The folowing forms offer as the intial steps in your vocation to the priesthood. After printing and filling out the necessary admission forms, please contact your (arch) diocesan Vocations Director for moreiguidance. If you have any additional questions about Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, please contact the Vice Rector's Office.
Application for Admission (PDF version)
Application for Admission (Word Document version)
Instructions for Application
Other Pertinent Documents Necessary for Enrollment Consideration:
Supporting Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary’s commitment to helping seminarians meet educational costs is the Financial Aid Department, which assists seminarians in obtaining grants, loans, and jobs to help meet education expenses.
No man interested in Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary should hesitate to apply because of financial circumstances. The Financial Aid Department will help make it financially possible for an applicant to enroll.
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary’s Financial Aid Department coordinates the awarding of institutional funds with aid from government agencies. Thus, financial aid is usually awarded in “packages” (combinations of “gifts” and “self-help”) according to federal, state, and seminary regulations. Each “package” is individually designed according to the seminarian’s (or family’s) financial need.
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary participates in the Direct Student Loan Program, the Federal Pell Grant Program, the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Grant Program. Besides these federal and state programs, financial aid may also be provided by private donors and foundations. All these dollars are disbursed in the form of grants, scholarships and loans.
Grants and scholarships are “gifts” to the seminarian which do not have to be repaid. These two forms of aid may carry certain requirements which the seminarian must meet in order to qualify. Loans are monies which must be repaid to the lender by the seminarian. These are usually characterized by interest rates and monthly payments which are much lower than personal loans.
If you have not already done so, please complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form (available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov).
Any questions regarding financial aid can be directed to the Financial Aid Office at 610-785-6582.
Financial Aid Form
Financial Aid Application Process