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.


COVID-19 Update: Still time to apply for financial aid for Fall 2020

In an effort to support students who are re-examining their college choices, we have decided to re-open our Fall admission application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and admission decisions will be notified within one week of completion. Applicants will automatically be considered for merit scholarships. You can also add Merrimack to your FAFSA to be eligible for need-based aid.

Feel free to schedule a financial aid consultation to talk one-on-one with a financial aid counselor.

Contact with any questions.


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.

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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. 

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.