Admissions & Financial Aid

Alternative Financing

Scholarship Opportunities by Major

The Financial Aid Office has compiled scholarship opportunities by majors for undergraduate and graduate students.

Art Therapy Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

Business Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

Communications Scholarships (Undergraduates Only)

Communications Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

Criminal Justice Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

English Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

Human Services Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

Math & Science Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

Psychology (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

If you don't see your major yet, don't panic! This area is still under construction so check back soon!

Scholarships

Please click here for a list of all current scholarships for undergraduates and graduates.

Veteran Scholarships

Please click here for a list of all current Veteran scholarships.

Thank you for your service!

Parent PLUS Loan

Parents of Dependent students are able to apply for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan at www.studentloans.gov or by completing a Parent PLUS Data Sheet. Please note that when logging into www.studentloans.gov, parent must sign in with his/her information, not the student's information.

If the parent is approved for the loan, a Parent PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN) needs to be completed at www.studentloans.gov. Please note that when logging into www.studentloans.gov, parent must sign in with his/her information, not the student's information.

If the parent who applies is declined for the loan, he/she may authorize the Financial Aid Office to add an additional unsubsidized loan to student's financial aid package.

Graduate PLUS Loan

Graduate students are able to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan at www.studentloans.gov or by completing a Graduate PLUS Data Sheet.

If the student is approved for the loan, a Graduate PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) needs to be completed at www.studentloans.gov.

Private Education Loans

You may choose to pay for all or part of your education with loans from private lenders.

Private Loan Disclosure

A three-year historical list of preferred lenders is maintained by ElmSelect. Albertus Magnus College did not receive any benefit from the participating lenders. This list of loan providers is not exclusive, and is intended not as a recommendation, but rather for informational purposes only. Students have the right to choose a lender that is not on the list.

Students should determine how much federal, state, and institutional aid they can receive before applying for an alternative loan. The Financial Aid Office recommends that students consider borrowing Federal Direct Loans and/or Federal Direct PLUS Loans prior to applying for an alternative loan. Alternative loans are taken out with a private lender, while federal loans are borrowed from the Federal Government. Alternative loans tend to have higher and variable interest rates, while federal loans tend to have lower and fixed interest rates.

The Financial Aid Office will certify any alternative student loan at the request of any borrower, provided they are approved and provided the amount does not exceed their maximum eligibility for the year. However, it is the responsibility of the borrower to determine which alternative loan best fits their borrowing needs.

Self-Certification Letter

Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification

Compare Loans

The list of private loan providers on ElmSelect includes lenders that have actively processed education-based loans for Albertus students over the past three academic years. Albertus did not receive any benefit from the participating lenders. You have the right to choose a lender that is not on the list.

Before You Apply

You should determine how much federal, state, and institutional aid you can receive before applying for a private education loan. Private loans may have higher interest rates than federal loans. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out how much aid you may receive.

Required Form

If you apply for a private education loan, the lender will ask you to complete the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form. The form will require financial aid figures such as the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA). You can get these figures by contacting the Financial Aid Office by phone at (203) 773-8508 or by e-mail at financial_aid@albertus.edu.

Questions

If you have questions about alternative financing options, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Office
Aquinas Hall, Room 107
(800) 935-6621 toll-free
(203) 773-8508 local
(203) 773-8972 fax
financial_aid@albertus.edu