Applications & Forms


When it comes to paying for college, there are several options that may be available to you, including grants, federal aid, and GMercyU scholarships. In order for the Gwynedd Mercy University Financial Aid Office to prepare and process your comprehensive financial aid award, you will need to complete and submit various forms and documents.

All forms and documents can be submitted to our Financial Aid Office via scan/email, fax or mail:

Mail:   
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike - P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

Fax: 215-641-5556

Email: financialaid@gmercyu.edu

Need assistance completing any of the forms or applications below? Please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Main Campus Undergraduate and Transfer Students: 215-646-7300 ext. 216

Students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, or the Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs: 215-646-7300 ext. 216

Online/Accelerated Students, including students enrolling in Non-Term Undergraduate and Graduate Programs: 877-499-6333
 

2022-2023 Applicant Forms

Financial Aid Applications

FAFSA – All students seeking federal financial aid need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA, using your 2020 tax information, will be available beginning October 1st, 2021 at fafsa.gov.  Your completed FAFSA should be submitted by December 1st for priority consideration for select scholarships. Otherwise, the priority deadline for new students is January 15th. To complete the FAFSA, go to fafsa.gov.  Our school code is #003270.  For step-by-step instructions, visit the Getting Started page. 

Have questions? We're here to help! See contact information above.

In addition to completing the FAFSA, you may need to complete one of the Gwynedd Mercy University financial aid applications listed below.

2022-2023 FAFSA Waiver (PDF) - Please complete this form if you are not going to file the FAFSA for the 2022-2023 academic year. This form will enable GMercyU to waive your FAFSA and process your merit-based financial aid.

Verification Documents

If you are selected for verification under any of the scenarios below, please fill out and submit the appropriate worksheet to GMercyU as quickly as possible.  We cannot complete your financial aid package without this documentation.

2022-2023 Dependent Verification Worksheet (PDF) - If you are a dependent student, your FAFSA may be randomly selected to undergo the federal verification process to confirm the information you and your parents reported. If you are selected for verification, please fill out and submit this worksheet to GMercyU.

2022-2023 Independent Verification Worksheet (PDF) - If you are an independent student, your FAFSA may be randomly selected to undergo the federal verification process to confirm the information you reported. If you are selected for verification, please fill out and submit this worksheet to GMercyU as quickly as possible.

2022-2023 Statement of Educational Purpose (PDF) - If requested by GMercyU's Financial Aid Office, this form must be completed in the presence of a Notary if the student cannot come to campus to complete the form. This form will be specifically requested and may not be faxed or emailed. 

2022-2023 Parent Non-Tax Filing Form (PDF) - If you are a dependent student whose parents did not file a 2018 Tax Return and in conjunction with the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter, please fill out and submit this form to GMercyU.

2022-2023 Student's Non-Tax Filing Form (PDF) - If you an independent student who did not file a 2018 Tax Return and in conjunction with the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter, please fill out and submit this form to GMercyU.

2022-2023 Parent's Income Verification Form (PDF) - If you are a parent of a dependent student, GMercyU's Financial Aid Office may request this form to verify your 2018 income and expenses in order to accurately assess your eligibility for financial assistance. This form will be specifically requested. 

2022-2023 Student's Income Verification Form (PDF) - If you are a dependent or independent student, GMercyU's Financial Aid Office may request this form to verify your 2018 income and expenses in order to accurately assess your eligibility for financial assistance. This form will be specifically requested. 

2022-2023 Total & Permanent Disability Discharge Statement (PDF) - If you have applied for total and permanent disability discharge or are in the process of applying for a total and permanent disability discharge, GMercyU’s Financial Aid Office will need this document and a supporting statement from a physician regarding your ability to engage in substantial gainful activity.  This form will be specifically requested.

2022-2023 Asset Verification Form (PDF) - This form will be specifically requested by GMercyU’s Financial Aid Office if it is needed to determine your financial aid eligibility.

2022-2023 Verification of Independent Status (PDF) - This form will be specifically requested by GMercyU’s Financial Aid Office if it is needed to determine your financial aid eligibility.

