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Financial Aid

A Maryville University education is an excellent value. With our emphasis on liberal arts study and professional preparation, we offer small classes, excellent academic programs, outstanding faculty, and close proximity to internship and employment opportunities in St. Louis. There are many financial aid opportunities to help offset the cost of a private university education. Our goal is to provide affordable and accessible education for deserving students who otherwise might never fulfill their enormous potential. At Maryville University, financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs. Both merit-based and need-based assistance is available.

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Financing Your Education

  • Maryville’s Strong Financial Aid And Merit Scholarship Programs Along With State, Federal And Private Programs Make The Overall Cost To Attend Comparable To A Public Institution.
  • All Accepted, Full Time Students Pursuing A First Undergraduate Degree Are Automatically Considered For Merit Awards, Ranging From $6,000 To $14,000 Per Academic Year.
  • The University Scholars Program Awards Range From The Cost Of Tuition Up To Coverage Of Tuition, Room And Board.
  • Prospective Art And Design Students Can Compete For Scholarships Ranging From $500 To $5,000 A Year.
  • 94 Percent of Maryville’s Full-Time Students Receive Some Form Of Financial Aid.
  • Over $99 Million Was Awarded In Financial Aid Last Year To Maryville University Students.
FAFSA

Scholarships

Maryville is committed to making a top-ranked, private education affordable and accessible. Last year, over $99 million in scholarships and financial aid was awarded to 94 percent of our full-time students. Both merit-based and need-based assistance is available.

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Prior Prior Year Information

Prior Prior Year information is very important for students who have filed or will be filing the FAFSA. Students can file for the FAFSA beginning in the month of October.

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Financial Aid FAQs

Have a question about Financial Aid? Check out our FAQ section to find answers.

Financial Aid FAQs

How do I accept my financial aid award?

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Financial Aid Withdrawal Policy

Refunds

In the event that a credit (balance due student) is generated on a student’s account, the Student Service Center will request a refund be issued to the student and mailed to the permanent address on file. If the student has created a refund profile in their portal under Financial Information, the refund will be sent electronically to the account specified by the student. This process takes approximately seven to ten working days from disbursement.Refunds at the beginning of each semester are requested beginning the second week of classes. Depending on the method of payment the student has selected, they should receive the refund in three to ten days.

Any changes added to the account after the refund is requested are the responsibility of the student and should be paid upon billing unless otherwise specified (e.g. bookstore charges, student fees, added classes, etc.)

Students who want credits to be maintained on their student account must request in writing that a refund not be issued. Credits not absorbed by subsequent charges will be refunded to students within 30 days of the end of the enrollment period (i.e. the academic year).

Financial Aid Programs

Maryville offers its students different financial aid opportunities including: federal, state, institutional and parental aid.

Types of Aid

Federal Aid

Grants Minimum Criteria Range/Year
Pell Grant Amounts vary with credit hours taken Up to $5,775
Supplemental Grant Need/UG/Full-Time $400-$1,800
Teach Grant UG/Full-Time/3.25 GPA $4000
Work Minimum Criteria Range/Year
College Work Study Need/FT-UG/Job Availability/Interview $1,500-$7,200
Institutional Work Study All jobs on campus and/or funded through the University either in full or in part are paid directly to the student monthly as hours are worked and wages earned. Student employees are given the choice between having earnings directly deposited into a checking/savings account or receiving a reloadable direct check prepaid card.
Telecounseling
Phonathon
Graduate Assistant Stipend
Loans Minimum Criteria Range/Year
Perkins Loan Need/FT/Need/Deadline $500-$4,000
Federal Stafford Direct Loan Subsidized (need), class & credit
hours, cumulative loan history
As of July 1, 2015 Interest Rate: 4.29%
FR – $3,500
SO – $4,500
JR – $5,500
SR – $5,500
Federal Stafford Direct Unsubsidized Loans Dependent Students
Independent Students Only
Interest Rate: 4.29%
$2,000 per year
FR & SO – $4,000
JR & SR – $5,000
Federal Stafford Direct Unsubsidized Loans For Graduate and/or Doctoral Students Per Each Academic Year
Interest Rate: 5.84%
$20,500
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Credit Worthy GR Students COA* minus Aid
Federal Parental Loan for
Undergraduate Students
(PLUS)
The parent(s) of dependent students may supplement student funding with COA minus Aid federal loan. Good Credit Interest Rate: 6.84% COA* minus Aid
Ceiling for Dependent Undergraduate Federal Stafford Loan Funding Maximum loan funding both Subsidized and unsubsidized ($23,000 maximum subsidized) $31,000
Ceiling for Independent Undergraduate Federal Stafford Loan Funding Maximum loan funding both Subsidized and unsubsidized ($23,000 maximum subsidized) $57,500
Ceiling for Both Undergraduate and Graduate Federal Stafford Loan Funding Maximum loan funding both Subsidized and unsubsidized ($23,000 maximum subsidized) $138,500

*Total Cost of Attendance including both direct & indirect costs.

