Step 4 - Respond with Requested Information

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Regardless of whether you are selected for verification or have additional requirements for some other reasons, we normally can't complete the processing of your aid until we receive all these requirements from you, so it is very important for you to pay attention to all the communications we send you and respond to us as quickly as possible.

If we let you know that there are additional requirements you need to complete, review the instructions in your MCSquare account and respond with any forms or other information we are requesting from you.  The links to most requested forms will appear in the text of your requirements on MCSquare, along with all the information and instructions you need to satisfy these requirements.  But, if you need additional help, don't hesitate to contact us.

New Students: We start working on new student financial aid applications in early March. If you have filed a FAFSA by that date, within a few weeks you should receive an email message (at your Messiah College email address) with instructions for viewing your on-line Financial Aid Award Notice via MCSquare. After that date, you should expect to receive notification of the availability of your award within a few days of the date we receive your FAFSA results. This date could vary depending on outside factors.

Continuing students: You should receive your package by July 15. Please keep in mind that we don’t start financial aid packages for continuing students until May and they won’t be finished until mid-July. If there are any items that are needed to complete your file, you will be notified via your Messiah College email account. It is not necessary for you to contact us about the status of your package until July 15, unless you have reason to believe there is a problem.