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International Student Financial Aid
Financial Aid Process for International Degree Seeking Students
The University of Mount Union does offer need-based financial aid and academic merit awards to qualifying students.
The International Award is given automatically to non-native English speaking applicants who qualify based on a review of a student’s English language proficiency level at the time of acceptance. To qualify for the International Award, applicants must be admitted as an F-1 degree seeking student and hold a valid I-20 form which will be issued by Mount Union. The award amounts are the following:
- 45-60 iBT (PB TOEFL scores between 450 and 497) or an IELTS score of 4.5 - $7,500 award
- 61 iBT (PB TOEFL scores at 500 and above) or an IELTS score of 5.0 and above - $10,000 award
Merit-based Awards (Scholarships)
Upon admission, a number of academic merit awards are given automatically to those who qualify based on a review of student's academic credentials such as curriculum, grade point average, ACT/SAT and high school rank. The awards are renewable each year (maximum of eight semesters) as long as the student is full-time (minimum of 12 hours).
Merit Based Scholarship consideration begins with at least:
- 3.0 average on a 4.0 grade point scale
- 970 minimum SAT in the combined areas of Critical Reading and Math
- 20 minimum ACT
- Top 30% or higher class rank
You may be eligible to compete for a higher scholarship if you meet any of the following criteria:
- 1220 SAT or higher in the combined areas of Critical Reading and Math
- 27 ACT or higher
Need-based Financial Aid
Upon admission, need-based financial aid is determined by the income and assets of students and their families. To qualify, students must complete the International Student Financial Aid Application for the 2014-2015 academic year (if applying for Spring 2015 enrollment) or the International Student Financial Aid Application for the 2015-2016 academic year (if applying for Fall 2015 enrollment).
Need-based aid is calculated from the information submitted on this form, which primarily looks at the income and assets of the student and his/her parents.
The average need based financial aid award for international students who applied for financial aid and were determined to have financial need is $17,447. This financial aid award generally includes the International Grant and Campus Employment. The financial aid award will also include a scholarship if the student qualifies for an academic merit-based scholarship. Our scholarships range from $7,500 to full tuition based on the student’s academic credentials.
Since the total direct costs for the 2013-2014 Academic Year are $36,160, international students receiving the average financial aid award would pay approximately $18,713 for tuition, fees, standard room and meals. These figures do not include the cost of books, supplies, transportation or personal expenses. The student who qualifies for a partial academic merit-based scholarship could pay less if financial need is demonstrated from the results of the International Student Financial Aid Application for the 2014-2015 academic year (if applying for Spring 2015 enrollment) or the International Student Financial Aid Application for the 2015-2016 academic year (if applying for Fall 2015 enrollment).
Which Financial Aid Form Do I File?
Many students have questions concerning the financial aid application process. We have created a checklist to help students determine which financial aid application is required. Please complete the International Student Financial Aid Application for the 2014-2015 academic year (if applying for Spring 2015 enrollment) or the International Student Financial Aid Application for the 2015-2016 academic year (if applying for Fall 2015 enrollment) if you meet the following criteria:
- Citizenship is not from the United States of America
- If you are in the U.S. on an F1 or F2 student visa, or a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa (pertaining to international organizations)
Please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you meet the following criteria:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be an eligible noncitizen
- (A permanent U.S. resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551); • A conditional permanent resident (I-551C); or
- The holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any of the following designations: “Refugee,” “Asylum Granted,” “Parolee” (I-94 confirms paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired), “Victim of human trafficking,” T-Visa holder (T-1, T-2, T-3, etc.) or “Cuban-Haitian Entrant.”)
- Have a valid Social Security Number (unless you’re from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).