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Financial Aid

2021-22 FAFSA Now Open!

Santa Clara University recommends that prospective and current students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to maximize and/or retain their federal, state and non-federal aid programs eligibility.

First time filling out the FAFSA application? Find out what you will need and how to get started.

Update to any documents with personal identifiable information, such as verification:

When emailing sensitive documents, such as income information, taxes, or social security numbers, please send them password protected. Please follow these instructions to password protect your information  until our new updated system is in place. Below are instructions on how to password protect a document:   

Open the PDF and choose Tools > Protection > Encrypt > Encrypt with Password. If you receive a prompt, click Yes to change the security. Select Require a Password to Open the Document, then type the password in the corresponding field. Save the document. If you are prompted to verify that you want to save the document, click Yes.

You will need to send an additional email with student name and ID and the password so that we can open the file.

We are committed to helping undergraduate students, graduate students and their families find ways to make Santa Clara University affordable. Our financial aid programs help students and their families meet college costs each year.


Upcoming Scholarships:

The National CCAA Scholarship - Available beginning February 2021

The National CCAA Scholarship is offered annually to seniors attending a National CCAA member institution in the fall, and transfer students from two-year and community colleges who will attend a National CCAA member institution. The National Catholic College Admission Association is a nonprofit organization of Catholic colleges and universities committed to promoting the value of Catholic higher education and to serving students, parents and counselors.

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