The Financial Aid Applications
Each academic year, you must apply for financial aid. To be considered for all types of aid, two (2) applications must be filed:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Determines your eligibility for need-based federal and state grants, low interest federal student loans, and federal work-study.
- CSS/PROFILE: Determines eligibility for F&M’s need-based institutional grants and scholarships. Students who receive F&M’s need-based institutional grants and scholarships in their first year are normally guaranteed aid renewal for the next three (3) years, not to exceed a total of eight (8) semesters. Students must be enrolled full-time, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate eligibility by filing the CSS/PROFILE form every academic year.
When you complete this online form, remember to add F&M's FAFSA Code 003265. Also, check out the tutorial below: "7 Steps to the FAFSA." Created by the University of California, Santa Barbara's talented staff and student employees, to help you successfully fill out your FAFSA!Complete the FAFSA
Tax Documents include your Federal Tax Return, all W2s and all schedules. F&M uses the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) for the collection of 2015 federal tax documents. The email from College Board/IDOC will provide you with instructions on how to send your information.
International Students: F&M is committed to a diverse student body and provides need-based financial assistance to international students. Additional information and deadline dates are provided under the section heading "Yes, I'm Requesting Financial Aid" on the International Student Admission web page.