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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 sfs@sjf.edu 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

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Available

The 2023-2024 FAFSA can now be completed at fafsa.gov for students attending summer 2023, fall 2023, and/or spring 2024. Students and parents (if applicable) will use 2021 tax information on the 2023-2024 FAFSA.

Students attending fall 2022 and/or spring 2023 can still complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA at fafsa.gov. Students and parents (if applicable) will use 2020 tax information on the 2022-2023 FAFSA.

Fisher's Federal School Code is 002821.

Fall 2022 Semester Student Bills Available on Fish 'R' Net

Fall 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.

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

On August 24, 2022, the Department of Education and the Biden-Harris Administration announced a three-part Student Debt-Relief Plan. For up-to-date information, visit: Studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement. Plan details are subject to change.

The plan includes:

  1. Extending the student loan repayment pause until December 31, 2022.
  2. Canceling up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt for those earning less than $125,000 per year, and up to $20,000 for those who received Federal Pell Grants as low-income students and making temporary changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).
  3. Making the student loan system more manageable for current and future borrowers.

Borrowers can view their federal loan balances and check their Pell Grant award status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at Studentaid.gov.

Additional Resources

Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA) Update

After careful review of the ETA Program, Fisher has chosen not to participate for the 2022-23 academic year. We intend to review this option annually. It has been central to our mission to provide access to all students, and that remains a priority. We will continue to leverage our institutional resources as well as other state and federal resources to aid our students and to make a Fisher education affordable.