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Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant for Incoming Metro Students with Financial Need

Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant for Metro Students

The Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant is available to assist incoming first-time freshmen who have exceptional financial need based on the results of the FAFSA.

Eligibility for the Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant and the amount of the award is determined based on the student’s demonstrated unmet financial need and the student’s high school academic performance. Students qualifying for this program may receive the grant up to four academic years (fall and spring semesters) while pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. In addition to demonstrating exceptional financial need, incoming first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria to receive this award:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15 prior to the academic year enrolling
  • Earn a High School Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Live in on-campus housing.
  • Enroll full-time.
  • Submit all required documentation for federal verification, if required.

The value of the Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant typically stays the same each academic year it is renewed as long as the student meets the following criteria.

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.
  • Submit all required documentation for federal verification, if required.
  • Earn at least a 2.0 Marshall and overall grade point average.
  • Earn 30 credit hours each academic year.
  • Live in on-campus housing.
  • Maintain full-time enrollment.

The tuition waiver grant may only be applied to Marshall University tuition charges. This tuition waiver grant does not apply to students who do not live on campus and who are enrolled in a distance education program. This waiver does not cover tuition charges from St. Mary’s Center for Education and other third-party agreements with colleges and universities. Be advised that the amount of this award is subject to change in accordance with federal and state regulations and institutional policy when the student’s unmet financial need changes due to verification, the student receives additional financial aid awards, or there are other circumstances that affect the student’s financial aid eligibility.