How to Apply for Financial Aid
Cabrini College uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine a student's eligibility for financial aid.
FAFSAThe FAFSA is a Federal application for financial aid. You are not charged a fee for completing the form. The FAFSA asks for information about the students and, in most cases, the student's parents' income and assets for the tax year.
Other variables, such as number of people in the family, and if anyone else will be attending college at the same time, are also asked. All information supplied on the FAFSA is confidential.
The FAFSA data is submitted to the Department of Education and they calculate what it believes the family can afford to pay for the student's education. This figure is called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
How is financial aid eligibility determined?
The Financial Aid Award Letter
The financial aid award will itemize all grants, scholarships, loans, and possible student employment funds. It shows how much money will go toward each semester of education for the school year. The notice also estimates the college cost, allowing families to subtract their financial aid so they can determine what they might have to finance themselves.
PLEASE NOTE: This page explains how full-time undergraduate students can apply for financial aid.
If you are a part-time student (taking fewer than 12 credits a semester) or a graduate student, visit: