These awards are for the 2023–2024 academic year.
Admission to MVNU for 2023-24 is test optional. This means we will review applications in a holistic manner using high school GPA and the completed courses to help determine admissions. Because ACT/SAT participation has been impacted by the ongoing pandemic, our academic scholarships will be based completely on the student’s high school cumulative unweighted GPA. No other criteria will be used to determine these scholarship amounts.
|Diversity Leadership Scholarship Program (DLSP)||Up to $4,000|
|Nazarene Pastor or Missionary Dependent**||$6,500|
|Pastor or Missionary Dependent||$2,500|
|Music Scholarships||Up to $5,000|
|Esther Buchwald Art Scholarship||Varies (portfolio required)|
**Nazarene Pastor or Missionary Dependent and Nazarene Challenge may not be combined.
MVNU Need-Based Awards
University Fund Scholarship — Varies (need-based on FAFSA and remaining need)
Federal Pell Grant — up to $6,895 (need-based, determined by FAFSA)
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant - $500 (need-based, determined by FAFSA, limited funding)
Federal Work Study Eligibility — Unlike a federal Pell grant or scholarship, you won't get work study funds for free – you will have to work for them. Up to $1,800 (need-based by FAFSA; must secure job to receive)
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan — at least $2,000 (non-need-based, subject to a 1.057% Department of Education origination fee, interest accrues immediately at 4.99% rate, deferred until 6 months after graduation or not enrolled)
Federal Direct PLUS Loan — Varies (Loan in parent's name requires credit check. Awarded on difference between financial aid and direct costs. Subject to a 4.228% Department of Education origination fee, 10 year term, 7.54% interest rate)
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan — up to $3,500 (need-based, subject to a 1.057% Department of Education origination fee, interest accrues immediately at 4.99% rate, deferred until 6 months after graduation or not enrolled)