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Financial Aid Office

The Initial Financial Aid Package

Our office uses the FAFSA results to determine eligibility for the various need based and non-need based financial aid programs. The total amount of financial aid that a student receives is referred to as the financial aid package. The financial aid package will reflect all federal, state and university offers of aid, including scholarships, grants, loans and student need-based employment. Since the initial financial aid package is provided several months prior to the student's enrollment, it is determined based on the following assumptions:

  • Student will be enrolled full-time (12 credits undergraduate)
  • Housing plans as reported by the student on the FAFSA
  • Loan amounts are based on the grade level (number of completed credits) and will be processed for the maximum amount the student is eligible to receive

If you will not be enrolled full-time, you must complete the Course Load Change form.

Download the Financial Aid Award Notification Guide

Our office suggests you print, and fully understand the instructions in the guide available in the link above before proceeding.

Important Information
Salisbury University is committed to helping families meet the costs associated with a university education.  However, due to the current economic conditions, it is difficult to estimate State aid from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Therefore, please note that any State aid funding provided to students in their financial aid packages is estimated and subject to funding availability.  If funding is reduced or discontinued, we will notify you as soon as possible.

Deadline to Accept Student Aid/Loans:

  • 2017-2018 Academic Year Loan Period: May 14, 2018
  • 2017 Fall Only Loan Period: December 11, 2017
  • 2018 Spring Only Loan Period: May 14, 2018

Deadline to Complete PLUS Loan Request:

  • 2017-2018 Academic Year Loan Period: May 14, 2018
  • 2017 Fall Only Loan Period: December 11, 2017
  • 2018 Spring Only Loan Period: May 14, 2018

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