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Undergraduate Financial Aid

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With generous financial aid options, Rosemont makes a high-quality private college education an accessible option. If you wish to apply for financial aid, including loans and work study, you must complete the FAFSA. If you're only interested in merit aid, you are not required to complete the FAFSA. 

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Types of Financial Aid

Financial aid is awarded in an array of types: scholarships, grants, loans, and work study.  The different types of financial aid can come from a variety of sources: federal and state, institutional, and private.

  • Scholarships: a form of gift aid, generally awarded on the basis of merit.  
  • Grants: a form gift aid based on financial need.  
  • Loans: aid that must be repaid, usually after a student completes their education.  
  • Work study: aid that is earned through on-campus employment.

How to Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)

The Rosemont financial aid process begins by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you wish to apply for financial aid, including loans and work study, you must complete the FAFSA. If you're only interested in merit aid, you are not required to complete the FAFSA. Please email the Office of Financial Aid and advise them you will not be completing the FAFSA form.

You should gather federal income tax returns and W2 forms for yourself and your parent(s). If you or your parents have not yet filed your federal income tax return, you can estimate your income information and subsequently update the FAFSA when your tax returns are complete.

Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. The data entered on the FAFSA is used to calculate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is used by the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility for federal, state, and institutional aid.

You may select up to 10 schools to receive the results of your FAFSA. If you're interested in financial aid from Rosemont College, enter our school code (003360). If you need more assistance, take a look at seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA.


Sign Your Application Electronically

Both you and your parent need to sign the FAFSA. Sign electronically with your FSA ID (federal student aid id), issued by the U.S. Department of Education while completing your FAFSA.  Please note, the applying student and parent need separate email addresses. Alternately, you can print a signature page, which also needs to be signed by both student and parent, and return it by mail to the FAFSA processor. However, this generally causes extreme delays.

If an application is signed electronically, Rosemont College generally receives FAFSA results in two to four business days.

Completing the FAFSA is not as daunting as it seems. Simply follow the seven easy steps discussed in the videos linked below. Remember, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions along the way at (610)520-3115 or by email at finaid@rosemont.edu.


Initial Aid Package

The priority FAFSA filing deadline for Rosemont College is January 15. Completing your FAFSA early will expedite the processing of your financial aid. If you are a Pennsylvania resident, then you must file the FAFSA before May 1 to receive consideration for a state grant.

After we receive your FAFSA and you've been admitted to the college, you will receive a financial aid award letter in the mail that indicates the types and amount of aid you qualify for, along with information on how to accept these awards. Your award letter will also notify you of any additional information needed to complete your financial aid file or to resolve any issues with your FAFSA.


Revised Awards

There are a number of reasons why your financial aid might need to be updated.  If data on your FAFSA changes through verification or corrections you make, your EFC may change, affecting your eligibility.  If so, a revised award package will be created.  If you receive additional aid after your initial award package, your eligibility may be affected. 

Changes in enrollment or housing status can also impact the financial aid offered.  Any time a change is made to your financial aid package, you will receive an electronic notification to review your financial aid record on our iNet financial aid portal.


Electronic Communications

Rosemont College Financial Aid staff is committed to communicating electronically and empowering you with the information you need to be an active participant in the financial aid process. You will receive log in information to access your Rosemont financial aid record online through our iNet financial aid portal.  After the initial award letter, you will be notified electronically of any changes to your financial aid. Once you enroll, you will be contacted at your Rosemont email account.


Disbursement

Typically, financial aid is finalized and posted to your student account during the first couple weeks of each semester.  If your financial aid exceeds your charges, then you will be issued a refund, which can be used for educational expenses such as books or transportation. Refunds checks are issued by the Office of Student Accounts after the aid has actually credited your student account.


Estimated Costs

Understanding your financial aid package and how much a Rosemont College education will cost you is important. Use the following worksheets to assist you in calculating the balance due after your financial aid has been applied to your institutional charges.

Estimated costs for attending Rosemont College: