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Saint Joseph Seminary College
Information for Current and Prospective Students
Availability of Financial Aid

Student Financial Aid Contact Information:
75376 River Road
Saint Benedict, LA 70457
985-867-2273 (direct)
985-327-1085 (fax)

Office location: Academic Offices - first floor of Christ Court
Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Saint Joseph Seminary College (SJSC) administers the Federal Pell Grant Program, Federal Direct Loans Program, and the State of Louisiana TOPS Scholarship Program.

All students who will be completing their first degree are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine which awards they are eligible for. The form may be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov. Students without access to the Internet or who wish to discuss other options may contact our office for assistance. A new FAFSA must be submitted each academic year.

The School code for SJSC is 002027. This code must be entered on the FAFSA where it asks for the designated college that the student will be attending. Once the FAFSA has been completed please send us an e-mail to let us know that it has been submitted.

The FAFSA should be submitted prior to student arrival on campus each Fall semester to allow for timely processing. It becomes available on October 1st each year for the upcoming academic year. Once received, applications are reviewed to determine student eligibility. Notification will be sent to the student's email account once the FAFSA has been reviewed and his aid offering has been packaged. Any financial aid received will be applied directly to the student's bill to cover tuition, room, and board charges. Remaining amounts will be issued in the form of a refund check to the student or to the parent (refunds to the parent are applicable only in the case of a Parent PLUS Loan).

Any scholarships, loans, or grants that students receive from private sources must be reported to the financial aid office in order to be added to his aid package. Aid packages may not exceed the annual cost of attendance. Cost of attendance will be listed on the notification received once aid is packaged.

Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress (maintenance of 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of at least 24 credit hours each academic year) in order to maintain eligibility for federal aid.

Transfer students should notify us of any pre-existing federal student loans in order to request a loan deferment.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions regarding financial obligations while attending Saint Joseph Seminary College or financial aid.

Helpful Links

Academic Calendar: https://www.sjasc.edu/calendars.php
Tuition and fee rates: https://www.sjasc.edu/admissions-tuition.php
College bulletin: https://www.sjasc.edu/bulletin
Federal Student Aid: https://studentaid.ed.gov
Parent PLUS Loan: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/plus/parent
Louisiana TOPS scholarship information: https://www.osfa.la.gov/tops_mainlink.html