Frances Perkins Application Requirements

Frances Perkins Admission Applicants 

Applicants admitted to the Frances Perkins program will receive the Frances Perkins Tuition Scholarship.* No financial aid application is required.

An applicant may apply for financial aid in addition to the Tuition Scholarship as follows: 

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents: file the FAFSA to apply for federal and state grants and loans.  Deadline: Applicants applying for fall semester should complete the FAFSA by March 5; Spring semester applicants by November 5. 
International and undocumented or DACA students: apply for College loan or campus employment by filing the CSS PROFILE and providing verification of income directly to our office. Please review the deadline information.

Current Frances Perkins Students 

Current students with the Frances Perkins Tuition Scholarship do not need to reapply for the Scholarship. To apply for federal and state grants and loans, U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents must file the FAFSA. To apply for College loan or campus employment, undocumented or DACA students should file the CSS PROFILE and provide verification of income directly to our office.

Current Frances Perkins students who entered prior to the spring semester of 2014 and who are applying for need based aid from the College, should file the FAFSA. Federal tax returns and supplemental forms may be required. Be sure to periodically check your requirements on Financial Aid Online.  All Forms are due by April 15. Late applications are subject to a decrease in grant and an increase in self-help of up to $500.

Commuters: 

Complete the enrollment questions under the "Apply Online" tab in Financial aid Online. This step, asking you to provide the number of credits that you plan to enroll in for the fall and spring semesters, allows us to build a financial aid budget for you.

Deadline: Admission applicants applying for fall semester should complete this step by March 5; applicants for spring semester by November 5. Current Frances Perkins students should complete this step by April 15.

*Former Frances Perkins students: Frances Perkins students who enrolled prior to the spring semester of 2014 and who left Mount Holyoke prior to completing the degree, are not eligible for the Frances Perkins Tuition Scholarship if they are re-admitted to the College. However, they may apply for need based financial aid from the College as well as apply for federal financial aid.