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Financial Aid

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is committed to making our life changing educational experience affordable and available to students from all walks of life. That is why we offer a variety of financial aid options for nearly every student who attends. Our Financial Aid Advisors are experts in the field, and will walk you through the entire process. This site offers the resources you need to explore your options and to find the solution that fits your individual educational needs.

Financial Aid Process

The financial aid process is easy! There are just a few steps.

Step 1:

The first step is to apply for a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). Both the student and one parent will need to have an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA form and other federal financial aid forms electronically. Apply online at https://fsaid.ed.gov. Save these FSA IDs in a secure location as you will need them throughout your college years.

Step 2:

The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet (FOTW) is a useful tool for the completion of the online version of the FAFSA.

Step 3:

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the next step. Be sure to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. Mount Vernon Nazarene University's priority filing date is November 15. Have your completed FOTW, prior year tax returns, FSA IDs and MVNU's school code (007085) handy to complete the FAFSA. Apply online at FAFSA.

Step 4:

If you need to make corrections to your FAFSA information, they can be made on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov, step 2 or 3. Corrections can also be made electronically by the financial aid office. Whether made by the student or the financial aid office, correction results are sent both to the student and to the financial aid office. A revised financial aid award notification may be generated and sent to the accepted or continuing student when corrected FAFSA data is received and required documentation is on file.

Step 5:

Students who have not previously borrowed Federal Stafford Loans through the Direct Loan program need to complete Entrance Loan Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.Studentloans.gov. The Entrance Loan Counseling session is a quick tutorial that covers your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower. The MPN will require your electronic signature and two references. Loan funds cannot be disbursed until both of these are complete. The student's FSA ID is required to complete each of these.

For information on Limitation on Direct Subsidized Loan Eligibility please click here.

Step 6:

If your FAFSA is selected, you will be required to submit a tax return transcript (for dependent students), all W-2s, and a completed and signed verification worksheet. The appropriate worksheet may be printed from the Verification section of Financial Forms & Fact Sheets.

Call Financial Aid at (740) 397-9000

Financial Aid Fast Facts
  • MVNU costs $6,000 less than the average private college.
  • 98% freshmen students receive grant or scholarship aid.
  • The average award was $19,473 per student.
  • The average MVNU student borrows only $39 more per year than the average student attending a state university in Ohio.
  • MVNU was recognized by "Educate To Career" as a Top 100 College Best Value in 2014.

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