Yes. All applicants who apply to the Institute by one of the priority scholarship deadlines are automatically considered for our merit scholarship. Students eligible for federal financial aid (US citizens, permanent residents, and qualifying non-residents) must apply annually. There is no formal deadline to apply for federal financial aid. However, we encourage you to submit all application materials by March 15 for best consideration for specific types of aid, such as work study, which is awarded on a first come, first serve basis.