How to Apply for Financial Aid
Federal Laws and Financial Aid
The school and the federal government expect the student and their family to have primary responsibility for paying for the student’s education. The role of the school and the government is to bring costs within reach. Paying for school will entail some sacrifice on the part of the student and their family. MMI determines all need-based Financial Aid utilizing the information provided from the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
Note: Financial Aid requests will not be processed without a complete admissions application package.
Students' Financial Aid Responsibilities
Students have the responsibility of knowing the requirements of applying for and receiving financial aid. The student must be familiar with the procedures relative to the guidelines affecting financial aid awards and the disbursements. They must also be knowledgeable of the MMI's refund and repayment policies.
Federal Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements
Federal Student Aid Programs available are Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work-Study and Student Loans.
1. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov.
2. Demonstrate financial need.
3. Have a high school diploma, a GED, or have a documented ability to benefit. According to current federal regulations, students applying for federal financial assistance without a high school diploma or GED must prove ability to benefit. (See Admission Requirements.)
4. Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program.
5. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
6. Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
7. Sign a statement of educational purpose/certification regarding refunds and default
8. Sign a statement of updated information, certifying that all items on the Student Aid Report (SAR) are correct
9. Agree to use any federal Student Aid received solely for educational purposes
Federal Financial Aid Application Procedures
Expenses for tuition, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal costs are used in preparing annual student budgets to determine the applicant's financial need. Each year students are required to file the U.S. Department of Education's Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be considered for federal and non-federal aid. Applicants should apply as soon as possible after January 1.
How to Complete a FAFSA
Directions for 2015-16 FAFSA on the Web
Log on to the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.ed.gov
Click on “START HERE" and follow instructions
Marion Military Institute school code = 001026
If you do not have a PIN, apply for one at http://www.pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp. You will receive the PIN number by email immediately, per your request.
Documents needed to complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA
Social Security Number
2014 W2 forms and any other records of money earned
Your ( and your spouse's, if you are married) 2014 Federal Income Tax Return
-IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ
-Foreign Tax Return, or
-Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau
Your Parents' 2014 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
Your 2014 (and your spouse's, if you are married) and your parent's return (if you are a dependent student) UNTAXED Income Records
-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
-Veterans benefits records
Your current bank statements
Your current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)