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Cost and Financial Aid

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The mission of the Office of Financial Aid at Cardinal Stritch University is to assist students and families in an equitable, sensitive, and confidential manner to reduce financial barriers, which could otherwise prevent students from achieving their educational goals.

Each day our staff strives to educate, serve, and empower our students. Call, email, or stop in and see us with any questions; our staff is here to serve you.

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Tuition and fees

Learn more about your program tuition and fees for the current academic year.

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Financial aid

Learn how you can fund your education through loan programs, federal aid, state aid, and more.

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An affordable option and a tremendous value, Stritch strives to provide student accessibility and service while educating and empowering our students.

The Net Price Calculator will show you what you can expect to pay for your Stritch education. See scholarships, grants, and other financial aid opportunities available specifically to you, as well as your estimated cost of attendance.

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Funding your education - it starts with FAFSA

After submitting your application, it's time to file for financial aid. The first step is FAFSA. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for U.S. citizens seeing an undergraduate or graduate degree. The Office of Financial Aid at Stritch will rely on this information to locate grants, loans, and need-based scholarships to help you fund your education. 

International students should not file the FAFSA.

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Common questions or concerns

The Office of Financial Aid is here to answer your questions. Speak one-on-one with a counselor for help by calling (414) 410-4048 or email them

Don’t panic. You are still eligible for aid. We are just going to verify your FAFSA for accuracy. This is a federal requirement. If you have been randomly selected for verification, we will ask you to complete a Verification Worksheet. You can find a link to the verification worksheet on your Stritch Online Aid Service portal on the documents tab. You may also need to submit yours and/or your parents’ tax documents. You can check for documents needed on the documents tab.

Undergraduate students must take at least six credits (part-time) to receive Federal Direct Stafford loans. By taking a minimum of 12 credits (full time), students are eligible to receive Stritch scholarships and grants.

Graduate students must enroll in a minimum of three credits in order to qualify for financial aid, and be eligible for any scholarships available for the degree program.

Log into Online Aid Service and click on the documents tab. If you read “not reviewed” or “received” then the Office of Financial Aid has your documents. If you read “not signed” or “incomplete” then we have your documentation but something is incomplete. We will send a notice by email but you are also welcome to contact us.

Each year, you need to fill out a FAFSA in order to renew and continue your financial aid. The FAFSA is available every October 1 for the following award year.

Your credit score does not affect your eligibility for Stafford loans, federal and state grants, or Stritch scholarships. If you decide to work with a lender to receive an alternative loan, your credit score will then become a factor in determining your loan interest rate. Students who have defaulted on a previous student loan might have difficulty obtaining a Stafford loan.

Making interests payments while in school prevents the interest from capitalizing on the principal loan and keeps the price of your loan low. Find out who your loan servicer is by going to Under the Manage your Loans heading, you will see a link for Who’s my Servicer. Click on it. You will find information on loan servicers and how to find out who is servicing your loans.

We will take this into consideration as part of any other financial aid you might be eligible to receive. Typically, an employer will not provide an amount of reimbursement that exceeds the cost of what you need or what is more than the cost of attendance.