Financial Aid Information
Please check back often for updates. Please note, due to Financial Aid’s reliance on outside entities and process oriented nature, the Financial Aid department is not held to MCU’s 48 hour response time rule. Standard updates will be given to students upon request, but we encourage students to understand that answers cannot necessarily be instantaneous or tailored to a personal timeline.
If you are interested in applying for Federal Student Aid, please submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) today! (Be careful of fraudulent websites claiming to be the FAFSA, only use this official link). This is the same application that all students in the U.S. complete when seeking federal financial aid to attend higher education. Once this application is completed, the student will indicate whether he/she would like to attend Midwives College of Utah by including our school code (042183). This begins the process of awarding you aid! In addition, students interested in financial aid are encouraged to check out Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid online at http://studentaid.ed.gov/guide.
Financial Aid Programs Offered:
• FEDERAL PELL GRANT PROGRAM, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1070a et seq.; 34 C.F.R. Part 690.
• FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1087a et seq.; 34 C.F.R. Part 685.
Federal Student Aid Eligibility:
Federal student aid is available to enrolled degree seeking students only. Audited courses and non-credit courses are ineligible for student aid. All Federal Student Aid recipients must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. In addition, if you are a male over the age of 18, you must register for Selective Service in order to receive Federal Student Aid. Please register here: http://www.sss.gov/default.htm.
How to Apply:
To apply for Federal Student Aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This may be done online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you have questions about the FAFSA, please contact the Financial Aid Director. Each FAFSA covers the federal award year, which runs July 1 through June 30. You must apply for aid annually. Continuing students should submit a renewal FAFSA.
Eligibility for aid is based on the information provided on the FAFSA and will vary by program. All eligibility is determined by Department of Education formulas. Students do not have to be admitted to Midwives College of Utah before submitting the FAFSA. Financial Aid awards will only be made to students accepted into an eligible program. Continuing Education students are not eligible for federal student aid.
FAFSAs still under verification are not considered complete.
When completing the FAFSA, you will need to enter Midwives College of Utah’s Federal School Code (042183). You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) after completing your FAFSA. This will contain your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which will determine your aid package. FASAs may be selected for verification by the Department of Education or by Midwives College of Utah. If your application is selected for verification, you will be notified by the Financial Aid Department. You will be required to submit additional documentation, including tax forms, before your award can be processed. Your application is not considered complete, and aid will not be disbursed, until after the verification is complete. Please be advised, this is a process that can take some time. Check out our visual aid for understanding MCU’s verification process: Verification Process Flow Chart
Once a student aid package is created, an award letter will be provided to the student. If the award is not confirmed, the student will not receive aid. You may choose to accept all, only part, or none of an award by email.
Financial Aid Counseling
MCU’s Financial Aid Director is available to counsel students on financial aid options. Students will receive an email from the Financial Aid Director regarding office hours, contact information and appointment availability at the beginning of each semester. Contact information is also available on our website at https://www.midwifery.edu/staff-faculty/.
Resources for First Generation College Students
For most first generation college students (FGCS), it’s an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to attend college that their parents may not have had. Along with this important opportunity, challenges arise, but students need to know they are supported by their families, communities and schools. Learn more below about the challenges faced by FGCS and the solutions available at http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/first-generation-college-students/
Net Price Calculator
The Net Price Calculator is designed to give you an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a college freshman attending school full-time in the academic year indicated. It is a tool which we hope will give you a clear picture of options and opportunities so you can make more informed decisions about your college choices.
Tax Benefits for Education
Tax credits, deductions and savings plans can help taxpayers with their expenses for higher education. For more information, visit Tax Benefits for Education: Information Center.
Additional Information for U.S. Citizens
- United States of America: If you are a male, over the age of 18, you must register for Selective Service in order to receive Federal Student Aid. Please register here: http://www.sss.gov/default.htm
- Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. If September 17 does not fall on a weekday, it is then observed on the nearest weekday to it.