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NEXT STEPS: Low-Residency Graduate Students

Ready to join MICA's graduate community? Follow the guidelines below to accept your place in the program!

Next Steps:

1. Admission and Scholarship Information

The Office of Graduate Admission has sent an official acceptance packet via US Postal Service that contains both your official admission letter and your scholarship award. If you haven't received it, let us know ASAP!

2. Financial Aid for US Citizens and Permanent Residents

All US citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for federal student aid: if you have not already, complete and submit the FAFSA form online. MICA's institution code is 002080. Within 7-10 days of receipt of the FAFSA, MICA's Office of Financial Aid will mail you a full student aid packet containing additional information about need-based financial aid in the form of Grad PLUS and Stafford loans. The packet that you receive from the Office of Financial Aid will have additional instructions on how to accept your aid funding. 

3. Immigration Information for International Students

If you're an international student immigrating for low-residency study in the US, be sure to submit the necessary documents to the Office of Graduate Admission at your earliest convenience. Because most international students are required to conduct an interview at a US consulate, completing and submitting these forms in a timely manner is advised!

  • Immigration Information Form
  • Graduate Financial Statement for International Students & Certificate of Finances
  • Financial Documentation (bank statement or bank letter)
  • Color Copy of Valid Passport

4. Student Declaration of Intent & Tuition Deposit

Ready? Let's do this! The declaration of intent and tuition deposit will secure your place in the incoming class. If you plan to attend, it is important to submit the documents and deposit by the deadline on your declaration of intent to guarantee your seat in the program!

The declaration of intent can be returned to the Office of Graduate Admission in the envelope enclosed in your admission packet or by email to

The tuition deposit can be submitted by check in the envelope in your admission packet, or by credit card over the phone to the Office of Student Accounts at 410.225-2356. If you plan to live on-campus this summer, you should include an additional $100 housing deposit with your tuition deposit. You can call Student Accounts between 8.30AM and 4.30PM EST/EDT. Be sure to have your student ID number ready when you call--you can find it on your acceptance letter or declaration of intent. 

5. Housing for Low-Residency Students

After you've submitted your tuition & housing deposits to the Office of Student Accounts, jump over to the Housing for Low-Residency Students page to complete the application form. The application allows you to provide information about your housing preferences and requirements so that you can be placed in suitable housing.