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Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Services is dedicated to providing you the highest level of service as we guide you through the financial aid process and assist you in meeting the costs of receiving a quality Fisher education.

Financing a college education is no small task. At Fisher, we realize that your financial situation is unique. That's why we are committed to providing the highest level of guidance and service to you.

Financing a college education is no small task. At Fisher, we realize that your financial situation is unique. That's why we are committed to providing the highest level of guidance and service to you.

At any time during the financial aid process, please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions. We are here to help!

Applying for Aid

The financial aid process may seem daunting, but it doesn't need to be. Follow our step-by-step instructions on how to apply for financial aid and you'll be on your way to affording a Fisher education.

Cost of Attendance

View a breakdown of the cost of attendance for undergraduate and graduate students.

Types of Financial Aid

Learn about the different types of financial aid including scholarships, grants, loans, work study, and veteran's benefits.

Connect with Student Financial Services

Questions about financial aid, scholarships, cost of attendance, or your student bill? We are here to help! Call us at (585) 385-8042 or send an email to sfs@sjfc.edu to get your questions answered.

Accepted Undergraduate Students

Learn how to view and print your financial aid package, get descriptions of financial aid awards, and more on our Financial Aid Information for New Undergraduate Students page.

Financial Aid Announcements

Fall 2021 Semester Student Bills Available on Fish 'R' Net

Fall semester student bills are now available on Fish 'R' Net >Payment & Billing > FisherPay. The current account status will display the current balance due and the most recent changes at the top with any anticipated aid at the bottom. Statement history will display all of the statements that have been generated with the due date reflected in the top right corner of the statement. The statements are a snapshot of the student account on the date it was generated. For real-time information, please be sure to view the current account status.  

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds for Students

St. John Fisher College has received limited funds under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students. The funds are to be prioritized to students with exceptional need and which may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health), or child care.

If you were enrolled on or after the Federal Emergency on 3/13/2020, have financial need, and would like to request emergency federal grant funds, please complete the application on Fish’R’Net. The funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-awarded basis with priority given to those with exceptional financial need.

Students will be notified via email if they have been awarded funds and the amount granted. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing. New students with first enrollment beginning Fall 2021, will be notified after September 28, 2021 regarding their application status.

If you have further questions or are experiencing a financial hardship, please contact Student Financial Services at sfs@sjfc.edu.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Available

The 2021-2022 FAFSA can now be completed at fafsa.gov for students attending summer 2021, fall 2021, and/or spring 2022. Students and parents (if applicable) will use 2019 tax information on the 2021-2022 FAFSA.

St. John Fisher College's Federal School Code is 002821.

Sign Up for Direct Deposit

Sign up for direct deposit today on Fish 'R' Net under the Payment & Billing section. Direct deposit allows you to receive your credit balance in the fastest way possible. Please note that any student without direct deposit information on file and a credit balance will have their check mailed to their mailing address the College has on file. Checks will not be available for pick up on campus. You can check your address on Fish 'R' Net under the Personal Information section. Credit balance refunds begin the second week of classes each semester. You will be notified via email if you have a refund and when it has processed.

Student and Parent Loan Administrative Forbearance due to COVID-19; Extended

On August 6, 2021, the COVID-19 emergency relief measures were extended on U.S. Department of Education (ED) owned federal student loans through January 31, 2022. The interest rate for all federally owned student loans, whether in school or in repayment, is 0%. The suspension of payments is scheduled to continue through January 31, 2022.

To find out if your Direct and FFEL Program loans are owned by ED, visit Studentaid.gov. On your Studentaid.gov dashboard, click on "view details" to be taken to your Aid Summary. In this section click on "Loan Breakdown." In your Loan Breakdown, all ED-owned loans will begin with "DEPT OF ED."

For more details regarding ED's Administrative Forbearance, please visit Studentaid.gov.

Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA) Update

After careful review of the ETA Program, St. John Fisher College has chosen not to participate for the 2021-22 academic year. We intend to review this option annually. It has been central to our mission to provide access to all students, and that remains a priority. We will continue to leverage our institutional resources as well as other state and federal resources to aid our students and to make a Fisher education affordable.