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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% of the 2016–2017 class received some type of financial aid, with Merrimack awarding $54 million in institutional grants and scholarships.

***PLEASE NOTE*** The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows students and parents to transfer tax information directly into the FAFSA is currently not functioning and will be down until the next FAFSA cycle. Families who have not yet filed will need to manually input financial data from their 2015 tax returns into the FAFSA.  

How to apply for aid

To apply for need-based aid—grants, loans, and work programs—applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using the Merrimack College federal school code of 002120. The FAFSA is available online at beginning October 1. For more information about applying for aid, click the appropriate button below. 


Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid

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

A.     file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);

  1. be a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen;
  2. enroll in an degree-granting program of study;
  3. have received their high school diploma or GED;
  4. be registered with Selective Service, if required;
  5. not be convicted of a drug-related crime in the last year;
  6. not be in default from previous student loans;

make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of his or her course of study. The complete schedule of the College’s statement on Satisfactory Academic Progress follows and is also available upon request from the Office of Financial Aid.



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For Additional Information

The Office of Financial Aid is located on the campus of Merrimack College in Room 15B of Austin Hall.

Our business hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

We can be reached by telephone at (978) 837-5186, by fax at (978) 837-5067
or e-mail the Office of Financial Aid at