1-2-3 Guides to Making Financial Aid Easier

We know that applying for (and receiving) financial aid can be a complicated and daunting task. The guides below have been put together to make some of financial aid's more common tasks easier to understand. Take a look!

Follow these Easy Steps...

  • Accepting Your Aid on CheckMarq – The first step in receiving financial aid is Applying for Aid. After completing all of those steps, you'll then need to follow these steps to Accept your Aid.
  • Managing Your To Do List Documents required for financial aid may be listed on the To Do List in CheckMarq. Be sure to check your eMarq account and your To Do list often.
  • Uploading Documents in CheckMarq The financial aid process may require additional forms or documents. Most of these forms can be submitted using Document Upload in CheckMarq. Please follow the instructions on the forms you are submitting.
  • Scanning Documents With Your Phone In order to submit documents using CheckMarq, you might need to scan the documents with your phone. These instructions can help both iOS and Android users scan and save documents to upload.
  • Finding a Job Be sure to check JobX frequently for new updates, apply to as many positions as you possibly can, and keep applying until you’ve actually been hired to a job on campus.
  • Applying for a Parent PLUS Loan The Parent PLUS Loan is a federal loan that a parent of a dependent undergraduate student can use to help pay education expenses. Follow these steps to apply for a Parent PLUS Loan once the financial aid offer has been viewed on CheckMarq.
  • Applying for a Grad PLUS Loan The Grad PLUS Loan is a federal loan for graduate and professional students. Here are the steps to take once you have viewed your financial aid offer on CheckMarq.
  • Checking Your Satisfactory Academic Progress status Marquette University is required by federal regulation to apply qualitative and quantitative standards in measuring academic progress for financial aid purposes. Check your status with these steps.
  • Using the Satisfactory Academic Progress What-if Calculator You can use this tool to help understand the impact of grades and withdrawals on your Satisfactory Academic Progress standing. By entering anticipated grades, you can check to see if a withdrawal or an anticipated unsatisfactory or low grade will negatively impact your financial aid eligibility for future terms.
  • Tracking Your Loans Understanding the repayment process for your federal student loans can go a long way toward building a solid financial foundation. Track your loans in CheckMarq using these steps.