Mount Ida College aid

Mount Ida College is committed to making a private college education within your reach. Each year the College awards millions of dollars in institutional aid in the form of grants and scholarships to help students like you fund the difference between your financial aid and your tuition bill. For the 2012-2013 academic year, nearly 98 percent of Mount Ida students received some portion of the $12.2 million in institutional aid we awarded.

Mount Ida College Merit-Based Scholarships

You may be awarded a Mount Ida College merit-based scholarship if you demonstrate academic merit and extracurricular performance in your admissions application to us. To be considered, you must apply for admission prior to May 1 of the academic year preceding enrollment. You are not required to complete an additional application or a FAFSA to be eligible as we evaluate all accepted students for merit-based aid, regardless of financial need.

Merit-based awards range from approximately $1,000 to $15,000 per academic year and are subject to change if you change your resident (living on campus) or commuter (living off campus) status. The scholarship is renewable if you remain a full-time, degree-seeking student, maintain a required cumulative grade point average (GPA) and meet the terms of “Satisfactory Academic Progress” as outlined in the academic catalog. Your tuition account is credited after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.

 

The Center for Global Connections Scholarship is awarded to select students who are accepted to participate in approved Mount Ida Study Abroad programs including travel courses, service learning programs, internships, research and volunteering abroad. Academic credit for the travel experience is not required. Students must be an undergraduate student, enrolled full-time at the time of acceptance and travel (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis), making Satisfactory Academic Progress, with no unresolved Student Life violations and in good financial standing with Student Accounts. Awards range from $500 to $2000 depending on availability of funds and number of students studying abroad. Your tuition account is credited once departure for your study abroad experience is confirmed with the Center for Global Connections.

The Mount Ida College Design Award is offered to new full-time undergraduate students entering in selected semesters for specific majors in the School of Design.  The award is renewable each year the student remains full-time and in good academic standing.  The award is offered as an initiative of Mount Ida College to further the institution’s commitment to the contributions of design and art to the community. Awards range from $500 to $6,000. Students must remain in a design program on a full –time basis for renewal.  Funds are credited to tuition accounts after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.

The Emerging Scholars Award is a special award offered to selected limited number of new undergraduate students entering in the Fall 2014 semester.  The college determines eligibility of the award based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, academics, major, financial need, and other awards already offered.  There is no need to apply for this award.  Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000. Renewal is based on maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress, full-time enrollment in an undergraduate program and remain in good standing with the College.  Funds are credited to tuition accounts after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.

If you enrolled in the Learning Circle Program prior to the 2012-2013 academic year and signed the Learning Circle contract, you may be considered for this scholarship. In addition, you must demonstrate exceptional need as demonstrated by the FAFSA and meet certain other eligibility requirements. Awards range from $500 to $4,000. If you are a recipient of this scholarship, Financial Aid will notify you directly via an award letter. Your tuition account is credited after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.

If you are a degree-seeking, full-time undergraduate and demonstrate financial need per your completed FAFSA, you may be eligible for this grant pending funding levels. Grant awards range from about $500 to $13,000 per academic year, and can be adjusted when a student changes their resident (living on campus) or commuter (living off campus) status. Your tuition account is credited after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.

If you are a degree-seeking, full-time undergraduate student and demonstrate financial need as a result of filing your FAFSA annually, you may be eligible for this grant, pending funding levels. Supplemental Grant awards vary and can be adjusted when you change your resident (living on campus) or commuter (living off campus) status. Your tuition account is credited after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.

 

This scholarship awards achievements in extracurricular activities in the areas of community service, leadership, music and other talents.

This scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement, complemented by a full range of co-curricular activities.

New England Institute (NEI) Scholarships are awarded to a limited number of students who major in funeral service or related areas within NEI. Awards are renewable through four years of study if the scholarship recipient remains in a New England Institute major on a full-time basis and maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and has demonstrated need. Your tuition account is credited after the add/drop period and after stabilization has occurred each semester.

