scholarships and financial aid

Why Marian University?

Our emphasis on educating the whole person is deeply rooted in the teachings of  St. Francis of Assisi. You will develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, and spiritually during your time in college. Our mission calls us to provide educational opportunities to a diverse and academically talented student body. Without substantial financial aid, a college education would be unavailable to these very students who enrich our campus community.

There are a wide variety of scholarships and awards available. Our experienced financial aid representatives are here to help you explore all of the financial aid options that will help meet your family’s specific needs.

Scholarships and Awards

Here are some of the scholarships available at Marian University:

Freshman Academic Scholarships

AWARD  AWARD RANGE CUM. GPA ADDITIONAL NOTES
Saint Mary Academic Scholarship
Full-tuition 3.90+ Competitive. Requires completion of resume and essay by invitation. Deadline: Must gain admission by November 15.
Saint Francis Academic Scholarship
$18,000 3.90+ Awarded at time of admission offer.
Saint Clare Academic Scholarship
$16,000 3.75‒3.89 Awarded at time of admission offer.
Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Academic Scholarship $13,000 3.50‒3.74 Awarded at time of admission offer.
Oldenburg Academic Scholarship $10,000 3.25-3.49 Awarded at time of admission offer.
Assisi Academic Scholarship $8,000 3.00‒3.24 Awarded at time of admission offer.

We offer an academically challenging, faith-filled, life-changing experience. To ensure our students can realize their dreams of such an education, we award close to $30.9 million annually in grants and scholarships.

99% of our students receive institutional grants and scholarships

Other Scholarships and Awards Available to Those Who Qualify

21st Century Scholars

  • Full tuition and fees funded through a combination of federal, state, and Marian University financial aid for up to 25 new scholars each year.
  • Application deadline: November 6

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Art and Design Talent Award

  • Amount varies.
  • Major in graphic design or studio arts.
  • Competitive. Selection based on portfolio, interview with faculty, talent, and potential contribution to the Department of Art and Design.
  • Application deadline for portfolio review: December 1

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Athletic Award

  • Amount varies, up to full tuition.
  • Athletic awards available for every varsity sport. Visit muknights.com for a complete list.

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Bishop Simon Bruté Scholarship

  • Amount varies.
  • Residence in Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary required.

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Diocesan Employee Family Grant

  • The grant will cover one half of the tuition cost each year through a combination of institutional scholarships and aid.

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Fine Arts Talent Award for Instrumental Performance

  • Amount varies.
  • Competitive. Selection based on audition, talent, and potential contribution to the marching band, color guard, and/or concert band.
  • Application deadline: December 1

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Fine Arts Talent Award for Theatre Arts

  • Amount varies.
  • Competitive. Selection based on audition, interview with faculty, talent, and potential contribution to the theatre program.
  • Application deadline: December 1

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Fine Arts Talent Award for Vocal Performance

  • Amount varies.
  • Competitive. Selection based on audition, talent, and potential contribution to the show choir.
  • Application deadline: December 1

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Global Studies Scholarship

  • Amount varies.
  • Selection based on academic performance and interest in global issues.
  • Application deadline: December 1

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Legacy Award

  • $1,500
  • Awarded to entering students who have a parent, legal guardian, or grandparent who graduated from Marian University.
  • Award eligibility determined off of admission application.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Housing Grant

  • First-time freshmen maintaining campus residency are eligible to receive a housing grant covering the standard cost of room and board.
  • Award is renewable for the duration of four years of study.
  • Available to students receiving a Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

Marian Tuition and Housing Grants

  • Varies, based on demonstrated financial need and campus residency.
  • Must live in campus housing.

San Damiano Scholarship

  • Amount varies.
  • Selection based on academic performance, church or religious involvement, and intent of post-graduate church-related employment or significant volunteer service.
  • Application deadline: November 15

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Speech Team Award

  • Amount varies.
  • Selection based on talent and potential contribution to the Marian University speech team.
  • Application deadline: December 1

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How to Apply for Aid

Applying for financial aid at Marian University is easy! Here are the steps:

1
Complete our application

Complete the university admission application process and gain acceptance to the university. Students must be accepted to receive an official financial aid offer.

2
File for FAFSA

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. List Marian University, Title IV School Code 001821, on your FAFSA.

Want to know more?

Office of Undergraduate Admission
(317) 955-6300
(800) 772-7264
admissions@marian.edu

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