Graduate Education Faith-Based Grants
Morningside College offers a tuition grant for educators working in an accredited non-public school. We do this as a way to recognize the unique calling and work of educators in faith-based schools.
What is meant by a “Faith-Based Accredited Non-Public School”?
A Faith-Based Accredited Non-Public School is any school that is connected to a faith community (Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Orthodox, Jewish, etc.) and is recognized by the state in which the school is located.
Do you have to enrolled in an endorsement and/or degree program to be eligible for the faith-based tuition grant program?
Yes. You need to be enrolled as an admitted student in either an endorsement program and/or a Master of Arts in Teaching program.
If you have taken courses from Morningside in the past, is this faith-based tuition grant program retroactive?
No. This program began only with the fall enrollment for the 2012-2013 academic year.
If you already have an endorsement from Morningside, can you use the program for another endorsement?
Yes. You may take as many endorsement programs as you wish using the faith-based tuition grant program as long as you are employed in an accredited non-public school.
Once you are enrolled, how do you let Morningside know that you teach in a faith-based school?
You are expected to keep Morningside College abreast of your employment status to faithfully fulfill the requirements of the faith-based accredited non-public school tuition grant program. You do this by completing an employment verification form each term you register for classes. The form must be received on or before the verification due date and are not accepted thereafter.
Am I required to notify Morningside College if my employment status changes?
Yes. If you leave the non-public school, then you are no longer eligible for any faith-based tuition grant program. You are expected to keep Morningside College abreast of your employment status to faithfully fulfill the requirements of the faith-based accredited non-public school tuition grant programming by completing an employment verification form each term you register for classes.