Financial Aid applications submitted between October 1st and March 1st will receive priority funding consideration.
Step 1: Application for Admission
Complete and submit your Undergraduate Admission Application using the CommonApp.
Step 2: FAFSA
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
MICA's Federal School code is 002080.
Prospective First-Year Students
Entering Students Applying For Aid
A completed Financial Aid application consists of a valid FAFSA . If you are selected for verification then there may be other individual documents as required. You will have an assigned Financial Aid Professional to help you from start to finish.
FAFSA Now Available
You may be aware that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has become available for completion earlier than in past years. The FAFSA will be available on October 1st each school year. MICA will require the FAFSA as the basis for determining eligibility for most sources of need-based aid. We encourage all new students to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st of your high school senior year.
Online FAFSA Submission and the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov. MICA's school code is 002080. You and your parents should use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the FAFSA application to transfer federal income tax data from the IRS onto the FAFSA automatically. Using DRT results in fewer errors and less paperwork and forms required by the federal government. Be sure to use the exact address (including abbreviations) as it appeared on the federal income tax return to transfer the data successfully.
All prospective students are encouraged to apply for Financial Aid as well as Admission Competitive Scholarships. Completing requirements for both will give you the best opportunity to be eligible for all the financial resources available to you. Admission Competitive Scholarship applications are due no later than February 1. MICA-sponsored scholarships have always been a significant piece in our financial aid packages.
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