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Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid


Merrimack College is committed to assisting students in achieving their educational goals. Institutional, federal and state aid is available to full-time, undergraduate students demonstrating eligibility according to Merrimack’s application procedures and funding policies.  Merrimack College believes the primary responsibility for a student’s education belongs to the individual

and his or her parent(s).  However, the College recognizes that meeting the cost of a private education is a financial challenge for many students and families. Therefore we have

established a substantial program for financial aid designed to provide assistance to deserving students who desire to study at Merrimack.


Application Information

All students who wish to apply for financial aid should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at


To apply for need-based aid—grants, loans, and work programs—applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using the Merrimack College federal school code of 002120. The FAFSA, starting with the 2017-18 academic year will be available online at beginning October 1. The recommended deadline should correspond with your application deadline. 


Continuing students must file the FAFSA renewal prior to April 1st and meet Merrimack’s standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid.


The Merrimack College Federal School Code is 002120 and must be included on your FAFSA.


Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid

To apply for federal financial aid at Merrimack a student must:

A.     file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);

  1. be a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen;
  2. enroll in an degree-granting program of study;
  3. have received their high school diploma or GED;
  4. be registered with Selective Service, if required;
  5. not be convicted of a drug-related crime in the last year;
  6. not be in default from previous student loans;

make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of his or her course of study. The complete schedule of the College’s statement on Satisfactory Academic Progress follows and is also available upon request from the Office of Financial Aid.

See Also

For Additional Information

The Office of Financial Aid is located on the campus of Merrimack College in Room 15B of Austin Hall.

Our business hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

We can be reached by telephone at (978) 837-5186, by fax at (978) 837-5067
or e-mail the Office of Financial Aid at