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.  

 

What’s changing for 2017-2018?

Starting with the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will be able to submit the FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, using Prior-Prior Year Tax Information!

The following video and chart provide a summary of the FAFSA timeframe and tax information:

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     IF YOU PLAN TO
            ATTEND
     COLLEGE FROM

     YOU WILL FILE
        THIS FAFSA

     YOU CAN SUBMIT
     THE FAFSA FORM

       USING TAX
   INFORMATION
            FROM

 JULY 1, 2017 –

JUNE 30, 2018

 2017-2018

 OCTOBER 1, 2016 –
JUNE 30, 2018

 2015

 JULY 1, 2018-

JUNE 30, 2019

 2018-2019

 OCTOBER 1, 2017 –

JUNE 30, 2019

 2016

 

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 October 1, 2016.  The FAFSA school code for Marist is 002765.

Timeline for Early Decision I Applicants:

October 1, 2016    Create a FSA User ID & Password and Complete FAFSA

November 1, 2016

 Priority Deadline for FAFSA Completion

Mid/Late January 2017

Financial Aid Notification for Early Decision Accepted Students will be available        


Timeline for Early Decision II Applicants:

October 2016 Create a FSA User ID & Password and Complete FAFSA                   
February 15, 2017 Priority Deadline for FAFSA Completion
Mid/Late February 2017                                  Financial Aid Notification for Early Decision II Accepted Students will be available     

 

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 October 1, 2016.  The preferred deadline for completion of the FAFSA is November 1, 2016, and the school code is 002765. 

 

Timeline for EA Applicants:

October Apply for a FSA ID and complete FAFSA
November 1                           Priority Deadline to complete the 2017-18 FAFSA
Mid/Late January 2017 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 October 1, 2016.  The priority deadline for completion of the FAFSA is February 15, 2017, and the school code is 002765. 

Timeline for RD Applicants:

October      Apply for a FSA ID
February 15 Priority Deadline to complete the 2017-18 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 2016               The CSS PROFILE is available
November 1, 2016                CSS PROFILE priority deadline for Early Decision I Applicants and Early Action Applicants                                                                                                             
Mid/Late January 2017 Financial Aid Notification for Early Decision I Accepted Students
February 15, 2017         
Early Decision II and Regular Decision International Students complete CSS PROFILE
Mid-Late February 2017   
Financial Aid Notification for Early Decision II Accepted students will be available
Early April 2017
Financial Aid Notifications will be available electronically for Regular Decision International students via my.Marist.edu

 

 

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