Financial Aid

McDaniel Is Possible. Let Us Show You How.

More than 90% of McDaniel College students receive some type of financial assistance — our financial aid staff is here to help make the process go smoothly for you. We invest over $30 million annually in grants and scholarships to ensure that students from all kinds of financial backgrounds are able to experience a McDaniel education.

The 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) season will begin on October 1, 2018. Families will need to report their 2017 income data. The Financial Aid Office encourages students and parents to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the FAFSA to avoid mistakes in reporting income.

Legacy Scholarships

McDaniel Legacy Scholarships are a hallmark of our Financial Aid program. Learn more about our Educator's, Military, and Alumni Legacy Scholarships here

Our First-Time Families and Transfer Students are encouraged to look first at the following resources:

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Try our McDaniel Net Price Calculator to find out how much gift aid may be available to help decrease your net tuition price.

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Consult our How to Apply Guide which lists the basic steps in the application process, as well as additional information on tuition, cost of attendance, and eligibility.

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Learn more about the types of financial assistance available at McDaniel, such as loans, scholarships and grants, and work-study.

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Still have questions? Start with our FAQ, then give us a call at (410) 857-2233 or send an email to

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