How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine what a family can contribute toward educational expenses per academic year. All incoming students except non-US citizens must complete a FAFSA. To apply for need-based financial aid, you will need to submit a completed FAFSA. You may obtain an FSA ID that will serve as your legal signature by visiting In order for your FAFSA information to be sent to University of Mount Olive, please include the school code of 002949. The FAFSA can be completed online at, which is the preferred method of submission. You can also complete the FAFSA via the app found in the Apple or Android store. The FAFSA asks for financial information about you and your family, like income and asset information, as well as your academic background. You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) based on the information you reported in your application. Be sure to check your SAR for errors and let us know if there are any corrections. We will develop a financial aid package for you based on the information in your SAR.

Requirements For Receiving Financial Aid

To be eligible for financial aid, you must meet the following general requirements:

  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Officially accepted as a degree-seeking student to University of Mount Olive
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress in a major course of study
  • Not be in default on an educational loan or owe a refund on a grant received at another college