Federal Student Aid

Shiloh University students have access to a full range of Federal Student Aid grant and loan programs. The Shiloh University Financial Aid Office (SU FAO) is ever ready to assist you in finding available options and in finding your pathway to an affordable education.

New Students

The first step to be considered for Federal Student Aid is to be admitted to the University. Admissions information is available here. Be sure to indicate your interest in Financial Aid assistance on your application to ensure that the SU FAO begins to assist you immediately after your acceptance! After admission, a good place to start is to review the types of aid available and the cost of attending the University. To apply for Federal Student Aid funds, follow our step-by-step process.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines your eligibility for grants and loans. Some financial aid funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so it is important to file the 2017-2018 FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2016. Priority consideration will be given by the SU FAO to students whose FAFSA record has been received by Shiloh University on or before March 1, 2017. When completing the FAFSA, it is recommended that students use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer their tax information directly from the IRS onto their FAFSA.

Transfer Students

The first step to be considered for Federal Student Aid is to be admitted to the University. Admissions information is available here. If you are currently enrolled at another institution, you should inform the financial aid office at that school that you will be transferring to Shiloh University. After admission, a good place to start is to review the types of aid available and the cost of attending the University. To apply for Federal Student Aid funds, follow our step-by-step process.

If you already filed the appropriate year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web, you may request that your FAFSA information be sent to Shiloh University using the FAFSA website. Login as a returning user and following instructions to “add a school”. The Federal School Code for Shiloh University is 042596.

If you are attending another postsecondary institution and have borrowed the annual maximum amount of Federal Direct Loan at that institution, you may not be eligible for any additional loans at Shiloh University until the following year.

When the SU FAO awards your federal direct loans, the loan amounts will be based on your prior borrowing and on the transfer hours that were recorded during Admission at the time the award is made. If you receive additional loans from your current school after the SU FAO has awarded your loans, the loans awarded by the SU FAO will be adjusted accordingly. If you will have additional transfer hours that will increase your earned hours from freshman to sophomore or sophomore to junior level, contact the Financial Aid office (financial-aid@shilohuniversity.edu) for a possible loan increase after the Registrar’s Office has reviewed your final academic transcript.

If you received loans while attending another postsecondary institution and will be registered at least part-time at Shiloh University, you are eligible for deferment of your previous loans. Deferment status is available whether or not you intend to apply for loans while enrolled with Shiloh University. Please contact the Financial Aid office (financial-aid@shilohuniversity.edu) when admitted to ensure that your deferment status is processed as soon as possible.

Parents

Welcome Parents! The SU FAO recognizes that parents are an integral part of the financial aid process. Parents of Shiloh University students are key partners in the financing of their student’s education. To learn more about the Financial Aid application process and procedures, view our step-by-step process page.

While most of our communications will be with your student, this website provides you with some of the general information pertinent to your student’s aid processing and eligibility. We urge you to keep the lines of communication open with your student as the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) limits the amount of information we can provide you. We have attempted to answer the most frequently asked questions by parents on our website; however, if you have other questions, please contact the Financial Aid office (financial-aid@shilohuniversity.edu).

If Student Aid does not cover the student’s total financial need, parents have the option to request a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan if desired.

International Students

Students who are not United States citizens are not eligible to receive Federal Student Aid. International Students should contact the Financial Aid office (financial-aid@shilohuniversity.edu) to inquire about international discounts of up to 50% off of tuition depending on their country of residence. Note also that, as a 100% online University with no residency requirements, Shiloh University is not a Student and Exchange Visitor Program certified school. Therefore enrollment at Shiloh University does not make a student eligible for F-1 Student Visa status.

Current Students

To be considered for federal aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year and follow the step-by-step process. When completing the FAFSA, it is recommended that students use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer their tax information directly from the IRS onto their FAFSA.

If you applied for financial aid in the previous year, the Office of Financial Aid will send you a reminder email to apply for aid in the coming year. If you have questions, visit our frequently asked questions page, call us at (319) 656-2447, or email financial-aid@shilohuniversity.edu.

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