Saint Peter’s University Extends Enrollment Deposit Deadline to June 1, 2024 Due to FAFSA Processing Delays

Jersey City, N.J. – March 5, 2024 – Saint Peter’s today announced  that the University has extended its enrollment deposit deadline from May 1 to June 1, 2024, in response to processing delays associated with recent changes in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The University was notified in late February that it would not receive students’ financial aid data from the U.S. Department of Education until mid-March, a delay attributed to the recent overhaul of the FAFSA form that is impacting all institutions of higher education this year. 

Given this timeline and the necessary time required to prepare financial aid awards for newly admitted students, Saint Peter’s has opted to extend the enrollment deposit deadline. This extension aims to provide students and their families with additional time to evaluate their financial aid options and make well-informed decisions regarding their academic future.

“As an institution that serves many first-generation college students, Saint Peter’s University has always been deeply committed to assisting our incoming students and their families in navigating an oftentimes unfamiliar financial aid process,” said Jessica Binns-Dickinson, assistant vice president of enrollment management. 

In addition to extending the enrollment deposit deadline, Saint Peter’s is also offering one-on-one FAFSA filing assistance Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., as well as weekend events such as the Financial Aid Assistance and Admitted Student Tour Day on Saturday, March 23, and two Accepted Student Days on April 6 and April 20.

For more information or assistance, please contact the Saint Peter’s University admissions office at (201) 761-7100 or

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