State Financial Aid
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission Monetary Award Program (MAP) is available to any student attending an approved Illinois college or university who can demonstrate financial need and who qualifies as an Illinois resident. Application must be made for each academic year.
Federal Financial Aid
The Federal Pell Grant
This is a federal assistance program for any undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need. The amount of the grant varies according to the student’s need and the maximum allowed under the federal program. Application must be made for each academic year.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This federal program is designed for any undergraduate who demonstrates financial need annually. The federal government provides post-secondary institutions with allocations from which Financial Aid Office counselors make awards.
Federal College Work-Study Program
St. Augustine College participates in the College Work-Study (CWS) Program, a federal financial aid program that helps colleges to provide jobs for students who exhibit need in financing their college education. To participate in the College Work-Study Program, a student must receive a CWS award as part of a financial aid offer from the Financial Aid Office. In order to maintain eligibility to participate in the CWS program, the student must comply with Financial Aid Office requirements.
St. Augustine College Financial Aid
Presidential Discretionary Fund
Occasionally, St. Augustine College receives grants or donations for specific academic or occupational programs. Information about these scholarship opportunities can be obtained from a Financial Aid Counselor or from an Academic Advisor.
The College grants these awards to students who demonstrate scholastic achievement in their academic programs. This award is given at the beginning of the semester and is for 50% of tuition and fees. New and continuing students may apply.
A new student must apply through the Financial Aid Office and make arrangements with the Testing Center to take a test designated for this purpose.
A student must complete an application for institutional aid. The Financial Aid Director will review the student’s academic record and, if funds are available, make the award.
St. Augustine College (SAC) Awards
St. Augustine College (SAC) Awards are smaller grants provided directly by the College. These awards are conferred (within the limits of the funds available) on the basis of need to students progressing satisfactorily and who are in good standing with the Bursar’s Office.
Occasionally, St. Augustine College receives grants or donations for specific academic or occupation programs. Information about these scholarship opportunities can be obtained from a Financial Aid Counselor or from the Academic Advisor.
The Following Conditions Must Be Met In Order To Qualify or To Maintain Eligibility for any Financial Aid program:
1. Students must comply with the Satisfactory Academic Standards and Progress Policy.
2. Changes in the recipient’s credit hour, marital, or residence status must be reported to the Financial Aid Office for review and possible adjustment of awards.
3. Unexpected changes in a family’s financial condition should be reported to the Financial Aid Office for review and possible adjustment of awards.
4. Outside aid received by applicants, which is not listed in the award letter, must be reported immediately to the Financial Aid Office. The aid package may have to be adjusted to reflect the actual aid reported.
5. If the recipient is in default on a federal loan or owes a refund for federal financial aid received when not earned, the Financial Aid Office must be notified immediately and awards will become void.
6. Aid awards are not automatically renewable. Students must apply annually by completing the Financial Aid FAFSA.
7. Under provisions of the United States Criminal Code, intentional false statements or misrepresentations on any of the applicant materials may subject the applicant to a fine of no more than $10,000.00 or imprisonment of no more than five (5) years or both.
All awards are contingent on the availability of funds from Federal, State, and Institutional sources, and must necessarily be tentative in the event that Congress, the Illinois General Assembly or the Administration of the College terminates the funds. (Information about any of the financial programs or policies can be secured from the Financial Aid Office of St. Augustine College.) If a student wishes further review of the financial aid awarded, the recipients may request a personal interview with the Director of Financial Aid.
Title IV Return Policy
St. Augustine College will return Title IV funds to the federal government for students who withdraw officially from classes. This official withdrawal will be based on the date recorded by the Registrar’s Office on the Course Selection Form.
Veterans who wish to receive benefits under the Veterans Administration Education Program must complete a Veteran Application for Program of Education form, which is available from any VA office. The St. Augustine College liaison for Veterans Affairs benefits is located in the Career and Transfer Center.