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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! Schedule a phone call with a counselor and 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

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Available

The 2020-2021 FAFSA can now be completed at fafsa.gov for students attending summer 2020, fall 2020, and/or spring 2021. Students and parents (if applicable) will use 2018 tax information on the 2020-2021 FAFSA. St. John Fisher College's Federal School Code is 002821.

Summer 2020 Tuition Bills Now Available

Registered students and authorized payers can view their summer 2020 billing statement online through Fish 'R' Net. Your due date will be located in the upper right corner of your most recent summer billing statement. Please be sure that your bill is settled by the due date to avoid any late payment penalties. For more details about options to pay your student bill, see Payment Options.

If you are a matriculated student and enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) for the summer, and would like to use a Federal Direct Student Loan(s) to assist with your costs, please complete the following steps for you eligibility to be determined:

  • Complete the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Undergraduate Students - Email Student Financial Services at sfs@sjfc.edu your summer, fall, and spring enrollment plans and to receive your summer financing options.
  • Graduate Students - Complete the Graduate Enrollment form on Fish 'R' Net > Financial Aid.
  • Check Fish 'R' Net > Financial Aid to accept/decline your offered federal student loans and for any outstanding requirements.

Accepting Aid

If you have been offered Federal Work Study, a Federal Direct Student Loan, and/or a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you must log on to Fish 'R' Net to accept, decline, or accept partial amounts of these awards. First time student loan borrowers will also need to complete entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at Studentaid.gov. Parents interested in borrowing the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan must apply for the loan at 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 2019-20 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.