Mid-America Christian University believes that any person with academic ability and motivation to learn should not be denied an education because of financial need. Therefore, the University attempts to help students and their families meet the cost of higher education through a combination of grants, scholarships, loans, employment opportunities, and other sources of aid. The Student Financial Aid Office administers programs in accordance with federal, state, and private agency guidelines as well as funds provided by the University. Funding may be based on financial need or may be based on academic, athletic, or other talent merit.
Finally, we recognize that a college education is a significant investment; an investment of money, certainly, but also of trust. The Student Financial Aid Office stands ready to assist in helping you identify and apply for financial aid to make a MACU education affordable.
5-Step Guide to Financial Aid
- Apply for an FSA ID
- Do not share your Department of Education FSA ID with anyone! Obtain the Federal Student Aid ID at studentaid.gov.
- Complete the 2022/2023 FAFSA
- Use your 2020 tax information. Use your FSA user ID to electronically sign the FAFSA www.fafsa.gov (MACU’s school code: 006942)
- MPN and LEC
- If you use Federal Student Loans, you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN). You will also need Loan Entrance Counseling https://studentaid.gov/
- Authorization of Funds
- To sign your authorization fill out the form on this page.
- Alternate Funding Options
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Types of Financial Aid
College can be expensive. Don’t give up when you see the price tag. Financial aid is available to help you meet the cost of higher education. There are several types of aid available to you.
Grants are available from the federal government, the state of Oklahoma and from MACU. By submitting the FAFSA, you will be given eligibility consideration for all federal and state grants. Many grants are based on your financial need. Grants are considered gift aid and they do not need to be repaid. Please speak with your admissions counselor for information on upcoming deadlines.
Grants are funds provided by federal and state sources. Grants do not have to be repaid.
Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grants are awarded by the federal government to students who are found eligible after completing the FAFSA. A Pell Grant is applied directly to your student account and does not have to be repaid. The amount is determined according to eligibility and the number of hours in which you enroll. Pell Grants are not available to students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
The SEOG is a federal grant administered by the University. The SEOG is applied directly to your student account and does not have to be repaid. Students who complete before deadline and who are eligible for a Pell Grant have first priority for the SEOG. Eligibility is determined by the results of the FAFSA. The amount is subject to change based on availability of funds. To qualify for SEOG, the FAFSA must be completed by March 1.
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)
OTAG is a grant awarded by the State of Oklahoma. Eligibility is determined by the results of the FAFSA and by the OTAG residency requirements. OTAG is applied directly to the student’s account and does not have to be repaid. For best consideration, you should complete and submit the FAFSA to the federal student aid application system as soon as possible after Oct. 1 and at the latest completed by Dec. 1.
Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant (OTEG)
OTEG is a grant awarded by the State of Oklahoma. Eligibility is determined by the results of the FAFSA and by the OTEG residency requirements. OTEG is applied directly to the student’s account and does not have to be repaid. For consideration, you should have your FAFSA completed by March 15 (fall semester) or Oct. 15 (spring semester).
“OK Promise” Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP)
OHLAP is a grant awarded by the State of Oklahoma and the student must be enrolled in the program throughout high school. Eligibility is determined by the results of the program enrollment and by the OHLAP agency requirements. OHLAP is applied directly to the student’s account and does not have to be repaid.
NOTE: Institutional scholarships are only available for Traditional (On-ground, Daytime) Students.
Scholarships are gifts you do not have to pay them back. Scholarships can be based on need or merit or both. You may receive scholarships from colleges, organizations, or foundations. Different scholarships are available for different types of students. Scholarships may be based on your grades, what you want to study in college, whether you are male or female, or your after-school activities.
ADULT STUDENTS: If you are an adult (CAGS) student, MACU has compiled an extensive list of scholarships available to MACU students. Please click here to access that website and search for scholarships!
Loans have to be repaid; even if you don’t finish school!
Student loans, unlike grants and work-study, are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest, just like a car loan or other loan. You cannot cancel this loan because you didn’t like the education you received, quit in the middle, or didn’t get a good job after school.
Under the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program, you work part-time to earn money for your education. It is available to students who demonstrate financial need.
Work-study jobs may relate to your course of study or involve community service. Often the jobs are on campus. You’ll earn at least minimum wage.