Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid administers a program designed to help students meet their college expenses. Financial assistance in the form of scholarships, loans grants, and work aid is available to all students who complete the necessary application process and qualify prior to the established deadline date.

The College year is divided into two semesters of approximately fifteen weeks each. Expenses are charged and payable by the semester since each semester constitutes a separate unit of operation. A student may enroll at the beginning of any semester. Students are responsible for meeting all financial obligations to the College when they are due.

To ensure that financial operation is in conformity with the policies and procedures of the College, certain regulations must be observed. Fees and charges must be paid by the published deadlines.

Fees and charges may be paid in cash, by VISA, Master Card, American Express, and Discover Card or by check in the exact amount of the students’ bill. If a student’s fee check is returned for non-payment by his or her bank, their registration is subject to cancellation and a late fee of $50.00 will be due in addition to a service charge of $35.00.

Students, who wish to be considered for Financial Aid, must complete a Financial Aid Application and return it to the Office of Student Financial Aid by May 1 prior to the coming Academic year. You will be notified prior to registration.

Financial aid awards are determined by the information provided on the application. The sooner you complete and return your Financial Aid Application; the sooner your award can be made.

Cost and Financial Aid

This section covers tuition, room and board charges, and other financial information of concern to the students. It also provides information on scholarships, student loans, and other types of assistance available.
Morris Brown College is a private supported institution. The educational and operating expenses are provided by payments from students; gifts from alumni, trustees, The Sixth Episcopal District, generous individuals and grants from the state.

$4,250.00 per semester Tuition and Fees for students Living off-campus
$400.00 per semester “approximate” cost for books

Students must have a zero balance and a 2.0 GPA in order to receive financial aid.

If a student is awarded a Merit Scholarship and found guilty of any offense that requires disciplinary action by the Student Judicial Committee, their Scholarship may be revoked.

Types of Funds
Financial aid is available through a combination of state grants, work aid, private loan program and institutional scholarships and tuition wavier.

Herndon Scholarship
• Current senior high school student or current enrolled in community college/transfer student who will attend a four year university or college for the 2016-2017 academic year.
• High school GPA of 2.0-3.0 – Transfer student GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Reside in Oregon or SW Washington
• African/African American/Black/Afro Decent
• Demonstrate financial need

Institutional Awards
Institutional scholarships are considered gift assistance. The College awards a number of students in recognition of their accomplishments towards academic excellence, talent and or demonstrated skills.

Application Process
Students wishing to be considered for any scholarship must submit their Morris Brown College admissions application along with a $30.00 non-refundable application fee, an official high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores. All information on file in the Office of Admissions will be used to determined eligibility for scholarships.High schools using a weighted grading scale must have the weighted grade point average printed on the transcript.

External Awards
Student’s who receive scholarships which are not funded by the College, should complete the following in order to ensure proper credit:

  1. Have the donor mail the check and a copy of the award letter to the Office of Student Financial Aid, Morris Brown College, and 643 Martin Luther Jr. Drive, N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30314.
  2. Request that the donor provide the College with the student’s name, Social Security number, how the funds are to be disbursed and donor’s refund policy.

Morris Brown College Work Aid opportunities are available but limited, with preference given to those applicants who meet the requirements. A student must be awarded work aid prior to seeking a job placement on campus. Note: Acceptance to the College does not guarantee financial aid. For more information, call Mrs Sherrell at 404-458-6085 ext 2015.

Determination of Eligibility

To determine eligibility for Institutional Financial Aid, the Office of Student Financial Aid must have the following information

    1. Financial Aid Application
      The Office of Student Financial Aid will review and assess student’s application, transcript(s) and letter(s) of recommendation regarding financial aid assistance.
  1. Federal Income Tax Return
    The Office of Student Financial Aid will notify the student if a copy of the student’s and or parent’s tax return is required. In such cases, the tax return must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid. In order to prevent a delay in this process, documentation should be submitted as soon as possible Note: Transfer Students: Financial Aid does not transfer from one school to another.

Note: Georgia Resident Undergraduate Students: All full-time undergraduate Georgia residents are eligible for the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant

(GTEG) and the Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) scholarship if the criteria established by the Georgia Student Finance Commission are met. Applications are available in the Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • Reapplication for Financial Aid
    Financial Aid awards are not automatically renewed year to year. A new application must be filed each year.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
    The State requires that recipients of State student aid funds meet certain standards. The institution also requires certain standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the institution. The policy stipulates that students complete a minimum number of credit hour for each full-time equivalent semester of enrollment and complete degree requirements within an established time limit. Any student who does not meet these requirements will not be eligible to receive any type of financial aid, including all loans.

Institutional Awards and Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship 
Awards made to high school students who have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale with a combined SAT score of 1100, or an ACT score of 25 and must be enrolled Full time (minimum of 12 semester hours). Eligible students must maintain a GPA of 3.4 or above and demonstrate and maintain good moral character. The scholarship covers tuition and fees.

MBC 1st Generation Grant
Awarded to full time students who are the first in their family to attend college. Grant amount is $1,500.00 per semester.

MBC Choir Scholarship Awarded
to Band Participants. Scholarship award is up to $1,500.00 per semester.

Miss Morris Brown College 
Awarded a $1,500.00 Stipend.

Student Government Association President 
Awarded a $1,500.00 Stipend.

Work Aid Awarded
to full time students with a 2.0 GPA or above per semester. The maximum number of hours to work is 20 per week.

Employee Waiver
Awarded tuition only for full time-employees.

The Tuition Now Loan Program
A Loan Program designed to assist students in paying for their College Education.

State Aid
Georgia students may qualify for the Georgia Equalization Grant (GTEG) and the HOPE Scholarship based on eligibility.