Required Steps

Required Steps

Students should be mindful of the Financial Aid Office’s priority deadlines. Submit all paperwork by the recommended due dates in order to have your financial aid processed in a timely fashion.

  • Step 1 Create a FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. The FSA ID will allow you to electronically sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Step 2 Using your new FSA ID to complete the appropriate FAFSA form (for summer 2017, fall 2017 and spring 2018 - 2017/2018 FAFSA is required) at www.fafsa.gov.
    • Priority Deadlines to File FAFSA:
      Summer 2017 Due Date March 1, 2017 (to qualify for State of Maryland Scholarship)
      Fall 2017 Due Date March 1, 2017 (to qualify for State of Maryland Scholarship)
      Spring 2018 Due Date November 15, 2017
  • Step 3 Be accepted and registered for at least six credits each semester in an eligible program leading to Master’s degree.
  • Step 4 Receive an electronic notification from McDaniel Financial Aid Office that financial aid has been awarded.
  • Step 5 Refer to your Financial Aid Checklist on the McDaniel College Financial Self Service for requirements needed in order to receive the funds.