of our students receive financial aid.
of our students are student-athletes.
of our students hold a leadership position before graduating.
Here’s Your Roadmap in 6 Easy Steps to Financial Aid
01 :: Apply for Admission
Complete our free online application, send us your high school transcript and ACT/SAT test scores for review. You will receive an admission decision within two weeks after your file is complete.
02 :: Receive an Instant Merit Scholarship
Once you’ve been admitted, you will be awarded a Maryville College merit scholarship. This is based on your ACT/SAT superscores and high school GPA. Your merit award letter will be included in your acceptance packet. Students can try to increase their merit scholarship by retaking the ACT/SAT through the summer before they enroll at MC.
This is only a “starting point,” meaning that the total award will probably increase based on completing Steps #3 and #4 of this checklist.
03 :: Apply for MC Competitive Scholarships & Awards
Maryville College has several scholarships that are based on separate application, auditions and/or interviews for those who qualify. Deadlines for these applications vary. If a student cannot travel to campus for their audition/interview, they may contact the scholarship coordinator for other arrangements.
To view a full list of available scholarships and awards, visit our scholarship page.
04 :: File Your FAFSA
The first step in filing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is apply for your FSA ID. Student and parents must create their own FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov. Then you can submit the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov starting October 1st. You will use your 2016 tax and income information and you may be able to use the IRS Date Retrieval Tool to import your tax information into your FAFSA. Families are encouraged to file the FAFSA early as possible since some federal funding is on a first-come, first-served basis. To send your FAFSA to Maryville College, please add MC to your list of selected schools by using our code 003505.
Maryville College's Financial Aid Office will receive your FAFSA in three business days.
05 :: Watch For Your Financial Aid Package
Based on the results of your FAFSA or your academic achievement, the Financial Aid Office will consider eligibility for federal and state aid. Federal and state aid includes:
- Tennessee HOPE Lottery Scholarship
- Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA)
- Federal PELL Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Federal Stafford Loan
- Federal Work Study
- Maryville College Need-Based Grants
Distribution of estimated financial aid packages begins in December, and your admissions counselor will contact you shortly after the package is received to explain the details and provide you with a cost worksheet.
06 :: Consider Your Additional Financial Aid Options
No matter what, you always have options at Maryville College. For example, the Federal Parent PLUS Loan program is available to help fund a Maryville education based on the parent's credit. Even if the parent is denied the loan, the student will be offered additional Stafford Loan funds. Maryville College can help you set up a Tuition Payment Plan, which offers you the opportunity to pay any remaining balance in affordable interest-free monthly installments. Please visit the financial aid website for further details or contact your Admissions Counselor directly.
In addition, apply for outside scholarships! Your high school guidance counselor is a great resource to let you know about local scholarships available for first-year students. Also, research online at College Board and ACT.org for additional national scholarships. Millions of dollars of scholarships go unclaimed every year, and you can't gain anything if you don't apply for them!
How do I apply for Financial Aid at Maryville College?
After October 1st, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you plan on signing the FAFSA electronically, you and your parent (if you are a dependent student) must apply for a FSA ID. You may apply for a FSA ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov. We recommend that students apply for a FSA ID to not only electronically sign their FAFSA, but also to track the processing of the FAFSA, make corrections online if necessary, and access all of their federal student aid records online, including federal student loan information. In order for your FAFSA to be sent to Maryville College please add our school code (003505) to the application. Once we receive your FAFSA, you will be sent an estimated financial aid package. Your Admissions Counselor will go over the details of the package with you.
What will it cost for me to attend Maryville College?
The Net Price Calculator provides an early approximation of what a new, first-year, undergraduate student can expect to pay to attend Maryville College. It is not intended for use by graduate, transfer, readmitted, continuing, international or part-time students, who should instead contact the Financial Aid Office for more information. Go here to use the Net Price Calculator.
What scholarships and awards are available for first-year students?
Maryville College provides generous scholarship & award opportunities to deserving students. Scholarships are awarded based on academic information, student interest, student leadership and/or talent. In instances where a candidate qualifies for more than one scholarship, s/he will receive the largest scholarship for which s/he is eligible. To view a list of all available scholarships, visit our scholarship page.
How can I schedule a campus visit?
Visit Maryville College and see why we're considered one of the South's best liberal arts colleges. The students, faculty, and staff welcome visitors to the campus. Visitors should contact the Office of Admissions a minimum of two weeks in advance to request a visit with an overnight stay (available Sunday-Thursday nights during fall, J-term, and spring semesters); a minimum of three days in advance of a one-day visit. Go here to schedule a campus visit.
How can I pay my deposit?
Paying your $300 enrollment deposit will secure your place in our next entering class. Once we receive your deposit, you will have access to enrollment forms on our new student website including housing and student orientation preferences. Early deposits will be given priority in campus housing and course registration. Should you decide to cancel your application, your deposit is refundable until May 1.
Three ways to pay:
- Online – fill out and submit a form online.
- By Phone - Call the Admissions Office at 1-800-597-2687 or 865-981-8092
- By Mail - Mail check or money order to: Maryville College Office of Admissions 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy Maryville, TN 37804