State

Grants Minimum Criteria Range/Year
Access Missouri Grant Need, Full-time, Undergraduate, Permanent MO resident, FAFSA
April 1 – State Filing Deadline & 2.5 cumulative GPA to renew each semester
$1,500 – $1,850 (Estimate)
Ross Barnett Award Need/Part time Student,
1/2 Employee/Early FAFSA application & 2.5 cumulative GPA to renew each semester
Varies
Scholarships Minimum Criteria Range/Year
Missouri Academic Scholarship or Bright Flight Full time/Undergraduate ACT/SAT in top 3%, Permanent MO residents, 2.5 cumulative GPA to renew each semester $2,500-$3,000 (Estimate)

Institutional

Grants Minimum Criteria Range/Year
Maryville Grant Need/FT/UG/1st Degree $1000 – $4000
Scholarships Minimum Criteria Range/Year
University Scholars Incoming Freshman/FT/GPA/ACT On Campus Interview Tuition/R&B to Tuition Only
Presidential & Trustee Incoming Freshman, ACT/SAT, Interview, GPA 3.5 or greater, ACT 27 or greater, SAT 1220 or greater Full Tuition, Room & Board or Full Tuition
Art & Design Scholar Portfolio review, GPA 3.0 or greater, ACT 21 or greater, SAT 990 or greater $500 – $4,000
Multicultural Scholarship Incoming Freshman with solid academic preparation, leadership, strong involvement and contribute to campus diversity 50% Full Time Tuition
Freshman/Full time
ACT/GPA/SAT
Barat Scholarship Incoming Freshman with GPA 3.5 or greater, ACT 27 < SAT 1220 < $14,000
Duchesne Scholarship Incoming Freshman with GPA 3.0 or greater, ACT 24 < SAT 1110 < $12,000
Mouton Scholarship Incoming Freshman with GPA 2.5 or greater, ACT 22 < SAT 1030 < $10,000
Transfer Award Transfer/Full time
24+ college credits
$2,000 – $5,500
– Barat Transfer 3.5 -> College GPA $5,500
– Duchesne Transfer 3.0 – 3.49 College GPA $3,500
– Mouton Transfer 2.5 – 2.99 College GPA $2,000
Phi Theta Kappa Award Transfer/FT/GPA24+ college credits $1,500
St. Louis Bright Futures African American/Completed Associates from StLCC or StCCC with 3.0 Cum GPA/April 1 Deadline/Need/Major Specific $3000 – $10,000
Endowed Scholarships Varies with Donor Specification/No
Separate Application Required
$200 – $6,000
Discounts Minimum Criteria Range/Year
Midwest Student Exchange FT, UG enrollment/current resident of: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin/Need/Up to 75 awarded each year/1st Come-1st Served 10% of Tuition

Parents

Participants in the Federal Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan Program

Undergraduate Potential Eligibility
1-5 Credit Hours Less than Half Time Pell Grant Only
6-8 Credit Hours Half Time Pell Grant, Ross Barnett Award, Federal Student Loans.
9-11 Credit Hours 3/4 Time Pell Grant, Pell Grant, Ross Barnett Award, Federal Student Loans.
12 hrs WC and/or Evening Full Time Pell Grant, Access Missouri Grant, Federal Student Loans.
12-18 hours Day All Federal, State & Intuitional grant, scholarship, employment, loan, and discount programs.
13-18 hours WC or Evening All Federal, State & Intuitional grant, scholarship, employment, loan, and discount programs.
13-18 Graduate Hours Federal Student Loans/Graduate Level ($20500/academic year). Grad PLUS Loan (Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Require five hours of enrollment for funding)

Students working on either a second undergraduate degree, a certificate program or a graduate degree are eligible for student loan programs only. Not all certificate programs are Federal Loan eligible.

**Will need FSA ID and password to access file for security of information contained
https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

Refunds at the beginning of each semester are requested beginning the second week of classes. Depending on the method of payment the student has selected, they should receive the refund in three to ten days.
Any changes added to the account after the refund is requested are the responsibility of the student and should be paid upon billing unless otherwise specified (e.g. bookstore charges, student fees, added classes, etc.)
Students who want credits to be maintained on their student account must request in writing that a refund not be issued. Credits not absorbed by subsequent charges will be refunded to students within 30 days of the end of the enrollment period (i.e. the academic year).

VA Benefits

At Maryville University, we pride ourselves on working with students on an individual basis. That includes students like you who are busy military personnel, military spouses, dependents and veterans, with family commitments or personal goals that don’t allow time to take classes during the traditional school day.

Veterans and their dependents who may be eligible for benefits including the Yellow Ribbon Program can receive information and applications through the V.A. representative located in the Student Service Center. The V.A. representative routinely reports eligibility, and when a veteran has withdrawn from a class or from the University, to the Veterans Administration Regional Offices.

Recognition

Maryville has been named by the U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 Over-performing University in the nation for the second year in a row, as well as the recognition as a “Best College for Veterans.”  Maryville has also been recognized by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly” school for the 5th consecutive year.
Credit for Military Training

Maryville partners with American Council on Education (ACE) to evaluate courses received throughout your military career and transfer them into college credit!
Military Membership

Maryville University is a member of GoArmyEd, and Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC).
Military Spouse Scholarship

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) is a program sponsored by the Department of Defense to provide financial assistance to military spouses. Eligible individuals include spouses of active-duty servicemembers, activated Reservists and activated Guardsmen; spouses of the severely injured, ill, wounded or killed in action (KIA); and spouses of prisoners of war (POW) or servicemembers missing in action (MIA). For complete details, please visit https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa or call a program representative at 800-983-6484.
Educational Benefits

Students may utilize Tuition Assistance (TA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, to include the Post 9-11 G.I. Bill.
Support Group

Maryville University offers student-focused assistance in the areas of: financial aid, VA benefits, academic support, disability services, and employment assistance.  Maryville also has a Veterans Student Organization (VSO), which is composed and operated by Veteran students of Maryville University, and tasked with providing feedback to program instructors regarding recommendations to enhance the curricula and training for future Veteran professionals.

Vocational Rehabilitation

To apply for benefits, students with disabilities must contact the Vocational Rehabilitation Office, State of Missouri. Authorization to bill the Vocational Rehabilitation Office must be submitted to the Student Service Center by each semester’s payment deadline listed in class schedules.

Academic Standards for Financial Aid

There are academic standards for undergraduate and post baccalaureate financial aid applicants.

Academic Standards for Financial Aid