Supporting Saint Charles Seminary's commitment to helping seminarians meet educational costs, the Financial Aid Services Office assists seminarians in obtaining grants, loans, and jobs to help meet educational expenses.
No man interested in Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary should hesitate to apply because of financial circumstances. The Financial Aid Services Office will help make it financially possible for an applicant to enroll.
Saint Charles Seminary's Financial Aid Services Office 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 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 seminarians must meet in order to qualify.
Loans are "self-help". 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 lower than personal loans.
More information on the above can be obtained through consultation with the Financial Aid Services Coordinator.
Students seeking additional Financial Aid should contact:
Financial Aid Coordinator
Financial Services Office
Financial Aid Websites