Applying for Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) serves as the official application for federal 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 I and Early Decision II are binding admission programs which require a deposit. The Early Decision I deposit deadline is February 15 and the Early Decision II deposit deadline is March 1.  

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, 2016.  The preferred deadline for completion of the FAFSA is February 15, 2016, 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 I Applicants:

October 2015    Complete CSS PROFILE

December 15, 2015                

CSS PROFILE priority deadline for Early Decision Applicants                                                

Apply for a FSA ID                                                                                                              

January 1, 2016                  

Complete the FAFSA

Mid-January 2016

Financial Aid Notification for Early Decision Accepted Students will be available


Timeline for Early Decision II Applicants:

February 1, 2016    Complete CSS PROFILE
Mid-Late February Financial Aid Notification for accepted students will be available based on the CSS PROFILE                     
February 15, 2016                                   February 15, 2016 - Complete the FAFSA

 

Early Action Applicants

Early Action admission application deadline is November 15.  Applicants seeking federal financial aid need to complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA can be found at www.fafsa.gov and is available January 1, 2016.  The preferred deadline for completion of the FAFSA is February 15, 2016, and the school code is 002765. 

Timeline for EA Applicants:

December       Apply for a FSA ID
January/February                     Complete the FAFSA                                                                                                                 
February 15 Preferred Deadline to complete the 2016-17 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.

Please do not send any tax returns to our office.  Per new federal regulations, if you are selected for Verification, we must receive tax information directly from the IRS and can no longer accept copies of tax returns.
 

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.

 

Regular Decision Applicants

Regular Decision application deadline is 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, 2016.  The preferred deadline for completion of the FAFSA is February 15, 2016, and the school code is 002765. The CSS Profile is not required for RD applicants.

Timeline for RD Applicants:

December       Apply for a FSA ID
January/February                     Complete the FAFSA                                                                                                                 
February 15 Preferred Deadline to complete the 2016-17 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.

Please do not send any tax returns to our office.  Per new federal regulations, if you are selected for Verification, we must receive tax information directly from the IRS and can no longer accept copies of tax returns.
 

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.



 

International Applicants

The CSS PROFILE is required for all International Applicants seeking need-based institutional aid. 

October 2015                The CSS PROFILE available
December 15, 2015                    CSS PROFILE priority deadline for Early Decision I Applicants                                                                                                              
Mid-January 2016 Financial Aid Notification for Early Decision I Accepted Students
February 1, 2016           Early Decision II International Students complete CSS PROFILE
Mid-Late February 2016       
Financial Aid Notification for Early Decision II Accepted students will be available

February 15, 2016 

Complete the FAFSA

February 15, 2016

CSS PROFILE priority deadline for Early Action and Regular Decision International Applicants

Early April 2016
Financial Aid Notifications will be available electronically via my.Marist.edu

 

 

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