Apply for Financial Aid

With the recent decision to close Marylhurst University by the end of 2018, the information on our Tuition and Aid pages may not be current. We are reviewing and making updates as needed. If you have a question about the accuracy of information contained here, please contact our Office of Financial Aid.

Applying for Financial Aid at Marylhurst

The requirements for applying for financial aid change from year to year, so please review the process below. Please contact us at or 503.699.6253 if you have questions or need help with any step in the financial aid application process.

Once You’re Admitted 

Marylhurst’s Office of Financial Aid, as well as your admissions counselor, will keep you updated regarding your financial aid status. To finalize your financial aid award and be ready to take classes, you will need to complete Marylhurst’s Financial Aid form. In some cases, you may be asked to complete a Verification Worksheet and submit tax documentation as part of a random selection process by the Federal processor. Our Financial Aid office will let you know if that’s the case.

Beyond federal financial aid, there are scholarships. When you submit your financial aid application, we automatically consider you for Marylhurst scholarships. However, there are some Marylhurst scholarships that DO require a separate scholarship application. To learn more about available scholarships, visit our Scholarship Info page and follow the application instructions for the scholarships you’re interested in receiving. Please pay close attention to the deadline(s) listed on the application(s).

Receiving Your Financial Award Package

Once you have completed the steps outlined above and we have received your documents, we’ll be able to determine your aid eligibility.

Within four to six weeks (and often sooner), we’ll send you an email notification that your award package is ready to view. 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 within your award package.

  Once you are a student with Marylhurst, you will need to meet certain requirements to maintain your financial aid – and that includes applying for aid each year.  Review information about “maintaining your aid.”

Make Sure to Secure Your Loans

If you are eligible to receive federal loans, please follow the steps outlined for your loan:

If you haven’t already – review our “Type of Aid – Loans” section for information about taking out loans, federal maximums you may borrow and information about private education loans.

Exit Loan Counseling

Should you withdraw from school or cease to be enrolled at least half-time, you will need to complete loan exit counseling — even if you plan to return to your studies. You can complete your exit loan counseling online at and click on the “Exit Counseling” button. This website provides information about payment options, deferments, debt management, and your rights and responsibilities. When you finish the session on the website, a record will be transmitted to the Office of Financial Aid confirming that you have completed exit loan counseling. If you have any questions regarding your loans, please contact our financial aid office at or 503.699.6253.

Private Education Loans

We strongly encourage you to apply for federal loans before seeking education funding through a private loan.

If you choose to pursue a private loan, we have a link below where you can compare loan options. Please note this is not a complete list of private loans available to you.

The ELMSelect website can help you make an informed decision about the most appropriate private education loans for you. This site allows you to quickly and accurately compare interest rates and loan terms of multiple private loan lenders side by side.


The Marylhurst Office of Financial Aid follows a strict code of conduct in providing guidance to students who are seeking private education loans.

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