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Our staff prepares financial aid packages for any student who has been accepted to Immaculata University’s College of Graduate Studies and who has completed the application process. By utilizing this step-by-step guide, you will be able to complete the entire process smoothly and ensure that all your financial aid will disburse promptly and accurately.

Since the College of Graduate Studies offers revolving enrollment periods, financial aid packages are prepared and distributed as soon as applications for aid are received. Continuing students who have completed the next year’s application can expect to have their packages mailed around July 1.

If you have any questions while completing the process, please feel free to contact us at finaid@immaculata.edu or 610-647-4400 ext. 3028. You may also contact someone from the financial aid staff below.

Last Names A-G Regina Medora Financial Aid Counselor ext. 3149
Last Names H-L Sallie Tuscai Associate Director ext. 3048
Last Names M-R Jennifer Callahan Assistant Director and Work Study Coordinator ext. 3087
Last Names S-Z Maureen Hoerman Assistant Director ext. 3145

Step 1 – Apply

Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The financial aid process begins by completing the FAFSA. This application will be used to determine your family’s financial profile and your eligibility for all need-based aid. This form is available starting October 1st and may be completed online.

The FSA ID, a username and password, must be used to log in to the U.S. Department of Education website. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in.

Your FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS)
Upon successful completion of the FAFSA, you will receive a FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) from the Department of Education. Your FSS will have your calculated SAI (Student Aid Index). This number is used to calculate your financial need and is the basis for determining most federal, state, and institutional aid.

Your Institutional Aid Application (IUAPP)

After completing your FAFSA, you must complete the institutional aid application. This application captures information, not on the FAFSA, which will enable us to more accurately prepare your financial aid package for the academic year.

Step 2 – Plan

Your Financial Aid Package

Once Immaculata University receives your completed FAFSA and you have been accepted to the College of Graduate Studies, the Office of Financial Aid will send you a financial aid package. In this package will be a letter with details about funding offered and requests for any required additional documentation.

If you choose to reject any of the aid offered to you, send a notification to the Office of Financial Aid in writing or via e-mail. Students can also send the reply page included with the award letter to accept or reject their award.

Additional Aid

In addition to the aid offered by Immaculata and the state and federal governments, many organizations offer excellent scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial assistance. Students interested in researching free outside scholarship opportunities can do so at www.fastweb.com or www.educationplanner.org.

If at any time you receive additional aid, federal regulations require you to notify the Office of Financial Aid. If an “over-award” (funds received in excess of your calculated financial need) results due to the additional funding, the Office of Financial Aid must make appropriate changes to your financial aid package. A revised award letter will be sent to you with the details of your new financial aid package.

Step 3 – Complete

Paying Your Remaining Balance

On your award letter, the Office of Financial Aid will calculate the estimated amount needed to pay your bill. There are three options available:

Please review each program to determine which option is best for you. For additional information regarding all educational loan options, please visit our student loans section.

Entrance Counseling

Federal regulations require that, before any Federal Direct Loans are disbursed to a student’s account, the student must complete an entrance counseling session. This takes about 20 minutes and must be done online at https://studentaid.gov. The entrance counseling session provides information about how to manage student loans, both during and after college.

Master Promissory Notes

All loans require you to sign a promissory note, which is your promise to repay your loan. Federal Direct and Federal Direct PLUS Loan promissory notes may be completed online at https://studentaid.gov

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