 2013 and March 10, 2013
Indiana 21st Century Scholars 2013-2014 amount was up to $7,528 Financial need, per the FAFSA application Complete the 2013-14 FAFSA Between January 1, 2013 and March 10, 2013
Pennsylvania State Grant
$200-301
Pennsylvania residents with financial need, per the FAFSA
Complete the FAFSA
By May 1, 2013
Rhode Island State Grant $250 to $900
Rhode Island residents with financial need, per the FAFSA
Complete the FAFSA
By March 1, 2013
Vermont State Grant $700 to $11,200
Vermont residents  with financial need, per the FAFSA and the Vermont Grant Application
Complete the FAFSA and a Vermont Grant Application As soon as possible after January 1

 

Institutional Funds

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AWARD
ANNUAL AMOUNT* CRITERIA
HOW TO APPLY WHEN TO APPLY
Saint Mary’s Academy of the Holy Cross Scholarship
$1,000
Graduates of the Academy of the Holy Cross High School in Kensington, MD
Contact the Financial Aid Office
As soon as possible
Saint Mary’s Endowed Scholarships Varies
Financial need, per the PROFILE application
Complete the 2013-14 PROFILE
Before March 1, 2013
Saint Mary’s Grant Varies Financial need, per the PROFILE application
Complete the 2013-14 PROFILE Before March 1, 2013
Saint Mary’s Holy Cross Grant Up to $5,000
Financial need, per the PROFILE application, and students must live in campus-owned housing (unless on study abroad)
Complete the 2013-14 PROFILE
Before March 1, 2013
Mother Pauline Award Varies Cominbation of financial need per the PROFILE application and merit Complete the 2013-14 PROFILE Before March 1, 2013
Spes Unica Award Varies Combination of financial need per the PROFILE application and merit Complete the 2013-14 PROFILE Before March 1, 2013
Saint Mary’s Lilly Scholars Room Grant Up to the cost of a double room
Awarded to students who have a Lilly Scholarship and who live on campus
Contact the Financial Aid Office
As soon as possible
Saint Mary’s Resident Assistant Remission
Equal to the cost of the student’s room
Students hired as Resident Assistants in the residence halls
Contact the Office of Residence Life
January 2013
Saint Mary’s Sibling Remission
10% of tuition
Awarded to students who have an older sibling enrolled full time at Saint Mary's College Contact the Financial Aid Office
As soon as possible
Saint Mary’s Tuition Remission
Full tuition, less other tuition-restricted aid
Wives and daughters of salaried employees in salary grades four or higher, and other salaried and hourly employees based on length of service
Complete an Application for Education Benefits (DOC) with the Human Resources Office and complete the 2013-14 FAFSA. As soon as possible
Saint Mary's College Merit Scholarships
$5,000 - $20,000
Academic merit per the admission application
Apply for admission
Before February 15, 2013
ROTC Room Grant Up to the cost of a double room
Beginning with students admitted to Saint Mary’s in the fall of 2009, this grant will be awarded to students with full tuition ROTC scholarships who live on campus
Contact the Financial Aid Office
As soon as possible
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Tuition Exchange
Up to tuition
Up to three new awards each year are made to students who have parents who work at CIC member colleges
Parents should begin the CIC application process with their employer. In addition, students must be admitted to SMC and must complete the 2013-14 FAFSA application.
January 15, 2013
Consortium of Catholic Colleges Tuition Exchange (CCCTE)
Up to tuition
A select number of new awards are made each year to students who have parents who work at CCCTE member colleges. Parents should begin the CCCTE application process with their employer. In addition, students must be admitted to SMC and must complete the 2013-14 FAFSA application.
January 15, 2013

 

Other Funds

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AWARD
ANNUAL AMOUNT* CRITERIA
HOW TO APPLY WHEN TO APPLY
Notre Dame Faculty/Staff Dependent Tuition Remission
Contact the Human Resources Office at Notre Dame
Please refer to the University of Notre Dame's website for more information
Contact the Human Resources Office at Notre Dame
As soon as possible
ROTC Scholarships
Up to the full cost of tuition, books and fees
Select students admitted to an Air Force, Army or Navy Reserve Officer Training Corp program at the University of Notre Dame
Contact the ROTC Department at Notre Dame for more information
During the fall semester of the senior year in high school
Private/alternative Student Loans
Cost of attendance less other aid awarded
Students without a sufficient credit history will need a credit worthy co-signer
Contact lender of choice and complete a loan application and promissory note
Between May 2013 and August 2013

* For some funds the 2013-14 award amounts have not yet been determined.