Important Information

Federal School Code

002343

Fill out the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be eligible for most financial aid. Submit this application as soon as possible.

Loans Available to Graduate Students

Recent changes to Federal Student Loans for graduate and professional students

  • Effective July 1, 2012, Stafford loans will have a 1% origination fee.
  • Effective Fall 2012, graduate and professional students are no longer eligible to receive subsidized loans. However, if you are a graduate or professional student, you may still qualify for up to $20,500 in unsubsidized loans each loan period.

More information about changes to Federal Student Aid

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

A Federal Direct Stafford loan is a low-interest, fixed rate loan made to students. Generally, every student who files a FAFSA is eligible to borrow a Federal Direct Stafford loan.


Step #1: Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Step #2: Accept your Federal Direct loan on the OneStop tab in Cor

For incoming students, you must be registered for an orientation session before you can sign into Cor. For Transfer students, you must have completed the online Admissions tutorial before you can sign into Cor.

Contact OneStop Student Services for more information.

Step #3: Complete Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling

If you are a first time borrower of federal loans at St. Scholastica, you will be required to complete the online Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling. Click on the green Sign In box to get started. You will need your FAFSA pin.

Step #4: Complete Electronic Master Promissory Note

All new borrowers at The College of St. Scholastica will need to complete a master promissory note (MPN). Click on the green Sign In box to get started. You will need your FAFSA pin. Once you have completed the Direct Loan eMPN this year, you should not need to complete it again.


Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan is available to graduate/professional students. This loan (7.9%) is similar to the Parent PLUS loan for undergraduate students, except it is available to the graduate student, not their parents and can be consolidated with other federal loans at repayment. A credit check will be performed on this loan. There is a loan origination fee associated with this loan; you may increase your Graduate PLUS loan amount by $305.


Step #1: Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Step #2: Accept your Federal Direct loan on the OneStop tab in Cor

For incoming students, you must be registered for an orientation session before you can sign into Cor. For Transfer students, you must have completed the online Admissions tutorial before you can sign into Cor.

Contact OneStop Student Services for more information.

Step #3:Complete Graduate PLUS Loan entrance counseling

If you are a first time borrower of the Graduate PLUS loan at St. Scholastica, you will need to complete Graduate PLUS entrance counseling. Click on the green Sign In button on the Direct Loan page to get started.

Step #4: Complete Electronic Master Promissory Note

All new students at The College of St. Scholastica will need to complete a master promissory note (MPN). Click on the green Sign In button on the Direct Loan page to get started. Once you have completed the Direct Loan eMPN this year, you should not need to complete it again.


Private Loan Options

Private loans are available through banks, credit unions, and the Office of Higher Education, and are available with the student as borrower. Most of these loans require the student to have a credit worthy cosigner and have variable interest rates.


Loan Forgiveness Programs


Student Loan Code of Conduct

All loans at St. Scholastica are governed by the Student Loan Code of Conduct. Please read this document carefully before accepting any loans.

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