Financial Aid

FAFSA School Code: 001583

The Financial Aid Office is located in the Dr. Gloria L. Anderson Multi-Purpose Complex (Administration Building) on the second floor. The primary purpose of the Financial Aid Office at Morris Brown College is to provide financial assistance to students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend college.

Specific information about scholarship disbursement to student accounts, payment deadlines, balance information, e-billing, deposits, and payment plans can be viewed in Populi. In addition, enrollment requirements and types of scholarships, awarding procedures, can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Tuition and Fees

Morris Brown College Fees

Refund Policy

Refund of Tuition, Fees, and Other Charges 

The following regulations apply with respect to refunds and adjustments in charges.

  1. All funds, except the $30.00 maximum application fee, are fully refundable if a student withdraws within three days (72 hours) of signing their student contract/enrollment agreement.
  2. If a student desires to withdraw officially from the College at any time during the semester, he/she must apply formally to the Registrar and obtain clearance from the offices of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President of Student Affairs, and the Vice President of Fiscal Affairs.
  3. Students must officially withdraw from the college to be eligible for a pro-rated refund.

Please note: Once a student begins classes, tuition is subject to refunds pro-rated based on the amount of the course attended up to 50%. After 50% of the course has been completed, no refund is required. 

Note: Students are eligible for refunds if official withdrawal is made according to the following schedule for traditional semester students (16 weeks):

(a) 2nd week of semester = 87.5%; (b) 4th week of semester = 75%; (c) 6th week of semester = 62.5%; and (d) 8th week of semester = 50%. (e) 9th week and beyond = 0%.

Students are eligible for refunds if official withdrawal is made according to the following schedule for students (8 weeks):

(a) 2nd week of semester = 75%; (b) 3rd week of semester =50%; (c)4th week and beyond = 0%

FAFSA Application Process

Creating an FSA ID

We strongly recommend you create an FSA ID, a username and password combination, that allows you to sign your FAFSA® form electronically. Your FSA ID also can be used to access the myStudentAid app, sign loan contracts, and access certain information online. While you can get your FSA ID as you’re completing the FAFSA form online, getting it ahead of time and using it to begin your FAFSA form on studentaid.gov or on the myStudentAid mobile app cuts down on errors and delays. Find out how to get an FSA ID and what to do if you forgot your FSA ID.

Important note: If you’re a dependent student, one of your parents whose information is reported on the FAFSA form will also need an FSA ID so that he or she can sign your application electronically. If your parent doesn’t have a Social Security number (SSN), your parent won’t be able to create an FSA ID (which requires an SSN). This means you’ll have to select the option to print a signature page when you get to the end of your FAFSA form on studentaid.gov (this option isn’t available in the myStudentAid app).

Creating your FSA ID before you begin the FAFSA® form only takes a few minutes and could prevent processing delays. (Plus, you can’t use the myStudentAid mobile app at all without an FSA ID, so you’ll need to create it before filling out the FAFSA form on the app.)

Tip: Use your FSA ID to start your FAFSA form.

When you create your FSA ID, be careful to enter your name and Social Security number exactly as they appear on your Social Security card. Then, if you go to studentaid.gov to start your application and indicate that you are the student, you will be given the option to enter your FSA ID or to enter your “identifiers” (your name, date of birth, and SSN).

If you log in with your FSA ID, certain information (including your name, Social Security number, and date of birth) will be automatically loaded into your application. This will prevent you from running into a common error that occurs when your verified FSA ID information doesn’t match the information on your FAFSA form. Additionally, you won’t have to provide your FSA ID again to sign your FAFSA form electronically or to use the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) if you’re eligible.

The student is the one applying for financial aid, so be sure it’s the student entering his or her FSA ID in the “I am the student” tab. Do not start the FAFSA form by supplying the parent’s FSA ID.

Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply

The FAFSA questions ask for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, whether you’re a U.S. citizen or what tax form you used), you might need the following information or documents as you fill out the application:

  • Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA form!)
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Federal tax information or tax returns including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student:
    • IRS 1040
    • Foreign tax return, IRS 1040NR, or IRS 1040NR-EZ
    • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau
  • Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student

Keep these records! You may need them again. Do not mail your records to us.

Try This Resource

2021–22 FAFSA on the Web WorksheetProvides a preview of the questions students and parents may be asked while completing the FAFSA form.

One thing you don’t need for the FAFSA® form is money! The FAFSA form is FREE, so if a website or mobile app asks you to pay to fill it out, you’re not dealing with the official FAFSA site or the official myStudentAid app. Remember, this is a government application, so it’s on a .gov website and an official U.S. Department of Education mobile app.

Starting Your FAFSA Form and Providing Your Basic Personal Information

The FAFSA form is available on Oct. 1 for the next school year. We encourage you to fill it out as soon as possible on or after Oct. 1 to meet FAFSA deadlines.

FAFSA® Filing Options

You may choose any of these methods to file a FAFSA form:

  • Log in at studentaid.gov to apply online or
  • Fill out the form in the myStudentAid mobile app, available on the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) or
  • Complete a 2021-22 FAFSA PDF or 2022-23 FAFSA PDF (note: you must print out and mail the FAFSA PDF for processing) or
  • Request a print-out of the FAFSA PDF by calling us at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 334-523-2691 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing 1-800-730-8913); then fill out the form and mail it for processing

If you are starting the application for the first time on studentaid.gov, select “START HERE.” As you begin, keep the following in mind:

If you’re starting for the first time on the myStudentAid mobile app, you will select “START HERE” on the FAFSA tile, select your role, and then enter your FSA ID. You cannot fill out the FAFSA form on the mobile app without an FSA ID.

The following tips apply whether you’re filling out the form online or on the mobile app:

  • Near the beginning of the application, you’ll create a “save key,” a temporary password that you’ll use if you start your FAFSA form, save it without finishing it, then want to open it again later to finish it. One benefit of the save key is that students and parents can use this function to access the FAFSA form if they are completing the application in separate locations. (Unlike with the FSA ID, which needs to be kept private, it’s okay to tell your parent what your save key is.)
  • If you are applying for a summer session, contact the financial aid office at your college to find out which school year you should select when you complete your FAFSA form.

If you filled out a FAFSA form last year and want to renew it, select “LOG IN” on the FAFSA home page, select “I am the student,” enter your FSA ID, and be sure to select “FAFSA RENEWAL” once given the option. That way, many of the (nonfinancial) questions will be prefilled for you. Just be sure to update any information that has changed since last year.

Only the student can start a FAFSA renewal using his or her FSA ID. If you’re a dependent student and your parent helps you with your FAFSA form, you should start the FAFSA renewal, save it, and give the save key to your parent so he or she can access your FAFSA form.

If you’re using the mobile app and are eligible for a FAFSA renewal, your information will be prefilled.

Listing Colleges and/or Career Schools

While completing the FAFSA form, you must list at least one school to receive your information. The schools you list will use your FAFSA information to determine the types and amounts of aid you may receive. Use the Federal School Code Search to find the colleges you’re interested in including on your FAFSA form.

For purposes of federal student aid, it does not matter in what order you list the schools. However, to be considered for state aid, some states require you to list schools in a particular order (for instance, you might need to list a state school first). Find out whether your state has a requirement for the order in which you list schools on your FAFSA form

You can list up to 10 schools online or in the mobile app or up to four schools on a FAFSA PDF. (You can add more schools to your FAFSA form later.) Schools you list on the application will automatically receive your FAFSA results electronically.

Note: Schools will not be able to see which other schools you listed on your FAFSA form.

You should add any school that you plan on applying to, or that you have applied to, even if you haven’t been accepted yet. In most cases, once a school accepts you, they will then work on developing your aid offer.

