We’re glad you’re considering Saint Mary’s. It's a place where a highly diverse student body can access a top-flight education. We’d love to get to know you.


If you’re applying to Saint Mary’s right out of high school as an undergraduate, or transferring from a two- or four-year institution we’re sure you have a million questions about Saint Mary’s— about our academic programs, financial aid, faculty and student diversity, residence halls, meal plans, study abroad, or location.


If you’re considering SMC for graduate work, you might want to know those same things. (You’ll certainly enjoy quite a few meals in our dining hall.) But you’ve probably got some questions that are more specific: about our faculty and students, our academic reputation, and educational options that suit a working professional lifestyle.

Our job is to make sure you get the answers to your questions as quickly as possible. You’ll find many of the answers here on our site, but our staff is always available if there’s anything you’d like to ask us.

Financing Your Education

When we see potential in a student, we do our best to make sure tuition doesn't get in the way of her or his future. Ninety one percent of Saint Mary's students receive some form of financial aid. Enabling students to access a Saint Mary's education is part of our commitment to individual attention and a part of our Lasallian heritage.

Typically, students receive a combination of state and federal grants, Saint Mary's grants, and need-based and non-need-based government and private loans. Those are all in addition to the many merit-based scholarships from noteworthy academic performance and specific department honors. Many find the best combination of these resources, making the average Saint Mary's financial aid package approximately $38,000 for the 2018-19 academic year. Learn more today and see how much you can receive.