How to Make the Most of Your Financial Aid Options
It’s never too early to plan for your future
How Maryville can help you finance your educational investment
- Transfer credit friendly admission. If you’re one of the 44 million Americans with some college credit but no degree, you’re in the right place. When you choose Maryville, you can transfer up to 60 eligible credit hours toward your bachelor’s degree, which can help drive down your total tuition. You can also transfer credits into some of our graduate programs.
- Tuition freeze. Our undergraduate tuition hasn’t been raised for the past several years and will continue to stay the same for the 2021-22 school year.
- Employer discounts. Maryville partners with several companies nationwide to offer reduced tuition to employees who enroll in one of our online programs. When filling out your Maryville application, don’t forget to complete the employer section so your enrollment advisor can flag any potential partnerships.
- Flexible payment plans. Paying all your tuition upfront can be tough on your wallet. That’s why we give you the option to split it up into two installments over the course of the semester or five monthly payments — whichever fits your budget.
- Early Access program. If you’re a bachelor’s degree student, you may be eligible to apply some of your coursework toward a master’s degree and be billed at the undergraduate tuition rate. That means you can earn your graduate degree quicker and pay less while you do it.
Other forms of funding used by our online students
Federal student aid
- Pell grants are need-based awards for low-income students who haven’t previously completed a bachelor’s program. After our financial aid office applies the funds to your tuition and fees, any remaining balance will be disbursed to you directly.
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs) are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to undergraduate students who demonstrate extreme financial need on the FAFSA. Maryville University encourages students to complete the FAFSA as early as possible to be considered for FSEOG funding.
- Direct loans (also referred to as Stafford loans) can be subsidized* or unsubsidized. If the loan is subsidized, the federal government pays (or subsidizes) the interest that accrues during a set period.
- Direct Parent PLUS loans are available to eligible parents of dependent undergraduate students and are approved based on credit. If approved, your parent can apply for a loan to cover the remaining cost of tuition for an academic year and then reapply in the following academic year.
- Grad PLUS loans are available to graduate and professional students who are enrolled at least half-time in an eligible school in a program leading to a graduate or professional degree or certificate, do not have an adverse credit history, and meet the general eligibility requirements for federal student aid.