Manchester University is taking steps to make education more affordable for first-year, in-state students. The school in North Manchester has launched a program to eliminate out-of-pocket tuition expenses for Indiana students entering MU in the fall of 2021.
MU says this program applies to all four years of their college career.
“The Indiana Tuition Bridge Program allows us to combine a student’s Indiana state grant funding and federal grant funding with their MU scholarships. We will bridge the gap between the combined amount of those sources and full-time tuition,” said Ryon Kaopuiki, vice president for enrollment and marketing.
Although 100 percent of all Manchester undergraduates receive financial assistance, the private university says it is offering this tuition bridge exclusively to incoming first-year students.
Students who meet the following criteria will be offered the tuition bridge program:
- Be an Indiana resident
- Apply and be accepted to Manchester
- Have an Adjusted Gross Income level of $65,000/year or less (for parents)
- Be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Indiana deadline (April 15, 2021)
- Live on campus
Students will be required to pay any additional fees or costs, including room and board.
Other financial aid options are available for those who do not live on campus or otherwise meet the criteria.