Due to the generosity of many benefactors, Sacred Heart offers the opportunity for students to apply for Institutional scholarships and grants. Institutional aid is awarded in June of each year, prior to the beginning of each new academic year. To receive optimal institutional aid, students should complete all paperwork prior to the June distribution meeting. Institutional aid is awarded based on the need exhibited in the FAFSA. The FAFSA results produce an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), this along with the estimated cost of attendance, is the method used to determine awards.
The first deadline is March 1st. Institutional aid may be available for late awards based on availability of funds.
Requirements for institutional aid
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1st and before April 1st. A guide to use is after you or your parent(s) file his income tax for the prior year. After taxes have been filed, the Data Retrieval Option of the FAFSA can be used. This is a Department of Education requirement.
- Complete the Sacred Heart Major Seminary Financial Aid Application, for the new academic year.
- Complete the Fishermen's Fund application for the new academic year; include the pledge agreement and personal information sheet. Note that this fund is available only to those in the Archdiocese of Detroit.
- Review the Aid Flyer to see what may fit for you.