Applying for Financial Aid
You’re ready to apply for admission to the Mandel School. Here’s how to apply for college financial aid for graduate school to fund your education.
If you’re a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, it just makes sense to apply for both – admission and funding – at the same time. All applicants for student financial aid need to do the following:
- Complete the federal student financial aid form known as FAFSA. The Mandel Federal School Code is E00084.
- Complete the online Case Student Financial Aid Application (when available) and submit it to the Office of University Financial Aid. A user ID and password will be e-mailed to new students. Current students will use their CaseNet ID and password to access My Financial Aid.
- Submit (if applicable) a signed copy of the previous year’s federal tax returns, W-2s and all schedules to the Office of University Financial Aid.
- Review the financial aid checklist on the MSASS site to ensure you have completed all required steps.
FAFSA results determine the eligibility for all “need-based” student financial aid, including scholarships, federal work-study and student loans.
Scholarships based on merit and financial need are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are exhausted. Priority consideration for college financial aid for your master’s degree is given to students who apply by April 30.
All students who apply for college financial assistance for graduate school and are accepted into the masters program will receive:
- An estimated award letter (based on FAFSA results) from the Mandel School Financial Aid Office. This letter lists the type and the amount of any Mandel scholarships and paid field placement for which you qualify as well as terms and conditions of the award. You are required to accept or
decline this award offer from the Mandel School by returning a signed copy of the terms and conditions.
- An official award letter from the Office of University Financial Aid, which lists the Mandel award plus any federal student loans for which you qualify. This offer, in most cases, will be sufficient to cover the cost of attendance established for each student and must be accepted online on briefCase. If you wish to decline any portion of the offer, it is essential that you
notify the Office of University Financial Aid of your intention within two weeks of your official award letter, or it is assumed you want to accept the entire offer.
Student financial aid is awarded for one academic year. A new FAFSA and CASE Financial Aid Application must be completed each academic year after January 1.