2018-19 Academic Year
Students currently receiving assistance (or who wish to apply for assistance) under the Federal Student Aid Programs (Pell Grant, Supplemental Grant, Direct Stafford Loan, Direct PLUS (Parent) Loan, Work-Study), the Maryland Educational Assistance Grant and Guaranteed Access Grant Programs, or the Loyola Grant and Claver Grant Programs must follow the application procedures listed below. These awards are based on financial need which must be demonstrated each year.
Presidential Scholarships, Loyola Scholarships, Athletic Grants: Students receiving financial aid which consists entirely of four-year renewable awards are not required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the CSS Profile Application. These awards will be automatically renewed if the retention requirements have been met as outlined in your original award notification letter.
It is extremely important that you and your parents adhere to the financial aid application filing deadlines listed below. The funds available through the federal campus-based student aid programs and Loyola's institutionally-funded need-based grant programs are limited. Therefore, if you do not meet the filing deadlines, you risk being placed on a financial aid waiting list.
2018-19 CSS Profile Application
Renewal and New Applicants
File the 2018-19 CSS Profile Application online. The College Board website is https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile. Loyola University's CSS Code Number is 5370.
2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete the 2018-19 FAFSA online using your FSA ID. The FAFSA website is www.fafsa.ed.gov. Loyola University's FAFSA Code Number is 002078. The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet provides a preview of the questions that you may be asked while completing the FAFSA online.
New Applicants (Students who did not file a FAFSA for the 2017-18 academic year.)
Create a FSA ID. Parents should also create a FSA ID. Once created, the FSA ID allows access to the applicant's data in several Federal Student Aid systems and also serves as that person's electronic signature. For assistance, refer to the fact sheet, "Creating and Using Your FSA ID". After creating your FSA ID, file the 2018-19 FAFSA online. The FAFSA website is www.fafsa.ed.gov. Loyola University's FAFSA Code Number is 002078. The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet provides a preview of the questions that you may be asked while completing the FAFSA
Federal Verification Process
Federal verification is a process required by the U.S. Department of Education to verify the accuracy of the information parents and students submit on the FAFSA. Learn more about the federal verification process here.
Financial Aid Application Filing Deadlines
CSS Profile Application
Complete the CSS Profile online at https://profile.collegeboard.org by April 1, 2018.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov by April 1, 2018.
Maryland residents must file the FAFSA by March 1, 2018 to be considered for Maryland State Grant Assistance.
Parents' and Student's 2016 Federal Tax Returns
Your 2016 Federal Tax Return and your parents' 2016 Federal Tax Return information will be used to verify the financial information reported on the FAFSA and CSS Profile applications. Loyola participates in the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) to collect parent and student tax return forms. After you file the CSS Profile Application, the College Board will email you complete instructions for submitting your Federal Tax Return forms. Submit your tax return information to IDOC no later than April 30, 2018.
Procedures for submitting your tax return information to the College Board.
Financial Aid Eligibility Notification
Financial aid awards for enrolled students will be available for viewing via "WebAdvisor for Students" mid June 2018, after the verification process has been completed and cumulative grade point averages for scholarship retention for the 2018-19 academic year are available.