Below are the recommended procedures to apply for financial aid at Mount St. Mary’s University. Please pay close attention to the corresponding dates for each step in order to meet all of the university’s deadlines. The Mount's deadline for receipt of financial aid applications is March 1.
1. December – Apply for your parent and student FSA ID
If you plan on submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and click at the FSA ID icon at the top of the page. Do this at least two weeks prior to completing the form to apply for two separate FSA ID numbers, one for you and one for a parent.
2. January 1 - February 15 – Complete and Submit FAFSA
Complete the FAFSA and submit it to the Federal Processing Center electronically* at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you have yet to complete your income tax forms, 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.
The Mount St. Mary’s Title IV School Code is 002086.
3. February 15 - March 1 – FAFSA Processing
Upon submitting your FAFSA, if you have special circumstances you wish to call to the attention of the Financial Aid Office, download the appropriate appeals form. Complete it to the best of your ability and return it to the Financial Aid Office.
4. Student Aid Report
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 of any changes to our Financial Aid office.
*If you wish to complete a paper FAFSA and submit it via mail, call 1-800-4-FEDAID 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 1 deadline.