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Financial Aid

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Step 1

Apply for Financial Aid

Starting: October 1st | Priority FAFSA Submission Deadline: November 15th

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or using the myStudentAid Mobile app.
    • Pace University’s FAFSA school codes (please only use one):
      002791 – New York City Campus
      002792 – Pleasantville Campus
    • FAFSA Help
  • After your FAFSA is completed and submitted, you will receive and review your Electronic Student Aid Report (eSAR) from the Federal Processor.
Step 2

Check your email regularly and look for requirements on your MyPace Portal

  • Log in to your MyPace Portal to ensure your FAFSA was received and review any outstanding requirements.
  • Select "Student" Tab
  • Select "Financial Aid"
  • Select "Financial Aid System"
  • Select "Financial Aid Status"
  • Select the correct Award Year.
  • Click the link for "Unsatisfied Student Requirements" to review your missing information.
Step 3

Receive Your Financial Aid Package

Starting: May

  • As a returning student at Pace University you will be emailed your Aid Letter notification and link to our Financial Aid Booklet once you are packaged with aid.
Step 4

Review and Accept your Aid Offers

  • Visit our How to Apply page for step-by-step instructions how to accept your aid offers and complete requirements.
Step 5

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Reviewed: June

  • The Federal Government requires students maintain a specific level of academic progress (QPA and course completion rate) to retain financial aid eligibility.
  • If you are not making Satisfactory Academic Progress after the Spring semester you are at risk of losing your Federal, State & Institutional aid.
  • If you are at risk of not making Satisfactory Academic Progress after Spring, you may want to consider enrolling in Summer courses at Pace.
Step 6

Submit All Required Documentation

  • Submit all required documentation as soon as possible to ensure your aid is reflected on your bill by the bill due date and avoid late fees!
  • Our paperless forms can be found linked to your MyPace Portal requirements and on the Forms and Applications page of our website.