Deadlines

The priority deadline for applying for financial aid is March 1.

Many states, including Rhode Island, have similar deadlines for state grant eligibility, and the University cannot guarantee institutional funding after this date. Connecticut residents, please note that the priority deadline for new applicants for Connecticut state grants is Feb. 15.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

To begin the application process, incoming and returning students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Salve Regina's school code is 003411. You can register for a student and parent Personal Identification Number (PIN) when you file your FAFSA. Your PIN will enable you to electronically sign your FAFSA. If you do not obtain a PIN, remember to print, sign and mail the signature page to the federal processor.

Helpful tips:

  • This application may be filed after Jan. 1.
  • Use estimated figures if your tax returns are not completed so that you will make the March 1 deadline.
  • You can file a paper form, although the processing time is much longer. Call (800) 433-3243 to request up to three forms by mail. You may also download a PDF version. Complete the entire form, include all signatures before mailing and keep a copy for your records.
  • You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) electronically or in the mail. This copy is for your records. Do not submit it to Salve Regina. We will receive your information electronically.

Returning Students

Returning students who have previously received financial aid are required to complete a renewal FAFSA. Please remember that the priority deadline is March 1. If this is the first time you are applying for financial aid at Salve Regina, refer to the section above for instructions.

Salve Regina University reserves the right to request additional information, as necessary, to determine the type and amount of financial aid awards. Awards are subject to the availability of funding and regulations governing these funds.