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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

FAFSA

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

CSS/PROFILE

The CSS/PROFILE,  created by the College Board, determines your eligibility for institutional need-based aid. F&M PROFILE Code: 2261

Complete the CSS/PROFILE

MyAid

After you submit an application for admission and financial aid, log in to your F&M financial aid portal called MyAid. You can track the status of your financial aid documents and any additional requirements you must meet to process your aid.    

Access MyAid

2017-2018 Financial Aid Document Deadline Dates

 EARLY DECISION I -  due NOVEMBER 15
  • CSS/PROFILE  (Fall 2017/Spring 2018)
  • 2017-2018 FAFSA
  • 2015 Tax Documents
EARLY DECISION II - due JANUARY 15
  • CSS/PROFILE  (Fall 2017/Spring 2018)
  • 2017-2018 FAFSA
  • 2015 Tax Documents
 REGULAR DECISION - due FEBRUARY 1
  • CSS/PROFILE  (Fall 2017/Spring 2018)
  • 2017-2018 FAFSA
  • 2015 Tax Documents
RETURNING & TRANSFER STUDENTS (U.S. Citizens) -  due APRIL 30
  • CSS/PROFILE  (Fall 2017/Spring 2018)
  • 2017-2018 FAFSA
  • 2015 Tax Documents

Additional Information

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.

Federal Verification

The Department of Education randomly selects certain FAFSA records for a process called Federal Verification. A selected FAFSA requires additional documentation to confirm financial aid eligibility.

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Understanding IDOC

IDOC, or Institutional Documentation Service, serves as a clearinghouse for tax documents by allowing families to submit their paperwork to one location instead of separately to each college to which a student has applied.

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