Finance Your Education

McDaniel Is Possible. Let Us Show You How.

More than 90% of McDaniel College students receive some type of financial assistance — our financial aid staff is here to help make the process go smoothly for you. We invest over $30 million annually in grants and scholarships to ensure that students from all kinds of financial backgrounds are able to experience a McDaniel education.

The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) season will begin on October 1, 2017. Families will need to report their 2016 income data. The Financial Aid Office encourages students and parents to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the FAFSA to avoid mistakes in reporting income.

The McDaniel website gives you an overview of our financial aid process — how to apply, how it works, and how to keep it. You'll also find descriptions of federal and state aid programs, as well as resources for external scholarships and money management.

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Our First-Time Families and Transfer Students are encouraged to look first at the following resources:

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Try our McDaniel Net Price Calculator to find out how much gift aid may be available to help decrease your net tuition price.

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Consult our How to Apply Guide which lists the basic steps in the application process, as well as additional information on tuition, cost of attendance, and eligibility.

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Learn more about the types of financial assistance available at McDaniel, such as loans, scholarships and grants, and work-study.

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Still have questions? Start with our FAQ, then give us a call at (410) 857-2233 or send an email to