Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

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.

  • 98% of last year’s class received some type of financial aid.
  • Merrimack expects to award $108 million in institutional grants and scholarships in 2023-2024.

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). Merrimack’s federal school code is 002120.

The 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is now available.

The FAFSA form for 24–25 became available in late December 2023. Merrimack will begin processing FAFSAs as soon as we receive them from the Department of Education and aim to begin releasing financial aid offers in April. Learn more here.

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.
  • Not be in default from previous student loans.
  • Make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of his or her course of study.