Financial Aid and Scholarships for Marylhurst
Financial aid (either through grants, loans or scholarships) is an essential element to pursuing your college education. We want to make your educational experience a good one, and that includes helping you successfully manage the cost of your education.
Federal Financial Aid
Federal financial aid comes in grants, loans and work-study programs. You will need to apply for federal aid each year you plan to attend Marylhurst. Luckily, the federal application is online and pretty straightforward to complete.
Who is Eligible for Financial Aid?
All U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens may apply for all Marylhurst financial aid programs. There are many types of aid available, from grants and scholarships to loans and work-study arrangements.
To be eligible for funding, you must:
- Be admitted into an eligible Marylhurst University degree program
- Be enrolled at least half-time each term
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
- Not be in default on any federal student loan or owe a refund on any federal grant
- Have a high school diploma, GED or be home schooled
- A U.S. citizen or eligible resident
Types of Aid Available
Financial aid comes in two main forms – the type you don’t have to pay back and the type you need to pay back. Learn more about these types of aid and what you are responsible for if you receive it:
When to Apply for Aid?
You can apply for financial aid at any time, but there are some priority dates to keep in mind. If you intend to take classes in Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017 or Summer 2017, complete the financial aid application for 2016-17 as soon as possible. Some “don’t-need-to-pay-back” funds are limited and run out so the sooner you apply, the better.
If you’re looking ahead at Fall 2017, the financial aid application will be available on January 1, 2017. The sooner you complete your application, the more chances for funding you will have.
Application Process for Financial Aid
The application process for financial aid is pretty straightforward (even for a government application), but it does change from year-to-year. We’ve compiled the latest process, which involves completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), making sure you applied for Marylhurst admissions and gathering just a few documents.
Maintaining Financial Aid (Info for Current Students)
Current students: Don’t forget – to continue your financial aid, you do need to reapply for federal aid each year. Don’t worry, though, we can help. We compiled financial aid information for current students and what you need to know after you receive that aid award letter, like staying in good academic standing.
Thanks to the generosity of our Marylhurst alumni and supporters, we can offer a range of scholarships each year to our students to help in their pursuit of an education. We typically award more than a million dollars in scholarships each year.
Who is Eligible for Scholarships?
Any admitted Marylhurst student, who completes the financial aid application process, is automatically considered for scholarships. If you are applying to Marylhurst, definitely consider the types of scholarships we have available. Please note that some scholarships require a separate application. View the types of scholarship available and whether or not they require a separate application.
Available Marylhurst Scholarships
Marylhurst offers three main types of scholarship categories:
- Undergraduate (includes scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa members)
Learn more about these scholarships opportunities.
Did you Receive a Scholarship?
Congratulations! You only have a few steps to complete to receive your scholarship award. View our “Guide for Scholarship Recipients.”
Search for Outside Scholarships
Beyond Marylhurst scholarships, there is a wealth of scholarships available through private organizations, and state and national groups. You will be amazed at how many scholarships you may qualify for.
Population-specific scholarship resources:
- OSAC: Office of Student Access & Completion
Scholarship application for Oregon residents; applications due March 1 each year
Scholarship opportunities for Washington state residents
- SALT Money
- United Negro College Fund
- Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
- Hispanic College Fund
- Bureau of Indian Education
- Gates Millennium Scholarships
Scholarship opportunities for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American students
Scholarship search websites: