University description (as per official university website)
Saint Mary's College of California
Saint Mary's College of California is fundamentally designed to transform the way in which students understand themselves and engage with the world. We encourage you to embrace complexity, contemplate your place and purpose in the world, and undertake a searching examination of self, spirit and society.
We're a Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college, and we're rooted in the life and work of Saint John Baptist de la Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers and the patron saint of teachers. Our traditions and heritage inform everything we do. At Saint Mary's you'll discover your capacity for transformative action as well as profound reflection.
We don't let money stand between students and their education — serving students of all means, especially those who need assistance, is a key element of our Lasallian tradition. The College offers a range of advising services, scholarships, grants and loans for both undergraduate and graduate students. Nearly 70% of Saint Mary's students receive financial aid: the average aid package is $21,143. We know it can be a challenge to afford college, but we're here to help you plan effectively and get the funding and advice necessary to make your attendance at Saint Mary's a reality.
Important Financial Aid News
Some media reports have suggested that federal loans and other loans may not be available. In fact lenders are committed to providing these loans this year. In addition other forms of federal student aid such as Pell Grants, Federal Work Study remain available for students