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Value – Get more for your money at Milligan

There are many college 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. 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.

Costs for 2018-19

Be sure to look at the total cost of the program, including fees. Milligan’s graduate and professional studies programs are priced very competitively, and in most cases are less than many other public and private schools.

Graduate and Professional Studies

Per Hour
ADCP (Business Administration or Early Childhood Education major) $325
Computer Information Systems – mobile (non-traditional) $325
RN to BSN $325
MBA Program $600
MEd Program $365
MAH Program $365
MSIS Program $600
MSOT Program $770
MSC Program $450
MSPAS Program $750
MDiv Program $485
MAR Program $485
MACM (formerly MCMin) Program $485
EdS Program $485
EdD Program $485
DMin Program $485

Fees

All fees shown are “per term” unless otherwise indicated. Additional course fees may apply. Refer to the College Catalog.

Adult Degree Completion Program (Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, RN-BSN)

Technology Access Fee $100
Life-time academic records fee $75/one-time

Computer Information Systems (non-traditional)

Technology Access Fee $100/term
Life-time academic records fee (degree seeking) $75/one-time

MBA, MSIS PROGRAMS

Life-time academic records fee (degree seeking) $75/one-time

M.Ed., Ed.D. and Ed.S. Programs

Technology Access Fee $250
Part-time Technology Access Fee (less than 6 hrs.) $125
Life-time academic records fee $75/one-time
Student Activity Fee $75
Part-time Student Activity Fee (less than 6 hrs.) $50

MSOT Program

Technology Access Fee $250
Part-time Technology Access Fee (less than 6 hrs.) $125
Life-time academic records fee $75/one-time
Student Activity Fee $75
Part-time Student Activity Fee (less than 6 hrs.) $50

MAH, MSC ProgramS

Technology Access Fee $250
Part-time Technology Access Fee (less than 6 hrs.) $125
Life-time academic records fee $75/one-time
Student Activity Fee $75
Part-time Student Activity Fee (less than 6 hrs.) $50

M.Div. & MAR Programs

Technology Access Fee $250
Part-time Technology Access Fee (less than 6 hrs.) $125
Life-time academic records fee $75/one-time
Student Activity Fee $75
Part-time Student Activity Fee (less than 6 hrs.) $50

MACM & DMin Program

Technology Access Fee $250
Part-Time Technology Access Fee (less than 6 hours) $125
Life-time academic records fee $75/one-time

MSPAS Program

Technology Access Fee $250
Part-time Technology Access Fee (less than 6 hrs.) $125
Life-time academic records fee $75/one-time
Student Activity Fee $75
Part-time Student Activity Fee (less than 6 hrs.) $50

Books

Books and supplies are to be purchased by the student and must be paid for at the time of purchase. A student should anticipate approximately $500 per term for books (this is an average and will vary by student and program).

Types of Aid

Scholarships

Scholarships

(do not have to be repaid)

Non-Milligan Assistance (NMA) and Outside Scholarships

  • These are scholarships awarded to the student by an outside source. These scholarships are credited directly to the student’s account.
  • Receipt of any outside scholarship may reduce the total award package per federal regulations. You are required to report outside scholarship awards to Student Financial Services. Report the annual amount of the scholarship on your award letter.
  • If you are searching for private scholarships, be sure to use a reputable source (you should never have to pay for scholarship information — beware of scams). Reputable sources we recommend include www.fastweb.com and www.ecampustours.com.
  • TECTA Financial Assistance Program – Early Childhood Ed & M.Ed. only

Grants

Grants

(do not have to be repaid)

Federal Pell Grant

(undergraduates only)

  • This is gift aid and does not have to be repaid.
  • Eligibility for this grant is determined by a formula consistently applied to all applicants which takes into account the cost of attending the institution and the student’s part or full-time enrollment status. It is based on results of information submitted on the FAFSA.
  • Annual awards currently range from $602 to $5,730 (subject to change, per Department of Education).
  • One-half of your annual Federal Pell Grant award will be credited to your student account each semester.

Federal SEOG Grant (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)

(undergraduates only)

  • This is gift aid and does not have to be repaid.
  • This federal grant is available to students with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients.
  • Grants range from $250 to $1,000 annually.
  • One-half of your annual Federal SEOG award will be credited to your student account each semester.

Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA)

(undergraduates only)

  • This is gift aid and does not require repayment. Only Pell-eligible Tennessee residents may receive this grant.
  • If you are not a Tennessee resident, you may check with the Higher Education Agency in your state to see if your state’s tuition grant can be transferred to Tennessee.
  • TSAA Grant funds will be received by the college through electronic funds transfer (EFT) each semester, and the grant will be credited to your student account in two equal disbursements during the academic year.

Tennessee Reconnect

Tennessee Reconnect is a state grant program for adults to earn an associate degree or technical certificate, tuition-free. Since Milligan does not offer Associate Degrees, students can not use the Tennessee Reconnect grant at Milligan.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program

(ADCP students are not eligible)

  • The TEACH Grant program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year ($8,000 maximum for Graduate students) to students who intend to teach in a high-need field in a low-income elementary or secondary school.
  • In exchange for accepting this grant, the student must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field (defined in the law) in a low-income public or private elementary or secondary school for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing degree or withdrawing from the program.
  • If the student fails to comply with these requirements, the grant is converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accruing from the date each grant was disbursed.

The student must meet the following conditions to apply for a TEACH grant:

  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student at least half-time
  • Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework
  • Maintain cumulative 3.25 GPA or score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve for each year the TEACH Grant is received
    The student must meet the following conditions upon graduation to retain the grant:
    Teach full-time as a highly qualified teacher (defined by each state) for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing coursework or withdrawing from program
  • Teach in a low-income school. See www.teach-ats.ed.gov for a listing of eligible schools
  • Teach in an area of high need – currently includes bilingual education and English Language Acquisition, foreign language, mathematics, reading specialist, science, and special education

If the TEACH Grant recipient does not meet these requirements, the grant is converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that must be repaid with interest charged from the date of each TEACH grant disbursement.

Additional information regarding the TEACH Grant is available at www.teach-ats.ed.gov.

Troops to Teacher benefits

(veterans only)

Military Veterans can obtain Troops to Teacher benefits information from:

Mike Schroeder, Director
710 James Robertson Pkwy
Fourth Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
1-800-286-5301
615-532-4869
Mike.Schroeder@state.tn.us
http://www.state.tn.us/education/lic/troop.shtml

Loans

Loans

(must be repaid, with interest)

Federal Perkins Loan

  • Federal Perkins Loans are need-based and must be repaid. This low interest (5%) loan requires you to begin repayment 9 months after you cease half-time enrollment status.
  • No interest or repayment is required while the student is enrolled in at least half-time enrollment status.
  • This loan requires that Entrance Loan Counseling be completed for all borrowers and Exit Loan Counseling for all borrowers who are graduating or not returning to Milligan.
  • After signing a Federal Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note, one-half of your annual Federal Perkins Loan award will be credited to your student account each semester.

Federal Direct Stafford Loans: Subsidized and Unsubsidized

Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans must be repaid.

  • Subsidized loans (available for undergraduate students only after July 1, 2012) are need-based and the government pays the interest while the student is in college.
  • The Unsubsidized loan is available to all students and the interest accrues while the student is in college.
  • These loans require Entrance Loan Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for all first time borrowers and Exit Loan Counseling for all borrowers who are graduating, not returning to Milligan, or have dropped below at least a half-time enrollment status.
  • Your loan funds will be received by the college via electronic funds transfer (EFT). Stafford loans are disbursed in two equal disbursements for the academic year.
  • You will receive a notification indicating the amount of loan that has been credited to your account and a notice giving you the opportunity to reduce and/or cancel the loan in writing within 14 days of receiving your notification.

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) and Graduate Students

(MBA not eligible)

  • A Federal PLUS Loan is a credit-based loan for parents of undergraduate students and for graduate students. It must be repaid.
  • Graduate students may benefit from using the PLUS loan as opposed to an alternative loan because students may not qualify for an alternative loan based on credit history, or the interest rate may be higher than the 7.9% PLUS Loan interest rate.
  • The Graduate PLUS Loan requires Entrance Counseling for all first-time borrowers and Exit Loan Counseling for all borrowers who are graduating, not returning to Milligan, or who have dropped below at least half-time enrollment status.
  • If you need assistance in determining the amount to borrow, please contact Student Financial Services.
  • If you borrow through the PLUS Loan Program, your loan funds will be received by the college, via electronic funds transfer (EFT) and the proceeds will be disbursed directly to the student’s account in two equal disbursements for the academic year.

