List of Aid Programs

The following is a list of all the aid programs from which students may receive funding during the 2014-15 academic year. * For some funds the 2014-15 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- $5,730

Financial need, per the FAFSA application Complete the 2014-15 FAFSA Between January 1, 2014 and March 1, 2014
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) $1,000 Financial need, per the FAFSA application Complete the 2014-15 FAFSA Between January 1, 2014 and March 1, 2014
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 2014-15 FAFSA Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1, 2014. Complete loan MPN and Entrance Counseling between May 2014 and August 2015.
Federal Perkins Loan $1,000 Financial need, per the FAFSA application Complete the 2014-15 FAFSA Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible between January 1, 2014 and March 1, 2014.
Direct Parent PLUS Loan Cost of attendance less other aid awarded The parent applicant must pass a credit check Complete the 2014-15 FAFSA Apply for loan and complete MPN between May 2014 and August 2015.
Federal Work Study Up to $2,800 Financial need, per the FAFSA application Complete the 2014-15 FAFSA Between January 1, 2014 and March 1, 2014
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 2014-15 FAFSA and contact the Financial Aid Office As soon as possible after January 1, 2014

 

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) 2014-2015 amount was up to $8,300 Financial need, per the FAFSA application Complete the 2014-15 FAFSA Between January 1, 2014 and March 10, 2014
Indiana 21st Century Scholars 2013-2014 amount was up to $7,570 Financial need, per the FAFSA application Complete the 2014-15 FAFSA Between January 1, 2014 and March 10, 2014
Pennsylvania State Grant $200-301 Pennsylvania residents with financial need, per the FAFSA Complete the FAFSA By May 1, 2014
Rhode Island State Grant $250 to $900 Rhode Island residents with financial need, per the FAFSA Complete the FAFSA By March 1, 2014
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 2014-15 PROFILE Before March 1, 2014
Saint Mary’s Grant Varies Financial need, per the PROFILE application Complete the 2014-15 PROFILE Before March 1, 2014
Saint Mary’s Holy Cross Grant Up to $4,000 Financial need, per the PROFILE application, and students must live in campus-owned housing (unless on study abroad) Complete the 2014-15 PROFILE Before March 1, 2014
Mother Pauline Award Varies Cominbation of financial need per the PROFILE application and merit Complete the 2014-15 PROFILE Before March 1, 2014
Spes Unica Award Varies Combination of financial need per the PROFILE application and merit Complete the 2014-15 PROFILE Before March 1, 2014
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 2014
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 2014-15 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, 2014
ROTC Room Grant Up to the cost of a double room 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 2014-15 FAFSA application. January 31, 2014
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 2014-15 FAFSA application. January 31, 2014

 

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 2014 and August 2014

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