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Apply to Academic Year 2016-17

You can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to being admitted.

Follow these easy steps to apply:

STEP 1 (Required)
Complete the 2016-17 Planned Enrollment Form. This link takes you to Self Service portal to complete your request on the Net Partner application.

STEP 2 (Required)
Complete the 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must include the Federal School Code of E00475 on your FAFSA. Your FSA ID is required to sign your FAFSA electronically. You can obtain an FSA ID at We recommend you file the FAFSA on the Web, since it takes the federal government approximately 4 weeks to process the paper FAFSA.

STEP 3 (Optional)
You must also complete the School Based Scholarship Application if you wish to be considered for institutional scholarships. Please see the Grants and Scholarship web page for details. The deadline for this application will depend on your program. Your completed application will be forwarded to the appropriate review committee.

Important Notes

  • Please carefully read all instructions before completing the applications.
  • Be sure to have all your financial and income tax papers for 2015 readily available to respond to all income questions.
  • We strongly suggest that students complete their 2015 tax returns before completing the aid application. This ensures that the information is accurate and avoids both delays in processing the application and with verification.
  • Please see Loan Programs for information on how to apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan (GradPLUS).

Already applied for financial aid?

Continuing students: check the status of your financial aid application by visiting

New students: check the status of your financial aid application by visiting

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
Columbia Center
Suite 110
P: (410) 516-9808
F: (410) 516-9799