Annual Application Procedures
- All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1. Returning students must submit the FAFSA and Holy Family Supplemental Data form by the priority deadline of April 1 for the upcoming academic year. The FAFSA is submitted to the federal processor. Online filing at www.fafsa.ed.gov is encouraged. Indicate Holy Family University (code 003275) in the appropriate section of the form to ensure Holy Family receives the FAFSA results.
- Check with your state’s higher education agency to determine if a separate state grant application is required and what the deadline is for processing the application. All Pennsylvania residents must file the FAFSA form before May 1 to be considered for a state grant. Other states may have earlier deadlines. Holy Family does not replace state grants lost through late application.
- The Financial Aid Office will receive a need analysis directly from the federal processor soon after the FAFSA is filed. Once this is received and a new, full-time undergraduate student is accepted for admission to Holy Family University, the Financial Aid Office will provide the student with an estimate of financial aid. Returning students will receive their aid award when their file is complete, they are registered for the following Fall semester and after Spring grades are posted.
- After all forms are filed, students may be asked (by Holy Family University, the federal processor, or state grant and loan agencies) to supply additional information. It is important to respond to any request promptly to avoid delays in processing financial aid applications.