To be eligible for any federal or state financial aid, as well as most institutional aid, you must meet the following criteria:
Financial aid must be applied for each year by May 1st (for priority consideration) by completing both of the following steps. 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.
This application provides the Financial Aid Office with anticipated enrollment information to assist in determining a student’s cost of attendance.
Incoming Students- Beginning in late January/early February, a Financial Aid Application is mailed to all incoming students after acceptance has been extended by the Admissions Office. If the student has been selected for a process called ‘verification’ by the Department of Education, the student will receive correspondence from the MMA Financial Aid Office via email requesting any necessary documentation.
Returning Students - The MMA Financial Aid Application is mailed to all spring semester enrolled students in February. If the student does not receive an application, it is his/her responsibility to contact the Financial Aid Office to request one. Students that have been selected for a process called ‘verification’ by the Department of Education will receive an email correspondence from the MMA Financial Aid Office requesting additional documentation.
Once the student’s completed application has been received and reviewed, a financial aid award letter will be emailed to the student’s MMA email address.
If your family has any unusual expenses, or has experienced a recent change in their financial situation, you are encouraged to submit a written appeal to the MMA Financial Aid Director. In some cases, we can make adjustments to your application based on this information. Letters should include details regarding the special circumstances that your family wishes to have considered during the financial aid awarding process.
Changes in Student Marital Status
If a student files the FAFSA as a dependent student, and marries after filing the FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office may correct the student’s FAFSA, changing his/her dependency to independent and adding the spouse’s income and asset information. Our policy is to make changes only for students who marry after filing the FAFSA but before September 1st of an academic year. Students who marry after September 1st will not have any corrections made and will remain dependent until filing a new FAFSA for the following academic year.
last updated 8-18-2014 by firstname.lastname@example.org