Loyola University Maryland

Office of Financial Aid

Application Procedures for Transfer Students

Spring 2019 Semester

2018-19 PROFILE Application

File the 2018-19 PROFILE Application online. The College Board Web site is https://profile.collegeboard.org.  Loyola University's CSS Code Number is 5370.  CSS/PROFILE Customer Support can be reached at 844-202-0524 or the College Board's contact us page.

Non-Custodial Parents

For students with biological or adoptive parents who are divorced, separated, never married, or living separately, each parent will be required to submit a CSS Profile Application.  While completing your own application, you may provide the email address of your non-custodial parent. The College Board will then notify your parent of this requirement.

2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Renewal Applicants

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. 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 online.

A fact sheet, "Creating and Using Your FSA ID," is available to assist users.

If families are not eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to update the tax information, the U.S. Department of Education will require us to collect additional documentation, including a certified tax transcript that must be obtained from the IRS.

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 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 PROFILE Application, the College Board will send you complete instructions for submitting your federal Tax Return forms.  Submit your tax return information to the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service no later than November 1, 2018.

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 Deadlines

PROFILE Application

Submit the PROFILE online at https://profile.collegeboard.org by November 1, 2018.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov by November 1, 2018. Maryland residents must have filed the FAFSA by March 1, 2018 to be considered for Maryland State Grant Assistance.

It is extremely important that you and your parents adhere to the financial aid application filing deadlines listed above. 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.

Financial Aid Eligibility Notification

Transfer student applicants who are accepted for the Spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year will be notified of their eligibility for need-based financial aid on a rolling basis beginning November 15, 2018.