ReaPPLYING FOR AID 2020-2021
Information for Currently Enrolled Undergraduate Students
Hey, returning Greyhounds! Let us help you understand the process of reapplying for financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year.
FINANCIAL AID RENEWAL PROCESS
Let's get to it! Reapply for financial aid at Moravian College can be done in just three steps:
To apply for financial aid resources such as need-based grants and scholarships, Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Work-Study, you will need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available as early as October 1, 2019. It is in your best interest to complete FAFSA as close to October 1.
Our FAFSA priority deadline for returning students is February 1, 2020. Please be aware that submitting your FAFSA after the February 1 priority deadline may result in reduced financial aid eligibility.
To learn more about the 2020-2021 FAFSA, check out our “FAFSA Information” page .
Some states offer State Grant opportunities that students can apply for. For residents of Pennsylvania, you are recommended to complete the PA State Grant Form each year through PHEAA, our State Grant Agency.
When you completed your FAFSA, you may have been presented with the option to transfer your data from the FAFSA onto your State Grant Form. If you are unsure whether or not you transferred your data, please visit pheaa.org or aessuccess.org to start a new State Grant Form.
Pennsylvania Residents-- be sure to submit your State Grant Form no later than May 1st, 2020!
Sometimes our office will need additional information from you in order to package or finalize your financial aid.
Check your voicemails, emails, texts, and AMOS Financial Aid Portal to see if you’ve missed a reach-out from your financial aid counselor regarding the status of your financial aid.
RECEIVING YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARD
If you’ve taken care of everything in Step 1-3 above, then you’re on the right path to getting your Financial Aid Award.
We will begin to package and release Financial Aid Awards on AMOS upon completion of the Spring 2020 Semester for those who have successfully submitted their FAFSA and requested documents. We will continue to do so throughout the summer. You will know your award is available once you receive an electronic notice to your Moravian Email Account from our office, notifying you with instructions on how to view your award on the Financial Aid Portal.
Have you done all of the steps above and you still don’t see your award on AMOS? Reach out! It never hurts to check in.
Have you received your award and think something is missing? Reach out! There may be something we still need from you.
WHAT SOURCES OF AID ARE RENEWABLE?
Remember, applying for financial aid is an annual process! Take a look below to learn more about what types of financial aid you can apply to renew each year.
To renew your Merit Scholarship each year, you need to maintain Academic Progress and meet all Academic Standards. You also need to maintain continuous, full-time enrollment. Please be sure to contact the Office of Financial Aid Services before making changes to your enrollment status to find out how your aid may be change.
If you are not making Satisfactory Academic Progress, you will be notified by the Academic Success Team. Failure to maintain Academic Progress and meet all Academic Standards can result in loss of your Merit Scholarship. In such cases, appeals can be submitted and reviewed for possible reinstatement.
The level of Merit Scholarship you were awarded upon admittance to the college will not increase each year as Merit Scholarship levels change with incoming classes. However, for students who show extraordinary academic success over time, there may be additional scholarships awarded to you. Generous donors, alumni, and partners of the college have endowed funds set up to recognize the achievements of academic student success.
You will need to submit your FAFSA each year in order to be considered for all need-based aid-- including the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), the Pennsylvania (PA) State Grant, and Moravian College’s MC Grant.
Eligibility for all need-based aid is contingent upon the information reported on FAFSA each year; so the amount of need-based aid you may receive can change from year to year.
Keep in mind that in order to qualify for the PA State Grant, you not only need to submit your FAFSA but also a State Grant Form no later than May 1st!
To maximize your eligibility for MC Grant, you need to submit your FAFSA no later than February 1st! The MC Grant is awarded based on availability of funds.
Need-based grants like the Pell Grant, SEOG, and PA State Grant can differ in amounts depending on full-time, half-time, or less-than-half time enrollment; so please be sure to contact the Office of Financial Aid Services before you make changes to your enrollment to see how your aid may change.
In order to qualify for the MC Grant, you will need to be enrolled full-time. Please be sure to contact the Office of Financial Aid Services before making changes to your enrollment status to find out how your aid may be affected.
The FAFSA needs to be submitted in order to receive Federal Direct Loans. Please keep in mind that Federal Direct Loans are awarded based on federal loan borrowing limits and academic grade level in school. To learn more information about Federal Direct Loans and their award levels and limits, please review our page on Federal Direct Loans.
→ Switching between full-time enrollment and part-time enrollment can impact your financial aid eligibility. Please be sure to contact the Office of Financial Aid Services before making changes to your enrollment status to find out how your aid may be change!
→ Please be sure to take a look at our Financial Aid Handbook. It is crucial that all current students review our financial aid policies and procedures.
→ Check out our Academic Standards for financial aid eligibility. It is very important that all current students understand the policies regarding maintaining eligibility for financial aid.
HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED GUIDANCE? HERE'S HOW TO REACH US:
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