Financial aid must be applied for each year by May 1st (for priority consideration) by completing the two steps outlined below. Students who complete their files after our May 1st priority deadline will be awarded funds available at the time they complete their file with the Financial Aid Office. Federal work study and most grants are often not available after our priority deadline. To be eligible for any federal or state financial aid, as well as most institutional aid, you must meet the following criteria:
Our policy is to email the student if anything is missing from his/her application, once they initiate the process. We will send 3 emails to the student, 3 weeks apart. If after the 3rd notice we still do not receive a response, we will assume at that point that the student is no longer interested in applying for financial aid and will stop sending notifications. Enrolled students can always check their application status on Webadvisor under the 'my communication' link to see what we have received and if anything is still missing.
This application provides the Financial Aid Office with additional information used to determine the student's financial aid eligibility. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION.
In addition to the two steps above, some students will be selected for a process called ‘verification.’ If selected, you may be required to submit additional information to the Financial Aid Office to verify the accuracy of the information you reported on the FAFSA. Requests for additional information will be sent to the student via email. Currently enrolled students will receive the email at their MMA account; incoming students will receive the email at the email address reported on the MMA financial aid application (once assigned, the student’s MMA account will be used.)
Delays in submitting requested documentation could result in a loss of certain financial aid. Families are encouraged to respond to our requests immediately upon receipt of our request.
Once the student’s file is complete the Financial Aid Office will determine the student’s eligibility for financial aid. Incoming students will receive their award letters by mail; returning students will receive an email informing them that they can view and print their award letter through Webadvisor. Once an MMA email account has been assigned, all financial aid correspondence will be emailed directly to the student.
If your family is experiencing any special circumstances or hardships, send a separate letter to the Financial Aid Office listing financial hardships and provide documentation when applicable. This can be mailed or emailed to the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Special circumstances could include, but are not limited to loss of job/income, separation/divorce after filing the FAFSA, unusually high medical expenses, etc.
The Financial Aid Office must have the student’s permission to discuss their aid with anyone other than the student. If you wish to allow MMA to discuss your financial aid and/or bill with your parent(s), or any other individual, you must complete and submit a FERPA Privacy Information Release Form.