How to Apply
The entire financial aid and admissions application process must be complete before any aid will be awarded.
Students Receiving Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed each academic year before financial aid consideration. The FAFSA can be completed either through a paper or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
(click the My FSA link on right). If completing an online application, you will first need to obtain a U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov
or click on the "Get Your Pin" logo on the right. You will also need Mercyhurst College's Title IV code, 003297, in order to complete either application.
If a student is chosen to be verified by the federal government, additional documentation will need to be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services for review. Verification means that the Department Of Education wishes the school to review your tax information with the information supplied on your FAFSA form to rectify discrepancies. Students selected for verification are informed of this on their Student Aid Report as well as by the Office of Student Financial Services.
All students should file the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of each academic year. Upper class students must submit their FAFSA application prior to March 15. Students will not be permitted to pre-register to for the upcoming fall term until their FAFSA has been filed.
Students Not Receiving Financial Aid
Students not wishing to receive any type of financial aid are required to complete a Mercyhurst College Enrolled No Aid Form for that current year academic year waving their intentions to receive any type of Federal, state or Mercyhurst College financial aid. The deadline to complete this form is March 15 prior to the start of the academic year.
All international students are required to complete a Mercyhurst College Financial Aid Application for International Students by March 15 prior to the start of the academic year. This form is available in the Office of Student Financial Services, on our departmental web page to download or to complete online.