Follow these steps to apply for financial aid at the Middlebury Institute.

Step 1: Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other eligible noncitizens applying for a degree seeking program must submit the FAFSA before we can finalize your financial aid offer letter.

Important FAFSA information:

  • Students can now submit a FAFSA as early as October 1, using prior-year income information.

  • Our FAFSA school code is 001241.

  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) if you are eligible, as it is the easiest and most accurate way of entering your tax data.

  • We may ask you to submit additional documentation, such as tax transcripts or verification of citizenship status. If we require additional information, we will contact you via the email provided on your FAFSA. 

  • Get started today by creating your Federal Student Aid ID.

Step 2: Submit your financial aid application.

Complete and submit your financial aid application.

While we do not have a hard deadline to apply for financial aid, we do have limited need-based funding, so it is in your best interest to apply as early as possible for consideration. You do not need to wait until you have been admitted to one of our degree programs to apply for financial aid; however, we will not review your application until you’ve been admitted.

Step 3: Review your financial aid offer letter.

If you are an admitted student to one of our degree programs and you’ve submitted your FAFSA and Middlebury Institute financial aid application, we will email you an offer letter with instructions for accepting the aid offered to you.

Step 4: Complete the loan disbursement requirements (if accepting).

If you accept all or a portion of the Federal loans offered, you must complete Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Note(s), and the Student Financial Services Disclosure Form. Acceptance of a Graduate PLUS Loan also requires a Graduate PLUS Loan application. For instructions on completing these requirements please see Loan Instructions.

Step 5: Receive your financial aid.

If you have completed the required steps above and are registered for classes, your financial aid will be released at the beginning of the semester. If the aid you accepted exceeds tuition and fees, we will issue a refund to you within the first two weeks of the semester.

Note: If you are expecting a financial aid refund for living expenses, you must create a Student Choice Refund account through Nelnet to sign up for direct deposit. For information on creating or accessing your Nelnet account, please see Accessing Your Bill. If you do not sign up for direct deposit through Student Choice Refund, your refund will be processed as a check and mailed to the address on file with the Institute. Keep in mind, direct deposit takes 2-3 days to process, while a check can take up to 14 days to be received. To verify or update your mailing address, please visit BannerWeb.

If you have any questions, please contact us.