FINANCIAL AID

We know that funding your college education can be challenging, and at Messenger College we are committed to maintaining an affordable tuition rate, that makes achieving your degree program goal realistic, without the need to incur unnecessary amounts of student debt. 

Check out our Financial Aid Review to learn about opporutnities and process. 

 

Contact a member of our Financial Aid Team Today: 

Email finaid@messengercollege.edu

Phone 817.591.4344 

 

Types of Financial Aid

  • Federal Pell Grant

  • Federal SEO Grant

  • Subsidized Loans

  • Unsubsidized Loans

  • Parent Plus Loans

 

The US Department of Education

 

Navigating through the Financial Aid Application process can be confusing, however by accessing the resources available to you, it can turn an unpleasant experience into something attainable.  View US Dept of Ed video resources here

 

Veterans Education Act

Contact the local Veterans Affairs office in your region or visit www.gibill.va.gov to learn about varying financial assistance for veterans, disabled veterans, and their dependents. The Veterans Education Act provides varying levels of assistance to eligible veterans, disabled veterans, and their dependents. If you are a veteran or the dependent of a veteran, contact the local Veterans Affairs office in your region, visit www.gibill.va.gov

 

Applying for Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application required when applying for federal, state, and institutional aid at Messenger College. For important information and tips on submitting the FAFSA, visit Filling Out the FAFSA and watch the video How to Fill Out the FAFSAThe Messenger College school ID code for the FAFSA is 030926. Enter this number when prompted.

 

The Department of Education requires all college students to complete Entrance Counseling. This is to make sure you understand all your rights and responsibilities of student loans. You can complete your entrance counseling at www.studentloans.gov

 

You will also need to complete a Master Promissory Note if you have not done so in the last 10 years. This is a promise to pay anything you borrow from the government. It can also be found at www.studentloans.gov

 

Financial Aid Cost of Attendance

The financial aid office uses an estimate of direct and indirect costs to determine how much financial aid a student may be eligible for. Direct costs include tuition, fees, some books and supplies and institutional housing. Indirect costs include estimates of other living expenses, transportation and personal expenses. Examples of the cost of attendance estimates used can be found by using the net price calculator.

 

Student Responsibility

It is the responsibility of each student to carefully review and understand all documentation, including but not limited to, their Enrollment Agreement, Application, Award Letter, Master Promissory Note, school catalog, Guide to Financial Aid, and all loan disclosures, regarding their financial aid rights and responsibilities. Students are also required to know their current aggregate amounts borrowed under all loan programs and amounts received under the Pell Grant program. Changing programs, institutions, attendance level, along with failing or dropping courses, will directly impact SAP and financial aid eligibility and aggregate amounts. 

 

Financial Aid Portal Access and Other Questions

Contact a member of our Financial Aid Team at finaid@messengercollege.edu or by phone at 817-591-4350 / fax 817-591-4344. 

Due to a high volume of calls and the large number of students we work with you may need to leave a voicemail.

 

Accepted / Admitted students will be able to register online via our Financial Aid Portal. You will need to access your School ID, which is also your Student ID, located under the My Profile section of your Populi (Student Portal) homepage. Your username (college email alias) and password were created for you when you were admitted as a student. Contact enrollment@messengercollege.edu with questions. Learn more about how to access the portal here.

 

INFORMATION DISCLOSED TO STUDENTS REGARDING THE NATIONAL STUDENT LOAN DATA SYSTEM (NSLDS)

Disclosure requirement: publicly disclosed and made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.

Information disclosed to students or parents of students who enter into an agreement regarding a Title IV, HEA loan that the loan will be submitted to NSLDS and accessible by authorized agencies, lenders, and institutions [HEOA 489 amended HEA Sec. 485B] Students and parents of students are advised that if they enter into a Title IV, HEA loan, the loan data will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.

The NSLDS Privacy Impact Assessment may be accessed at: https://www2.ed.gov/notices/pia/nslds_111607.pdf 

 

Additional information regarding the National Student Loan Data System may be accessed at: https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/

MESSENGER COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Messenger College (MC) has a limited number of donor-supported academic and need-based scholarships available each year. Interested applicants may obtain a list of current internal scholarships from the Office of Enrollment Services (enrollment@messengercollege.edu). Although due dates may vary from year to year, general scholarship deadlines are March 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the following spring semester.  Applicants must re-apply for scholarships each semester they are attending MC, with the exception of the Teen Talent and Bible Quiz scholarships which are only granted for the first year.

 

To be eligible, students must have completed an application and been officially accepted in one of MC’s degree programs.  In addition, the applicant must be a residential student living in the college-owned apartments, and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours to remain eligible.  Students accepted to MC on probation are not eligible to apply for any scholarships for that semester. 

 

Scholarship amounts are subject to change and the availability of funds each semester.  The Scholarship Committee of MC reviews and awards scholarships to applicants; however, completing and submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance or receipt of any scholarship.  Federal grants and loans, along with external scholarships, will be applied first to the student’s account, followed by MC internal scholarships.  For more information and other requirements and/or restrictions please review the following documents:

 

MC Scholarship Application

Church Matching Tuition Discount

Scholarship Awards Agreement

 

Below is a brief summary of current Messenger College scholarship opportunities:

 

  • Presidential Honors Scholarship

    • One recipient per year (incoming freshman)

    • Minimum 3.8 High School GPA to apply; minimum GPA or higher must be maintained

    • 50% of tuition up to 15 credit hours

  • PCG Ordained/Licensed Minister or Dependent Scholarship

    • Minimum 2.75 High School GPA to apply; minimum GPA or higher must be maintained

    • FAFSA must be completed for each academic year

    • Must provide copy of PCG ministerial credentials

    • Up to $1,000 per semester (based on availability of scholarship funds)

  • Academic Scholarship

    • Minimum 3.5 High School GPA or 23 ACT score to apply; minimum GPA or higher must be maintained

    • Must enroll within one year of High School graduation

    • $400 - $800 per semester (award amount based on GPA or ACT score)

  • Need-based Scholarship

    • Minimum 2.5 High School GPA to apply; minimum GPA or higher must be maintained

    • FAFSA must be completed for each academic year

    • $125 - $1,000 per semester (based on need (EFC) & availability of scholarship funds)

  • Teen Talent Scholarship

    • $1,000

    • Awarded to First Place National winners in the categories of Male/Female Vocalist ; Instrumental Solo; Persuasive Speaking

    • Awarded for the first year of study only (may be divided between Fall & Spring semesters)

    • Must be used within one academic year of winning or high school graduation, whichever is later

  • Bible Quiz Scholarship

    • $1,000

    • Awarded to first place National winner (Top Quizzer)

    • Awarded for the first year of study only (may be divided between Fall & Spring semesters)

    • Must be used within one academic year of winning or high school graduation, whichever is later

  • Church-Matching

    • Must be submitted by student’s home church (where they attended before coming to MC)

    • MC matches the amount up to 10% of tuition per semester; church is not limited in its gift amount

    • Submission form & check must be received by Oct 1 and Mar 1 for the respective semesters