Loyola University Maryland

Office of Financial Aid

Application Procedures for Transfer Students

2020-2021 Academic Year

Merit-Based Scholarships  

Transfer Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students with strong academic records. These awards are renewable for up to three academic years of full-time undergraduate study. You will automatically be considered for merit scholarships with your application for transfer admission.

Loyola Transfer Scholarship:
  • Scholarship award range for the 2020-2021 academic year: $15,000 - $24,000
  • Retention criteria: Full-time Enrollment (12 credits), Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): 2.50

Need-Based Financial Aid  

All applicants for admission will be considered for need-based financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study provided the student files the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the 2020-21 CSS Profile Application. The information collected on the CSS Profile Application is used by Loyola University Maryland to determine a student's eligibility for institutionally funded forms of financial aid.  The information collected on the FAFSA will be used to determine eligibility for federal forms of financial aid.

Financial Aid Checklist
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2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • College Code Number 002078
  • Student SSN required

2020-21 CSS Profile Application

  • College Code Number 5370
  • Student SSN recommended
FAFSA on the Web
The College Board

Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)
Use the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when completing the FAFSA. View a step-by-step info graphic about DRT.

Additional Documents
In addition to the FAFSA and the CSS Profile, some students may be required to provide documentation to verify financial information. Loyola utilizes the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) to receive and process income and financial documents.

You will be notified by both the Office of Financial Aid and the College Board if/when we need these documents.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

To apply for need-based financial aid for the 2020-21 academic year, transfer applicants must submit the CSS Profile and FAFSA by April 1, 2020.

1. 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Complete the FAFSA online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa. You must have a FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA.  Loyola University's FAFSA Code Number is 002078. The FAFSA may also be completed via the myStudentAid app on your mobile devices.

The best way to provide accurate income information on the FAFSA is by opting to use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Data Retrieval Tool. This process allows eligible applicants and parents to retrieve tax return data from the IRS. Applicants who choose not to use this process may be required to provide additional tax documents for federal/institutional verification. Students will be notified by both the financial aid office and the College Board if/when we need additional documents. Learn more about federal verification here.

2. 2020-21 CSS Financial Aid Profile Application

Complete the Profile online at https://cssprofile.org.  Loyola University's CSS Code Number is 5370.  Check out the 2020-21 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.

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.

Financial Aid Eligibility Notification Dates

Transfer applicants who are accepted for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year will be notified of their eligibility for need-based financial aid on a rolling basis beginning May 1, 2020.