Your search for financial aid doesn't have to be a struggle.
The College of Mount St. Joseph offers a number of valuable resources to make your financial aid application process easier. Our staff is dedicated to your success.
Types of financial aid
Scholarships are awards based on outstanding academic performance. These awards do not require repayment. We offer scholarships ranging from $500 to $14,000.
Grants are a form of aid typically based on financial need, provided by the the Mount, or federal or state government. Students who receive grants do not need to repay them. Available grants range from $500 to $5,550.
Loans are a sum of money lent at a specific interest rate for a specific time to students and parents to assist with college costs. They require repayment plus interest. The amount loaned varies depending on eligibility. Loans typically come from the federal government, private institutions or banks.
Students can earn money to help pay their college tuition through student employment. In addition to traditional jobs, students who qualify based on financial need can seek work study or Mount employment opportunities. Those who meet the necessary skill levels and professional requirements can apply for a co-op position, allowing them to earn credit and money.
The Mount has also partnered with the non-profit organization Education at Work to help students get the foundational skills and education needed to be competitive in the modern job market. Education at work compensates student workers, and helps to reimburse them for tuition expenses.
This interest-free monthly plan makes tuition payments more convenient and affordable. The Mount offers a payment plan through Tuition Management Systems that lets you pay all or part of your educational expenses in manageable monthly installments.
The Office of Student Administrative Services is committed to your success, that’s why we work to make a college education affordable. In addition to the resources offered in our office, we provide other tools and information to help you navigate the financial aid process.
Use our Academic Scholarship Wizard to determine if you qualify for any of the academic-performance based scholarships offered to undergraduate students at the College of Mount St. Joseph.
Our handy Net Price Calculator makes it easy for you to determine the approximate cost of an education at the Mount, after factoring in all financial aid and expected family contributions.
Need-based aid is awarded on the basis of a student’s financial need calculated from the information supplied on the FAFSA. Learn how to apply for and receive grants or loans in our step-by-step getting started guide.
You aren’t the first student to apply for financial aid. Read case studies on how other students used financial aid to help make college affordable. You can apply what you learn to your financial aid application process.
Figuring out financial aid can be confusing, but you aren't alone. Read tips from the experts in the Office of Student Administrative Services on applying for and receiving financial aid. We also provide a helpful glossary so you can find out what commonly-used financial aid terms actually mean.
We also provide convenient links to external Web sites that offer important financial aid information.