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Aid for Freshmen

Marymount University offers a variety scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment opportunities to help freshman students meet the costs of their education. The Net Price Calculator is a tool designed to help you estimate your financial aid options for MU, which may include the following:

Freshman Academic Scholarships
Qualified full-time freshman applicants are automatically offered one of the following tuition scholarships. No separate application is required.
 
Updated for Fall 2014
 
Scholarship Amount Awarded Minimum high school average Minimum SAT* or ACT Score
Presidential Scholarship $15,500 A- 1150/25
MU Freshman Scholarship $14,500 B+ 1050/23
Academic Success Scholarship $13,500 B 1000/21

Freshman academic scholarships are renewable for up to four years of study, provided you maintain good academic standing at Marymount. In order to receive priority consideration for these awards, your application for admission and supporting documents should be submitted no later than April 1. Please note that no student may be awarded more than one of these scholarships.

Other Scholarships and Grants

Catholic High School Scholarship
This $2,000 tuition scholarship is automatically offered to full-time freshman applicants who have graduated or will graduate from a Catholic high school. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years of study, provided you maintain good academic standing at Marymount.

Spirit of Service Scholarship
This competitive, renewable $2,500 to $5,000 scholarship is available to students with a record of high academic achievement and extensive volunteer service experience with school, church, or community organizations. Recipients are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and must complete 60 hours of community service per semester. Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications received by March 1. Later applications will be considered on a funds-available basis.



Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship for Women in Science and Mathematics
This competitive scholarship provides women majoring in Biology, Mathematics, or Information Technology (Computer Science specialty) with full tuition and room and board for up to four years. Applicants should be U.S. citizens with a record of high academic achievement and an interest in teaching or research in math or science. Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications received by February 1. Later applications will be considered on a funds-available basis.



Honors Program Scholarship
Freshmen admitted to the Marymount University Honors Program may be eligible for an additional scholarship award. Admission to the program is very competitive. Applicants should have a 3.5 high school GPA and a 1200 SAT (CR / M) or 27 ACT composite score. Priority consideration will be given to Honors Program applications received by February 1. Later applications will be considered on a space-available basis.



Achievement Award
This $11,000 tuition award is automatically offered to full-time freshman applicants who have at least a "B" high school average and a 950 SAT (CR / M) or 20 ACT composite score. This award is renewable for up to four years of study, provided you maintain good academic standing at Marymount. Please note that this award cannot be combined with the Presidential, MU Freshman, or Academic Success Scholarships.


The following programs are available to domestic students. International applicants are not eligible.

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)
Each year, the Commonwealth of Virginia determines a grant amount to be awarded to legal residents of Virginia who attend Marymount full-time. The grant amount for this year is estimated to be $3,100. Qualifying students should submit the VTAG application to the Office of Financial Aid by no later than July 31. Later applications will be considered by the Commonwealth on a funds-available basis.



DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)
The District of Columbia provides a renewable $2,500 grant to DC residents who attend Marymount full-time. This grant is awarded solely on the basis of DC residency, not on financial need. Qualifying students should submit the DC OneApp and required documents to the District of Columbia government by June 30. Later applications will be considered on a funds-available basis.



Need-Based Grants, Loans, and Other Aid
Students with demonstrated financial need may qualify for additional financial aid from Marymount University or from federal, state, or local government sources. Additional information about Pell, SEOG, ACG, Perkins, Stafford, Parent PLUS, Work-Study, and other need-based financial aid programs can be found at the Office of Financial Aid Web site.