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 upon completion of your Marist application at   


Transfer Student Financial Aid Timeframe

November/December:        Apply for FAFSA PIN for Fall transfer applications
November/December: Update school code to 002765 for Spring transfer applications
December/January: Student Financial Aid Packages mailed on a rolling basis for Spring admits
January/February: Complete the FAFSA for Fall acceptance
April/May: Student Financial Aid Packages mailed on a rolling basis for fall admits
Deposit Deadline: Typically 2 or 3 weeks after acceptance

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.

Important Announcement!
Per the Department of Education, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable at this time. We regret any inconvenience. To fill out the FAFSA, you can manually input your tax information. Remember, if you’re filling out the 2017–18 FAFSA form, your 2015 tax information is required (not 2016).

Effective April 24, 2017: Because the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool is no longer available, the Department of Education is now allowing schools to accept signed copies of the federal income tax return in lieu of the IRS Data Retrieval or federal tax return transcript.