For many students, financial aid can greatly affect their decision about whether or not to attend college or which institution to attend. Because of its importance, the decision to apply for financial aid, as well as which financial aid programs to accept, should be made only with a complete understanding of the process, requirements, benefits and responsibilities. The only way to tell if you are eligible to receive aid is to apply for it. Many factors are taken into account when awarding aid. Therefore, everyone who needs financial assistance to attend college should apply. Financial aid is any loan, part-time employment, grant or scholarship offered for the express purpose of helping a student pay education-related expenses. Such aid is usually provided by federal, state, institutional or private agencies. If you qualify, you may be offered combinations of these types of aid, depending on your financial need and the funds available.
When Should I Apply?
For full consideration of Marymount Manhattan College’s need-based grants and federal aid programs including student and parent loans, all students must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file that is officially processed by the Department of Education, no later than March 15th for Fall entrants and November 15th for Spring entrants.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Eligibility requirements for most financial aid programs at MMC are listed here. Some programs will list additional eligibility requirements. You must:
- Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident alien
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment, at least halftime, in a degree program
- Make satisfactory academic progress towards a degree
- Register with the Selective Service Administration, if required to do so
- Not be in default on a loan or owe a repayment on a previous financial aid award received at Marymount Manhattan College or any other institution
- Establish financial need
How do I Apply?
New incoming Freshmen or Transfer students can submit the FAFSA online
Continuing students must reapply for federal and institutional aid each year. You can complete and submit a new FAFSA for the 2015-2016 at www.fafsa.ed.gov
The Marymount Manhattan College Federal School Code is 002769.
What is a FSA ID?
Your FSA ID is your identifier to let you access personal information in various U.S. Department of Education systems, including applying for Federal Student Aid. You can create a user name ID and password at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Your FSA ID can be used to:
- Gain access to FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA on the Web
- Use as an electronic signature to sign the FAFSA or obtain a copy of your FAFSA information
- Make online corrections to your FAFSA
- Review your online loan and grant history on the National Student Loan Data System
- Important Note
Because your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature, you should not give your user name and password to anyone.
All students who complete the Marymount application for admission or the Common Application For Admission are automatically considered for scholarships. Please check our information for scholarships listed under Financial aid options.