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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 available in select programs.

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 the their particular graduate department for questions regarding their matriculated status.

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

Step 1: Create an FSA ID now.

Review the instructions or go directly to the Federal Student Aid website and select create an FSA ID.

Step 2: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Marywood's school code is 003296.

Sumbit the FAFSA

The FAFSA should be completed online as soon as possible after October 1st for the upcoming academic year.  Returning filers should complete the Renewal FAFSA

Note The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a free application at www.FAFSA.gov.   Be aware of scams; you should never have to pay a fee to complete the FAFSA or apply for loans and scholarships.

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 online 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. 

Important Information on Receiving Aid