St. Bonaventure University

Financial Aid Links

We make applying for financial aid at St. Bonaventure an easy process for all students.  This includes students from our military aligned populations who will also get started with the FAFSA below.

Required Financial Aid Forms

The 2024–25 FAFSA form is now available.
Learn to prepare for and stay informed about the FAFSA launch

To complete the FAFSA online, click here.

New York State Residents


To view the New York State Higher Education Service Corporation main website for grants, scholarships and loan programs in New York state, click here.  

TAP Award Status

Click here to do any of the following:

  • view TAP status
  • change your TAP college code
  • change the student address for TAP
  • duplicate TAP form
  • estimate what your TAP Award will be:  click here.

Loan Information

Federal Direct Loan

To review general information on federal direct loans, click here.

To complete the financial aid process, i.e. Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note, click here.

To complete Exit Counseling, click here.

The Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan 

To review general information and apply for the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan, click here.

Alternative Loans
Before borrowing an Alternative Education loan, be sure to exhaust all federal loan options first (Federal Direct Student loans and Federal Parent PLUS loans). An alternative loan is borrowed through a major lender. The borrower and cosigner must go through a credit check. In most cases, no repayment is required on the loan while the student is in school. However, you do have the option to pay the principal and/or interest while in school. 

Visit ELM Select, where you will find a link to St. Bonaventure’s profile page. ELM Select is a not-for-profit service that allows you to research many alternative loan lenders and their loan products, as well as compare them side by side to find the best loan for you. Once you have selected a loan, you can apply directly from the ELM Select page. While St. Bonaventure provides a list of lenders with whom we have worked in the past, you are free to choose any lender. St. Bonaventure does not discriminate and will not intentionally delay or refuse to process a loan from a lender that is not represented on the provided list.           

After you complete the loan paperwork and the loan is approved, the lender will send SBU’s financial aid office the loan certification. Loans will disburse at the beginning of the semester.


Work Study
The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) is ready to assist with your student employment options on and off campus. This applies to both Federal Work Study or Bona Works eligible students; click here.

Special Conditions Form
To submit a change in your financial circumstances, complete this form