After all pertinent forms and applications are completed, you will be advised of all possible awards via a financial aid award letter for freshmen and transfer students, and via email for continuing Manhattan College students. These letters are sent to incoming applicants on a rolling basis, which is why it’s important to submit your FAFSA as soon as you can after October 1. Students already in attendance at Manhattan College will receive their award letters between late May and mid June.
The financial aid awards on your award letter are "estimated" until full eligibility is determined. A financial aid award may be reduced or canceled. The most common reasons for an award adjustment include:
- Changes in enrollment (change to part-time or full-time status)
- Residency status changes (from on-campus to off-campus and vice versa)
- Not maintaining satisfactory academic progress
- Overawards due to receipt of additional aid and/or scholarships from other sources
- An award may also be adjusted due to changes or inaccuracies in the information on which your award is based
If your financial aid has been disbursed, you may be responsible for partial or full repayment of funds regardless of the reason for the adjustment.
Students are advised to visit a Financial Aid Administration counselor to discuss any changes in family circumstances. A student should never withdraw from a class or a semester without talking with us to discuss the impact on future financial aid.