Many Mount St. Mary’s College students include Federal aid as part of their overall student financial profile.
Federal financial aid can include Pell Grants, and Federal Direct Stafford Loans (both subsidized and unsubsidized).
To apply for Federal Aid, you’ll need to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov.
As part of the application process, you must have a PIN to apply for the FAFSA online; get one here
And finally, you will need MSMC’s Federal School Code; it is 001243.
For more information on FAFSA, please call 800-433-3243 or click here to visit their website.
California residents are encouraged by include Cal Grants as part of their overall financial aid program.
Cal Grants are awarded by the State of California and include two levels of award (A and B). To quality, you must maintain an eligible GPA, be enrolled as an undergraduate, show real financial need, and be a California resident.
You may apply at csac.ca.gov, but remember to do so before the March 2 deadline.
Here are some additional points for transfer students:
For more information on Cal Grants, please contact the California Student Aid Commission at 888-224-7268 (888-CA-GRANT), or click here to visit their website.
Mount St. Mary’s College seeks an inclusive student population, and to that end, works diligently to ensure that all qualified applicants receive the maximum support possible.
By applying to or returning as a continuing student to the Mount, you may be automatically considered for a number of awards. All typically require 12 units of enrollment to qualify, and not all students will qualify.
The best-known form of MSMC financial aid is the Merit Award. These are given to qualified undergraduate students who have demonstrable financial need. To be eligible for a Merit Award, you must be enrolled in 12 units or more. The Mount and its financial donors fund these awards. If you receive an Institutional Grant, its name may reflect the donor.
Merit awards are a form of financial aid given directly by Mount St. Mary’s College to selected students based on GPA and other considerations.
You may earn a merit award for each of your four years at the Mount; simply maintain the award’s GPA requirements and adhere to other rules that may apply.
Full-tuition awards are given those with exceptional academic merit; all others are considered for the following awards:
Not every financial aid award will come from Mount St. Mary's College, or the Federal or state governments. Many students apply for and receive private scholarships from outside organizations dedicated to helping students achieve their educational goals.
This page contains a basic list of websites that help you with outside scholarship research. Note that these are third-party sites not affiliated with Mount St. Mary's College.
As part of your research, we encourage you to check with your parents' place of employment; many businesses offer scholarships to the children of employees.
It's important to note that no reputable scholarship-awarding organization will ever ask for a "deposit," or charge you money to research aid opportunities, or ask for your credit card or other personal information. Stay safe and apply smart; click here for more information on protecting yourself online.
It's important that any outside scholarship award you receive be processed through Student Financing. This way, we can help you offset loans or work-study requirements, as well as adjust any grant awards you may be receiving.
For more information about applying for outside financial aid, please contact us at any time at 310-954-4190.
We are here for you, every step of the way.
Want to help pay for your education by working on campus? If you qualify, Mount St. Mary’s College work-study may be right for you.
Located at the Chalon campus and serving students both here and at Doheny, Student Employment coordinates and oversees the work-study program at the Mount. Work-study is awarded to students with demonstrated need; if you qualify, you’ll not only have a job you enjoy, but you’ll help pay for your education and gain important work-related experience for your post-collegiate career. You even get to choose between receiving a paycheck or having direct deposit.
Questions? Call us at 310-954-4195, or click here to learn more.