Debra J. Wulff
2 Convent Road
Santa Rita Hall
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30pm
Your potential in life isn't determined by your income level, and at the College of Saint Elizabeth, we believe that access to a quality college education shouldn't be either. "Access" is what our financial aid program is all about, and we're committed to working with students and families to help make a CSE education affordable.
More than 90 percent of full-time CSE undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance. CSE provides not only need-based funding but also merit awards for academic achievement, leadership potential, and community service. Graduate students and part-time undergraduates are also eligible for aid.
A college education is one of the most important investments you'll ever make, but paying for it can be a big challenge for many. Contact us to find out how our financial aid program can help bring a CSE education within your financial reach.
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In order for students to receive financial aid they must meet certain eligibility requirements listed below:
For information on Financial Aid at CSE call (973) 290-4445, fax us at (973) 290-4421 or review the Financial Aid Handbook.
In addition to the requirements above, colleges and universities are required to define and enforce standards of academic progress. Students receiving federal financial aid must conform to these requirements in order to be eligible for this assistance. Satisfactory academic progress requirements at the College of Saint Elizabeth provide a maximum time frame for completion of a degree, a graduated credit accumulation over time, as well as a quality standard. The following section outlines the policy regarding satisfactory academic progress. The policy is subject to periodic revision due to federal legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as federal review.
The following represents the College’s minimal qualitative and quantitative academic requirements for financial aid eligibility. Failure to meet minimal qualitative and quantitative academic standards for academic progress will result in loss of eligibility for financial aid. Note these requirements are minimal standards for financial aid but do not represent the normal progression within the four-to-five year time period.
Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of the following:
Both part-time and full-time students are eligible to apply for financial aid, but federal sources of financial aid are not available to international students. In order for graduate students to receive financial aid they must meet the eligibility requirements:
All students are encouraged to begin the financial aid application process as soon as possible, and prospective students are advised to request financial aid information at the time of application for admission. Those students who file late applications and do not meet the deadlines may be ineligible for aid or have their awards affected.
All students who receive state, federal or institutional financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may submit the FAFSA to the Federal Government via the following methods:
The FAFSA can be submitted to the federal processor after January 2. Any application submitted prior to that date will be returned unprocessed. The
The Financial Aid Office may require the following documentation from each student receiving aid:
The student will be notified by the Financial Aid Office if any further documentation is required.
An entrance interview is required of all first time borrowers prior to receiving their first loan disbursement.
The financial aid application process must be repeated for each financial aid year. Each student must submit a financial aid application (FAFSA) or FAFSA renewal annually. In order to continue to receive financial aid, recipients must adhere to the following requirements:
Any funds received from other sources, such as civic organizations, foundations, employment or other benefits, must be reported to the Financial Aid Office. Federal regulations require that these awards be treated as educational resources for determining the applicant’s eligibility. If a student receives no-need based financial assistance, then the combination of all merit and outside resources may not exceed the cost of attendance.
A student may become ineligible for financial aid for failure to maintain good academic standing or satisfactory academic progress. Satisfactory academic progress requirements at the
Incomplete grades will not be counted into the student’s grade point average or cumulative number of credits until a grade is received or resolved as an FI (Failure due to an incomplete).
Change in a student’s enrollment status will affect his financial aid package. At the beginning of an academic term if a student is not permitted to return to the College of Saint Elizabeth because of any academic or disciplinary action(s) taken by the College, or because the student has an outstanding debt to the College, the student’s financial aid award will become void until such time that the student is granted permission by the College to return.
Immediately following each semester, the director of each graduate program will inform any student in that program of his/her failure to meet the College’s standards for satisfactory academic progress and of any action taken as a result. This notification will be followed by a letter from the Director of Financial Aid informing the student that his/her financial aid eligibility has been terminated or that his/her financial aid may be in jeopardy. The status of students on probation will be reviewed on a semester-by-semester basis to determine their eligibility for financial aid. Students academically dismissed from the College will automatically have their financial aid terminated.
Students whose aid has been terminated can appeal this decision by submitting a written appeal to the Director of Financial Aid. The Financial Aid Director will review the appeal and may consult with other appropriate college administrators, such as the director of the graduate program in which the student is enrolled. The Director of Financial Aid will send written notification of the result of the appeal to the student.
A student whose appeal is granted will have financial aid reinstated for one semester. Additional semesters of eligibility will be based on satisfactorily completing the stated conditions or meeting the minimum standards of this policy. Failure to meet either requirement will result in termination of aid without the prospect of appeal.
One or more of the following conditions are considered reasons for reinstating financial aid: