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 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 fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019 the 2018/2019 FAFSA is required) at
    • Priority Deadlines to File FAFSA:
      Fall 2018 Due Date March 1, 2018 (to qualify for State of Maryland Scholarships)
      Spring 2019 Due Date November 15, 2018
      Summer 2019 Due Date March 1, 2018 (to qualify for State of Maryland Scholarships)
  • 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.
Graduate Financial Aid Quick Links:

Financial Aid Application Process

Scholarships and Grants


Required Steps

Financial Aid Self Service

Maintaining Aid

Forms and Publications

Managing Your Money

Other Sources of Funding


Contact Us:

Financial Aid Office
Elderdice Hall
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30pm
Phone: 410-857-2233
Fax: 410-386-4608
School Code: 002109