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Now that you:

It’s time to apply for financial aid.

Applying for Aid for 2018-2019

Whether you are a first-time freshman or transfer student, or a continuing student, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is available starting October 1, 2017.

When filing the 2018-19 FAFSA you MUST use your already completed 2016 tax information. We strongly recommend that you use the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the FAFSA to import your 2016 Federal tax information.

Filing the FAFSA early ensures that you will not miss out on consideration for types of aid available.

Your financial aid award letter will include the estimated MIAD costs for the 2018-2019 academic year, and the types and amounts of scholarships, grant and loans you are eligible to receive.

Remember, we are here to help you at any stage during this process. So let’s get started!

  1. First-Time Freshmen and Transfer Students! Apply for admissions to MIAD. This starts the entire admissions, merit scholarships and need-based financial aid process.
  2. First-Time Freshmen and Transfer Students – apply for an FSA User ID (FSA ID) online at Parents of dependent students must also apply for a FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA.
    Continuing Students – you will need your FSA ID. If you have forgotten it, go to the FSA ID site, select Edit my FSA ID, then select Forgot my username.
  3. Complete the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at, which is available October 1, 2017.
  4. List MIAD’s school code 014203 on the FAFSA so we receive the results and can process your financial aid award letter.
  5. Within five days after filing your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Contact us if you find any errors, as we receive a report as well.
  6. Follow up on any additional requests for information from our office. You may be selected for verification and asked to submit a verification form. Don’t be alarmed; verification is a routine, random process determined by the federal government that occurs at all institutions of higher learning. If you are selected for verification, we will send you a verification form. Return this form as soon as possible. Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import your 2015 Federal Tax information to the FAFSA as described above will simplify the verification process for you.
  7. Financial Aid Award Letters and scholarship award notifications are mailed on a rolling basis.
  8. Review your award letter and return a signed copy of it accepting or declining your award.