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Messiah University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Mechanicsburg, PA

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$51,670
Tuition and Fees
$37,180
Room and Board
$10,900
Books and Supplies
$1,240
Other Expenses
$2,350
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
No deadline for filing financial aid forms
Award Notification
On a rolling basis
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003298
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
560 (92.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
479 (85.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
479 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
90 (18.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$27,916
Need-Based Gift
Received by 477 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,047
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 385 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,701
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 65 (13.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
124 (20.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,472

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,148 (84.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,870 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,868 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
360 (19.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$26,020
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,844 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,830
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,479 (79.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,591
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 234 (12.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
677 (26.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,921

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$41,859
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Humanities
Number of Awards
2,263
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
116
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
599
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
183
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,141

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