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.

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: