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Receiving Aid

When You Will Hear From Us

Incoming students who have been accepted by the Admissions Office and file the FAFSA by March 1 should receive a financial aid package in Financial Aid Self Service by April 15 or earlier (prior to the date by which accepted students must notify Massachusetts College of Art and Design of your intent to enroll). Please note: If you are selected for verification, you will receive an estimated financial aid package until you submit any requested information to Student Financial Assistance.

Returning students who file the FAFSA by March 1 should receive a financial aid package in Financial Aid Self Service by June 15. Please be aware that your financial aid will be placed on hold if you are not meeting the criteria for satisfactory academic progress. Returning students who are selected for verification will need to submit the requested information before they may receive their financial aid package.

How to Accept Your Financial Aid

Once you have received your financial aid package you will need to accept or decline the aid offered to you and sign your Offer Letter in Financial Aid Self Service. 

Complete all Necessary Loan Applications and Instructions

The Federal Loans offered to you as part of your financial aid package require further action in order to be credited to your account and disburse. Instructions for completing the Federal Loan process are outlined in your Checklist in Financial Aid Self Service and are also linked below.

Please be sure to complete the Federal Loan process in a timely manner to avoid a delay in the processing of your aid.

Your financial aid will only be reflected as a credit on your account if you have completed your Checklist in Financial Aid Self Service.


financialaid@massart.edu • P: 617.879.7849 • F: 617.879.7880