The cost of a college education may be a matter of concern for many students and their families, many of whom would not be able to attend Sacred Heart University without financial assistance. Whether you are returning to college to complete a degree, would like to begin a new career or want to acquire new skills, Sacred Heart University’s St. Vincent’s College understands the unique financial concerns of our students. The Office of Student Financial Assistance will work with you to maximize the federal, state and institutional assistance for which you are eligible. Please feel free to contact our office at 475-210-5937 if you have any questions.

Our Philosophy

St. Vincent’s College (SVC) students may be eligible for a variety of financial assistance programs that help cover the cost of education. While students and their families have the primary responsibility for college expenses, SVC views this as a shared endeavor and works with students and families to help them locate the resources they need to meet their educational goals.

Our Process

The financial aid process, which is required for both new and returning students who wish to be considered for financial aid, can be complex. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team will work with you to investigate all your options and navigate steps in the process, including how to:

Please check your email. Important communications regarding your financial aid application status, eligibility, required documents and award revisions will be sent to you via your student email address. Check this email account regularly.


To be eligible for federal financial aid, a student must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • have a valid social security number
  • have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a GED, or certificate of completion of home-study program approved by the student’s home state
  • maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress towards a degree or certificate in eligible program
  • be registered for Selective Service
  • not be in default on Federal Student Loans or have an overpayment on a federal and/or state grant
  • not be convicted for an illegal drug offense while receiving federal student aid
  • be enrolled or accepted as a regular student towards a degree or certificate in an eligible program

SVC Degree Students

Students enrolled in an associate degree program at St. Vincent’s College may be eligible for traditional sources of federal student aid to help cover the costs of tuition and fees.

SVC Certificate Students

Students enrolled in the following certificate programs at St. Vincent’s College may be eligible for traditional sources of federal student aid:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Health Information Technology Coding

Other certificate programs at SVC are not eligible for federal, state or institutional financial aid. Students can apply for a credit-based private student loan (often referred to as an alternative education loan) to help finance their certificate program. The University does not endorse or recommend the use of any particular alternative education loan; we instead encourage students to review the private loan programs available to them to determine which option best meets their personal financial needs. The cost of tuition and fees is dependent upon your academic program. For the current tuition and fees and other payment options, visit Student Accounts.


Contact Information

Student Financial Assistance

75 Hunting Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606
Phone 475-210-5937