Returning Students

How To Apply For Financial Aid Page

Returning undergraduate students applying for Federal Student Aid programs must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and MICA Returning Student Application annually.

**Fall Semester 2018 Financial Aid “LATE” Application Warning** 

Financial aid applications that are incomplete after July 31st, including any missing requirements, will continue to be accepted.  However, it is highly unlikely that your eligibility for any financial aid will be processed in time for the fall semester fee payment deadline. We encourage you to plan accordingly and students should be prepared to make payment by the fall payment deadline.  If eligible and enrolled in classes, then your financial aid application will be processed and aid delivered to you during the semester.

To be considered an “on-time” applicant, both financial aid applications, as well as any requested documentation, must be received and complete by March 1. Late submission of applications and required documentation will delay your aid award letter notification.

Step 1: FAFSA

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

MICA's Federal School code is 002080.

Step 2: MICA Returning Student Financial Aid Application

Complete and submit the MICA Returning Student Financial Aid Application.

Resources and Tools


Federal Student Aid 

Types of Federal Student Aid 


FAFSA Overview 

Maryland State Aid

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Office of Financial Aid


Bunting Center 1401 W. Mount Royal Baltimore, MD 21217