Graduate Students Graduate Students

Students enrolled on at least a half-time basis (at least 3 credits) in an eligible program may apply for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate Students. Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships are also available to Marywood students.  An on-line application is available on the Marywood University Graduate Student Financial Aid website by clicking on Financing Your Future.

Graduate students are not eligible for federal and institutional need-based grants.   As with undergraduate students, a Graduate student is not eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans unless they are accepted into a Graduate program as a matriculated student.  Students should contact the Graduate Admissions Office or your particular graduate department for questions regarding your matriculated status.

Graduate students should take note of the following steps for financial aid consideration:

have your pin handyStep 1: Make sure you have the Personal Identification Number (PIN) you were issued by The Department of Education.

All students completing a FAFSA must have a PIN.   If you have never filed for student aid and do not have a PIN number, one may be obtained by going to  If you do not know or have lost your PIN number, you may request a Duplicate PIN by also going to

submit the FAFSA

Step 2: Submit the FAFSA (School code 003296).

The FAFSA should be completed online as soon as possible after January 1 for the upcoming academic year.  Returning filers should complete the Renewal FAFSA.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a free application at   Be cautious of paid filing organizations and services such as

check your email

Step 3: Check your email for FAFSA results and errors.

If you provided a valid social security number and email address, you will receive an email notification approximately 3 days after submitting the on-line FAFSA with instructions for viewing and printing your Student Aid Report (SAR).  The SAR is notification of your application and eligibility status and provides a means of correcting and confirming your application data.  If you did not provide a valid email address or a valid social security number a paper SAR will be mailed to you. Check your SAR for accuracy and make sure that Marywood University is listed as a recipient of your information.