Frances Perkins Application Requirements

Frances Perkins Admission Applicants 

Applicants admitted to the Frances Perkins program will receive the Frances Perkins Tuition Scholarship.* There is no financial aid application required.  An applicant may apply for financial aid in addition to the Tuition Scholarship as follows: 
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents should file the FAFSA to apply for federal and state grants and loans.
International and undocumented or DACA students may apply for College loan or campus employment by filing the CSS PROFILE and providing verification of income directly to our office.

Current Frances Perkins Students 

Current students with the Frances Perkins Tuition Scholarship do not need to reapply for the Scholarship. However, to apply for federal and state grants and loans, U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents should 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 May 1. Late applications are subject to a decrease in grant and an increase in self-help of up to $500.

Commuters: 

Complete the questions under the "Apply Online" tab in Financial aid Online. This step, requiring you to list the number of credits that you plan to enroll in for the fall and spring semesters, allows us to build an academic year budget for you. (Please note that Financial Aid Online is not available to admission applicants until after they have received their summary user name from the admission office.) Admission applicants applying for fall semester should complete this step by March 15; applicants for spring semester by November 10th. Current Frances Perkins students should complete this step by May 1.

*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.