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Financial Aid Night Materials

The following documents are provided to assist families going through the financial aid process.  Some of the documents were created by the Mount St. Mary's University Financial Aid staff, while others are from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) library of documents.
  • Presentation Grid(.pdf) — this grid assists students to "take care of the basics," ,i.e., what forms to file, deadlines for these forms, and contact information for the financial aid offices.
  • Financial Aid Checklist (.pdf) — a chronological overview of steps to be taken throughout the college search process.
  • Financial Aid Glossary(.pdf) — a glossary of financial aid terms provided by NASFAA that can be useful to parents and students, especially those going through the process for the first time.
  • Federal Student Aid Program Summary (.pdf) — an overview of the different Federal financial programs, including grants and loans.
  • Sample Scholarship Letter (.pdf) — a letter template to assist students soliciting private scholarship funds.
  • Consultant and Scholarship Search Services Fact Sheet (.pdf) — information for families who are contemplating paying for financial aid services.
  • Cost Comparison (.xls) - a spreadsheet to help you compare costs and financial aid packages from different schools. (Please be patient as the may take several seconds to download.)

The following links may be useful to you