Apply for Aid

You must apply for federal financial aid each year. All awards are based on a full-time enrollment status.

  • Undergraduate students may qualify for all forms of federal and state student aid (i.e. Pell Grant, FSEOG, Perkins, and Stafford Loans and the Tennessee Student Assistance Award).
  • Graduate students are generally eligible for federal student loans only (Direct Stafford Loans).

Awarding

  • When you begin your program in the summer, you are awarded for summer, fall and spring for the academic year. This means that your financial aid eligibility for the academic year is disbursed in three disbursements, one at the beginning of each term.
  • If your program begins in Fall or Spring, you are awarded for two semesters in your academic year. The financial aid is disbursed in two disbursements, one at the beginning of each semester.
  • Financial aid awards may be adjusted if the student drops or adds credit hours during the drop/add period.

Payment Options

Tuition, fees, and all other costs for each semester are due and payable on the due date listed on the statement. If financial aid has been awarded, you pay only the portion of the bill outstanding after deducting financial aid.

Payment Plan 1 – Pay in Full Prior to the First Day of Class

With this plan, all outstanding charges for the semester are paid on or before the first day of class. Payments may be made via cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. For your convenience, you may pay online through Self Service, where you can view your account, print and view statements, make a payment online, and view a history of all payments on your account. By using your MC Self Service ID and password, you will have access to your online statement and current activity on your account. Payments and charges will be reflected immediately and you will have 24/7 access to your most recent bill.

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Payment Plan 2 – Installment Payment Plan

Milligan offers an interest free payment plan that allows you to spread your tuition costs over nine or ten months if you cannot afford to pay tuition in a lump sum or to finance the difference between costs and financial aid. This plan can be used in conjunction with a Federal PLUS Loan and/or Alternative Loan to assist students and families in managing their educational debt. The payment plan enrollment fee for undergraduate students is $75 for the academic year. For MBA and ADCP students, the enrollment fee is $85 for the entire program. You must enroll by the time of registration and first day of classes. Click here for instructions on setting up the payment plan » 

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Tuition Reimbursement

If you are receiving tuition reimbursement from your employer, you must present a letter from your employer stating the company’s reimbursement policy. Please have your name listed on this information. You can mail this information to the Student Financial Services Office or bring it with you to orientation. If we do not have the information at the beginning of the term, you are responsible for paying your tuition before beginning classes.

Refunds

Credit balance refunds are mailed to students weekly after the drop/add period of each semester to allow Student Financial Services to verify the enrollment of each student receiving financial aid and make any adjustments necessary based on enrollment status.

Loan Counseling

Entrance Loan Counseling

If you are a new borrower or transfer student and your financial aid package includes a Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, or NEW Graduate PLUS Loan, you are required to complete Entrance Loan Counseling before funds can be disbursed. The session allows you to review loan information and answer questions which demonstrate that you understand your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. At the end of the interview, you can print your confirmation that you have completed the interview for Milligan College.

There are separate Entrance Loan Counseling Interviews for Federal Stafford, Perkins and Graduate PLUS Loans. Since each loan has different requirements, you must complete the session associated with your loan award, or both sessions if your financial aid package includes both.

Exit Loan Counseling

All student borrowers who have graduated, withdrawn or dropped below half-time enrollment status are asked to complete an online Exit Counseling Interview. There are separate Exit Loan Counseling Interviews for Federal Stafford, Perkins and Graduate PLUS Loans. You must complete each session separately if you have all types of loans. The interview allows you to review loan information and answer questions which demonstrate that you understand your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. At the end of the interview, you can print your confirmation that you have completed the interview for Milligan College.

Staff

General Information

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Office of Student Financial Services
PO Box 250
Milligan College, TN 37682
800.447.4880
E-mail the Financial Aid Office

Code of Ethics and Conduct

Milligan College is a member of NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators). The Milligan College 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.

Student Financial Services Counselors

Kimberly Harness

Kimberly Harness

Student Financial Services Counselor, Students last name A–K

Phone: 423.975.8050
Email: kmharness@milligan.edu
Office: McCown Business Cottage

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