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Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Services is dedicated to providing you the highest level of service as we guide you through the financial aid process and assist you in meeting the costs of receiving a quality Fisher education.

Financing a college education is no small task. At Fisher, we realize that your financial situation is unique. That's why we are committed to providing the highest level of guidance and service to you.

Financing a college education is no small task. At Fisher, we realize that your financial situation is unique. That's why we are committed to providing the highest level of guidance and service to you.

At any time during the financial aid process, please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions. We are here to help!

Applying for Aid

The financial aid process may seem daunting, but it doesn't need to be. Follow our step-by-step instructions on how to apply for financial aid and you'll be on your way to affording a Fisher education.

Cost of Attendance

View a breakdown of the cost of attendance for undergraduate and graduate students.

Types of Financial Aid

Learn about the different types of financial aid including scholarships, grants, loans, work study, and veteran's benefits.

Connect with Student Financial Services

Questions about financial aid, scholarships, cost of attendance, or your student bill? We are here to help! Call us at (585) 385-8042 or send an email to to get your questions answered.

Accepted Undergraduate Students

Learn how to view and print your financial aid package, get descriptions of financial aid awards, and more on our Financial Aid Information for New Undergraduate Students page.

Financial Aid Announcements

2024-2025 FAFSA and New Student Award Offers

The Department of Education has announced a further delay in colleges and universities receiving FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) data. This delay impacts the timing of the release of financial aid offers from schools nationwide. At St. John Fisher University, the FAFSA information is a critical piece of our process that determines if any additional need-based institutional funds can be included in a student’s financial aid award offer.

We understand that this delay may be frustrating and may impact the timing of your decision. Please know that our team is working hard to be ready to distribute your financial aid award offer as soon as we receive your information from the Department of Education. When that time comes, we are confident that you will remain interested in choosing Fisher for your next chapter, and we can’t wait to welcome you.

In the meantime, and as always, should incoming students and families have any questions either about the admissions or financial aid process, we are here to help you. If you have not yet submitted your 2024-2025 FAFSA, we encourage you to do so to ensure that we receive your information as soon as it becomes available to us. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (585) 385-8042 or

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is now available! Complete the application at for students attending summer 2024, fall 2024, and/or spring 2025. Students and parents (if applicable) will use 2022 tax information on the 2024-2025 FAFSA.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA can still be completed at for students attending spring 2024.

Fisher's Federal School Code is 002821.

1098-T Tax Information

Your 2023 Tuition Statement, Form 1098-T, is available on Fish 'R' Net > Payment & Billing. Students will need to provide this information to parents if necessary, as authorized payers do not have electronic access to the 1098-T form. Detailed information is available on the Student Accounts website

Spring 2024 Semester Student Bills Available on Fish 'R' Net

Spring semester student bills are now available on Fish 'R' Net >Payment & Billing > FisherPay. The current account status will display the current balance due and the most recent charges at the top with any anticipated aid at the bottom. Statement history will display all of the statements that have been generated with the due date reflected in the top right corner of the statement. The statements are a snapshot of the student account on the date it was generated. For real-time information, please be sure to view the current account status.

Federal Work-Study Positions

Available Federal Work-Study positions are posted on Handshake. Work-Study awards are offered to students with financial need. Students are paid at an hourly rate and receive paychecks every two weeks for the hours worked. Work-Study will not be credited to the student's account.

Sign Up for Direct Deposit

Sign up for direct deposit today on Fish 'R' Net under the Payment & Billing section. Direct deposit allows you to receive your credit balance in the fastest way possible. Please note that any student without direct deposit information on file and a credit balance will have their check mailed to the mailing address Fisher has on file. Checks will not be available for pick up on campus. You can check your address on Fish 'R' Net under the Personal Information section. Credit balance refunds begin the second week of classes each semester. You will be notified via email if you have a refund and when it has processed.

Federal Loan Repayment Pause and Student Debt-Relief Plan

Congress recently passed a law preventing further extensions of the payment pause. Student loan interest will resume starting September 1, 2023, and payments will be due starting in October. Borrowers will be notified well before payments restart. 

Visit Student Debt Relief Announcement for more information.