Learn about the qualifications and process to apply for a federal Pell grant.
Applying for Need-Based Aid
To apply for need-based aid from Muhlenberg and federal student aid, such as federal and Muhlenberg grants, work-study and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free to families and gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college. In addition, PHEAA and Muhlenberg College will use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for the PA State Grant and institutional need-based aid.
The FAFSA is an annual application that families will need to complete to be considered for need-based aid. It will become available as of October 1 for the next academic year on https://studentaid.gov/.
Our institutional deadline to submit the application for prospective students is February 1. First-time applications will need to create an FSA ID and password. For dependent students, a parent will also need to create a FSA ID and password if not already done for a prior application submission. This information allows the student and parent to sign the FAFSA electronically.
All students that receive a financial aid offer need to complete the Muhlenberg College Scholarship and Aid Application.
To learn more about how grant and scholarship funds are disbursed, visit our page about disbursement procedures.