Determining Your Dependency Status

The FAFSA form asks a series of questions that determine whether you are a dependent or independent student for purposes of applying for federal student aid. If you are a dependent student, you must report parent information, as well as your own information, on your application. If you’re curious, you can find out now whether you’re a dependent student.

Reporting Parents’ Information

If you’re a dependent student, you’ll need to report parent information on your FAFSA form. Visit our page on reporting parent information to find out who counts as your parent, what to do if you don’t live with your parents, and what to do if you don’t have access to your parents’ financial information.

Your FAFSA information is safe with us! Is it safe with you? Read Federal Student Aid and Identity Theft to learn how we safeguard the personal information you report on fafsa.gov. We’ve also included some tips on what you can do (at home, online, or in the dorm) to keep your identity from being stolen.

Providing Financial Information

The FAFSA form asks for financial information, including information from tax forms and balances of savings and checking accounts.

  • The 2021–22 FAFSA form asks for 2019 tax information.
  • The 2022–23 FAFSA form asks for 2020 tax information.

Note: If your or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. Complete the FAFSA questions as instructed on the application (including the transfer of tax return and income information), submit your FAFSA form, then contact the school you plan to attend to discuss how your current financial situation has changed. Note that the school’s decision is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.

What to Do If Your Parents’ (or Your) Marital Status Has Changed Since Taxes Were Filed

Here are some tips for this type of situation using the example of the 2021–22 FAFSA form:

  • The FAFSA form asks for marital status “as of today” (the day it’s filled out). So if the student or parent is married now but wasn’t in 2019 (and therefore didn’t file taxes as married), the spouse’s 2019 income will need to be added to the FAFSA form.
  • Similarly, if the student or parent filed 2019 taxes as married but is no longer married when filling out the FAFSA form, the spouse’s income will need to be subtracted.
  • And if the student or parent was married when filing 2019 taxes, then got divorced and is now married to someone else, there’s a bit more math to do: Subtract the ex’s income, then add the new spouse’s income.

The FAFSA help text covers all these situations in more detail as you’re filling out the application.

Automatically Transferring Your Tax Information Using the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT)

The IRS DRT automatically transfers tax information into the FAFSA form. Be sure to consider this option if it’s offered to you. (If you requested an extension on filing your taxes and didn’t file until September or later, find out when your tax return information will likely be available using the IRS DRT.)

Here’s how the IRS DRT process works, assuming your tax information is available:

  1. The IRS DRT takes you to the IRS website, where you’ll need to provide your name and other information exactly as you provided it on your tax return. Some information will be prepopulated from your FAFSA form.
  2. At the IRS site, you’ll see a page that indicates that your tax information is available. (For security and privacy protections, you won’t see the actual information.) You can choose to import your information into the FAFSA form, or you can cancel your request and return to the FAFSA site.
  3. If you choose to import your information into the FAFSA form, you’ll find that on the FAFSA site, instead of your tax information being displayed, you’ll see “Transferred from the IRS” in the appropriate fields. You won’t be able to make changes to those answers.

Using the IRS DRT saves you time and effort:

  • You don’t have to find your tax records.
  • You don’t have to worry about making mistakes entering your tax information on your FAFSA® form.
  • You may not need to provide an IRS tax transcript or a signed copy of your income tax return if you’re selected for verification.

Can I change the tax return information that I transfer into the FAFSA® form via the IRS DRT?

No. Information you transfer via the IRS DRT can’t be changed. Remember, the information transferred is coming from your filed tax return, so it shouldn’t need to be changed. If your financial situation has changed or you filed a 1040X amended return, contact your school’s financial aid office to discuss whether it would be appropriate for the school to adjust the information on your FAFSA form.

If I’ve transferred my tax return information into the FAFSA® form via the IRS DRT, and then decide I want to enter the information manually instead, can I clear the information that was transferred via the DRT?

