Admissions & Financial Aid

Alternative Financing

Scholarships

Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship
Printaholic.com is pleased to offer the Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship, a $1,000 scholastic award granted annually to the most qualified and deserving U.S. undergraduate or graduate majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. For more information, please visit Printaholic.com. The application deadline is November 30 annually.

Business Degree Scholarships
The project -- BusinessDegree.com/Scholarships -- is a comprehensive database of scholarships for anyone interested in pursuing a degree in business. The directory filters scholarships by a variety of characteristics, ensuring students find ones that they are eligible for.

CAPPEX Scholarships
Albertus Magnus College's unique page on Cappex -- http://www.cappex.com/colleges/Albertus-Magnus-College/scholarships-and-aid --allows students to view information about Albertus Magnus College, such as quick facts, admissions statistics, student reviews, and merit aid scholarship listings.

DialedWebDesign.com
DialedWebDesign.com is offering a $500 scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, please refer to the DialedWebDesign.com flyer or visit www.DialedWebDesign.com. The application deadline is December 31, 2014.

Education Grants for Women from Developing Countries
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund is accepting applications for Education Grants for Women from Developing Countries. Please see their flyer for more information. Applications will be accepted between September 15, 2014 and Jaunuary 15, 2015.

EmergencyLights.net Scholarship
EmergencyLights.net is offering a video and short essay scholarship on the following topic: "Many are now claiming that the lack of skilled labor in the U.S. is reaching crisis level. Research this problem, and submit a video and essay suggesting solutions." For more information, please visit their website The deadline to apply is December 15, 2014.

Entrepreneurship Scholarships
A variety of Entrepreneurship Scholarships are offered to students pursuing careers in entrepreneurship. For more information, please refer to the Entrepreneurship Scholarships flyer.

FastWeb
Students can customize their search for outside scholarships online at www.fastweb.com.

Goedeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship
Goedeker's Appliances is offering $500 for books to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Goedeker's Appliances Annual Public Services College Book Scholarship
Goedeker's Appliances is offering a $500 for books to students who are employed, or who has an immediate family member who is employed, in a position of public service. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Hayek Fund for Future Scholars Scholarship
The Hayek Fund for Future Scholars covers up to $300 in graduate school application fees. For more information, please refer to the Hayek Fund for Future Scholars Scholarship flyer.

Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship
MesotheliomaHelp is pleased to announce the “Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship.” This essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18-years-old or older and are currently enrolled in a college or university located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. U.S. territories are excluded. For more information, please visit their website. Essays will be accepted between September 1, 2014 and October 7, 2014.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship
InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students. The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester. For more information, please visit www.insuranceproviders.com/look-twice-save-a-life-scholarship. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2014.

Mhelpdesk Video Scholarship
Mhelpdesk is offering a $1,500 video scholarship. For more information, please visit their website. Applications will be accepted until December 2014..

NABA Scholarship Essay Contest
The Greater Hartford Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to qualifying students selected by the Greater Hartford Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants’ Scholarship Committee. Qualifying students are full-time undergraduate and graduate students majoring in business. For more information, please refer to the NABA Scholarship Essay Contest . flyer. The application deadline is September 30, 2014..

Penny Stocks Lab Biannual Scholarship Contest
Penny Stocks Lab is proud to announce their biannual undergraduate scholarship contest. Our fall and spring scholarship contests provide a $1,000 cash prize to the winner of an essay contest. The contest requires students to respond to a writing prompt in a thoughtful, well-crafted short essay of 1,000 words or less. They encourage any student with an interest in finance, penny stocks, investing, or trading to enter for a chance to support their education. The application for the Fall Contest is December 31, 2014. For more information, please visit http://pennystocks.la/scholarships.

SALT
Students who sign up for SALT can search for scholarships, internships, and jobs online. Visit www.saltmoney.org to sign up for SALT or to start searching today.

ScholarshipExperts.com
ScholarshipExperts.com is a free scholarship matching service that offers a variety of scholarships to eligible students. For more information, please refer to the ScholarshipExperts.com Scholarships flyer or visit www.ScholarshipExperts.com or http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/our-scholarships.

School Soup
Students can customize their search for outside scholarships online at www.schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory.

Senior Planning Social Work & Eldercare Award
Senior Planning is offering a scholarship to undergraduate students with less than 90 credit hours. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 12, 2014.

SILVER CROSS Ability Achievement Scholarship
The SILVER CROSS Scholarship is offered to full-time college students who use either a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or mobility scooter while attending classes. For more information, please refer to the SILVER CROSS Ability Achievement Scholarship flyer. The application deadline is December 31, 2014.

SoftwareProviders.com Scholarship
SoftwareProviders.com is holding an essay writing contest on the impact software has had on the student's life. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is September 30, 2014.

TicketCity Annual College Scholarship Program
TicketCity loves college sports and is offering a $2,500 scholarship for the winner of their college sports experience essay contest. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is December 1, 2014.

