We believe college should be within everyone’s reach. That’s why we do our best to help you navigate how to make college more affordable through the process of financing your education.
Changes to Your Family’s Financial Situation
If you or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal tax return (such as; if you’ve lost a job or experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted.
Please contact our office to review your eligibility for the adjustment. Each request will be reviewed, and a determination will be made on a case-by-case basis.
The Office of Financial Aid can assist you with grants, loans, military benefits, and even opportunities for scholarships in Indiana and nationally. Here’s our promise:
“SMWC is committed to the higher education of women and men in the tradition of the liberal arts, with emphasis on preparing students for leadership roles in a diverse and global society. The vision of the Financial Aid Office is to enhance recruitment and retention of students through support of financial aid programs to assist families with educational expenses.”Darla Hopper
Associate Vice President for Financial Aid and Admissions
When applying for aid, keep the following in mind:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Indiana residents must file their FAFSA prior to April 15th. Our school code is 001835. You will need to complete the FAFSA each year to reapply for federal and state grants.
- Review the Student Aid Report (SAR): You will receive information from the U.S. Department of Education after you complete the FAFSA. Review this report, known as the Student Aid Report (SAR), to ensure the information is accurate. If necessary, follow the instructions to make corrections.
- Submit paperwork as requested by the Financial Aid Office: Our office may request paperwork including tax documents, a verification worksheet and occasionally other documents may be required for verification purposes. Our office will contact you to request these documents, if needed.
- Review your financial aid award letter: The letter will show your estimated aid and costs of attending SMWC.
Other Financial Aid forms for current students can be found on WoodsNet.
Feel free to look around the site to find the information you need to take the next step toward your dreams with a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana.
Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Financial Aid staff.