Returning students must submit the FAFSA and CSS Profile applications by March 1 to be considered for need-based grants, loans, and work opportunities.
NOTE: Make sure to check your St. John’s College email often, as the primary means of communication from the Financial Aid Office is through e-mail.
Step 1 – Complete CSS Profile
File the CSS Profile Application at profileonline.collegeboard.com.The CSS code for Annapolis is 5598 and Santa Fe is 4737.
If your parents are divorced or separated, your non-custodial parent needs to complete the CSS Non-custodial Parents Statement at ncprofile.collegeboard.com.
Step 2 – Complete FAFSA
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The federal code for Annapolis is 002092 and Santa Fe is 002093. You can file a renewal FAFSA if you have your federal PIN. You can retrieve your PIN online at www.pin.ed.gov.
Step 3 – Give supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office
Once the Financial Aid Office has received both your CSS Profile and FAFSA, we will notify you of any supporting documentation we need. Examples of the additional information we may need are copies of parents' and student's 2012 federal income tax return or transcript (transcript must be requested from the IRS), W-2 forms, partnership and corporate returns are when applicable. In the case of divorced or separated parents, we may need the non-custodial parents’ federal tax return and W-2. To send these documents, you can e-mail, fax, or send by mail to the Financial Aid Office.
Step 4 - Maryland State Grants
Maryland Residents: The FAFSA must be submitted prior to March 1. Maryland has very strict deadlines, and failure to meet their deadline will result in a loss of state grant assistance. This will not be made up with institutional grant money. Residents from the states of NM, PA, RI and VT should file the FAFSA by March 1st in order to be considered for a state sponsored grant.
Policy Regarding the Integrity of Information
Due to early deadlines, awards may be based on estimated income. Families are required to provide the Financial Aid Office with 2012 federal tax returns as soon as they are available. Corrections will be made to prior estimates, and this may result in a revised aid award. If the Financial Aid Committee has reason to believe that a family has misrepresented their financial circumstances, the student may be disqualified from receiving institutional funding.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions about filing your aid application.