Applying for Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) serves as the official application for need-based financial aid at Marist College. To ensure adequate processing time, we recommend that you file your FAFSA by February 15th online at www.fafsa.gov.
Early Decision Applicants
Early Decision is a binding admission program which requires a deposit by February 15. Applicants seeking federal financial aid are required to complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA can be found at www.fafsa.gov and is available January 1, 2015. The preferred deadline for completion of the FAFSA is February 15, 2015, and the school code is 002765. If you are applying Early Decision to Marist College, the CSS PROFILE should also be submitted to receive an estimated financial aid package with institutional grant consideration. The CSS PROFILE can be found at http://student.collegeboard.org/profile, and the PROFILE code is 2400.
Timeline for Early Decision Applicants:
|October||Complete CSS PROFILE|
December 15, 2014 - CSS PROFILE priority deadline for Early Decision Applicants
Apply for a FSA ID
|January||January 1, 2015 - Complete the FAFSA
Mid-January 2015 - Financial Aid Notification for Early Decision Accepted Students will be available
Early Action and Regular Decision Applicants
Early Action (application deadline November 15) and Regular Decision (February 1) applicants seeking federal financial aid need to complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA can be found at www.fafsa.gov and is available January 1, 2015. The preferred deadline for completion of the FAFSA is February 15, 2015, and the school code is 002765. The CSS Profile is not required for EA or RD applicants.
Timeline for EA and RD Applicants:
|December||Apply for a FSA ID|
|January/February||Complete the FAFSA|
|February 15||Preferred Deadline to complete the 2015-16 FAFSA|
|Early April||Freshman Financial Aid Packages for prospective students are mailed.
|May 1||Marist deadline for freshman enrollment deposit.|
Once deposit is made
Deposited students who have received a financial aid package will need to log on to their myMarist accounts to view and complete additional required documents.
The Department of Education has enhanced the FAFSA filing process to allow tax data to be retrieved directly from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will allow the filed federal tax return data to be uploaded directly to the FAFSA. If you haven’t already done so, we strongly encourage you to use this tool as it is the fastest, most secure way to provide verified tax information. To obtain a Federal Tax Return Transcript that you can download and print immediately, or to request the transcript be mailed to your address on record, go to: www.irs.gov.