How to Apply and Eligibility
- First, students must be accepted for admission. To find out more about admission visit http://www.xavier.edu/admission.
- Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Students whose FAFSA is received at the federal processor by Feb. 15 will receive priority consideration. Consult our FAFSA tips page for help in completing this application. Visit the FAFSA web site for more information. Xavier University's school code number is 003144.
- Within seven days of completing and submitting the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processor. Review the SAR for accuracy. If corrections need to be made, follow the instructions on the SAR or change your FAFSA information online.
- If the SAR indicates the student's application has been selected for review in a process called verification, the student must submit several documents to the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Students must submit a copy of their and their parents' (for dependent students) federal tax return transcript(s) and a completed verification worksheet. Students and parents also have the option to use the IRS Data Retrieval Process (watch video below); if tax figures are transferred successfully then tax return transcripts are not required. The verification worksheet can be found online at http://www.xavier.edu/financial-aid/forms/.
How the IRS Data Retrieval System Works
- The Office of Student Financial Assistance will receive the Institutional Student Aid Report electronically. The results will be reviewed and the student's financial aid eligibility will be determined. The Office of Student Financial Assistance begins sending financial aid awards in March. Students should expect to receive their award notification approximately three weeks after being accepted into a degree program at Xavier and after the Office of Student Financial Assistance has the completed, accurate results of the FAFSA. Award letters are sent to the student's email address.
Eligibility for aid
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.