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.

How to apply for financial aid in addition to the Tuition Scholarship

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

File the FAFSA to apply for federal and state grants and loans.  


  • Applicants for fall semester, 2022 : March 1, 2022

  • Applicants for spring semester, 2022: November 1, 2021

International and undocumented or DACA students

Apply for College loan or campus employment by filing the CSS Profile and providing verification of income. Please review the deadline information.

Current Frances Perkins Students

Current students with the Frances Perkins Tuition Scholarship do not need to reapply for the Tuition Scholarship.To apply for federal and state grants and loans, U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents must complete 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.

Commuting Students

There is an additional requirement for commuting students. Frances Perkins enrollment information, asks you to enter the number of credits that you plan to enroll in for the fall and the spring semesters. This allows us to build a financial aid budget for you.

Admission Applicants

Complete the “Frances Perkins Credit Enrollment Form” on your financial aid status page in your admission application.

Current Students

Complete the "Frances Perkins (FP) Enrollment Questions" in the “Application Requirements & Messages” menu option in Financial Aid Online.

*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 readmitted to the College. However, they may apply for need based financial aid from the College as well as apply for federal financial aid. Financial aid requirements should be completed by February 15.