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2011-2012 Financial Aid Forms

 

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Note: All documents available from the links below are in PDF format, unless otherwise specified.


Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Instructions

This document contains instructions for the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and information about other aspects of the financial aid application process.

2011-2012 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet

Complete this worksheet if you plan to use FAFSA on the Web to apply for financial aid. Use this worksheet to collect your (and your parents') information before beginning your 2011-2012 online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Last year 98% of our families applied using FAFSA on the Web and we recommend it as the best way to apply.

 

2011-2012 Free Application For Federal Student Aid

If you cannot or do not wish to complete the FAFSA on the Web, you can use this PDF version of the FAFSA. The PDF FAFSA must be mailed for processing. The PDF FAFSA is available for you to print and fill out manually or is screen-fillable. Screen-fillable means you can enter your data on the screen before printing. Please note that if you choose this option you will not be able to save your data to your PC. In other words, if you fill out the PDF FAFSA on your computer and then attempt to save it, you will save only the PDF FAFSA form and none of your personal information. To print a PDF FAFSA file from within your reader, we recommend you use the PDF’s print button rather than the browser’s print function.

 

VERIFICATION WORKSHEET 2011-2012

When you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the Federal processor might select you for verification. If so, you will need to complete this form and submit it to the Messiah College Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Instructions contain more information about verification under the section entitled "Verification Forms".

Family Size Verification Form

If this is a required document necessary for completion of the financial aid package, the Financial Aid Office will notify the student via email and/or paper letter.

 

Prior Degree Verification Form

If this is a required document necessary for completion of the financial aid package, the Financial Aid Office will notify the student via email and/or paper letter.

Year in College Verification Form

If this is a required document necessary for completion of the financial aid package, the Financial Aid Office will notify the student via email and/or paper letter.


Non-Institutional Scholarships


Non-Institutional Scholarship Form 2011-2012

The purpose of this form is to collect information from you about any non-institutional/private scholarships you will be receiving. This means scholarships that are not from state, federal, or Messiah College sources.


Miscellaneous Forms

        Complete these forms only if they pertain to you.


Covenant Grant Application

--Only applicable to members or regular attendants of Brethren in Christ churches--
Covenant Grants are awarded to full-time students who are members or regular attendants of Brethren in Christ churches.  An application is required. The amount of the Covenant Grant is $500 per school year.  A travel allowance, ranging in amounts of $75 to $300, is available to non-Pennsylvania residents who also qualify for the Covenant Grant.

One application is sufficient for all four school years.

 

Dean's Scholarship for Continuing Students Application

Ten $1500 Dean’s Scholarships for Continuing Students are awarded each year to current Messiah College students who have distinguished themselves as outstanding leaders in specific activities while attending Messiah College.  Application deadline date is May 15th.

 

Mature Student Discount Application

Students, age 30 years or older, will be granted a 25% Mature Student Discount on tuition only, for all courses for which they enroll.

 

Military Benefits and Institutional Financial Aid

 If you are a veteran, or the dependent of a veteran, and plan to receive veterans' benefits to help pay your educational expenses, please review our Military Benefits and Institutional Aid Policy so that you will understand how your veterans' benefits will interact with Messiah College institutional financial aid programs.  In some cases, Messiah College institutional financial aid will need to be reduced to allow your veterans' benefits to fit into your institutional financial aid package.  After reviewing the policy, please complete the Veterans' Benefits Reporting Form  and return it to our office.  

 

Yellow Ribbon Program: Students who wish to apply for benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program should complete the Yellow Ribbon Program Application.  Yellow Ribbon applicants should read and understand the Messiah College Policies and Procedures for theYellow Ribbon Program before applying for Yellow Ribbon Program benefits.

 

 

Vermont Grant Application
--Only applicable to residents of Vermont--

Students who are residents of Vermont can apply for the Vermont Grant through the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation at www.vsac.org


2011-2012 Loan Forms and Information


Nursing Student Loan Application

--Only applicable to Nursing students--

Please note:  The April 1st application deadline has passed and all funds for the 2011/2012 academic year have been committed.


PLUS vs Alternative: Which Should I Choose?

If you decide to take out an additional loan, this document will help you decide if a PLUS Loan or an alternative loan is the best option for you.

 

What Do I Owe Worksheet
This worksheet will help you estimate what you will owe after your financial aid is applied, and will help you decide if you need to borrow an additional loan.

Loan Information
Additional Alternative Student Loan List

 
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