Non-Traditional and Adult Undergraduate Students

Although many people believe that the cost of a private university is prohibitive, financial aid programs make a Stritch education very affordable.

We believe that cost should never be a barrier to a great education. Counselors in our Financial Aid Office know that each student is unique. They are dedicated to helping you with each step of the financial aid process so you can easily find ways to help fund your education. Stritch also offers convenient payment plans in addition to partnerships with employers that offer tuition reimbursement. 

Begin the Federal Student Aid Process

Create or Locate Your FSA ID

If you’re a student, parent, or borrower and you’re logging in to a U.S. Department of Education website, you will be asked to create new log-in credentials known as the FSA ID. Creating an FSA ID is simple and only takes a few minutes. If you already have a Federal Student Aid PIN you will be able to link it to your new FSA ID. Even if you’ve forgotten your FSA PIN or don’t have one, you can still create an FSA ID.

Remember, your federal student aid account information is valuable. Only the owner of the FSA ID should create and use the account. And you should never share your FSA ID. For more information about the FSA ID, please visit:

Complete a FAFSA

The FAFSA serves as your application for federal, state and institutional financial aid funding. Begin your FAFSA at:

You will be asked to indicate the school code of the college or university that you will be attending. The Cardinal Stritch University school code is 003837.

Complete All Requested Documentation 

After you have completed the FAFSA, the federal government will send you and the Financial Aid Office a copy of the processed application, called a Student Aid Report (SAR). From this report, we will be able to determine if additional documentation is required to complete your financial aid application. 

We will assist by sending reminders of what is still needed to complete the financial aid process. You can also use Online Aid Services to find out what has been received and what is still needed. Remember to choose the correct year after logging in to the system.

Tuition Discounts for Adult Undergraduate Students

Boys and Girls Club Discount

This 20% tuition discount is available to parents of current members and employees studying in our evening or online bachelor's and graduate programs. This discount also applies to our certificate and licensure programs! Find out more.

Stritch Military Grant
Awarded to full-time undergraduate students who are in active duty or have proof of an honorable discharge, and to students who are married to an
individual currently deployed. Eligible students can receive up to a 25% tuition discount.