 

If you are a returning student who has demonstrated excellent academic achievement in your program and shown leadership within the college community, then you may be eligible for this award. You must be a full-time, undergraduate degree seeking student. The college will renew the scholarship award based on your maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress, full-time enrollment and remain in good standing with the College. You must maintain your residency status to maintain this award. We credit your tuition account after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.

 

To be eligible for this award, you must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better and have completed at least one of three of the required honors contracts. You may renew this award each year upon completion of additional honors contracts to receive up to a total of three awards. The fund provides a $500 award to eligible students participating in the Sandra J. and Richard H. Glessner Honor Scholars Program. We fund your tuition account after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.

Resident Assistant (RA) Awards, are awarded once you have applied, been selected and accept the role of a Resident Assistant. The award amount for the 2013-2014 academic year is $9,500. You must meet the terms and conditions outlined by the Office of Residence Life.   The Financial Aid Office will be notified of your hired status. You will be awarded a RA award per the terms of your hire date and employment period. If you are released or leave your position at any time during the semester, your award will be pro-rated according to the number of days served. Funds are credited to tuition accounts after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester

1. Term and Termination of RA Appointment.

a.Term. The term of this appointment is for the academic year 2014-2015, unless sooner terminated as provided herein.

b.Termination.  An RA may be terminated at any time, with or without prior notice, if the RA: (i) violates any term of this acceptance letter; (ii) violates any provision of the RA Manual; or (iii) violates any College policy.

i. If appointment as a Resident Assistant is terminated, he/she will be required immediately to vacate the assigned residence assignment within 48 hours after receiving notice of termination.

ii. To the extent that a student is terminated or voluntarily leaves the RA position, the student will be entitled to receive that portion of the compensation described in Section 2 that he or she has earned based on the number of days he or she has worked.  This will be calculated by dividing the number of days in the semester by the number of days the student was employed during the semester.  This may result in the student having an outstanding financial obligation to the College and will be reflected on the student account statement.

The Santander Universities Scholars Awards are funds which were generously donated to Mount Ida College by Santander Bank to help enhance the College’s study abroad program. These funds are awarded to a select group of students who are accepted to participate in approved Mount Ida Study Abroad programs including travel courses, service learning programs, internships, research and volunteering abroad. Academic credit for the travel experience is not required.  Students must be an undergraduate student, enrolled full-time at the time of acceptance and travel (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis), making Satisfactory Academic Progress, with no unresolved Student Life violations and in good financial standing with Student Accounts. Awards range from $500 to $2000 depending on availability of funds and number of students studying abroad. Your tuition account is credited once departure for your study abroad experience is confirmed with the Center for Global Connections.

These scholarships award a limited number of incoming design majors based on faculty evaluation of student portfolio submissions. If you are a design student, to be considered, you must submit your portfolio for review prior to the established deadline. Your scholarship is renewable through four years of study as long as you remain in the design program on a full-time basis and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Your tuition account is credited after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester. If you discontinue your program, this award cannot be reinstated.

The Board of Trustees of Mount Ida College authorized this scholarship fund in recognition to Carol J. Matteson, Mount Ida President from 2000 – 2010. If you are a full-time, undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need who has demonstrated leadership skills in the classroom and on campus, you may be nominated to be a recipient of this scholarship. ‘Matteson Scholars’ will be expected to work to achieve levels of academic excellence, leadership and community care for themselves and Mount Ida. The scholarship will be added to your financial aid package for the following academic year and is renewable if you maintain high academic and leadership standards defining the award. Tuition remission students are not eligible for this award.

If you are a new, incoming undergraduate student seeking a full-time degree program and demonstrate commitment to the mission of Mount Ida College, you may be eligible for this scholarship. In order for the college to renew this scholarship annually, you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, full-time enrollment and remain in good standing with the College. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Your tuition account is credited after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.

The Veterinary Professional Award was a special award offered to selected students transferring into the Mount Ida College Veterinary Technology program in the Fall 2013 semester.  The award is renewable each year the student remains a full-time undergraduate student at Mount Ida College and in good academic standing. Awards range from $500 to $5,000. Students must remain in the Veterinary Technology program.  Funds are credited to tuition accounts after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.