Loyola University Maryland

Office of Financial Aid

Application Process for Undocumented and DACA Applicants

Loyola is pleased to offer both need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships to undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. 

Merit-Based Scholarships

All students are eligible to receive merit-based scholarships, and every student who completes an application for admission is automatically considered for merit scholarship funding. No separate application is required, and you will be notified of your merit scholarship at the time of admission.

Additional information about merit-based scholarships can be found here.

Need-Based Financial Assistance

Undocumented and DACA students are considered for need-based financial like any other domestic student. Because federal financial aid is not available for undocumented and DACA students, Loyola provides institutional financial aid in its place.

Need-based awards are intended to supplement the amount that a student can pay in order to reach the full cost of attendance. Our need-based awards can cover up to the cost of full tuition, though these cases are extremely rare. Undocumented and DACA students will be considered for admission and institutional need-based financial assistance based upon a review of the academic qualifications, financial need, and availability of student aid resources. Loyola is unable to increase scholarship awards once they are allocated, and we are also unable to guarantee that we will meet 100% of a student’s financial need.

Scholarship and need-based awards are renewable for the same amount for up to four years (eight semesters, fall and spring) provided the student maintains full-time enrollment, meets the minimum grade point average (GPA) and Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

Spring Admission Applicants

All Spring Admission applicants must complete the following by December 1 in order to receive their Financial Aid decision before the January 4 deposit deadline.

Complete the 2020-21 CSS Profile Application

Complete the Profile online at https://cssprofile.org.  Loyola University's CSS Code Number is 5370.  Check out the CSS Profile Student Guide for more complete information on the Profile completion process. CSS Profile Customer Support can be reached at 844-202-0524 or the College Board's contact us page.

Loyola may request your 2018 Federal Tax Return and your parents' 2018 Federal Tax Return information 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, if you are selected for the verification process, the College Board will email you complete instructions for submitting your Federal Tax Return forms.

For complete instructions on submitting your Federal Tax Return forms, please visit our Collection of Federal Tax Return Information page. Please submit your tax return information to IDOC no later than December 7.

In cases of divorce or separation, the parent with whom the student resides (and if applicable, a stepparent) is responsible for completing the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Loyola reserves the right to request the non-custodial parent to complete the CSS Profile. You will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid if your non-custodial parent is required to complete the CSS Profile.

Early Action & Regular Decision Applicants

Application Deadlines & Notification Dates

Early Action Regular Decision 
Financial Aid Application Deadline December 1* February 1 
Financial Aid Notification February 1 Late March 

*Early Action applicants who do not meet the December 1 deadline will receive their Financial Aid decision by late March.

How to Apply:

Complete the 2021-22 CSS Profile Application

Complete the Profile online at https://cssprofile.org.  Loyola University's CSS Code Number is 5370.  Check out the CSS Profile Student Guide for more complete information on the Profile completion process. CSS Profile Customer Support can be reached at 844-202-0524 or the College Board's contact us page.

Loyola may request your 2019 Federal Tax Return and your parents' 2019 Federal Tax Return information 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, if you are selected for the verification process, the College Board will email you complete instructions for submitting your Federal Tax Return forms.

For complete instructions on submitting your Federal Tax Return forms, please visit our Collection of Federal Tax Return Information page.

In cases of divorce or separation, the parent with whom the student resides (and if applicable, a stepparent) is responsible for completing the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Loyola reserves the right to request the non-custodial parent to complete the CSS Profile. You will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid if your non-custodial parent is required to complete the CSS Profile.