APPLYING FOR AID 2020-2021
Information for Prospective Undergraduate Students
Ready to start the financial aid process? Here's everything you need to know if you're a new prospective student applying for financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year. (Returning students, click here for information about reapplying for financial aid.)
FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION PROCESS
Let's get to it! You're just four steps away from receiving your financial aid award package from Moravian College.
All new students will be considered for merit scholarships. Merit scholarship decisions are based on application materials submitted to the Admissions Office.
To apply for other financial aid resources, such as need-based grants and scholarships, Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Work-Study, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or check out the new myStudentAid app for iOS and Android.
Moravian College uses only the FAFSA to apply for financial aid. Unlike many other schools, we do not use supplemental financial aid applications. So don’t forget to add our school code (003301) to your FAFSA!
The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available as early as October 1, 2019. We advise you to submit your FAFSA as close to October 1 as possible, in order to maximize aid eligibility and expedite your aid offers from colleges you’ve applied to. This will enable you to make the most informed decisions when choosing which school is right for you.
To learn more about the 2020- 2021 FAFSA, visit our “FAFSA Information” page.
Some states offer state grant opportunities for residents who enroll at eligible schools. Residents of Pennsylvania who may be eligible for need-based assistance should complete the PA State Grant Form each year, which is linked to the FAFSA or otherwise available electronically (see below) from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance (PHEAA).
On the confirmation page when you complete your FAFSA, you may be presented with an option to link to your state grant agency to provide additional information. If you see the link, click on it and follow the directions to complete PHEAA’s State Grant Form. If you missed the link or are unsure whether or not PHEAA has all the necessary information, visit pheaa.org or aessuccess.org to start a new State Grant Form. Be sure to do this as soon as possible, but no later than May 1, 2020, PHEAA’s state grant deadline.
The Office of Financial Aid Services may need additional information from you in order to estimate or finalize your financial aid.
Be sure to check your voicemails, texts, emails, and postal mail to see if you’ve missed a reach-out from your financial aid or admissions counselor regarding the status of your financial aid. Accepted students will be given access to the Moravian Online Portal, named AMOS. All missing financial aid requirements will be posted to your AMOS Financial Aid Portal.
RECEIVING YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARD
If you’ve taken care of Steps 1-4 above, your financial aid award will be arriving soon!
Once you’re accepted to Moravian College, your financial aid advisor will prepare a personalized financial aid offer for you. This estimated “package” will include all primary financial aid resources for which you qualify, based on the information known to the Office of Financial Aid Services at that time. Depending on eligibility and available funding, your offer may include merit scholarships, need-based grants, federal direct loans and information on work-study opportunities.
We will begin mailing financial aid awards to accepted students in November, and continue to do so on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the admission cycle. Subsequent revisions to financial aid awards will be posted on your AMOS Financial Aid Portal.
Accomplished all of the steps above and still haven’t received your award letter in the mail? Reach out! It never hurts to check in.
Received your financial aid award and think something is missing? Reach out! There may be something we still need from you.
→ Please be sure to take a look at our Financial Aid Handbook. To benefit and get the most from your financial aid, you must follow procedures and accept certain responsibilities. Also included in the handbook are descriptions of financial aid opportunities available to Moravian College students, as well as important policies and deadlines.
→ Check out our Academic Progress Standards for financial aid eligibility. It is very important that all incoming students and current students understand key policies about maintaining eligibility for financial aid.
→ Need a quick estimate of your financial aid? Try our Net Price Calculator.
HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED GUIDANCE? HERE'S HOW TO REACH US:
Attend Saturday Visit, Senior Select Day, Discovery Day, or Accepted Students Day: We’ll be there.
Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Give us a call: (610) 861-1330
Follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @MoravianFinAid
Stop in: We’re located in Colonial Hall.
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
Fax: (610) 861-1346