We strongly discourage clearing the information. The IRS DRT remains the fastest, most accurate way to input your tax return information into the FAFSA form. Additionally, using the IRS DRT to enter your tax information into the FAFSA form may reduce the amount of paperwork you need to provide to your school later.

If, despite this, you still want to clear the information transferred via the IRS DRT and enter your tax information manually—and you haven’t submitted the application or correction yet—you can select the “Reset FAFSA” button at the top of the page (or in the menu at the upper right of the mobile app screen). Just know that by doing so, the entire application or correction will be cleared, and you will have to start the entire application or correction over again.

If I enter my tax information manually, will I be able to see it?

Yes. Tax return information that’s entered manually will be visible on fafsa.gov, in the mobile app, and on your Student Aid Report.

Signing and Submitting the FAFSA® Form

Before your FAFSA form can be processed, you’ll need to sign and submit the application. Here are some tips as you finish your FAFSA form:

  • To ensure the application functions properly, make sure the pop-up blocker in your browser allows pop-ups from studentaid.gov. Learn how to enable pop-ups in your browser.
  • Be sure to sign with your FSA ID (your username and password) so your FAFSA form will be processed as quickly as possible. (If you log in to the form by providing your FSA ID, you won’t be asked for it again when it’s time to sign. However, if you’re providing parent information, one of your parents will be required to sign your application.)
  • While your online FAFSA form will be processed much quicker if you (and your parent if you’re a dependent student) sign your FAFSA form with your FSA ID, you have the option to print out, sign, and mail in a signature page to the address listed on the page. Learn more about printing a signature page.
  • Once you see your confirmation page, you’ll know you’ve successfully submitted your FAFSA form. If you provided an email address on the form, you’ll automatically receive the confirmation page by email. There are a few differences between the emailed confirmation and the one you’ll see in the FAFSA form before exiting the application, so consider printing or saving your confirmation page before you exit. For example, the emailed confirmation won’t include the college graduation, retention, and transfer rates for schools you listed on your FAFSA form.
  • There are some states that have a partnership with our office that allows you to transfer your information directly into your state aid form (for example, New York residents can use this interface to link directly to the application for the Tuition Assistance Program [TAP]). When you fill out the FAFSA form, you’ll have the option to apply with certain state financial aid forms. So, if you see a link from your FAFSA confirmation page to your state financial aid form, you should select it. The link will appear only on the confirmation page within the FAFSA form, so be sure to take advantage of it while you’re still in the application.
  • Your confirmation page offers the option for the parent information in your FAFSA form to be transferred automatically into another student’s application. So if you have a sibling who needs to fill out a FAFSA form, be sure to use this option when you see your confirmation page. The link will appear only on the confirmation page within the FAFSA form, so be sure to take advantage of it while you’re still in the application. Note: If you’re filling out the FAFSA form on the myStudentAid app, your parent will see this option only if they sign and submit after you.

Top FAFSA® Tips

  1. Read all questions and instructions carefully.
  2. Meet deadlines.
  3. Check your email (including spam) regularly for any messages from Federal Student Aid or your college.

Taking the Next Steps

Once you’ve completed your FAFSA form, there are more steps you must take before you receive financial aid. Make sure you know what happens after you submit your FAFSA form.

Federal Aid Programs

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is for undergraduate, first baccalaureate degree students only.  The amount of the federal grant ranges from $650 to $6,495, is subject to Congressional appropriations, and is prorated for students who enroll less than full time.  Eligibility is based on federal law.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for undergraduates only, with exceptional financial needs. Typically – this grant is awarded to Pell Grant recipients only. This is a grant (free money) and does not have to be paid back. Eligibility is determined based on a student submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

FSEOG funding is very limited, so early application using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is encouraged.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

The Federal Work-Study Program provides on-campus jobs for undergraduates with financial needs, (as determined by the FAFSA). This allows students to earn money and assist with paying educational expenses.  Morris Brown College also offers positions with several community partners.

