Reapplying for Financial Aid

The most important thing for returning students to remember is that you must reapply for financial aid each year you attend St. Olaf. The priority deadline for returning student is April 30th, 2018. If you meet the April financial aid priority deadline, you can expect to receive your next year’s aid award notification in June.

Filing for Financial Aid

  • Step 1: Complete and submit your St. Olaf Financial Aid Application. For more info, click here.
    • Students can access this application through the “Financials” screen through the Student Information System.
      • You can also access this form, by clicking the following link: Financial Aid Online. You will need to log in with your email address.
  • Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more info, click here.
    • You must complete a FAFSA every year that you wish to be considered for need-based aid.
    • The FAFSA can be completed any time after October 1st.

Note: You do not need to complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile after your first year at St. Olaf College. Also, you do not need to send us copies of your or your parents’ federal tax returns unless we request them from you.

A common question that students ask is: Do I need to file a tax return because of my work study or summer earnings? Here is an online resource from the IRS that can help answer that question.