IRS Tax Return Transcript Instructions (PDF) - This form is required for student, parent or spouse if a tax return was filed and the student was selected for a process called verification.

IRS Verification of Non-Filing Instructions (PDF) - This form is required for independent students or parents of dependent students if they did not file a tax return and the student was selected for a process called verification.

Other Important Financial Aid Documents

How to Accept Your Aid on the GMercyU Portal (PDF) - How to review and accept your GMercyU financial aid package on our Self-Service Portal.

How to Securely Upload Documents on the GMercyU Portal (PDF) - Here's how to see what required documents you are missing, and how to securely upload them to our Self-Service Portal.

2022-2023 Financial Aid Terms and Conditions (PDF) - These Terms and Conditions apply to all financial aid awards.

Alternative Funding Brochure (PDF) -  Explore additional resources available for funding your education.

FERPA Release Form (PDF) - You will need to submit this form to GMercyU if you would like to allow the Financial Aid and Billing Offices to speak to third parties (i.e. mother, father, spouse, etc.) regarding financial information.

2022-2023 Independent Reduced Income Form (PDF) - Gwynedd Mercy University provides special consideration for independent applicants experiencing a reduction in income due to an extenuating circumstance. Students MUST attach a separate explanation detailing all the reasons your family’s 2020 income will be reduced and complete the remainder of this form.  Additional supporting documentation may be requested by the Financial Aid Office.

2022-2023 Dependent Reduced Income Form (PDF) - Gwynedd Mercy University provides special consideration for dependent students whose families are experiencing a reduction in income due to an extenuating circumstance. Students MUST attach a separate explanation detailing all the reasons your family’s 2020 income will be reduced and complete the remainder of this form.  Additional supporting documentation may be requested by the Financial Aid Office.  

Master Promissory Note & Entrance Counseling Instructions (PDF) - The Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling (EC) are requirements for all students who wish to borrow Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans over the course of their education.

Important Information for Financial Aid Recipients in Non-Term Degree Programs (PDF) - Guidelines, policies, and other information for non-term degree students receiving financial aid. (Non-term degrees include our online/accelerated undergraduate or graduate programs in business, counseling, education, or nursing.)

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Request (PDF) - Please submit the appeal within two weeks of your SAP notification email.
 


2021-2022 Applicant Forms

Financial Aid Applications

FAFSA – All students seeking federal financial aid need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA, using your 2019 tax information, was made available in October at fafsa.gov. Your completed FAFSA should be submitted by December 1st for priority consideration for select scholarships. Otherwise, the priority deadline for new students is March 1 (extended from January 15).  To complete the FAFSA, go to fafsa.gov.  Our school code is #003270.  For step-by-step instructions, visit the Getting Started page. 

Have questions? Check out GMercyU's FAFSA Quick Tips sheet.

In addition to completing the FAFSA, you may need to complete one of the Gwynedd Mercy University financial aid applications listed below.

2021-2022 FAFSA Waiver (PDF) - Please complete this form if you are not going to file the FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year. This form will enable GMercyU to waive your FAFSA and process your merit-based financial aid.

Verification Documents

If you are selected for verification under any of the scenarios below, please fill out and submit the appropriate worksheet to GMercyU as quickly as possible. We cannot complete your financial aid package without this documentation.

2021-2022 Dependent Verification Worksheet (PDF) - If you are a dependent student, your FAFSA may be randomly selected to undergo the federal verification process to confirm the information you and your parents reported. If you are selected for verification, please fill out and submit this worksheet to GMercyU.

2021-2022 Independent Verification Worksheet (PDF) - If you are an independent student, your FAFSA may be randomly selected to undergo the federal verification process to confirm the information you reported. If you are selected for verification, please fill out and submit this worksheet to GMercyU as quickly as possible.

2021-2022 Statement of Educational Purpose (PDF) - If requested by GMercyU's Financial Aid Office, this form must be completed in the presence of a Notary if the student cannot come to campus to complete the form. This form will be specifically requested and may not be faxed or emailed. 

