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Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

At Merrimack, you get a lot for your tuition: top-notch academics, a supportive environment and the hands-on training you need to succeed in the real world.

We are committed to making a Merrimack education as affordable as possible through an array of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs that are offered to eligible students. To that end, 98 percent of the 2016–17 class received some type of financial aid, with Merrimack awarding $54 million in institutional grants and scholarships.

How to Apply

To apply for need-based aid — grants, loans and work programs — applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available on line beginning Oct. 1. Merrimack’s federal school code is 002120. For more information, click the appropriate button below. 

Please note: The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows students and parents to transfer tax information directly into the FAFSA is functioning for 2018-19. Families who have not yet filed the FAFSA for 2017-18 will need to manually input financial data from their 2015 tax returns into the FAFSA.  

Eligibility Guidelines

To apply for federal financial aid at Merrimack, a student must:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Be a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident or an eligible noncitizen.
  • Enroll in a degree-granting program of study.
  • Have received their high school diploma or GED.
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if required.
  • Not have been convicted of a drug-related crime within the last year.
  • Not be in default from previous student loans.
  • Make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of his or her course of study.