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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Financial Aid Office has compiled a list of common questions many prospective students have throughout the financial aid process. If you have additional questions, please contact your admission counselor and she will be happy to help.

Cost of Attendance

Scholarships

Financial Aid Types and Procedures


How much is tuition?

Tuition and fees information is available online. View Undergraduate Tuition and Fees or Graduate Tuition and Fees.

How much is room and board?

Room and board rates vary depending on the type of room you prefer. View room and board rates.

What Mount Mary scholarships am I eligible to receive?

Mount Mary awards an academic scholarship to nearly every full-time incoming freshman and transfer student upon acceptance to the university. Additional Mount Mary scholarships are available. Learn more about scholarships at Mount Mary.

When should I apply for scholarships?

It is important to apply for scholarships during your senior year of high school or at least one term before enrolling at Mount Mary. For scholarships at Mount Mary, most scholarship deadlines occur between December and February each year. Mount Mary academic scholarships do not require an application; they are awarded automatically to eligible students upon acceptance to the university.

Scholarships from external organizations (community organizations, foundations, employers, professional organizations, etc.) may allow you to apply for scholarships prior to your senior year of high school. We encourage you to look for scholarships early—even as early as your sophomore or junior year—so you can take advantage of those opportunities and plan for deadlines.

How do I get an academic scholarship?

Mount Mary automatically awards academic scholarships to eligible full-time incoming freshmen and transfer students upon acceptance to the university. Learn more about academic scholarships.

What is financial aid?

Financial aid encompasses loans, grants, scholarships and work-study employment opportunities—all are different forms of money to help pay for college.

How do I get grants and loans?

To be considered for grant or loan programs, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about how to apply for financial aid.

How do I apply for financial aid?

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to be considered for federal, state, and institutional grants and loans, as well as for some scholarships. You must complete the FAFSA each year. Learn more about how to apply for financial aid.

When should I apply for financial aid?

You should apply for financial aid during your senior year of high school or at least the term prior to enrolling at Mount Mary. Mount Mary's preferred filing deadline is March 1. We strongly encourage you to file your FAFSA no later than March 1 to get the most financial aid possible. Learn more about how to apply for financial aid.

What is Mount Mary’s FAFSA code?

Mount Mary’s FAFSA code is: 003869 .

Can you tell me how much financial aid I will get before I file the FAFSA?

Mount Mary offers two ways to obtain estimates of the financial aid you may be eligible to receive—a Net Price Calculator (which you can fill out online anytime) and our annual Financial Aid Early Estimator service (due in December). Both of these options are for first-year or transfer undergraduate students only.

When will I receive my financial aid award?

To receive your financial aid award, you must be accepted by Mount Mary and have completed the FAFSA and entered Mount Mary’s school code so that we receive your FAFSA information. For students enrolling in summer or fall terms, financial aid packages are mailed beginning March 1 and are completed on a rolling basis. For students enrolling in the spring semester, financial aid packages are mailed beginning October 1 and are completed on a rolling basis.

How do I accept my financial aid?

Log in to your MyMountMary account and select the Finances tab. Select MyFinancialAid to accept or decline your awards and complete any necessary documents. See more information about what to do after filing for financial aid.

When will my financial aid and scholarships be applied to my university bill?

Mount Mary disburses aid on September 9, 2013 for fall semester and February 3, 2014 for spring semester. If you need to set up a payment plan, please contact the Business Office.