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The Financial Aid office has received many calls in the past few weeks regarding funding and financial aid. I thought I’d take the time to help you find some resources and remind you that March 15 (today) is the recommended filing date for new students starting in the 2016-2017 year. However, they do process financial aid requests on a rolling basis throughout the year, so if you don’t have them finished, simply submit them ASAP.Change Purse

If you do have Financial Aid questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to them at (410) 955-3004 or

If you are looking for funding opportunities, I recommend first checking out our Funding Opportunities website. This provides you with the ability to search for funding based on your department, academic level, citizenship and more. We also have a Funding Resource Guide that lists places students have successfully received funding. If you have questions regarding funding, you should contact your department directly.

purseOnce the application for admission is submitted, most applicants turn their focus to funding.

It’s important to note that “funding” and “financial aid” can mean many things: scholarships, grants, loans. These are all managed by different offices at the Bloomberg School.

Most institutional scholarships are granted through the academic departments. Typically, there is no separate application. Your application for admission is also reviewed for scholarship eligibility.

The Financial Aid Office provides help with federal and private loans and the Federal Work-Study Program. Admitted students will receive an email with instructions for applying through the School for federal aid.

Tuition and fees are administered by the Office of Student Accounts. Tuition amounts often change from year to year. The most up-to-date tuition information is on the website.

The School is able to fund many of its students, however, there are always those in need of additional funding. The Office of Academic Affairs has developed a for students looking for external funding. Definitely take a look!

Dir. Financial AidI receive lots of questions about financial aid, but can only answer the most basic. So, today I’m providing you a better resource.

Meet Flora Wharton, Director of Financial Aid here at the Bloomberg School.

Q: What types of financial assistance are available at the Bloomberg School?

A: The Financial Aid Office provides assistance with loans and work-study funding.  Scholarships are awarded through our academic departments. 

Q: How do prospective students find out about and apply for scholarships?

A: All admitted students are considered for scholarships through their department.  No application is required.  Please visit our for a listing of available scholarships. 

Q: Can applicants apply for financial assistance before they hear their admissions decision?

A: Yes, applicants may begin the application process for loans and work-study funding by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and listing our school code, E00234, so we receive their data.

Q: Can applicants apply for financial aid after the March 15 filing date?

A: Yes, financial aid applications are processed on a rolling basis.  

Q: Is there assistance available for international students?

A: Yes, although limited, our academic departments do provide scholarship assistance to international students.  Please visit our for a listing of available scholarships.

International students cannot participate in the federal loan programs, but they can apply for a private education loan.  Visit our website for more details.   

Do you have more questions for Financial Aid? Email them at