USM's financial aid office — helping you achieve your dreams


The University of Saint Mary is dedicated to making your college education as affordable as possible. Our founders, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, have long believed that a quality Catholic education should be accessible to all, and the university today continues to move forward in that spirit.

We offer aid to accepted students who qualify, and about 98 percent of our students receive financial aid of some kind. Our financial aid packages are designed to help you easily manage education expenses, and typically involve combinations of scholarships, state and federal grants, work study, and student loans.

Financial aid packages are based on the university’s analysis of student need as determined by processing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online.