Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid      

Apply for Financial Aid

Too many students worry, before they have even begun the financial aid application process, that they cannot afford college. The earlier you apply for financial aid, the sooner Calumet College of St. Joseph can send you a financial aid award letter. For many students, their financial aid award letter will help them decide which college to attend.

The financial aid application process:

  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at Be sure to add the CCSJ School Code: 001834. You can file the FAFSA as early as January 1.

  • Once your FAFSA is submitted, the Federal Processor will forward your information to the Office of Financial Aid at CCSJ. You will then receive an email notification to your CCSJ email indicating that your award letter (which shows the types of aid you qualify for) has been created.

    • If you have been selected for verification, you will also receive an email notification informing you of what documentation the Office of Financial Aid needs from you. It is important to submit all documents as soon as possible.

  • If you would like to accept your student loans, complete a CCSJ on-line loan application. First-time CCSJ students also need to complete entrance counseling and a master promissory note.

  • Once you are registered, your verification is completed (if necessary), and you have completed the loan steps (if you wish to accept your loan), your financial aid award letter will show that your aid is finalized and ready to be credited to your account on the disbursement date.

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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