Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid!

Among Public Universities, Mason’s Student-Loan Default Rate Is Lowest: Read more

Summer 2016

New! Students who would like to be considered for summer financial aid can now submit the Notification of Summer Status 2016 Form online. After clicking on the form link, sign in with your Mason username and password.


Please note these deadlines for completing your FAFSA to be considered for state and institutional financial aid:

March 1, 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year.

March 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year.

How to Complete the FAFSA

Retrieve and transfer your IRS income information by using the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).


Students need to apply for the FAFSA by March 1 to be considered for state and institutional financial aid for the 2016-2017 school year.

The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Student Union Building 1 on the first floor.

Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The 2016-17 Mason Scholarship Application  has closed. Please check back October 2016 for more information on the next award cycle. Students are encouraged to apply to as many external scholarships as possible: Outside Scholarship List.

Students may submit the Notification of Summer Status 2016 form to request consideration for summer financial aid.

Applications for 2016-2017 Parent PLUS Loans will be available on July 1, 2016 at studentloans.gov.

The last day to process federal Direct Loans for the Fall 2015 semester was Thursday, December 17.  The last day to process federal Direct Loans for the Spring 2016 semester was Tuesday, May 10.

New PLUS loan Entrance Counseling Requirement – Read more

New FSA ID replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN – Read more

Financial Aid Disbursements and Refunds

Click here for information regarding financial aid disbursements and refunds and the Census Date.

How To Request an IRS Tax Return Transcript

Click here for important information on how to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript.