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Applying for financial aid can be a painless process if you keep in mind some helpful hints and follow the instructions provided here. If you'd like to determine how much aid you'll need to attend Marquette, please visit the Marquette Net Price Calculator.

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  1. Get Organized
    To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need to:
    • Gather your and your parent's most recent tax information. It's good to file the FAFSA based on a completed tax return. However, it's far better to file the FAFSA early with estimates than later with exact figures. If you won't have your taxes done by early February, estimate.
    • Avoid common errors. Names, dates of birth, and Social Security Numbers must be accurate (nicknames or preferred names will cause delays). Dependent students must have a parent's signature on their FAFSA (most undergraduate students under the age of 24 are considered dependent).
    • Create a Federal Student Aid ID username and password online. This will serve as your electronic signature on your FAFSA application.
    • Have your parent create an FSA ID online. This can serve as your parent's electronic signature on your FAFSA application.
    • Use this guide to figure out which parent's information to include on the FAFSA.
  2. Submit the FAFSA
    The FAFSA is available online.
    • File your FAFSA between October 1 - January 15 in order to receive consideration for all types of financial aid. FAFSAs received February 1 or later will result in a reduced financial aid package.
    • Complete all sections about you, your school plans, and financial information.
    • List Marquette University. Our school code is 003863.
    • Provide your electronic signature (FSA ID). Don't forget to include your parent's FSA ID too or your FAFSA will be rejected.
    • Submit your information.
    • Print out and keep a copy of your submitted information for your records.
  3. Follow Up
    Here's what happens after you file the FAFSA:
    • You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Check it for accuracy and follow up on any requests for additional information.
    • Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is calculated from information you provided on the FAFSA and is listed on your SAR. The EFC is an indicator of the family’s financial strength and is used by the school to help determine your eligibility for financial aid.
    • After you file your taxes, update your FAFSA at by selecting "Login" and use the Link to IRS tool. You and a parent must sign with FSA ID(s) before submitting any FAFSA corrections.
    • Watch your eMarq account for your financial aid award and/or important communications requesting additional documentation. Read and follow all instructions.
    • If you have special or extraordinary circumstances, notify Marquette Central in writing.


The Office of Student Financial Aid provides undergraduate and graduate students with resources about types of financial aid and student employment.

FAFSA School Code: 003863

Questions or for more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid