Financial Aid at Aquinas College

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

New Students

1. October to March - File the FAFSA beginning October 1st of the year prior to when you plan to attend College

  • Create an FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA.  The student and one parent will need their own FSA IDs.
  • Aquinas School Code: 002239
  • Be sure to file your FAFSA by March 1st in order to be considered for priority aid through the State of MI.  

2. Promptly respond to any document requests from our office.

  • Your financial aid cannot be finalized until all requested documents are received.  Please check your Aquinas email frequently.

3. December to March - Receive Award notification

4. December to May - Accept/Decline award

5. May to July - Complete any requirements to borrow loans, research payment plan options and other options to pay your bill.

Returning Students

1. October to March - File the FAFSA beginning October 1st of every year

  • Aquinas School Code: 002239
  • Be sure to file your FAFSA by March 1st in order to be considered for priority aid through the State of MI.  

2. Promptly respond to any document requests from our office.

  • Your financial aid cannot be finalized until all requested documents are received.  Please check your Aquinas email frequently.

3. June - Receive Award notification    

4. June to July - Complete any requirements to borrow loans (Direct Loan request form MUST BE completed every year), research payment plan options and other options to pay your bill.