Applying for Financial Aid

It is important to apply for financial aid every year and complete all requested forms as soon as possible.

Financial Aid Deadlines to Remember:
  • Pine Manor Grant (need-based) Priority Deadline April 15th
  • MASS Grant Deadline May 1
  • Rhode Island State Grant Deadline March 1

The financial aid application process can be completed in four steps:

Step 1: Sign up for a federal PIN number

Step 2: Complete the FAFSA

Step 3: Complete Verification items if requested

Step 4: Complete Student Loan entrance counseling and Master Promissory Notes (MPN)



Step 1:

Sign up for a federal PIN number at www.pin.ed.gov

Students and parents must each request their own personal identification number (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov in order to electronically sign the FAFSA and federal loan promissory notes.

Step 2:

Complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

FAFSA School Code for Pine Manor College is 002201

Important FAFSA Deadlines:
MASS State Grant deadline May 1
Rhode Island State Grant deadline March 1

Step 3:

Submit Verification Forms (If selected for verification)
Verification is the process required to check the accuracy of the information that a student provides when applying for financial aid.

If selected for verification the following information must be submitted:


Step 4:

Complete Student Loan Entrance Counseling and sign Master Promissory Notes (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov

Complete Student Loan Entrance Counseling and sign Master Promissory Notes (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov.
The Entrance Loan Counseling provides your rights and responsibilities as Federal Stafford Loan borrower. The Master Promissory Note (MPN) is the promise to repay the loan. Your Federal Stafford Loan funds cannot be disbursed to your student account until these items have been completed. You can login to the studentloans.gov site with your federal PIN.

It is recommended that you print your MPN and keep a copy for your records. Should you have any difficulties with these steps, you can reach Direct Loan Servicing at (800) 848-0979.