Financial Aid Applications
Instructions and Deadlines
In order to be considered for need-based financial aid, undergraduate students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are encouraged to complete the FAFSA application online. If you are not able to apply online, instructions on how to obtain a paper application follow.
Students who wish to make the Financial Aid Office aware of special circumstances, including a change of income from the FAFSA form, parents' separation/divorce, unusually high medical expenses paid out of pocket, and/or elementary/high school tuition expenses for younger siblings, should complete the appropriate appeals form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.
The University's priority deadline to receive both applications is March 1. In order to meet this deadline, families should submit their FAFSA no later than February 15. Maryland residents must file the FAFSA so that it is received by March 1 to be eligible for state funds.
Apply Online. Mount St. Mary's Title IV School Code is 002086.
Download a paper application or call 1-800-4-FEDAID to request that an application be mailed to you. The paper form must be completed and mailed to the processing center. Processing time for paper FAFSA applications can be up to3-4 weeks; thus, you should submit the form no later than February 1.