Student Financial Services

Current Xavier Students

Did you know that you can access your financial aid information 24/7 using the Financial Aid Self-Service portal? Within the Self-Service portal, you have access to the following financial aid functions:
  • View documents needed to complete your financial aid application
  • Check the status of documents submitted to Student Financial Services
  • View your Financial Aid Awards offered by Xavier University
  • Check which funds have been paid to your student account
  • Review personalized messages from Student Financial Services regarding your account
  • Check your student account balance
  • Review your account for any holds that need to be resolved
  • Review financial aid award history by term and by year

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Current students need to submit a FAFSA form each year to be considered for federal, state, and certain types of Xavier aid. File your FAFSA as early as possible to ensure you are ready for the upcoming school year.

Financial Aid Offer

Review your financial aid offer in Self-Service. The offer will include any federal, state, and Xavier aid that you are eligible to receive. The financial aid offer is subject to revision based on changes to the FAFSA or the receipt of additional grants, scholarships, or outside resources. Financial aid offers for the upcoming year will be prepared beginning in March.

Xavier Scholarships for Current Students

The Office of Student Financial Services maintains a list of additional Xavier scholarship opportunities for current students.

Private Scholarship Opportunities

The office also maintains a listing of private (non-Xavier) scholarships.


About one-third of all FAFSAs are selected for a process called verification. Schools are required to collect tax and other household data to verify information on the FAFSA. If your application is selected for verification, you will be notified by email about the additional information needed to finalize your financial aid offer.

Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan Requirements

First-time borrowers must complete Entrance Counseling and sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) for the Direct Loans to disburse. If you choose to decline your federal student loans, you must email the Office of Student Financial Services at Subsidized and unsubsidized loans are assessed a loan fee of 1.057%.

Direct PLUS Loan

Parents of dependent students may consider applying for a Federal Direct PLUS Loan if additional funds are needed to cover college expenses. A parent should apply for this credit-based loan and sign a PLUS Master Promissory Note online at The suggested timeframe to submit a PLUS Loan Application is May 1st to June 30th. There is a 4.228% loan fee for the PLUS Loan.

Graduate students also are eligible to apply for Direct PLUS Loans and may complete the grad PLUS application and sign the PLUS Master Promissory Note online at

Private Education Loans

Private Loans are another option that families choose for paying college expenses. Application is made directly through the lender. The suggested timeframe to submit a loan request is May 1st to June 30th for the upcoming Fall semester. This should allow enough time for the loan to be certified (if approved) and for it to appear on the Fall billing statement. Additional information on private loans and lenders is available online at the FastChoice website.


Your first billing statement for Fall will be available at the beginning of July. Student account balances are due in full each semester. You must either have your financial aid complete and ready to be applied toward your balance (including PLUS or Private Loan applications) or pay your balance in a lump sum. If you prefer making monthly payments, you must be enrolled in the X-Flex Payment Plan by the first billing due date (a nominal fee is required each semester you participate). For more information, contact the Bursar’s Office at

Waive Insurance

All traditional, full-time undergraduate students and all international students are required to have health-insurance coverage and are automatically enrolled in a plan. If you already have medical insurance coverage and do not need to utilize Xavier’s student health insurance plan, be sure to waive the insurance so you are not charged for the premium on your student billing statement. To learn more about Xavier’s health insurance or to waive coverage, visit Xavier also offers a tuition insurance program to protect your investment should you need to withdraw due to injury or illness. To learn more, visit