Student Loans for DeSales Students

About DeSales University

student loansDeSales University is a true reflection of its much-admired namesake, the man best known as “the gentleman saint” or the Christian humanist, St. Francis de Sales. DeSales University was granted university status in 2000 and now offers classes in its undergraduate, graduate and access evening & online programs. It is a private, co-ed institution offering a four-year university program. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the DeSales main campus is located on an impressive 400+ acres of Center Valley, PA, boasting breathtaking views of the Lehigh Valley.

About Financial Aid

The attendance cost of studying at DeSales University is quite high; therefore, the majority of the students of DeSales University receive financial assistance. Approximately 18% of students receive federal aid while around 74% obtain student loans.

Aid Packages

financial aid packagesDeSales’s own institutionalized funding and scholarships offer a wide variety of financial aid options, as most of the funding and scholarships are offered by private donors or outside sources. Such funding is offered on the basis of financial need and academic standing of the student applying for financial aid. Notably, various federal or state funding options are available at DeSales University. However, receiving federal or state funding requires a few prerequisites; for example, you may qualify for state financial aid opportunities by filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form at For students who cannot receive federal funding, there are opportunities of on-campus employment that may help to supplement gaps in funding.

Private Student Loans

For students whose financial needs are not satisfied, there is always the option of obtaining private student loans. These loans may be much more costly than other financial aid options mentioned above, so a Student Loan Comparison tool is provided here. This tool will help students make a better decision about which private loan provider is most appropriate.

Pay for DeSales University*

Total Avg. Cost $43,454
Tuition $28,000
Room & Board $10,140
Financial Aid Information
Students Receiving Fin Aid 99%
Typical Grant Amounts
State/Local $2,882
Federal $5,726
%Receiving Loans 76%
Avg. Other Stud. Loans $8,726
%Receiving Other Loans 16%

Get into DeSales University

Admission Rate 74%
Total Enrollment 3,199
Men 39%
Women 61%
Graduation Rate 64%
Application Fee $30

Contact DeSales University

2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034-9568(610) 282-1100
Financial Aid Office URL
Admissions Office URL

*Data source is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) the data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics


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