An essay by Dr. Jennifer Sasser, gerontology program director, was published in the International Journal of Reminiscence and Lifelong Learning in January 2015.
STEP 1: Admission
Apply for admission to Marylhurst University if you have not already done so.
STEP 2: Federal and University Aid Applications
Please complete and submit the following financial aid applications and provide related documentation as noted:
- 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Marylhurst's Office of Financial Aid will be notified when this has been completed.
- 2014-15 MU Financial Aid Form
Complete the MU Financial Aid Form, and access other financial aid documents, online at www.marylhurst.edu/FinAidOnline. (Please note: You will not have access to FinAidOnline and the MU Financial Aid Form until the Office of Financial Aid receives your FAFSA and you have been admitted.)
If you are an undergraduate student, you also must submit:
- 2014-15 Verification Worksheet
Complete, sign and return to the Marylhurst Office of Financial Aid
- Copy of your 2013 Federal Tax Return Transcript (we cannot accept signed copies of the federal tax return you submit to the IRS, so you'll need to request your transcript from the IRS and return it to the Marylhurst Office of Financial Aid)
You can request a tax return transcript from the IRS:
- By calling 1.800.908.9946
- By visiting your local IRS office (find the IRS office location nearest you)
Please note that it may take five to 10 business days to receive your tax return transcript after the IRS receives your request.
STEP 3: Award Letter
When we've received all the documents outlined above, we'll be able to determine your aid eligibility.
Within four to six weeks, we'll send you an email notification that your award package is ready to view on FinAidOnline. It will explain the types of aid and amounts you are eligible to receive. If we need more information, it will be listed on the To Do List.
STEP 4: Scholarship applications
All you need to do to be considered for most Marylhurst-sponsored scholarships is complete the financial aid application process. Our Office of Financial Aid will review your academic record and the information on your financial aid applications to determine if you are eligible for a scholarship. Because funds are limited, we encourage you to apply as early as possible for maximum consideration; scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
However, there are some Marylhurst scholarships that DO require a separate scholarship application. To learn more about those scholarships, visit our Apply for Scholarships page and follow the applications instructions for the scholarships you're interested in receiving. Please pay close attention to the deadline(s) listed on the application(s).