Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Grants

Federal Pell Grants are awarded to "needy" students as defined by the FAFSA results. The amount is determined on the basis of the student’s and family’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). To apply for a Federal Pell Grant, the student must complete the FAFSA; no other application is required.

Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant depends upon the following set of criteria:

  1. A U. S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  2. Established financial need by means of the FAFSA.
  3. Enrolled in an undergraduate course of study and have not previously received a bachelor’s degree from any institution.
  4. Enrolled on at least a three (3) semester hour basis in a program of study which is six months in length or longer.
  5. Making satisfactory academic progress in the course of study.

The federal government provides Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grants for students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Student eligibility is determined by the information parents and students provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grants (TEACH) are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students that are accepted into an eligible program of study and agree to teach full-time for at least four years (within eight years of completing that program) as a highly qualified teacher at a Title I school. The award is $4,000 a year, but has additional eligibility requirements. For more information see: http://www.gotomvnu.com/preparing/federal.asp.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Opportunity Grant is awarded based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. This award may be renewable each fall semester provided there is not a significant decrease in financial need.

The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Challenge Grant is awarded to students from the East Central USA educational region of the Church of the Nazarene who are members of or who regularly attend a Church of the Nazarene and consider it their "home church" for at least one year prior to receiving the grant. Churches are challenged to match at least $500 of the grant for their students at the university.

The Nazarene P.K. and M.K. Grant is available to unmarried, dependent children of missionaries, assigned senior pastors, full-time pastoral staff, or commissioned evangelists who serve on the East Central Educational Region of the Church of the Nazarene, or are missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene outside of the U.S.A. Students must attend full-time and live on campus. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for information concerning the Nazarene P.K. and M.K. Grant available to off-region students.

The Interdenominational P.K. and M.K. Grant is available to unmarried, dependent children of active, full-time missionaries, pastors or evangelists under official appointment by a group other than the Church of the Nazarene. Students must attend full-time and live on campus.

Bible Quiz Grants to any student who was a member (for at least 1 year) on a district teen Bible Quiz team during high school. The grant amount is $125 per year, up to a total award of $500 over a 4 year period.

Out-of-state residents may qualify for an MVNU Gateway Scholarship. Also, out-of-state residents should investigate whether their state sponsors its own grant program and if so, inquire into the possibility of utilizing this money for education at an out-of-state institution. One of the states that has established a grant program for its state residents is Pennsylvania. Eligibility for the Pennsylvania Grant is determined by the FAFSA, which must be submitted by May 1. No other application is necessary.