Paying For College

Student Financial Services

Affording higher education is a growing concern for families. We are prepared to work with students on an individual basis to make the college dream a reality.

SJC invests more than $14 million annually in its students through various scholarship and grant opportunities, and currently 100% of all incoming freshmen at SJC are receiving some type of financial aid.

We offer scholarships and grants, all made possible by the donor support of alumni, parents, and friends of the College. We can also help you find assistance through federal and state programs to suit your needs.

 

 

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Contact Student Financial Services to find out how you can make your college dream a reality.


The SJC FAFSA school code is 001833.


Office of Student Financial Services


PO Box 971
Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
Phone: 219.866.6163 / 219.866.6145
Toll Free: 800.447.8781
Fax: 219.866.6144
Email: financialaid@saintjoe.edu

 

Student Complaint Resolution

If you have a complaint, please avail yourself of the complaint resolution process available through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

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