The Office of Financial Aid is committed to providing students with financial aid opportunities to help make an Aquinas College education affordable. The financial aid counselors encourage prospective and current students to contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions regarding financial aid, scholarships, or outside financial assistance.
All initial award packages are based on full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours per semester); however, amounts may decrease due to less than full-time enrollment.
Students must inform the Office of Financial Aid immediately upon receipt of outside scholarships, grants, or loans to ensure that their financial aid packages reflect such outside assistance properly.
Students that receive financial aid must adhere to satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements (as outlined in the Aquinas College catalog) to maintain eligibility for financial assistance. If a student is unable to maintain these standards, he or she will be put on a one-semester academic probation to provide an opportunity for the student to improve his or her academic performance. If the student does not improve, the Office of Financial Aid must suspend that student’s financial aid until he or she is able to comply with SAP requirements.
Withdrawing from courses or the college at any point in a semester may have repercussions toward financial aid eligibility. Students must meet with a financial aid counselor prior to withdrawal.
Award packages represent aid available to students from federal, state, and institutional sources. Direct costs per semester are charged directly to your student account in the form of tuition and fees. The amount charged is based on the number of credit hours taken. Direct cost information can be found by selecting Tuition and Fees. Students may also incur other costs as a result of attending college. Please note these costs are not directly charged to your student account. Below is an annual estimate of indirect costs.