All graduate and professional students are considered independent for financial aid purposes. The FAFSA is used to gather information about the financial resources of a student. From this information a student contribution is calculated. This figure is referred to as the expected family contribution.
Financial need is the difference between what it costs to attend Marquette and what you can afford to contribute toward college expenses (based upon the FAFSA information).
In other words:
Cost (-) minus EFC = financial need
The FAFSA is used to gather information about your financial resources and the resources of your spouse. From this information a student contribution are calculated.
You are expected to contribute a portion of your after-tax income toward your annual education expenses. A portion of your savings and other assets are also considered.
Certain types of financial aid can be applied only toward demonstrated financial need. Other types of aid, such as the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan or alternative loans, can be awarded regardless of need. Financial aid from all sources cannot exceed your total cost of education for the year.
If you feel you have special circumstances that affect your ability to contribute to your education, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid in writing. We will review your situation and make appropriate adjustments.
The Office of Student Financial Aid provides undergraduate and graduate students with resources about types of financial aid and student employment.
FAFSA School Code: 003863
Questions or for more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid