Apply for Financial Aid – 2017-2018

Application Process

The Financial Aid Office aims to make applying for financial aid as seamless as possible. For questions related to student eligibility, please visit our Financial Aid Fact Sheet. Follow these easy steps to apply:

STEP 1 (Required)

Complete the 2017-18 Planned Enrollment Form. This link takes you to Self Service portal to complete your request on the Net Partner application.

STEP 2 (Required)

Complete the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must include the Federal School Code of E00475 on your FAFSA. In order to complete the FAFSA, you will need an FSA ID. You can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to being admitted.

Did you get selected for Federal Verification during the FAFSA Process?

Additional Resources

Grants and Scholarship – You may also complete the School-Based Scholarship Application if you wish to be considered for institutional scholarships. The deadline for the School-Based Scholarship Application is April 1 for all programs.

Loans – If you require additional aid, students typically utilize the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan or private alternative student loans.

Already applied for financial aid? Check the status of your financial aid application by visiting SIS Student Portal.


Contact information

Financial Aid Office
6740 Alexander Bell Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: 410-516-9808
Fax: 410-516-9799

Office hours:
M to F | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.