At Morris Brown College, eligibility is determined each year by students submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Both the Work-Study funding level and the number of positions are limited, so positions are not guaranteed from one year to the next.

Federal Work-Study is considered a form of self-help aid. Since the money is paid for hours worked, it is not an award that can be used as a credit against college charges.

College Work-Study Fast Facts:

It is vital that students follow all instructions and complete all requirements – for example, the FASFA verification process – by the deadlines to avoid cancellation of their Work-Study award.  Students should be sure to read all postal and e-mails sent to them regarding their financial aid.

  • Federal Work-Study students are eligible to earn up to the amount listed on the award letter for the academic year.
  • A Work-Study position is NOT guaranteed from year to year. The student must file the FAFSA in early October, be eligible, and complete any outstanding requirements by the appropriate deadlines.
  • Student pay rates are awarded based on the current minimum wage standard.
  • Students are currently paid $10.00/hourly.
  • Work-Study Positions are posted by the Human Resources office (HR) on the MBC website. Due to the limited number of available jobs, students are encouraged to check early, contact supervisors and schedule interviews to secure premium spots. Once hired, the Financial Aid Office will email the necessary paperwork to complete the hiring process.
  • Any monies not earned by the end of the academic year go back into the Work Study Fund. Monies are not carried over to the next year for the student.
  • Work-Study is a job, not a paid study time. A student must work their allotted hours each week and will be paid twice a month. A student employee can be fired, due to poor performance and attendance the same as with any other job.

Notification of a Work-Study Award is made through an award letter from the Financial Aid Office. If a Work-Study award is not listed, it means either you are not eligible, or funding has been depleted. Those students still interested, are encouraged to contact the Financial Office to place their names on the Work-Study Waiting List. If a position becomes available, the waiting list is used to fill that position, and the student is contacted by our office.

LOANS

Scholarships

General Scholarships:

The Office of Admissions awards several scholarships to new and returning students. Recipients are selected from a competitive pool of students based on the academic profile and details submitted in the admissions application. The scholarship committee considers those who demonstrate strong academic performance and engagement. This determination is based on need, the grade point average, standardized test scores, community service and leadership.

Students who have been awarded a General scholarship are notified after the scholarship committee meets. The details of the scholarship are included in the scholarship letter. Morris Brown College does not require a separate application process for General scholarship consideration nor do students have to request to be considered.

We highly suggest that students research outside scholarship resources.

*Please note we will always work to exhaust any Pell funding opportunities prior to scholarships being awarded.

Institutional Scholarships:

Academic Scholarship: $4250 Per Semester; 3.0 – 3.4 GPA on final high school transcript; For traditional students from high school ONLY. Please contact the Office of Admissions for the application.

A.M.E Scholarship:  Up to $4250 Per Semester; 2.5 GPA and member of AME Church; For adult and traditional students who are current or new students. Visit AME Church – Morris Brown College for more details and to apply.

Miss MBC Scholarship:  $4250 Per Semester; 3.0 GPA or higher.  Please contact the Office of Student Services for the application.

Mr. MBC Scholarship:  $4250 Per Semester; 3.0 GPA or higher. Please contact the Office of Student Services for the application.

Esports Scholarship:  $500 Per Semester; eSports majors.  Please contact the Office of Admissions to apply.

SGA President Scholarship: $4250 Per Semester; 3.0 GPA or higher.  Please contact the Office of Student Services for the application.

Financial Hardships– please apply here

Tips for Obtaining Outside Scholarships

START EARLY
The more time you give yourself, the more successful your search. Start the process at least nine months before you need funds.

GET INVOLVED
Scholarship donors are looking for well-rounded students who are involved in activities both in school and in the community. A well–rounded student has a better chance of receiving scholarships.  Also remember that some clubs and organizations have scholarships associated with membership.

