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Financial Aid

New Student Information


We encourage you to apply for admission to Merrimack College. The opportunities that await you academically, personally, spiritually and financially could make all the difference in the world toward your future.

Early Decision, Early Action and Regular Admission

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are based on a holistic review of a student’s admission record. Notification of scholarship awards are included with acceptance materials.

Need-based Financial Aid

Need-based grants, loans and work programs are available from the federal and state government and Merrimack’s own sources.  To apply, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at  Merrimack’s federal school code is 002120.  Note: The 2015-2016 FAFSA will be available January 1, 2015.

  Application Deadline Admission and
Financial Aid Notification
Deposit Deadline
Early Decision November 15 Late-December January 15
Early Action November 15 Late-December May 1
Regular Admission February 15 Late-March May 1
FAFSA EA/ED Applicants February 1 Late-March n/a 
FAFSA RD Applicants February 15 Late-March n/a 


Transfer Admission

Merrimack College welcomes transfer students with a distinctive program of merit-based scholarships based on their academic achievement.

Transfer Scholarships are a combination of need-based and merit-based funds. To apply for need-based consideration, including federal/state grants, loans and work programs, applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, using the Merrimack College Federal School Code of 002120. The FAFSA is available online at Note: The 2015-2016 FAFSA will be available January 1, 2015 for those seeking fall 2015 admission.

Find out more about the transfer admission process!


For More Information

Merrimack College
Office of Financial Aid
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

Telephone: 978-837-5186
Fax: 978-837-5067