Financial Aid

See how financial aid can help make
M.AD work for you.

Common Questions About Financial Aid:

Student loans and grants are the way many U.S. Citizens and legal residents cover their school and living expenses. If you already have an undergraduate degree, which most Miami Ad School students do, it is most likely your federal loans will generally cover most, but not all, of your entire tuition cost. Alternative funding or private loans are how most students cover the difference in financial aid coverage.

Financial need for federal loans is calculated by the Department of Education based on the answers you provide on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Subsidized and unsubsidized loan programs require the filing of a FAFSA. Deadlines for the FAFSA are 30 days before your start date but we encourage you to start the process much sooner.

Download the steps to the FASFA process.

We have an automated system to process a FAFSA application. You must complete a student financial aid interview on the school’s website. Without the financial aid interview we will not be able to process your FAFSA. Start your financial aid interview.

The Department of Education considers a student to be “dependent” based on the student’s age. The questions that determine whether you are a dependent or independent on your FAFSA are questions 48 through 60, if you can answer yes to any of these questions, and provide the necessary documentation, then you are considered to be an independent student and you will not be asked for you parents’ information.

Once you have received a bachelor’s degree you no longer qualify for grants.

You will not be charged a late fee. Once you receive the award letter we post the funds on your student account; you are only responsible for any remaining balances.

Yes, qualifying students can receive financial aid for their entire time at Miami Ad School. Traditional financial aid covers two semesters at a time which is equivalent to a scholastic year of nine months. Miami Ad School operates on a quarter system, so three quarters is the equivalent of the financial aid award year. This means that during your third quarter you will renew your financial aid for the 4th, 5th and 6th quarters and finally, in your 6th quarter you will renew for your 7th and 8th quarters.

Contact Cheryl Seichrist. She has all the answers.

Phone: 305.538.3193 option #2
Skype: cheryl_mas

Once your FAFSA has been processed you will receive, by email, a financial aid award letter. Once you receive the award letter, the funds will be posted into your student account as a pending disbursement and will be applied toward your tuition balance. You are responsible for any remaining balances.

Alternative Funding Sources: These types of loans allow you to borrow for living and school related expenses up to the set cost of attendance. To qualify for these loans you must be a US citizen or permanent resident and have good credit. You must also be attending a Miami Ad School location within the United States. Miami Ad School does not endorse any one lender. Each lender has a different loan approval criteria, fees and re-payment structure. We recommend you contact the lenders listed below and make an informed decision on which lender is best for you.

Private Lenders: Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan : 866-972-5004 Sallie Mae Parent Loan:  844-827-7478 KHEAA : 800-928-8926 Regions : 800-858-7822 PNC : 800-851-2892

HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact Cheryl Seichrist. She has all the answers. Email:  Phone: 305.538.3193 option #2 Skype: cheryl_mas

Private student loans are disbursed through We will set up the disbursement dates for 10 days before the scheduled start of a quarter. Accounting will contact you when your refund is available.

The U.S. Government does not extend student loans to international students. But, if you’re Swedish you’re in luck! The Swedish government provides financial support to its citizens studying abroad.

Any applicant to the Atlanta and Miami schools can use the GI Bill to attend M.AD.


Have More Questions?

Talk to Cheryl Seichrist, our Financial Aid Director. 

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