Frank D. Sánchez, Ph.D.

Manhattanville College Announces New Resources in Response to FAFSA Form Delays

Manhattanville College is offering prospective students new resources in response to the recent changes to the U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Because of the redesigned forms, colleges won’t get critical information about students’ financial needs until mid-March or later, leaving many students with longer waits for financial aid and less time to make decisions about attending college as they may not have crucial information until early April or later. 

“Our prospective students and their families have a major decision to make, and we want to ensure they have the time, the tools, and the information they need to make the best decision for them and their future,” said Frank D. Sánchez, Ph.D., president of Manhattanville. “At Manhattanville, we believe in providing students with the support they need to excel in college and beyond starting with the decision to enroll. The measures we are taking are the first step to providing that support.”

As of February 26, Manhattanville began providing “Financial Aid Award Preview” letters to newly admitted students that provide a detailed award estimate based on information provided from their 2022 taxes. These “Financial Aid Award Preview” letters are meant to assist families with determining the cost of attendance but will not be an official financial aid award package. They will provide students and their families with an estimate of the federal, state, and institutional aid that will be offered to them for the 2024-25 academic year (as calculated by Manhattanville using an internal financial aid estimator). Official Financial Aid Award packages will still be mailed home soon after the Department of Education starts releasing submitted FAFSA information to colleges/universities.

Manhattanville College is also hosting a series of informational sessions about scholarships and financial aid. The next Scholarship and Financial Aid night will take place on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. Register at

Ninety-eight percent of undergraduate students receive some sort of financial assistance in Manhattanville, and thirty-nine percent of Manhattanville’s undergraduate students are eligible for Federal Pell Grants.

At this time, Manhattanville College is not planning to change enrollment deadlines but will be flexible with deadlines for families who have outstanding questions about financing students’ education. Should there be an additional announcement from the Department of Education, enrollment dates will be re-evaluated. Anyone who has questions about financial aid or enrollment deadlines at Manhattanville can reach out to the Office of Admissions by emailing or calling 914-694-2200.