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Financial Aid Applications


Application Procedures

The financial aid application process begins with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students are encouraged to complete and submit a FAFSA as soon as possible. Please note that our filing deadline is March 1st each year. Most students are eligible for some type of financial aid regardless of family financial circumstances. Select your student type below to learn more about the Financial Aid Application Process:

Undergraduate Students
Continuing Studies Students
Graduate Students


Undergraduate Students

  1. Recommended time: December
    If you have not done so in the past, you will need to apply for two PIN Numbers to file the online FAFSA. Go to www.pin.ed.gov at least two weeks prior to completing the FAFSA and apply for two separate electronic PIN's, one for you and one for a parent.

  2. Recommended time: January 1 - February 15
    Complete the FAFSA and submit it to the Federal Processing Center electronically* at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Mount St. Mary's Title IV School Code is 002086. If you have not yet filed your income tax returns, we encourage you to file the FAFSA using estimated income so that you meet all deadlines. You will be given an opportunity to correct your estimates when your actual income is determined.

  3. Upon submitting your FAFSA, if you have special circumstances you wish to call to the attention of the Financial Aid Office, go to our forms page and file the appropriate appeals form. Complete the form and return it to the Financial Aid Office.

  4. Within several days of submitting your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report. This report will be sent to your email address provided on the FAFSA. Please share it with your parents and review it for accuracy. If any corrections need to be made, please make them and send a copy to the Financial Aid Office.

*If you wish to complete a paper FAFSA and submit it via mail, call 1-800-4FEDAID to obtain a copy of the application. Families filing a paper application should submit the FAFSA no later than February 1 to meet the Mount's March 1st deadline.

Continuing Studies Students

Aid cannot be disbursed to a student's account until half-time enrollment status is achieved. In the accelerated format, this means two weeks into the student's second course of the traditional semester. If at any time during this process questions or concerns arise, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 301-447-5207.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    This form cam be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you are a first time aid applicant, you must apply for and receive an electronic PIN at http://www.pin.ed.gov/. It typically takes 2-3 days to receive the PIN, which serves as an electronic signature. The Mount's Title IV School Code is 002086. Please understand that this form must be sent to the Federal Processing Center first and takes up to two weeks to be processed; thus it needs to be completed as soon as possible prior to your term beginning. The FAFSA needs to be completed each academic year.

  2. Complete the Direct Loan Application.
    First-time borrowers must complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note and a Direct Loan Certification Form. Students may borrow up to their Cost of Attendance each semester not to exceed $9,500 a year for independent sophomores and $12,500 annually for independent juniors and seniors. Completed certification forms should be sent to the Mount's Financial Aid Office. Once the documents are all on file in the Financial Aid Office, a student may request additional funds for any ensuing semester by submitting another Direct Loan Certification Form.

  3. Sign and return the Financial Aid Award Letter.
    Upon receipt of the award letter from the Financial Aid Office, sign and return one copy to the office. Students are reminded that any change in enrollment status or the addition of any outside aid may affect their eligibility for federal funds and prompt a revised award letter to be sent.

Graduate Students

Once the MSM Financial Aid Office receives all required documents, the aid will be processed. If at any time during this process questions or concerns arise, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 301-447-5207.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    This form cam be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you are a first time aid applicant, you must apply for and receive an electronic PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. It typically takes 2-3 days to receive the PIN, which serves as an electronic signature. The Mount's Title IV School Code is 002086. Please understand that this form must be sent to the Federal Processing Center first and takes up to two weeks to be processed; thus it needs to be completed as soon as possible prior to your term beginning. The FAFSA needs to be completed each academic year.

  2. Complete the Direct Loan Application.
    First-time borrowers must complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note and a Direct Loan Certification Form. Graduate students may borrow up to their Cost of Attendance each semester not to exceed $20,500 a year in the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan Program. Completed certification forms should be sent to the Mount's Financial Aid Office. Once the documents are all on file in the Financial Aid Office, a student may request additional funds for any ensuing semester by submitting another Direct Loan Certification Form.

  3. Sign and return the Financial Aid Award Letter.
    Upon receipt of the award letter from the Financial Aid Office, sign and return one copy to the office. Students are reminded that any change in enrollment status or the addition of any outside aid may affect their eligibility for federal funds and prompt a revised award letter to be sent.

 
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