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Financial Aid & Scholarships


We are not financial aid experts, but we want to pass on some information that may be helpful in your journey toward college.

FAFSA and Other Resources

You must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Financial Aid) form online to be eligible for financial aid and to be able to receive a financial aid package. The FAFSA is free to complete. You may file your FAFSA beginning October 1st using your previous year's tax information. The latest submission date for the FAFSA may vary by institution, so be sure to pay attention to deadlines. 

A few out-of-state colleges require the CSS Financial Aid Profile in addition to the FAFSA form, and there is a fee for submission. Check with your college to see if you need this. There is a video below to help you if you need to complete this.

We strongly encourage ALL families to fill out the FAFSA. Use the resources below to help you on your way.



Free Webinar (from ACT)

Demystifying the Financial Aid Appeals Process
"COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways including financial changes. This webinar provides help for families who've experienced economic loss or financial instability. Learn from experts on

  • What a financial aid appeal is
  • Factors that may qualify students to seek an appeal
  • A tool that can help them request the appeal.

Financial Aid for International Students

The following websites will be helpful for our international students hoping to continue studying in the USA.

Financial Aid Help Videos

FAFSA Help Videos

Other Help Videos


One of the best resources for help in paying for college will be found on the website of the actual institution you are attending.  Be sure to look at all of their scholarships and be sure to apply for all that you qualify for.

There is also a scholarship list located in Naviance under the Colleges tab. This list is made from information we've found from local scholarship sources and represent scholarships that have been awarded to Xavier students within recent years past.

Other scholarship websites you may want to check out:

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.