Students should complete their FAFSA as soon as possible each year starting on October 1st. This free application serves as a gateway for all federal, state, and Benedictine University need-based financial assistance. Include Benedictine University's federal school code: 001767 so that the results of your FAFSA application will automatically be sent to the BU's Office of Financial Aid.
The Department of Education and Benedictine University’s Office of Financial Aid recognizes that the information collected by the FAFSA may not accurately reflect each student’s unique financial circumstances. If you feel that the information that was required to be reported on your FAFSA does not accurately reflect your or your family’s ability to contribute towards affording the cost of your degree, you may be eligible to appeal on the basis of special circumstances.
Per Federal Regulations, prior to posting of Federal funds, some students may be required to submit a copy of their original citizenship document to the Office of Financial Aid.
The federal verification process acts as a quality control measure; the U.S. Department of Education approximately selects 1 out of every 3 FAFSA applications to complete this process. Students required to complete the verification process will not receive any federal funds until the requested documents have been submitted and reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid.
The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for certifying school enrollment to the Veterans Affairs (VA) to authorize your VA educational benefit payments.
How to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, order an Income Tax Transcript, or order a Verification of Non-Filing Letter
Statement of Educational Purpose - In Person
Statement of Educational Purpose - Certified by Notary
Per Federal Regulations, prior to the awarding of Federal Financial Aid, the student may be required to submit a copy of their original citizenship document to the Office of Financial Aid.
Certificate of Citizenship (Unable to submit original document in person)
3+1 Programs Consortium Agreement Checklist and Form (ALL SCHOOLS)
3+1 Approval of Transfer Courses (Registrar's Office)