Access to Mside

 
 
 

Complete your 2024-2025 FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure you meet any Federal, State, Private, or Morningside requirements. Visit the FAFSA website

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OUR COMMITMENT

MAKING COLLEGE AFFORDABLE

Morningside University is a great value. We hear all the time that many families feel like they can’t afford private college, but the truth is that as a private university, we offer a wide range of scholarships and grants that allow us to be as affordable or more affordable than state colleges and universities. Access to Mside is our commitment to help streamline paying for college.

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ACCESS TO MSIDE

FOR ALL FIRST-TIME, FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS FOR 2024-2025

All new full-time undergraduate students will be guaranteed a minimum award package of $24,000 for on-campus residential students and $18,000 for off-campus commuter students. These packages include all grants and scholarships available through Morningside, as well as federal and state assistance. See the flyer below for details. 

*Please note this offer is not available for online or transfer students.

RESIDENTIAL ACCESS TO MSIDE

Students who are Pell-eligible residents of the state of Iowa; South Sioux City, Neb.; or Schuyler, Neb. and are enrolling at Morningside as new full-time undergraduate students for 2024-2025 will be guaranteed a minimum grant and/or scholarship award package of $37,000 for on-campus residential students and $31,000 for off-campus commuter students. These packages also include all grants and scholarships available through Morningside, as well as federal and state assistance. See the flyers below for details. 

Please note this offer is not available for online or transfer students.

Iowa Residents

For students who attended or graduated from an Iowa high school (2024 or after)

South Sioux City, NE Residents

For students who attended or graduated from South Sioux City High School (2024 or after)

Schuyler, NE Residents

For students who attended or graduated from Schuyler Central High School (2024 or after)

ARE YOU PELL ELIGIBLE

*Not sure if you are Pell-eligible? The Morningside University Office of Financial Planning encourages you to complete the FAFSA to find out. Not only will completing the FAFSA help you determine if you are Pell-eligible, but it can also open the door to a variety of other financial aid options. If you have questions or require assistance with this process, please contact financial aid.

**Students who take part in this program will be required to complete the FAFSA each year. Should you no longer qualify for the Pell Grant during that time, the amount of the Federal Pell Grant, Pell Enhancement Grant, and SEOG Grant would be reduced from this amount.

YOUR MSIDE CHECKLIST

Visiting Morningside is the single best way to decide if we might be the right place for you. Plus, it’s a great way to meet faculty because they will be part of your visit! Tour academic buildings, soak up our beautiful campus, explore athletic and performing arts facilities, and spend time getting to know us. We are committed to making your day here a great experience, giving you a clear sense of how we can help you reach your goals, and helping you discover why Morningside feels like home to so many students.

Now through Dec. 15, get a free Nike backpack just for visiting.

Apply online. It takes five minutes, is easy peasy, and free to submit. Once you have completed your application, check out the rest of our admissions requirements so you know what steps come next.

Morningside University Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Director of Financial Planning Karen Wiese and her team can work with you, your family, and your supporters to answer questions about the financial aid process.

Office Phone: 712-274-5159
Email: finaid@morningside.edu

Contact Us

Questions? We’d love to help. Contact us today.

Morningside University Admissions

712-274-5511
admissions@morningside.edu

Morningside University Financial Aid

712-274-5159
finaid@morningside.edu

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