Applying for Aid
Here to help.
There's a lot to know when it comes to financial aid.
Between Morningside scholarships and grants, federal and state awards, and private scholarships and loans, there is a lot to navigate. That's why our team of financial aid experts is here to help you find every penny to make your education possible.
Step One: Consider Private Scholarships
Every little bit helps. You can get started on private scholarship applications early in your college search. We highly recommend the following resources as you begin exploring private scholarship opportunities.
- Fast Web
- College Board
- Iowa United Methodist Foundation
- Iowa College Foundation
- General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Step Two: Complete the FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the next major step in determining your financial aid package. The FAFSA is available starting October 1, 2019. Once your admissions application is complete, you'll want to complete your FAFSA. You'll need to gather some financial information and have Morningside's federal code handy.
Morningside's Federal Code: 001879
Step Three: We'll Formulate Your Aid Package
Using the information from the FAFSA, we'll determine which federal and state aid you are eligible for, add in the Morningside scholarships and grants you qualify for, and propose any additional loans to make ends meet. Depending on your family's income level, there may also be a calculated expected family contribution (EFC). One of our advisors will be happy to personally go over your package with you so you fully understand your responsibility.
Step Four: Let Us Know
As we prepare for you to enroll at Morningside University this fall, we want to ensure we are aware of any additional funding you might be receiving from outside sources. This includes things that you have been awarded through your high school, any website searches, employer reimbursements, Department of the Blind, Military benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.
Each scholarship will be applied to your student account when the money is received by our office. To ensure credit is issued in a timely manner, please ask your donor to include your full name on the check and have your donor forward the check to the address listed below.
To complete the Outside Scholarship and Additional Financial Assistance form CLICK HERE.Federal regulations mandate that all funding received from outside or private sources (other than Morningside University, the federal government and/or your state government) must become part of the financial aid award letter. You are required by federal law to report all sources of outside assistance to the Office of Student Financial Planning.