Veteran Scholarships

AFCEA Educational Fund
The AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships are offered to active-duty and honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (to include Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) or Iraqi Freedom Operations. Candidates must be currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Candidates must be majoring in the following or related fields: electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer information systems; information systems management; computer science; physics; mathematics; or science or mathematics education. Each scholarship award is $2,500. For more information, please visit http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/veteran.asp.

AMVETS Scholarships
AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education. For more information, please visit http://www.amvets.org/.

Fund for Veterans Education
The Fund for Veterans' Education will provide scholarships to help meet the cost associated with higher education for veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001 and who are now enrolled in college or vocational-technical school. For more information, please visit http://www.veteransfund.org/index.html.

Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. The Military Scholar Program will assist those who honorably served during the OEF/OIF conflict. For more information, please visit https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm.

SVA Scholarship Directory
For additional scholarships, please visit the Student Veterans of America's website at http://www.studentveterans.org/resourcelibrary/scholarships.php.

Troops to Teachers
The Troops to Teachers (TTT) program enriches the quality of American education by helping to place mature, motivated, experienced, and dedicated personnel in our nation's classrooms. TTT Military to College Guide (www.studentveterans.org) provide financial assistance, counseling, and employment referral through a network of state TTT Placement Assistance Offices. For more information, please visit http://www.ProudToServeAgain.com.

VA MortgageCenter.com Scholarship
Mortgage Center.com is proud to now offer five bi-yearly $1,500 scholarships in conjunction with our Military Education Scholarship Program. The process and purpose is simple - many college students currently struggle to meet the financial requirements of pursuing their education, even with the help of financial aid and other scholarship programs. Our scholarships are awarded each year in May and November. For more information, please visit http://www.vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships.html.

VFW Military Scholarships
The VFW's Military Scholarship program provides 25 $3,000 scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within the 36 months before the December 31 deadline. For more information, please visit http://www.vfw.org.

Parent PLUS Loan

Parents of Dependent students are able to apply for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan at www.studentloans.gov or by completing a Parent PLUS Data Sheet. Please note that when logging into www.studentloans.gov, parent must sign in with his/her information, not the student's information.

If the parent is approved for the loan, a Parent PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN) needs to be completed at www.studentloans.gov. Please note that when logging into www.studentloans.gov, parent must sign in with his/her information, not the student's information.

If the parent who applies is declined for the loan, he/she may authorize the Financial Aid Office to add an additional unsubsidized loan to student's financial aid package.

Graduate PLUS Loan

Graduate students are able to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan at www.studentloans.gov or by completing a Graduate PLUS Data Sheet.

If the student is approved for the loan, a Graduate PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) needs to be completed at www.studentloans.gov.

Private Loan Options

Please refer to Alternative Financing Options for further information regarding alternative financing options.

Questions about alternative loans? Please refer to the Alternative Loan FAQ Page.

Private Loan Disclosure

A three-year historical list of preferred lenders is maintained by ElmSelect. Albertus Magnus College did not receive any benefit from the participating lenders. This list of loan providers is not exclusive, and is intended not as a recommendation, but rather for informational purposes only. Students have the right to choose a lender that is not on the list.

Students should determine how much federal, state, and institutional aid they can receive before applying for an alternative loan. The Financial Aid Office recommends that students consider borrowing Federal Direct Loans and/or Federal Direct PLUS Loans prior to applying for an alternative loan. Alternative loans are taken out with a private lender, while federal loans are borrowed from the Federal Government. Alternative loans tend to have higher and variable interest rates, while federal loans tend to have lower and fixed interest rates.

The Financial Aid Office will certify any alternative student loan at the request of any borrower, provided they are approved and provided the amount does not exceed their maximum eligibility for the year. However, it is the responsibility of the borrower to determine which alternative loan best fits their borrowing needs.

Self-Certification Letter

Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification

Private Education Loans

You may choose to pay for all or part of your education with loans from private lenders.

Compare Loans

The list of private loan providers on ElmSelect includes lenders that have actively processed education-based loans for Albertus students over the past three academic years. Albertus did not receive any benefit from the participating lenders. You have the right to choose a lender that is not on the list.

Before You Apply

You should determine how much federal, state, and institutional aid you can receive before applying for a private education loan. Private loans may have higher interest rates than federal loans. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out how much aid you may receive.

Required Form

If you apply for a private education loan, the lender will ask you to complete the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form. The form will require financial aid figures such as the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA). You can get these figures by contacting the Financial Aid Office by phone at (203) 773-8508 or by e-mail at financial_aid@albertus.edu.

Questions

If you have questions about alternative financing options, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Office
Aquinas Hall, Room 107
(800) 935-6621 toll-free
(203) 773-8508 local
(203) 773-8972 fax
financial_aid@albertus.edu