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Welcome, Transfer Students!


The links below can help you learn more about available scholarships, renewing your FAFSA, and how to get your questions answered.

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Renewal FAFSA


Any student who filed a FAFSA for the previous year will receive a reminder to complete the Renewal Application on-line. The on-line Renewal Application contains the information that the student entered on the previous year’s application. The student simply needs to update any items that have changed.

NOTE: Previous school codes will not be rolled over; please enter Messiah College’s code: 003298.


Renewal Application reminders will be sent directly to the student’s home address or email address from the Federal processor.


The FAFSA is used to apply for:

  • The Federal Pell Grant and to determine eligibility for:
  • Federal Work-Study (check “Work Study” for question 31(“Are you interested in being considered for work-study?”) on the FAFSA. Indicating an interest in student employment will not decrease your grants or scholarships.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (no separate application necessary)
  • Federal Perkins Loan (no separate application necessary)
  • Federal Stafford Loans (automatically added to your financial aid package when you file a FAFSA.)  Student loans will not decrease your grants or scholarships.
  • State Grants (some require separate application)
  • Messiah College grants and scholarships based on financial need (no separate application necessary)


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 ( by March 1 in order to meet this deadline. For most students, the results of the FAFSA, which are sent to us electronically, are all that is required to meet the priority deadline.


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.



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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