Undergraduate Admission

Applying for Financial Aid

  1. First, students must be accepted for admission. To learn more about admission or to apply, visit Undergraduate Admissions.
  2. Complete the FAFSA as soon as October 1. Xavier University's Federal School Code for the FAFSA is 003144. Our FAFSA tips page also provides some helpful information for completing the form.
  3. Within seven days of submitting the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) to review for accuracy. Make corrections to your FAFSA if needed.
  4. If your SAR indicates that you are selected for a verification process, you may transfer your IRS data into your FAFSA (by using the IRS Data Retrieval Process) or submit signed copies of your federal tax return, along with a completed Verification Worksheet.
  5. The Office of Student Financial Services will review the FAFSA results and determine the student's financial aid eligibility.

How soon will I know what my financial aid package is?

The Office of Student Financial Services will begin preparing financial aid notifications in January 2021 for new students who have submitted a 2021-2022 FAFSA. If your FAFSA results are received at Xavier by February 15, you will receive priority consideration for aid. Aid packages for new students will be available for review on Road to Xavier. Students in the United States also will receive a printed financial aid package and will have access to view changes and updates on Road to Xavier.

Am I eligible for federal student aid?

To be considered for federal 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 appropriate progress toward the completion of his or her course of study according to Xavier University's standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Be registered with Selective Service (males only).
  • Not be in default on any federal education loans borrowed as a student or a parent.
  • 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.