Financial Aid Resources

For Future Students and Families

We want you to be empowered to ask questions about the costs associated with attending college.

Because everybody's situation is different – from first generation to multi-generation and everywhere inbetween – this page contains information we hope you find helpful in navigating this process.

Questions about your financial aid letter? Contact your admissions counselor Current Students: Use Bee Central for Account Inquiries


Oct. 1

Earliest Date to Submit FAFSA

Federal and state money gets disbursed to students in the order their FAFSA applications were received. And since funds are limited, submitting your completed FAFSA form early gives you the best chance at securing money!

Prepare to file your FAFSA

FAFSA Deadline

Mar. 15

FAFSA Deadline

Complete the FAFSA by March 15 to be considered for SAU scholarships and aid. We disburse funds in the order applications are received.

Complete the FAFSA

Expert Resources

We've collected for you some unbiased, objective information and savvy advice related to paying for college:

There are many opportunities to receive scholarships from outside sources. Here are a few websites to begin researching your options:

Another tip: Next time you're on campus, check out the bulletin board outside Bee Central where we post flyers and applications for outside scholarships.

Net Price Calculator

For First-Year and Transfer Students

These calculators help estimate your out-of-pocket costs plus financial aid and scholarship figures for attending St. Ambrose University as an undergraduate First Year or transfer student.

Before you begin using one of the calculators below, it's helpful to have your parents' latest tax return (and your own if you have one); that will help you to complete the Financial Aid section of this calculator. The other sections – on scholarships and where you want to live – are self-explanatory.

First Year Student Calculator

Transfer Student Calculator

After Completing the FAFSA
What happens next?

Each college you listed on the FAFSA will receive your information. It takes a few days for the federal government to process your form. Learn what's next!

Check the Status of your completed FAFSA

Tips for Parents
Filing with dependents

This helpful video walks you through the process of helping your dependent child complete the FAFSA form.

Start the FAFSA

More Information

Contact Us

We want to put you in touch with the right person so you can get the right answers with little hassle.

Look at the categories below to see who you should contact depending on your present stage of college enrollment.

I'm interested in attending St. Ambrose: 
Contact the Admissions Office at 563-333-6300 or
Our admissions staff is here to assist. We'll get you connected with your Admissions Counselor who will have plenty information about the admissions process and help you develop a plan to pay for college.

I'm admitted or have enrolled to attend to St. Ambrose: 
Contact your Admissions Counselor.
Your Admissions Counselor's name can be found on the letter and business card included in your acceptance packet. Or, if you don't remember - we understand! - you can always call 563-333-6300 and we'll look up your name and your counselor. All counselors are also listed in alpha-order with their photos on this page.

I am a current St. Ambrose student: 
Contact Bee Central, a help center for students and their families.
Associates in Bee Central can help you with student accounts, course registration and financial aid.

Admissions and Aid Deadlines

Get organized to stay on top of deadlines!

You'll receive a lot of information between the time you start your college search to making a final decision. Set aside a container – a folder, tote, or whatever is handy – to keep track of everything you receive in the mail, plus paper copies of any financial/tax information.

In your email account, create a folder to save correspondence related to the college application process. Having a dedicated space – physically and electronically – means you know where to look when trying to find something and it won't get mixed in with other day-to-day information.

Below is a general timeline of what a future college student should be doing to prepare in the 1-2 years before enrolling.

Junior Year – High School

Summer Before Junior Year:

  • Make a list of colleges to visit.


  • Schedule campus visits
  • Follow some schools on social media where you plan to visit and/or apply. This will give you a feeling of what it's like on campus.


  • Save information from your or your parent's filed taxes. This information will be used on the FAFSA.
  • Schedule spring visits (if you didn't visit in the fall) or find a second visit option that fits your schedule.
High School – Senior Year

Summer Before Senior Year:

  • Apply to SAU. We begin admitting first-year students on September 1.





After October 1: Future transfer students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you've already completed a FAFSA, be sure to add St. Ambrose University (code: 001889)

March 15: Priority financial aid deadline

July 1: Deadline for FAFSA filing to receive institutional aid including the Iowa Tuition Grant.

Financial Aid Forms

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office
Ambrose Hall, 1st Floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? Click on the visit button below to learn more about our virtual and in-person visit options.