2021-2022 Parent Non-Tax Filing Form (PDF) - If you are a dependent student whose parents did not file a 2018 Tax Return and in conjunction with the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter, please fill out and submit this form to GMercyU.

2021-2022 Student's Non-Tax Filing Form (PDF) - If you an independent student who did not file a 2018 Tax Return and in conjunction with the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter, please fill out and submit this form to GMercyU.

2021-2022 Parent's Income Verification Form (PDF) - If you are a parent of a dependent student, GMercyU's Financial Aid Office may request this form to verify your 2018 income and expenses in order to accurately assess your eligibility for financial assistance. This form will be specifically requested. 

2021-2022 Student's Income Verification Form (PDF) - If you are a dependent or independent student, GMercyU's Financial Aid Office may request this form to verify your 2018 income and expenses in order to accurately assess your eligibility for financial assistance. This form will be specifically requested. 

2021-2022 Total & Permanent Disability Discharge Statement (PDF) - If you have applied for total and permanent disability discharge or are in the process of applying for a total and permanent disability discharge, GMercyU’s Financial Aid Office will need this document and a supporting statement from a physician regarding your ability to engage in substantial gainful activity.  This form will be specifically requested.

2021-2022 Asset Verification Form (PDF) - This form will be specifically requested by GMercyU’s Financial Aid Office if it is needed to determine your financial aid eligibility.

2021-2022 Verification of Independent Status (PDF) - This form will be specifically requested by GMercyU’s Financial Aid Office if it is needed to determine your financial aid eligibility.

IRS Tax Return Transcript Instructions (PDF) - This form is required for student, parent or spouse if a tax return was filed and the student was selected for a process called verification.

IRS Verification of Non-Filing Instructions (PDF) - This form is required for independent students or parents of dependent students if they did not file a tax return and the student was selected for a process called verification.

 

Other Important Financial Aid Documents

How to Accept Financial Aid on the GMercyU Portal (PDF) - Please following these five steps. 

2021-2022 Financial Aid Terms and Conditions (PDF) - These Terms and Conditions apply to all financial aid awards.

Alternative Funding Brochure (PDF) -  Explore additional resources available for funding your education.

FERPA Release Form (PDF) - You will need to submit this form to GMercyU if you would like to allow the Financial Aid and Billing Offices to speak to third parties (i.e. mother, father, spouse, etc.) regarding financial information.

2021-2022 Independent Reduced Income Form (PDF) - Gwynedd Mercy University provides special consideration for independent applicants experiencing a reduction in income due to an extenuating circumstance. Students MUST attach a separate explanation detailing all the reasons your family’s 2021 income will be reduced and complete the remainder of this form.  Additional supporting documentation may be requested by the Financial Aid Office.

2021-2022 Dependent Reduced Income Form (PDF) - Gwynedd Mercy University provides special consideration for dependent students whose families are experiencing a reduction in income due to an extenuating circumstance. Students MUST attach a separate explanation detailing all the reasons your family’s 2021 income will be reduced and complete the remainder of this form.  Additional supporting documentation may be requested by the Financial Aid Office.  

Master Promissory Note & Entrance Counseling Instructions (PDF) - The Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling (EC) are requirements for all students who wish to borrow Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans over the course of their education.

Important Information for Financial Aid Recipients in Non-Term Degree Programs (PDF) - Guidelines, policies, and other information for non-term degree students receiving financial aid. (Non-term degrees include our online/accelerated undergraduate or graduate programs in business, counseling, education, or nursing.)

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Request (PDF) - Please submit the appeal within two weeks of your SAP notification email.


Online/Accelerated Forms

FERPA Release Form (PDF) - You will need to submit this form to GMercyU if you would like to allow the Financial Aid and Billing Offices to speak to third parties (i.e. mother, father, spouse, etc.) regarding financial information.

Important Information for Financial Aid Recipients in Non-Term Degree Programs (PDF) - Guidelines, policies, and other information for non-term degree students receiving financial aid. (Non-term degrees include our online/accelerated undergraduate or graduate programs in business, counseling, education, or nursing.)