Financial Aid - Albany FAQ

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students in the Diocese of Albany:

 

Does St. Bernard’s offer financial assistance to Albany students?  


Yes, financial assistance is available for students attending St. Bernard’s Albany. Financial assistance includes grants, scholarships, Veterans Benefits, and government loans. To learn more about these opportunities please click here.


When can I apply for financial aid?


Current students:  Enrolled students must apply for financial assistance each semester they are taking courses. Applications for aid are due by the 3rd week of the semester. Please visit  Scholarships & Financial Aid for more information or to download forms.


New Students:  New students may apply for aid for the semester in which they enroll. Forms are due by the 3rd week of the semester in which they enroll. Please visit  Scholarships & Financial Aid for more information or to download forms.


Does the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid) need to be completed in order to be considered for financial assistance?


No. FAFSA is not used to determine eligibility for financial assistance within the Albany Program. However if Albany students would like to request Federal Student Loans, the completion of the FAFSA is required.


How will my aid be disbursed to me?


Once all requested documentation has been received and processed, your awards will be disbursed to St. Bernard’s Finance Office to be applied towards any outstanding balance. Bills will be sent out to reflect an uncovered tuition expenses.


Do I have to be a full-time student to receive financial aid? 


No. Students requesting financial assistance from Albany Programs must be taking courses for credit and actively participating in parish ministry to be eligible. 


More questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact Sister Katherine Hanley, Associate Dean - Albany at (518) o-453-6760 or email Kitty.Hanley@rcda.org.

We’ll be very glad to assist you!