Prospective January Freshmen

Aid for the January Freshman Program

Every year, the Santa Fe campus offers spring entrance to the prestigious St. John’s Program to a select group of students called “January freshmen.” This year, the January freshmen will start their year on January 14, 2019, and continue through the summer term, becoming sophomores in the fall of 2019.

Step 1: Applying for Financial Aid at St. John’s College in Santa Fe

  1. Both the student and parent will need an FSA ID to apply online for financial aid and to sign Master Promissory Notes (MPN) for loans. Your FSA ID will be used every year to apply for aid as you continue through school. January freshmen must apply as soon as they are admitted to St. John’s. Apply to get an FSA ID.
  2. Complete the Free Application Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the Federal Processor with your FSA ID (student and parent). The St. John’s FAFSA code is 002093.
  3. Once you have been accepted to St. John’s College, the Financial Aid office will import your FAFSA and determine your eligibility for Federal, Institutional, and if a New Mexico resident, State Aid. A financial aid award letter will be sent to you to review, accept, or decline. Sign, date, scan, and return the letter to the Financial Aid office at santafe.financialaid(at)

Step 2: Verification

  1. The request for additional documents needed from the student is done at the time the financial aid award letter is sent. Some of these forms can be printed from our website under Forms and Resources.
  2. If your file has been selected by the federal processor for a process called Verification, you will need to submit verification documents to the Financial Aid office. A missing document letter will be sent to you with a list of the required documents.
  3. All verification documents are to be returned to the Financial Aid office in Santa Fe via email/scan (santafe.financialaid(at), fax (505-984-6164), or mail.

Step 3: Loan Processing

  1. Students interested in applying for educational loans listed on their financial aid award letter need to complete a Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling on the website.
  2. Parents who are interested in applying for the PLUS Loan need to complete a PLUS Master Promissory Note and PLUS application on the website.
  3. When you arrive at St. John’s College for registration, you will receive your registration form. If ‘Financial Aid’ is highlighted on your form, you will need to stop by the Financial Aid office to review your file with them.

Step 4: Disbursement of Funds

Once all documents are received and your Financial Aid file is complete, your financial aid awards will be processed and disbursed to your student account.