Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University


Federal Pell Grants are awarded to "needy" students as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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 is determined by the Department of Education. Visit for eligibility criteria.

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 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 has additional eligibility requirements.

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 who are members of or who regularly attend a Church of the Nazarene and consider it their "home church". Membership or attendance must be established for at least one year prior to receiving the grant. Churches are challenged to match at least $500 of the grant for their students enrolled 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 the Church of the Nazarene. Students must attend full-time.

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.

Bible Quiz Grants are awarded to any student who was a member (for at least 1 year) of 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.