Your college education is one of the most important investments you'll ever make. But you probably have real questions about how you can afford it.
At MNU's Office of Student Financial Services, we understand that your financial aid represents an investment in your future. We are committed to helping you and your family determine the best way to pay for your MNU education. We will work hard to help you maximize your financial aid options.
More than 98% of MNU students receive financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans or work study. Some awards are made on the basis of financial need, others for academic merit or performance, and some for a combination of the two. We are confident you'll find real value in your MNU education.
Student Financial Services
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. [Central]
Phone: 913.971.3298 | Fax: 913.971.3482
In order to maximize your financial aid opportunities and find out what type of award you qualify for, keep these steps in mind:
You'll want to complete your MNU Application for Admission as soon as possible. Both federal and state financial assistance require that you be accepted at MNU before we can finalize your financial aid. You can apply at www.mnu.edu/apply.
Two weeks after filing taxes electronically (four to six weeks for income tax returns filed in paper form), download income information from the IRS directly into the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This should be completed before March 1st if possible. If you are unable to complete federal tax returns before March 1st, please contact the Office of Admissions.
> FSA ID vs PIN
Previously you were required to use a PIN to access U.S. Department of Education websites and information. As of 2015, this system has changed to an FSA ID—a username and password. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information for the FAFSA. To generate your username and password, please visit the FSA ID website now.
Electronically file your student and parent federal income tax returns with the IRS as soon after January 1st as possible (if you will file tax returns for 2014). Use MNU's school code: 007032.
Pell Grants are awarded to students who demonstrate high financial need. A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid.
A Perkins Loan is a low interest loan only awarded to undergraduate students demonstrating a high financial need.
These loans include Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans and Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
PLUS loans are federal loans that parents of dependent undergraduate students, regardless of income, can use to help pay education expenses.
These are part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need. A limited number of such jobs are available.
Awarded to students with high financial need with priority given to Pell recipients.
Residents of Kansas who attend MidAmerica Nazarene may be eligible to receive funds from the state. More details can be found at www.kansasregents.org.
Awarded to residents of Kansas who attend a Kansas private college or university. These grants are based upon financial need and early application.
Designed to assist academically competitive students, based on financial need, who are identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic.
The Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship is a merit-based service obligation scholarship program for students pursuing a bachelor's, currently licensed teachers pursuing endorsement/master’s degrees in hard-to-fill disciplines or either group planning to teach in an underserved geographic area.
The Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship requires an obligation to practice as a LPN or RN in Kansas and work for a sponsor.
The Kansas State Scholarship is designed to assist students based on financial need.
MNU provides both need-based scholarships and grants to enrolled full-time students in the traditional program who are seeking their first bachelorís degree.
These MNU Scholarships are based upon student performance on the ACT/SAT examination and high school grade point average. Transfer student awards are based upon cumulative college GPA.
These scholarships are available to students participating in varsity athletics for football, volleyball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, softball, baseball and cheer.
These scholarships are available to students who demonstrate proficiency in fine and performing arts.
These home church scholarships of up to $500 per year per student from a participating church are given a one-to-one match for a maximum of $500 per year.
Available to full-time undergraduates belonging to a Nazarene church and enrolled in the traditional program.
Consider borrowing a Private Loan if there is no other viable federal student loan option available.
Interest rates on private loans vary depending on lenders and your credit score.
Repayment terms on private loans will vary by lender, although repayment typically begins 6 months after you graduate or drop below half time enrollment.
Private loan fees will vary depending on lenders and your credit score.
Private loans cannot be consolidated with Federal loans; two or more private loans can be consolidated