Loyola University Maryland

Office of Financial Aid

Application Procedures for Returning Students

2023-24 Academic Year

Merit, Athletic, and Non-Need-Based Grant Aid

Students receiving the following awards and who are not interested in applying for need-based grants, loans, and work study are not required to complete the FAFSA for renewal: Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Loyola Scholarship, Loyola Transfer Scholarship, Athletic Grants, Baltimore Diocesan Grant, Community College Grant, Evergreen Grant, Evergreen Community Grant, Family Grant, Legacy Grant, Magis Grant, and Phi Theta Kappa Grant. These awards are automatically renewed for students meeting the retention requirements.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Students must complete the FAFSA every year to be considered for aid from any of the following programs: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study, Federal Direct Student Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan, Maryland Educational Assistance Grant, Maryland Guaranteed Access Grant, and Loyola Grant.

Changes to the 2024-25 FAFSA

The 2024-25 FAFSA will be available sometime in December. Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants and families should plan to complete and submit the FAFSA as soon as it’s available, so you’re considered for the maximum amount of aid that you’re eligible for.

Learn more about the changes to the 2024-25 FAFSA

Need-Based Financial Aid Deadline

The deadline to complete the FAFSA is April 1. (Maryland Residents must file the FAFSA by March 1 for consideration of Maryland State grant assistance).

Students are strongly encouraged to meet the April 1 deadline for maximum consideration for all forms of need-based financial assistance. The funds available through the federal campus-based student aid programs (FSEOG and Federal Work Study) and Loyola's institutionally funded need-based grant program are limited. Late awards are not guaranteed and will be made on a funds available basis.

  • FAFSA applications submitted between June 15 and June 30 - Up to 90% calculated Loyola grant eligibility.
  • FAFSA applications submitted between July 1 and July 31 - Up to 80% calculated Loyola grant eligibility.
  • FAFSA applications submitted between August 1 and August 31 - Up to 70% calculated Loyola grant eligibility.
  • FAFSA applications submitted after August 31 - Up to 60% calculated Loyola grant eligibility.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to receive federal, state, and Loyola need-based aid. SAP is defined as the successful completion of coursework toward your degree. The federal government requires the Office of Financial Aid to monitor SAP to ensure financial aid recipients make progress toward graduation.

Loyola Merit & Non-Need-Based Grant Retention Policy

Students receiving Loyola merit awards and Loyola non-need-based grants must meet enrollment and cumulative GPA retention requirements for renewal.

Financial Aid Eligibility Notification

Financial aid packages will be available via Self-Service by June 15. Students will be directed to Self-Service via your Loyola email account when your award is ready. Students selected for verification and/or are required to submit additional documentation as requested by the Office of Financial Aid will not be packaged until all required information is received. Monitor your financial aid self-service checklist and your Loyola email account to ensure your file is complete.