STEP 1: Download, Complete and Submit, the GSSWSR Financial Aid Application - GSSWSR Application Form
This form is required if you are interested in both institutional and federal funding.

Return completed institutional application to:
Student Financial Services
Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899


STEP 2: Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Go online to: www.fafsa.ed.gov (Returning students select RENEWAL application.)
  • You may use your 2014 Federal Tax Return, or you may use an estimated return if you have not filed your taxes at the time you complete your FAFSA.
  • No computer? Call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 to request a paper FAFSA.

STEP 3: Accept, Reduce or Decline any loans offered to you.

  • After you have completed steps 1 and 2, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Notification that details your aid for the year. If you are eligible for federal loan funds, your award notification will list your maximum loan eligibility. You then go to financial aid self-service via BIONIC to accept, reduce or decline the loan amount awarded to you for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Failure to take action on your student loans will mean that your loans will not be processed.