Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant for Metro Students with Financial Need

Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant for Metro Students

This program is to assist incoming first-time freshmen who have exceptional financial need with a tuition waiver grant for four academic years of consecutive full-time enrollment.

Incoming freshmen who qualify for this program will receive a tuition waiver valued at 55% of the student’s demonstrated financial need minus federal, state, and institutional scholarships and grants. If a federal, state, or institutional financial aid award is received after the Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant is offered, the Achievement Tuition Waiver will be reduced (to comply with the 55% rule).

In addition, the student is offered a Work-study award in the amount of $1,500 for the academic year.

Eligibility Criteria:

·         File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and qualify for Federal Pell Grant

·         If selected for federal verification, provide required documentation

·         ACT composite score of 22 or higher (or SAT equivalent score)

·         High School Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher

·         Live on campus

·         Enroll full time

Renewal Criteria:

·         File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need

·         If selected for federal verification, provide required documentation

·         Earn at least 26 credit hours at the end of freshman year, and 30 credit hours thereafter

·         Earn a minimum cumulative Marshall and overall Grade Point Average of 2.0

·         Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

·         Live on campus

·         Maintain full-time enrollment

The Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant value will remain the same each academic year it is renewed.

The tuition waiver grant may only be applied to Marshall University tuition charges; it may not be used to cover online course fees. This waiver does not cover tuition charges from St. Mary’s Center for Education and other third-party agreements with colleges and universities.