Student Financial Services

Milligan is committed to keeping college affordable for our students. We’ll work with you individually every step of the way to help investigate all the options available for financing your education. We offer a full complement of need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, and low-interest loans from federal, state, and institutional sources. We also have a variety of payment plans that make budgeting easier for you and your family.

Milligan Value
Spend less, borrow less, get a better education

There are many college and university choices and, on the surface, many may look a lot like Milligan, but few can claim and prove our outcomes with exceptional academic quality, student satisfaction, and graduate success. Since Milligan students spend less and borrow less than most college students, you can see what a tremendous value a Milligan education is. That’s The Milligan Difference »

  • Total cost is $6,500 below the national average for private colleges and universities
  • Average net cost after scholarships and aid is usually less than half, since most students receive generous aid. For families with lower incomes, the average net cost is within $1-2,000 of state school rates
  • Room and board is lower than any other school in the region, including the state university, and $5,000 less than the national average for private college
  • Average loan debt at graduation is $3,300 below the national average
  • Milligan awards more institutional aid—more than most private schools and $11,400 more than the local state university
  • Read more about Milligan’s value »

Student Account

Before the First Day of Class

All financial aid processes should be completed and the remaining balance paid by 5 pm the Wednesday before the first day of class. Registration will be cancelled for students who have not completed ALL financial aid processes AND paid the balance due by the registration cancellation date. See the Milligan Catalog for more details.

The following should be completed before the first day of class:

  • Pay entire balance due or enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan
  • Sign and return Financial Aid Offer
  • Complete master promissory note
  • Complete on-line entrance interview for first time borrowers
  • Return all documents requested for verification, if applicable
  • Submit pre-approval for alternative loans
  • Submit final high school transcript
  • Complete Parent Plus loan application, if applicable
  • Communicate to SFS all payments expected from VA or 529 savings plans
  • Submit immunization form

This is not an exhaustive list of tasks which might need to be completed. See your SFS counselor about your specific situation.

Any student with an unpaid balance at the end of the day on the registration cancellation date will have their registration cancelled and will no longer be allowed to attend classes. In order to re-enroll, students will have to satisfactorily resolve all financial issues and will be assessed a $250 re-enrollment fee.

Charges

Charges shown on the student statement include tuition, fees, room and board. Once you enroll, you are liable for all charges. For a complete list of charges, click here »

Pending Financial Aid

Aid that is listed on the student statement is aid that has been awarded to you but is still in ANTICIPATED/PENDING status. Your financial aid will be posted to your student account upon verification of enrollment status after drop/add period ends and all necessary aid paperwork is completed. Pending aid does not include work study, outside scholarships, VA benefits, or payments from Section 529 savings plans.

Payment Options

Milligan offers an interest-free payment plan that is an easy, affordable way to pay for the year’s charges (not covered by other aid). You can also pay with cash, checks, credit/debit cards, or make payments online.

Work-study

If you have accepted work-study on your Financial Aid Offer, you will receive a work-study contract during the summer. Wages earned through work-study positions are paid twice monthly. If you have any questions about your work-study award, contact Student Financial Services at 800.447.4880.

If you have questions about your work-study job assignment, please contact the Scholarship Director at 423.461.8483.

Check Your Email

Your Milligan University email account is used regularly to notify you of important information regarding your financial aid and/or student account.

Policies

Complete policies and detailed information regarding financial aid and student accounts can be found in the Milligan Catalog.

Refunds
REFUND IN THE EVENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY

The University operates on an annual budget which necessitates advance planning and financial commitments to teaching staff and others whose services are essential to its operations. For this reason, no refunds are granted to those persons who are dismissed from the University for disciplinary reasons. The official date of withdrawal used to compute refunds is the date on which the student begins the official withdrawal process in the Student Development Office.

TUITION, ROOM, BOARD (TRADITIONAL UNDERGRAD, ADCP, MAH, MSC, MSPAS, MSOT, MED, MDiv, MAR, Ed.D., Ed.S.):

Tuition, room and board refunds are calculated on the following schedule:
Prior to first calendar day of the semester100%
During first seven calendar days of the semester90%
During the eighth through the fourteenth calendar days of the semester75%
During the fifteenth through the thirtieth calendar days of the semester50%
No refunds after the thirtieth calendar day of the semester or for unofficial withdrawals0%

An exception is made for illness, in which case the 50% refund period is extended to the ninth week. Illness must be certified by a physician’s written statement.

The refund policies for the following programs are explained in the Catalog: MBA, MACM, DMin.

FEES REFUND SCHEDULE

Fees are only refundable during the first seven calendar days of the semester.

INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Institutional scholarships are those scholarships granted by Milligan University.

In the event of withdrawal from the University, institutional scholarships will be applied using the following schedule:
Prior to first calendar day of the semester0%
During first seven calendar days of the semester10%
During the eighth through the fourteenth calendar days of the semester25%
During the fifteenth through the thirtieth calendar days of the semester50%
After the thirtieth calendar day of the semester100%

REFUND IN THE EVENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASS

The schedule of refunds for withdrawal from a class is different from above. Since the University charges the same tuition for traditional undergraduates enrolled in 12-18 hours, there is no refund for withdrawing from a class if the total hours, before and after withdrawal, is within the 12-18 range. If the new total hours are fewer than the original total, the following schedule will apply:

If the new total hours are fewer than the original total, the following schedule will apply:
Prior to first calendar day of the semester100%
During first seven calendar days of the semester90%
During the eighth through the fourteenth calendar days of the semester75%
During the fifteenth through the thirtieth calendar days of the semester50%
No refunds after the thirtieth calendar day of the semester or for unofficial withdrawals0%

See the Catalog for information regarding refunds from withdrawal of a course in Graduate & Professional Studies programs or for terms other than fall and spring.

RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS (FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID)

In addition to the overall institutional refund policy requirements, the University is required to follow the regulations mandated by the Department of Education pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act for any student who receives Title IV Federal Aid. The Return of Title IV Fund calculations may result from the student withdrawing, dropping out, being expelled from the institution, or failing to complete the program on or after the student’s first day of class for the period of enrollment for which the student was charged. Further explanation of the Return of the Title IV Funds is included in the Milligan University Catalog. Examples of the Return of Title IV Fund calculations are available in Student Financial Services.

REFUND POLICY FOR COURSE FEES

Course fees will be refunded if the student drops the class within the first seven calendar days of the semester. After this time, fees will not be refunded.


Staff

Milligan University is a member of NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators). The Milligan University Student Financial Services Office and staff  have adopted the NASFAA Code of Ethics and NASFAA Code of Conduct to insure good business practices in all day to day activities of the Student Financial Services Office. Copies of the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct are available for review in the Student Financial Services Office.

Director of Financial Aid

Student Financial Services Counselor, students last name L–Z

Student Financial Services Counselor, students last name A-K

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