Undocumented Students

Undocumented students are eligible to receive financial aid (grants, scholarships, work study and loans) from St. Olaf. If a student is a Minnesota resident, they can also receive the Minnesota State Grant. Students are also eligible to receive outside scholarships.

All students follow the same process in consideration for merit scholarships. Students must complete the Application for Admission for academic and service leadership scholarships. If a student is applying for one of the fine arts scholarships (music, theater, art and dance), they must submit additional information for those scholarships.

In order to be considered for St. Olaf need-based aid, undocumented students must complete and submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. The PROFILE is a service of the College Board.

For answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding financial aid, go to our FAQ’s page.

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  • Step 1: Complete your Application for Admission to St. Olaf College.

    • For more information on merit scholarships and financial aid, click here.
      • Students who wish to apply only for merit scholarships (and don’t want to apply for need-based aid) do not need to complete any of the other parts of the financial aid process.
      • All students are considered for Academic and Service scholarships during the admission review process. Academic and Service scholarship decisions are made by the Admissions Office.
      • Students applying for Fine Arts Scholarships must submit separate applications. Please click here for more information about applying for merit scholarships at St. Olaf.
  • Step 2: Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.

    • For more information on the CSS PROFILE, click here.
      • St. Olaf is one of over 300 schools nationally to require the CSS PROFILE in determining institutional aid. The CSS PROFILE is a more in-depth and nuanced financial aid application than the FAFSA.
      • All students interested in need-based St. Olaf aid are required to complete the CSS PROFILE.
      • There is a fee required to complete the CSS PROFILE. There is an automatic fee waiver that applies for certain students and eligibility for this fee waiver is determined by the CSS PROFILE/College Board.
      • St. Olaf’s CSS PROFILE Code: 6638.
      • The CSS PROFILE for the 2018-19 Academic Year can be completed any time after October 1, 2017.  Please note that you are completing the CSS PROFILE with final tax information for 2016, so please have that information readily available when completing the CSS PROFILE.
      • If your parents are separated or divorced or were never married, St. Olaf will consider both biological parents’ financial information when determining eligibility for institutional need-based grants. 
  • Step 3: If you are a MN resident, please complete the MN Dream Act Application.

    • For more information on the MN Dream Act Application, click here.
      • The MN Dream Act Application is similar to the FAFSA, but is not submitted to the U.S. Dept of Education. Instead, it is submitted to the MN Office of Higher Education.
      • There is no fee associated with filing the MN Dream Act Application.
      • The MN Dream Act can be completed any time after October 1, 2017 and will use 2016 tax information.
      • If your parents are separated or divorced or were never married, only the custodial parent (the parent with whom you lived the most in the last 12 months) should complete the MN Dream Act Application.  If that parent has remarried, then your step-parent’s financial information should also be reported on the MN Dream Act Application.
      • For more questions, please consult the MN Dream Act Fact Sheet.

 

Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines for Students Applying for Fall 2018 Enrollment

Financial Aid Deadline Early Decision 1 Early Decision 2 Regular Decision
Complete and Submit the CSS/Financial Aid Profile November 15, 2017 January 8, 2018 January 15, 2018
Complete and submit the MN Dream Act Application November 15, 2017 January 8, 2018 January 15, 2018
Financial Aid Award Notification Mid-December February 2, 2018 April 1, 2018