How To Apply

  • Be accepted into a degree-seeking or teacher certification program at Xavier University.
  • If you will receive tuition assistance from your employer, complete the online Employer Reimbursement and Tuition Payment Form.
  • Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. Students whose FAFSA is received at the federal processor by February 15 will receive priority consideration. Consult our FAFSA tips page for help in completing this application. Visit the FAFSA website for more information. Xavier University's school code number is 003144.
  • A few days after the student has completed the FAFSA online, he or she will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processor. Review the information on the SAR for accuracy. If corrections need to be made, follow the instructions on the SAR. At the same time, Xavier will electronically receive an Institutional Student Aid Report from the federal processor for all students who list Xavier University on their FAFSA.
  • If the SAR indicates the student's application has been selected for review in a process called verification, the student must submit to the Office of Student Financial Assistance signed copies of the federal tax returns and a completed Verification Worksheet.
  • Once the student has been admitted to Xavier University and the Office of Student Financial Assistance has received the Institutional Student Aid Report, financial aid eligibility will be determined. See our eligibility pages for important information. A Financial Aid Award is sent by email to the student. The Office of Student Financial Assistance begins preparing awards in March. Students should expect to receive their award approximately three weeks after being accepted into a degree program at Xavier and after the Office of Student Financial Assistance has the results of the FAFSA.

General Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for financial aid a student must:

  • Be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen of the United States.
  • Apply and be accepted for admission into an approved degree-seeking program or teacher-certification program.
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of his or her course of study according to the financial aid Standards of Academic Progress.
  • Be registered with Selective Service (males only).
  • Not be in default on any federal student loans or PLUS loans.
  • Not owe a refund on any federal or state education grants.
  • Not have been convicted of an offense involving either the possession or sale of illegal drugs.