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Maine College of Art & Design is committed to making our exceptional educational experience affordable. Welcoming students of all income levels is at the heart of who we are.
Financial aid programs and services assist students and families with paying for college. At Maine College of Art & Design 100% of our BFA degree students receive some type of financial assistance. Students here receive more than $3 million annually in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and job opportunities. The College provides over $1.3 million directly to support the aid programs available to students.
Our College requires only one application to apply for financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To apply, please visit FAFSA's website and use Maine College of Art & Design’s Federal School Code 011673. Prior to completing the FAFSA the student and one parent (if the student is considered dependent) will need to apply for their own FSA ID which is used to electronically sign legally binding documents. In order to create your own FSA ID please click here.
If you are not applying for financial aid, you need to complete and return the FAFSA Waiver Form.
The Financial Aid Office is committed to ensuring that all students looking to receive an exceptional education here at MECA&D are able to fulfill their mission. We are available to assist students and parents through the entire financial aid process. Please contact us at email@example.com, by phone at 1.800.639.4808 ext. 5074, or by fax at 207.772.5069.
Notice to Financial Aid Applicants
You may be able to receive a financial aid adjustment due to the recent unemployment of a family member or independent student, or other circumstances. Federal Student Aid (FSA) notes the following for students and their families:
Changes to Your Family’s Financial Situation
If you or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. Complete the FAFSA questions as instructed on the application (including the transfer of tax return and income information), submit your FAFSA form, then contact the Financial Aid Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, to let us know how your current financial situation has changed.
Note that the school’s decision is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.
Change in class level
Undergraduate students who change from freshman to sophomore, or sophomore to junior status may be eligible to request a federal student loan increase after the semester in which their class status changes. (Note: students are still limited to their cost of attendance, so other aid such as the Federal Parent PLUS loan, or a Private Student Loan may be reduced to accommodate the increase in a Federal student loan.)
Please contact us at email@example.com for details.