Financial Aid for Veterans

Copy of 2014_04_10_IMG_20140320_133641_057Veterans Should Apply for Financial Aid (and it’s easier than you think!)

First of all, thank you for your service. We’re happy that you are interested in applying for financial aid and are here to take the confusion out of the process.

Have you visited the Registrar’s Office to let them know that you’re a veteran and to submit all of your documents for VA Educational Benefits? If not, you should as soon as possible.

Your educational benefits don’t stop there. Even if you receive the Post 9/11 GI Bill, you may still be eligible for federal and state financial aid. Don’t miss your chance to receive the Federal Pell Grant or the Connecticut Governor’s Scholarship Program (GSP) Grant.

Copy of 2014_04_10_Blog - PictureThe primary application for financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It can be a complicated form, but we’re here to help you. Stop by our office so we can walk you through the process, or give us a call if you are completing it by yourself and run into a problem. Thirty minutes can result in up to $5,645 in grant aid that you can receive in addition to your Post 9/11 GI Bill.

No time to do the FAFSA? All is not lost. Check out our “Alternative Financing” page (link to page) on the

Financial Aid section of the myAlbertus Portal for a list of Veteran Scholarships. The opportunities are endless.

Already applied for financial aid, received a Shopping Sheet with your award letter, and have some questions? We know that the Shopping Sheet can be confusing. It also doesn’t take your VA Educational Benefits into consideration. Give us a call and we’ll help you figure out your true Net Cost of Attending.

We understand the transition to college life can bring on unanticipated pressure and sacrifice; let’s not make finances another obstacle.

Don’t forget: we’re always here to help! Stop in or call anytime.

We in the Financial Aid Office know how difficult it is to finance a private education (75 percent of us are graduates of Albertus Magnus College!). Because of this, our goal is to help finance your dreams through education by providing access to financial aid and promoting financial knowledge. We are invested in your future: Literally.

Location: Aquinas Hall, Room 107
Hours: Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Phone: (203) 773-8508
Fax: (203) 773-8972

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