Accelerated Degree Program Financial Aid

Complete the FAFSA

Start the process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Be sure to use the College's school code: 001374

Visit the FAFSA Website for helpful tools and resources.


Talk with a Financial Aid Counselor

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Deadlines for Priority in Awarding Funds

  • Four weeks prior to Mod start

Applications received after these dates will be processed based on availability of funds.

Financial aid offers are based on demonstrated need, which is calculated as Cost of Attendance (COA) minus Expected Family Contribution (EFC):

COA - EFC = Demonstrated Need


Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program

The William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program is awarded to students who have not met their annual loan limit, who have unmet need, and who have not met their Cost of Attendance (COA).

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Program

The William D. Ford Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Program (PLUS) is an unsubsidized loan for parents of dependent students. To be considered eligible, the borrower must be the student’s biological parent, adoptive parent, or stepparent.

Bartolomé de las Casas Scholarship……………………up to $500

Bartolomé century Dominican historian and social reformer who defended the rights of indigenous people and advocated for humane colonization policies. He is considered to be one of the first human rights advocates. This scholarship is awarded to the spouse or child of a service member or veteran who is new to Albertus and pursuing an undergraduate degree. A stepchild or adopted child is also eligible. The applicant must provide a copy of the DD214 or DD220 Member-4 Page. This scholarship is applied to tuition and fees and books and supplies only. The Bartolomé de las Casas Scholarship is annually renewable for recipients who maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and who remain enrolled full-time at Albertus. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (203) 773-8508.

Connecticut Minority Teacher Incentive Program (MTIP)

The Connecticut Minority Teacher Incentive Program (MTIP) provides grants and college loan payment stipends to Connecticut minority group members who are enrolled undergraduates in teacher preparation programs as full-time students. Students must be nominated for MTIP, which is to be completed by the Director of Education Programs at Albertus Magnus College and complete Section A of the nomination form by October 15th. MTIP loan stipend applications must also include proof of loans and graduation to the Office of Higher Education and begin teaching in an accredited Connecticut public elementary or secondary school within 16 months of graduation, and work full-time at least 9 months in the same academic year. The form is then submitted to the Office of Higher Education.

Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Connecticut Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program ARPA Supplement (CT RWSPAS)

The Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Connecticut Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program ARPA Supplement (CT RWSPAS) is given to Connecticut residents who are undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time and matriculated in a degree-seeking program.

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduates to promote access to postsecondary education. The application for a Pell Grant is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but eligible students must complete all required missing documents to receive the grant. Pell Grant awards are based on the 9-month Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the student’s valid FAFSA, the academic year structure, and the Cost of Attendance (COA) for a full-time student for a full academic year. To receive a Pell Grant, a student must meet the general eligibility requirements for Title IV aid.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program provides assistance to exceptionally needy undergraduate stu¬dents, matriculated in a degree seeking program attending at least half- time. Application for FSEOG is through the completions of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are exceptionally needy if they have the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFC). The FSEOG first selection group of recipients includes Federal Pell Grant recipients.

Francisco de Vitoria Scholarship…………………………up to $500

Francisco de Vitoria was a Dominican theologian known for his work on human rights and the importance of peacemaking and conciliation. He is considered to be a defender of the oppressed. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who is an honorably discharged or under honorable conditions veteran. The student must provide proof of honorable discharge such as a copy of the DD214 Member-4 Page. This scholarship is applied to tuition and fees and books and supplies only. The Francisco de Vitoria Scholarship is annually renewable for recipients who maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and who remain enrolled full-time at Albertus. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (203) 773-8508.

Connecticut Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP III)

The Connecticut Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP III) grant is given to undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time and matriculated in a degree-seeking program. Students must be under the age of 22 when they receive their first scholarship and must have been enrolled in one of the eligible GEAR-UP III school systems to qualify for a GEAR-UP III award. Application for GEAR-UP III is through the completion of the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)

The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) is given to an otherwise Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2011 if at the time of the parent or guardian’s death, the student was either less than 24 years old or was enrolled at an institution of higher education. The application for IASG is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but eligible students must complete all required missing documents to receive the grant. To receive IASG, a student must meet the general eligibility requirements for Title IV aid.

The Pillar Award

The Pillar Award is awarded to full-time undergraduate students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa and who were admitted to Albertus Magnus College after Fall 2019. The award is up to $1,000 a year ($500 per semester) and is renewable as long as the student is meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.

Connecticut Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program Need-Merit-Based Scholarship (RWSP Merit)

The Connecticut Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program Need-Merit-Based Scholarship (RWSP Merit) is for high school seniors who rank in the 20th percentile of their high school junior year class, or college undergraduates who ranked in the top 20th percentile of their high school senior year class and/or have a combined score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of 1200 or higher or an American College Testing (ACT) score of 25 or higher. Students must meet with their high school guidance counselors to complete and submit an electronic application to the Office of Higher Education by February 15th. Additionally, new applicants must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15th and renewing students must submit a FAFSA by April 30th. The Office of Higher Education submits a list of the recipients to the College.

Connecticut Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program Need-Based Grant (RWSP)

The Connecticut Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program Need-Based Grant (RWSP) is given to Connecticut residents who are undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time and matriculated in a degree-seeking program. Application for RWSP is through the completions of Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students receiving a Connecticut Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program Need-Merit Scholarship award are ineligible to receive the RWSP Need-Based Grant.

The Silver Horn Scholarship Fund

Albertus Magnus College created the Silver Horn Scholarship Fund to promote students’ degree completion by helping offset the gap between financial aid and tuition and fees when financial hardship occurs. Interested undergraduate students may request the application for the Scholarship Fund from the Financial Aid Office. In addition to submitting an application, students will be expected to provide documentation for their unexpected financial hardship. Submitted applications are reviewed by a committee to determine a student’s eligibility for the fund, and the Financial Aid Office will communicate the committee’s decision. Please note this is a one-time award.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Have a demonstrated unexpected financial hardship
  2. Have earned a minimum of 54 credits completed, with a minimum of 25 credits completed at Albertus Magnus College
  3. Be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  4. Have a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file

Application Instructions:
Submit the following items to the Albertus Magnus College Financial Aid Office

  1. Completed Silver Horn Scholarship Application Form
  2. A signed and dated letter detailing your financial hardship along with supporting documentation

Please note that Silver Horn Scholarship funding is limited and that submitting an application does not guarantee funding. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (203) 773-8508 or at financial_aid@albertus.edu.


Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is a federally funded work program that provides on-campus positions for part-time employment to eligible students with significant financial need. The application for FWS is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but eligible students must complete all required missing documents to receive the award. To receive FWS, a student must meet the general eligibility requirements for Title IV aid.