All students applying for financial aid should begin the Financial Aid filing process for the 2013-2014 Academic Year in January of 2013.
Who must file an application?
You must file a FAFSA annually to be awarded any form of need-based financial aid from the Federal Government, New York State, or from Manhattanville College.
How do you file?
Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Renewal FAFSA). If you filed a financial aid application for the 2012-2013 academic year, you will need to file a FAFSA Renewal by 3/1/13. You will be directed to use your prior year's PIN number to access your Renewal FAFSA on the Web. You'll have to enter updated financial information based on your family's 2012 Federal Income Tax data.
Even if you do not receive your FAFSA Renewal Reminder, you can still access the FAFSA and complete your renewal application on-line after 1/1/13.
Filling Out the Forms
You are responsible for submission of accurate data; therefore, please read all directions carefully and pay particular attention to deadlines. For further information regarding financial aid policies, procedures, and deadlines, please consult the college website.
You MAY be required to submit copies of your and your parents' 2012 federal income tax returns and/or transcripts from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Financial Aid office will notify you if we will need the documentation.
You must have filed either the Renewal FAFSA or a new FAFSA by March 1, 2013 to be considered for campus-based sources of funding for the 2013-2014 year. If you are required to submit further documentation for the verification process, you must do so immediately. Any file that is not complete by March 1, 2013 will be deemed late and considered only on a funds-available basis.
What happens next?
For those students whose files are complete by the March 1st deadline, award decisions will be made during April and May. You will receive your Financial Aid Award Letter and other required paperwork during the summer months.