Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid      

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At Calumet College of St. Joseph, we believe that student success is linked to college affordability. To that end the CCSJ Office of Financial Aid is committed to providing you with the financial aid package that will best help you finance your education.

The cost of an education at Calumet College of St. Joseph is very modest compared to that of private colleges in our tri-state area. Nevertheless, we recognize that many students need financial support. In fact, approximately 74% of our student body receives some form of financial aid and scholarship assistance. We encourage all students who need help in meeting their college expenses to apply for financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Students at Calumet College of St. Joseph can apply for federal and state grants, federal student loans, and work study opportunities to assist in meeting their college costs. In addition, the College will award over $2,400,000 in institutional grants and scholarships this year.  While most awards are "need based"; a number of aid options are also available to students who show academic promise. In most cases, the aid package awarded is a combination of grants, scholarships, loans, and/or employment benefits. Staff in the Office of Financial Aid is committed to assisting in the completion of all required forms and to meeting financial need as fully as possible given constraints of program regulations and funding availability.

The information provided below is designed to give you a breakdown of the many financial aid awards for which you might qualify. Please be aware that by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) you will automatically be considered for all forms of federal, state and institutional aid. Endowed schorlarships require a seperate application and essay.

Financial aid awards can be classified as either gift aid or self-help aid. Gift aid includes grants, which are usually based on financial need, and scholarships, which are normally based on merit. Gift aid does not need to be repaid. Self-help aid includes loans and work study. Loans need to be repaid, in most cases after the student has ceased college enrollment. Work study is a program that offeres jobs to financially needy students.

The CCSJ Office of Financial Aid will provide you with the personal support necessary for you to complete the financial aid process. Our Financial Aid Staff Members will be happy to meet with you one on one at any point in the financial aid application process.

Remember to file the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible for full consideration of all forms of financial aid. CCSJ’s priority filing deadline for the FAFSA is March 1.

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Contact Information Office of Financial Aid

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Summer Hours (June and July):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 8:30 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Room: 120
Telephone: (219) 473-4296 (Indiana)
                      (773) 721-0202, Ext. 296 (Illinois)
                      1-877-700-9100 (Toll Free)
FAX: (219) 473-4340