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Messiah College Financial Aid Office

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Mission Statement

The Messiah College Financial Aid Office serves students, parents, our Messiah College colleagues and the community by providing information and services to enable students to attain the funding necessary to realize their educational goals.
The Messiah College Financial Aid Office has an array of resources and tools online, both about Messiah College's financial aid programs and policies, as well as some links to other helpful financial aid resources on the Internet. If you have any unanswered questions about financial aid please call our Office at 1-800-233-4220, or e-mail us at finaid@messiah.edu.

 

About Financial Aid


One of the obvious questions that students ask as they consider college education is “Can I afford it?” Like any wise investment, an education at a private Christian college brings definite rewards. But it also costs money.

Since we feel that students should receive a quality education that is distinctively Christian, we are prepared to help deserving persons with financial need to meet the cost of a Messiah College education.


A typical financial aid package for a Messiah student includes a combination of scholarships and grants (which you don't have to repay), loans (which you do have to repay) and student employment.


You have two important responsibilities in the financial aid process: researching ("What am I eligible for ?") and applying. To learn more about the financial aid process and the many resources available to you, take a look at our "Reconciling the Costs" flipbook.

 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Most financial aid programs require students to demonstrate financial need. At Messiah College the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine a student’s financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a confidential statement of income and assets from both the student and parents. The information is analyzed to compare the financial strength of the applicant to that of other students in such areas as income, assets, size of family, number of family members in post-secondary education, and age of the parents. The goal is to make the expectations for the family contribution as equitable as possible for each student applicant.

 


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COST Of EDUCATION

FAMILY CONTRIBUTION

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FINANCIAL NEED


Many forms of aid are based on financial need. Students who do not demonstrate financial need are only eligible for no-need aid. Messiah College offers several forms of financial aid that fall into the “no-need” category—academic scholarships.

 

BorrowSmart Calculator

 

We have partnered with our monthly payment plan provider, Tuition Management Systems, to provide you with the BorrowSmart tool. BorrowSmart is a high powered tool that allows you to compare loan products, and evaluate and choose your best mix of loans and other payment options.

 

"How to Pay" and Other Resources

 

College.gov is a new online resource provided by the U.S. Department of Education. It was designed by students for students and features first-person accounts of students who overcame challenges to going to college, including financial barriers. It provides relevant, comprehensive information about why to go, how to go, and how to pay for college or other postsecondary education programs.

 


 
2013-2014 Application Packet
FAFSA on the Web Worksheet
Complete Your FAFSA
Read FA Booklet
Financial Aid Presentation
Private Loan Marketplace
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