How to Apply

Steps to apply for financial aid

Marymount offers a combination of financial aid programs including grants, scholarships, work study and loans. Based on eligibility, students may qualify for funding from one or more of these programs.

Whether or not you think you are eligible, we encourage you to apply for financial aid each year. Financial aid is available for all income levels. We’ve included additional resources below to help you through the process.

1. Apply for admission to Marymount California University

We consider all undergraduate applicants, including international students, for Marymount award opportunities when you apply for admission.

2. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

To establish your eligibility for aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form (domestic students only). This is a key first step to be considered for most forms of financial aid.

  • You must reapply each academic year.
  • Don’t wait! Give yourself the best chance for all available aid. Plan to apply for financial aid the same time you apply for admission.
  • To ensure the results of your FAFSA are sent to Marymount, list our school code 010474.
3. Apply for a Cal Grant

If you are a California resident and meet eligibility requirements, you can apply for a Cal Grant.

3. Research additional sources of aid

Students often need many sources of money to pay for college. In addition to the federal government, state and other grant foundations offer programs that might require separate applications. Your academic achievements, gender, ethnic background, athletic abilities and even your parents’ employer could lead you to the college funding you need. Review our scholarship pages for more resources and be sure to tap your high school guidance counselor for other suggestions.

4. Review your offer

Once you are admitted to MCU or if you are a continuing student, we will put together a financial aid package based on the information you supplied on FAFSA, which could include federal and/or school-based aid.

  • The Office of Financial Aid will send you an estimated award offer. It reflects your estimated MCU costs and aid eligibility for the upcoming academic year, and offers options for covering the estimated costs.
  • Sometimes we may ask you for additional forms to complete the financial aid application process. If this is the case, we will notify you separately. Your award is not final until we receive all required documents.
5. Finalize your award
  • Log into the Marymount portal to accept or decline the aid outlined in your award package.
  • We will verify and finalize all financial aid awards before they are applied to your bill, so please check the portal to make sure you do not have any outstanding forms or documents in your financial aid file.
  • If you decide to use federal student loans, you must complete entrance counseling and sign the master promissory note as required by the federal government.
  • The school will credit your account as funds are received and after we have verified your enrollment and residence. Any funds exceeding charges will be refunded to you.

The IRS data retrieval tool enables you to transfer tax information directly from the IRS into your FAFSA. If for any reason the data retrieval tool is unavailable, you can manually enter your tax information into your FAFSA.

how to transfer tax info to FAFSA guide

The Net Price Calculator will estimate your costs for undergraduate tuition and expenses, as well as your potential eligibility for need-based financial aid based on individual circumstances.

Please be aware these are estimates only and not a guarantee of the financial aid you may actually receive. The calculator cannot simulate or replace a full, professional review of an admitted student’s financial aid application.

Net price calculator: First-time freshmen

Net price calculator: Transfer students

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): Apply online to receive federal aid.

FSA ID: Students and parents will need an FSA ID to submit the FAFSA and log into other federal government websites.

StudentLoans.gov: Complete federal loan-related requirements.

Federal Student Aid: The Department of Education’s website about federal student aid.

NSLDS (National Student Loan Data System): Students and parents can check their information about federal loans and grants.

Selective Service System: Register for selective service and/or check your registration status.

California Student Aid Commission: View details about the California state grant.

WebGrants 4 Students: Check your FAFSA and Cal Grant status.

IRS (Get your tax transcript): Students and parents can request tax transcripts online or by mail.

Office of Financial Aid
financialaid@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7217

Office hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Campus location
Administrative Building 111