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. Students who qualify for this program will receive a tuition waiver that covers 50% of the student’s demonstrated financial need after all other federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships are awarded. 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 16 – 20 (or SAT CR + M of 780 – 980) and High School Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher  or  ACT composite score of 21 or higher (or SAT CR + M of 990 or higher) and High School Grade Point Average between 2.5 – 2.99

·         Live on campus

·         Enroll full time

·         Enroll in UNI 102 – Student Success 1 Credit Hour Course

·         Agree to participate in the Work-study program by working part time on campus or in a community service position

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

·         Agree to participate in the Work-study program by working part time on campus or in a community service position

·         The Achievement Tuition Waiver award 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.