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
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:
// Download our Types of Aid chart and info sheet
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.
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.