MC to host Financial Aid Night Dec. 8

MC to host Financial Aid Night Dec. 8

Oct. 25, 2016

Maryville College will host Financial Aid Night on Thurs., Dec. 8, 2016.

The event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in Fayerweather Hall’s Lawson Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

Although presented by Maryville College’s financial aid staff, this is a general information session to help prospective students and parents, regardless of the type of college they are considering.

Parents and students will learn what they need to do to apply for all types of financial aid, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to qualify for most student aid programs such as the Tennessee State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, institutional awards and low-cost federal student and parent loans. Terminologies, student eligibility, timelines and information on grants and loans will be explained. From institutional aid to state and federal aid programs, this financial aid primer will help decipher the terms, raise the issues, review best approaches and answer financial aid questions.

Participants will also be briefed on the Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship Program, as well as the importance of searching out free money awards like scholarships to help pay for education costs.

“Financial Aid Night is a great opportunity for families to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to navigate the financial aid process,” said Alayne Bowman, director of financial aid at the College. “Sometimes this task can be daunting, and just knowing and understanding the terms, deadlines and types of aid can help assure parents that their student is receiving the most financial aid that is available.”

For more information, please call the College’s Office of Financial Aid at 865.981.8100.

By Chloe Kennedy, Assistant Director of Communications


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester is 1,181.