We are committed to making Messiah accessible and affordable for all students and their families.
We do that through a variety of financial aid opportunities—including merit-based aid (like scholarships), need-based aid (like grants, loans and student employment) and tuition discounts. One hundred percent of first-year students at Messiah receive aid (the average financial aid package for first-year students is $24,546 [not including PLUS or other alternative loans]), demonstrating our commitment to helping families identify and obtain financial aid resources and opportunities that make a nationally ranked Christian education attainable.
Scholarships from Messiah College typically fall into the category of merit-based (awarded without consideration of your financial need) and are a form of aid that you do not have to repay. Messiah typically awards grants or scholarships to 100 percent of its enrolled students.
A combination of grants, loans and on-campus student employment options comprise the need-based options at Messiah. About 70 percent of Messiah students have one or more loans and nearly 45 percent have a federally funded campus work-study job.