all accepted transfer candidates are considered for both merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid. the following are descriptions of the attributes of transfer academic scholarship recipients. once a student is accepted and offered an academic scholarship, no changes will be made to increase the amount.
once you've been accepted and received your initial merit scholarships from the mount, you will have many options to help with paying for college. we offer additional university scholarships to students who qualify regardless of need, and then we also offer need-based financial aid. to be considered for need-based financial aid you will need to complete the free application for federal student aid (fafsa).
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all students are considered for merit-based scholarships as part of the admissions application. these scholarships are awarded without any regard to financial need. students looking to apply for additional need-based financial aid must file the fafsa. in addition to university funded grants, other types of need-based financial aid include federal grants, loans and work study as well as state grants for maryland residents.
for the 2019-2020 academic year, the fafsa becomes available in october, 2018. because the income requested on the application is from 2017, all families should be in a position to file the fafsa once it becomes available.
if you are a first time aid applicant, you and one of your parents must apply for and receive an fsa id. it typically takes 2 - 3 days to receive the id, which serves as an electronic signature. to apply for your fsa id, go to //studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa and click on the icon at the top of the page that says fsa id. you will need two fsa id numbers--one for you and one for a parent.
early action applicants – students who are accepted through the admissions office early action program and file a fafsa by december 1 will receive their financial aid award letter by mid-january, pending any additional information requests required by the financial aid office.
all other students must submit their fafsa prior to march 1. students will receive their financial aid award letter via mail usually within two weeks of submitting their fafsa.
mount st. mary's title iv school code is 002086.
within 48-72 hours after submitting the fafsa, the student will be notified that the fafsa has been processed and sent to each school. if there is a problem with the application that prevents it from being processed, the student will be notified as well. please be on the lookout for this confirmation.
upon submitting your fafsa, if you have special circumstances you wish to call to the attention of the financial aid office, go to our financial aid office - forms webpage and file the appropriate appeals form. complete this form and return it to the financial aid office.
mount st. mary’s will begin to notify students of their financial aid awards in mid-january and will continue to process award letters throughout the spring semester.
early action deadline: dec. 1
fafsa deadline: march 1
msmu school code: 002086