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Welcome, Parents!

 

The links below can help you learn more about the financial aid process.

Graduation

Timeline

 

December All freshmen and new transfer students who have been accepted for admission for the upcoming fall semester are sent a letter directing them to the financial aid forms, which are found on the Financial Aid website during the Christmas season preceding their enrollment (Christmas 2013 for the 2014-2015 academic year).


January–March

Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 so that it will be received in our office by our April 1 priority deadline. We recommend mailing or completing the FAFSA on the Web (www.fafsa.ed.gov) by March 1 in order to meet this deadline. Complete other forms from the financial aid packet as instructed on those forms.

After filing your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report with the results of your application. This will come in paper format or via electronic mail if you gave an e-mail address when you completed your FAFSA. Review this and make any corrections that are needed. Any changes will be automatically sent to Messiah College.


When you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the Federal processor might select you for verification. If so, you will need to complete the Messiah College Verification Worksheet and submit it to the Messiah College Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Instructions contain more information about verification under the section entitled Verification Forms.

   
March 15

Beginning about March 15, the Messiah College Office of Financial Aid will start to review financial aid applications and send out financial aid award notices. A notice that your online award is ready to view will be mailed to your home address.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions about your award.
   
April If you have not yet done so, pay your enrollment deposit on or before May 1 to secure your spot at Messiah College.



 
2013-2014 Application Packet
FAFSA on the Web Worksheet
Complete Your FAFSA
Read FA Booklet
Financial Aid Presentation
Private Loan Marketplace
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