Parents & Families:

FAQ: Financial Aid Information

Where do I get the FAFSA form?

First, all students and parents need a Personal Identification Number (PIN). You will need the PIN to complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit to request a PIN if you do not already have one.

Once you have your PIN, complete and file your FAFSA as soon as possible. You may do this online at A new FAFSA must be filed each academic year.

Submit all requested documentation to the MSC Financial Aid Office once completed.

What Financial Aid Forms are needed?

All Financial Aid Forms can be found on our website. View a list of all Financial Aid forms, or contact Financial Aid at (315) 684-6289 or

How can students apply for scholarships?

All incoming applications are evaluated for academic strength and Mustang Merit Scholarships on a rolling basis. To maximize scholarship opportunity, early applications are encouraged. Scholarship amounts are subject to change based on fund availability. To guarantee the awarded amount, students must comply with response requirements as outlined in award letters. View all Mustang Merit scholarships.

Foundation scholarships are available for freshmen, transfer, and upper classmen, depending on the scholarship criteria. Eligible candidates may apply for more than one scholarship using the same application. Supplemental materials may be required to meet specific award criteria as noted in the description. Foundation scholarships are organized by academic school and program. View all Foundation scholarships.

View all other scholarships available to MSC students.

How are the students billed?

MSC has implemented a new paperless system for electronic billing and online payments. This system allows you to view your account in real time and make electronic payments. Your child will receive a notification in their Morrisville Email Account from when their online bill is ready to be viewed. For more information on the online billing process, view billing and payments.

What payment options are available?

MSC offers FACTS as a convenient budget plan. FACTS is a tuition management plan that provides you with a low cost option for budgeting tuition and other educational expenses. This is not a loan program. There is no debt, there are no interest or finance charges, and no credit check. The only cost to budget monthly payments through FACTS is a $25 per semester nonrefundable FACTS Enrollment which is automatically deducted within 14 days of the agreement being posted to the FACTS system. Enroll now.

How do I understand how much it will actually cost me to attend?

Financial aid, grants, scholarships, and loans can be very confusing. There are three numbers you want to consider when you are planning your budget:

  1. Actual costs (Tuition and fees are the easy part - it is the same for every student at Morrisville - but different residence halls have different costs and so does the meal plan you choose - so add those amounts up, and you should have a pretty good handle on what your bill will look like.) First semester students will also have an Orientation Fee.
  2. Extras ( this is the tougher part - everyone is different and it can depend on your major as well - so think about whether or not you will need a laptop, special tools for your curriculum, and what kind of books and supplies you might need. You also need to be able to order a late night pizza once in a while, a movie ticket, or MSC gear in the bookstore, so count on those kind of expenses too.)
  3. Your financial aid award (once you complete your FAFSA, you will receive an estimated award letter from our financial aid office - this is an offer of the things you are eligible to receive - and will have the amounts of federal and state grants, MSC scholarships, student loans you can take, and usually an amount your parents can borrow listed in one place.) Now for the tricky part:  your financial aid award letter is NOT your bill. It is an award that considers your "actual costs" and an estimate of "extras." If you are in a laptop program or a program that requires tools, the estimated "cost of attendance" is going to be higher than a student who might not have a need for tools.

Our financial aid office works hard to offer enough aid to cover the estimated costs, and each award is unique to you and your personal situation. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of your Admissions Counselor or Financial Aid office to help you through the enrollment process.