Think You Can't Afford Us, Think Again...

Before ruling out any college or university, do a little research on the types of scholarships for  incoming, first-year students and financial aid offered at the institutions you are considering. Private colleges offer a wide array of scholarships based on academics, interests, leadership and talent. Maryville College scholarships range from $11,000 per year up to full tuition. In addition to scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement and personal achievement, MC offers scholarships that reward leadership skills as well as excellence in music, art or theatre. Maryville also participates in the Bonner Scholars program, which provides scholarship assistance to students in exchange for community service.




of our students receive financial aid.

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If a smaller, private college seems to be the right fit, look past the sticker price and apply anyway because there are many opportunities to reduce the cost of attendance. And, after all scholarships and financial aid is awarded, small, private colleges are often just as affordable as large, public institutions.

Don’t rule out a school you are interested in based on price alone. Go through the admission and financial aid process at each institution, and then compare all of the financial aid packages offered side by side. That way, when it comes time to make a final decision, you’ll have all of the details you need to make an informed decision.

Scholarships for incoming transfer students are also offered.

Renewable Awards of up to $2,500 per year are offered to qualified first-year students.

Federal Grant Aid programs, Federal Education Loan programs (such as Direct Stafford Loans, Parent PLUS Loans and Perkins Loans) and Federal Work-Study are additional sources of available aid. Filing a FAFSA is required to be considered for these loans/programs.

Tennessee residents may qualify for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship Program and/or the Tennessee State Need-Based Grant (TSAA).


Financial Aid Begins with the FAFSA!

Apply for your PINs online at Then remember to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), online at, by mid-January; so file as close to January 1 as possible (estimating taxes is encouraged).

The FAFSA verification process has significantly changed starting with the 2013-2014 school year. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, we can no longer accept a copy of your tax return. Instead you must either transfer your income tax return information using the IRS Data Retrieval Process on the FAFSA or submit a copy of your IRS Tax Return Transcript upon request. If you amended your tax return, you must also submit your IRS Account Transcript.

Maryville College Code of Ethics and Conduct

The Maryville College Financial Aid Office and its staff follow the Maryville College Guidelines for Conduct and Ethics. As a member of the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the Maryville College Financial Aid Office has adopted the NASFAA Code of Ethics and the NASFAA Code of Conduct to insure good business practices in our day-to-day activities.

NOTE: Maryville College Title IV Code: 003505