Financial Aid Information

Length of Program

The program is four semesters in both locations.

May program starts: Duluth and St. Cloud

2016-2017        Academic Year 1        Summer = 13 cr.
2017-2018        Academic Year 2        Fall = 13-15 cr., Spring = 15-17 cr., Summer = 11 cr

September program start: St. Cloud

2017-2018        Academic Year 1        Fall = 13 cr., Spring = 15 cr., Summer = 13 cr.
2018-2019        Academic Year 2        Fall = 13 cr.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is financial aid available?

Yes, loan funding may be available to help you cover your cost of attendance. For further consideration, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Title IV code for the College of St. Scholastica is 002343.

Duluth and St. Cloud - May 2017: Students will need to file the 1617 and 1718 FAFSA

St. Cloud - Sept. 2017: Students will need to file the 1718 and 1819 FAFSA

What types of loans are available to me?

There are a number of loan options to choose from.

  • The Federal Stafford Loan program allows students to borrow up to a maximum of $12,500 per academic year. The overall aggregate borrowing limit with this loan program is $57,500 (amount is based upon "Independent Status" as per FAFSA guidelines). Stafford loans are guaranteed and do not require a cosigner.
  • Alternative/Supplemental Educational Loan: This type of loan requires a credit-worthy borrower and/or a credit-worthy cosigner. Please see our loan information page for recommended lenders.

Can my previous undergraduate loans be deferred?

Possibly. Federal loans can be deferred as long as you are enrolled at half-time status. Private loan deferment varies by lender. Please check with the lender.

Are scholarship opportunities available?

Yes, there are a number of scholarship opportunities available on a competitive basis. Please check our scholarship directory

Can I borrow extra loans to use for living expenses and/or to purchase books?

Yes, part of the loans you will be offered can be used for this purpose. Be sure you complete a Refund Authorization and Direct Deposit Authorization via to participate in this.



  1. Complete all application requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.
  2. Complete the appropriate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Once fully accepted, you will receive a financial aid award letter and will need to complete the checklist listed at (OneStop tab)

Please contact us with any questions!

The College of St. Scholastica
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