Commitment to Affordability

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 2017–18 class received some type of financial aid, with Merrimack awarding $60 million in institutional grants and scholarships.

financial aid

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. 

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. 

Current Students

Incoming Students

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.