Financial Aid Checklist

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Financial Aid >> Next Steps for Enrolled Students


Review Your Financial Aid Offer Packet

If you intend to accept your financial aid offer, no further action is required.

Notify the Financial Aid Office If You Wish to Deny or Reduce Your Loans

If you want to decline or reduce your Federal Direct Student Loan Offer, please use the 2021-2022 Loan Reduction/Cancellation Form on the Financial Aid website located in the Forms section.

Review Your State Grant Requirements

Pennsylvania Residents

Go to and select Tools from the drop down menu at the top of the page. From there, select Account Access (AES) and then create an account. You will be able to view or change your Pennsylvania State Grant status online.

Out-of-State Residents

If you live in a state other than New York or New Jersey, contact your state grant agency to confirm that your record is complete and that your grant can be transferred to the state of Pennsylvania. Confirm that Marywood is your school of choice.

Report Additional Scholarships and/or Assistance to the Financial Aid Office, If Applicable

Notify the Financial Aid Office if you will receive other additional assistance and/or scholarships. Other assistance includes, but is not limited to outside scholarships, Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance, and employer tuition reimbursement.

Complete Entrance Loan Counseling 

If this is your first time borrowing a Federal Direct Loan, you must complete Loan Entrance Counseling before your loan funds can be disbursed to you.

Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) for Loans You Choose to Borrow

Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) for any loans you choose to borrow. First-time borrowers of a Federal Direct loan must complete the MPN online at  

Review the Financial Aid Checklist on Your Student Portal

  • In the gray bar at the bottom of any page on the Marywood website, choose MarywoodYou.
  • Log in with your student credentials.
  • Select Student from the left sidebar, which takes you to the Student Portal.
  • In the left column under Self-Service Menu, choose Financial Aid.
  • Complete and submit all items on your Financial Aid Checklist that say Action Needed to prevent your aid from being delayed.

Consider Applying for a Parent PLUS or a Private Student Loan, If Applicable

If federal financial aid does not cover all of your costs to attend Marywood, you may want to consider borrowing a Parent PLUS loan or a private student loan.

Consider Completing the FERPA Release Form

The Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student records.  Without a completed FERPA form, parents no longer have access to their student’s financial or academic records.  FERPA goes into effect once the student registers for classes.  Student’s financial and academic records cannot be discussed with third parties (including parents) unless the student has provided consent by submitting a FERPA release form online.  The form can be found online.


Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 570-348-6225 or