Financial Aid                                

The primary purpose of the financial aid programs at Saint Anthony College of Nursing is to provide financial assistance within its available resources to those students who, without such assistance, would not be able to attend.

To apply for financial aid at Saint Anthony College of Nursing, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For additional information, please contact:

Serrita Woods
Financial Aid/Alumni Resources Officer
5658 E. State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61108-2468
(815) 395-5089
School Code: 009987

The financial aid programs available at the College include:

  • grants,
  • tuition waivers, (Always check with your employer to see what type of tuition reimbursement you and/or your parents may qualify for.)
  • loans,
  • and scholarships

Students may contact the Financial Aid Office concerning eligibility questions, procedures, application forms, and additional financial information. Please refer to the college's Standards of Academic Progress for Undergraduate Students Receiving Financial Aid.

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Federal Pell Grant


  • Does not need to be repaid (unless you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • Can be used for tuition, fees, living expenses
  • This grant is based on financial need
  • Amount of award is calculated by the college based on information from the FAFSA
  • Awarded to undergraduate students-those who haven't earned a bachelor's or graduate degree
  • Amounts can change yearly
  • Maximum award for 2016-2017 is $5815


MAP Grant


  • Does not need to be repaid (unless you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • This grant is based on financial need
  • This need based grant can only be used by Illinois residents attending an approved Illinois school or one of the four military service academies
  • Pays tuition and mandatory fees
  • Awarded to undergraduate students-those who haven't earned a bachelor's or graduate degree
  • Amounts can change yearly
  • Estimated maximum award as approved by State Officials
  • 2016 - 2017 MAP Rights & Responsibilities 





There are two types of Federal Stafford loans. They are subsidized and unsubsidized. The Federal Stafford loans are low-interest loans the student takes out on his/her behalf. To apply online go to

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions of Federal Student Loans (Direct and Direct PLUS Loans) are listed on the Master Promissory Note signed by a borrower accepting the loan at

All Direct Loan information will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible to guarantee agencies, lenders, schools and servicers.

Direct Subsidized Loan (subsidized - need based) Students may borrow up to $5,500/year, depending on need.

Direct Unsubsidized Loan (unsubsidized - non-need based) Students may use the unsubsidized loan to reach that portion of the $5,500 that they did not qualify for under the subsidized program. An additional $2,000 unsubsidized may be borrowed by dependent students for a total of $7,500. Independent student may borrow a maximum of $12,500 between the two programs. THE UNSUBSIDIZED PROGRAM REQUIRES THAT THE STUDENT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTEREST WHILE IN SCHOOL.

Plus Loans (parent loans for undergraduate students)

Private/Alternative Loans are available to students to help pay the gap in their financial aid. These loans must be repaid, so only borrow what you need.

  • Typically have a higher interest rate
  • Interest rates/fees based on credit rating
  • May require a co-signer
  • Not Federally funded
  • Cannot be consolidated with Federal Stafford Loans

Lenders, students have previously used:



U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Saint Anthony College of Nursing has been approved to provide Veterans Education Benefits by the State Approving Agency for Veterans Education, Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs. For more information regarding the education benefits, please contact the Financial Aid Office.


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Employee Tuition Reimbursement Programs

A $300.00 deposit is required, at registration, if you defer any portion of your tuition.  If a class(s) is dropped the deferment status may change.

If your employer offers tuition or educational reimbursement, we will defer that amount until the end of the semester, upon employer notification.   You will be required to pay the remaining balance above the benefit reimbursement, by the first day of class. The deferred balance will be due, in full, 30 days after grades are posted.  It is the student's responsibility to submit the required documents to their Human Resource Department. The reimbursement benefit is usually paid to the student directly.  Balances not paid within the 30 days will be subject to the 1% monthly interest charge.