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Financial Aid

We are committed to helping undergraduate students, graduate students and their families find ways to make Santa Clara University affordable. Our financial aid programs help students and their families meet college costs each year.

Financial Aid Resources


Our financial aid programs help students and their families meet college costs each year.

Cost of Attendance

Appeals and Special Circumstances

Student Resources

Students Right to Know Act


Financial Aid Basics

Financial Literacy


Financial Aid Counselor Appointments

73% of Santa Clara University students receive financial aid. 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), is constructed to generate an idea of a family’s ability to pay for college. With so many factors to consider, and the rapidly changing economic circumstances of today, your FAFSA results may not be an accurate representation of your family’s current financial situation. If your family is experiencing hardship or have had a change in circumstance, please go to this link for further information regarding options you may have to appeal: Special Circumstances.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid Available Oct 1.

SCU's school code is: 001326

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Double the Pell
Santa Clara University, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, along with additional higher education associations, organizations, and advocacy groups, are asking Congress to double the Pell Grant.

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Update to any documents with personal identifiable information, such as verification:

When emailing sensitive documents, such as income information, taxes, or social security numbers, please send them password protected. Please follow these instructions to password protect your information  until our new updated system is in place. Below are instructions on how to password protect a document:   

Open the PDF and choose Tools > Protection > Encrypt > Encrypt with Password. If you receive a prompt, click Yes to change the security. Select Require a Password to Open the Document, then type the password in the corresponding field. Save the document. If you are prompted to verify that you want to save the document, click Yes.

You will need to send an additional email with student name and ID and the password so that we can open the file.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX: Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. SCU also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to Belinda Guthrie, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the university's policy and more information, contact the university Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).