DO RESEARCH
Consider unique circumstances or conditions that might make you eligible for scholarships such as being a foster child, having asthma, having a disability or being a part of a military family. Scholarship opportunities can be found in many places including local civic organizations, your (or your parents’) employers, local businesses, your high school guidance counselor’s office, and the Internet.

APPLY
Apply for as many scholarships that you are eligible for as possible.  Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to complete applications and remember many applications require letters of recommendation, transcripts and other supporting documentation.  Give yourself plenty of time to collect this information.  Give people writing letters of recommendation at least two weeks to complete the letter.  Most scholarships have strict deadlines for applying.  Keep a calendar with all of the deadlines listed so that you do not let any expire.

Before you send in your completed application, make sure to double check for spelling and grammar errors. Put your best effort forward, be neat and organized – first impressions count!

Remember that the application process takes time and it could be months before you are notified of any awards. It’s not uncommon for there to be no follow-up correspondence from the organization as they receive numerous applications.

DON’T GIVE UP
Just because you didn’t receive one scholarship doesn’t mean you won’t receive others, so keep applying and don’t get discouraged, the more applications you submit the more likely you’ll receive a scholarship.

Outside scholarship search:

http://www.salliemae.com/scholarshipsearch

https://www.fastweb.com

VA Federal Educational Benefits

If this is your first time using VA Federal Education Benefits, the first step is to apply for benefits on the Veterans Affairs websiteUnder Education, click Apply for Education Benefits. A tool on the page will help select the form appropriate for you. Veterans Affairs will send you a Certificate of Eligibility in about 30 days that determines what benefit you qualify to use while matriculating through college. Below you will find the most used benefits at Morris Brown College and their required documents. You may email documents to mbcva@morrisbrown.edu for processing.

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 Montgomery GI Bill) – Active Duty

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 Montgomery GI Bill) – Transfer of Entitlement

Chapter 35 (Survivors and Dependents)

Chapter 1606 (Selective Reserve)

TRANSFERRING VA BENEFITS TO MORRISBROWN COLLEGE

You can transfer your VA benefits to Morris Brown College. Below you will find the most used benefits at Morris Brown College and required documents. You may email documents to mbcva@morrisbrown.edu for processing.

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 Montgomery GI Bill or Transfer of Entitlement) or Ch. 1606 Selected Reserve

Chapter 35 (Survivors and Dependents)

CONTINUING MORRIS BROWN STUDENTS

Each term you are required to submit:

  • Your class schedule

If you make any changes to your program of study, a Change of Program or Place of Training form (22-1995) should be submitted to the School Certifying Official. If you make any schedule changes by increasing or decreasing hours, you should notify your School Certifying Official immediately.

Should your address change during the course of the academic year, please notify the VA by calling 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GI-BILL1). This ensures that you receive your benefits check and other VA correspondence at the correct address.

Useful Links

TYPES OF VA FEDERAL EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill 

Provides up to 36 months of education benefits. If your release from active duty was before January 1, 2013, there is a 15-year time limitation for use of benefits. If your last discharge date is on or after January 1, 2013, the time limitation has been removed.

The following payments may also be available:

  • Monthly housing allowance based on the zip code of your school
  • Annual books and supplies stipend
  • One-time rural benefit payment

Chapter 35 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or because of a service-related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course.

Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and correspondence courses.

Chapter 31-Vocational Rehabilitation

The Vocational Rehabilitation program is for service-disabled veterans who require further education to attain suitable, stable employment. This program may provide vocational and other training services and assistance including tutorial assistance, tuition, books, fees, supplies, handling charges, licensing fees and equipment and other training materials necessary.

SATISFACTORY PROGRESS/PROBATION

A student receiving VA benefits needs to understand his college’s policy regarding satisfactory progress and academic probation (found in the college catalog). A VA student placed on probation has a maximum of two consecutive semesters to return to good standing. Failure to return to good standing within two semesters will make the student ineligible for VA educational benefits.

The student may regain his eligibility for VA benefits for future terms under one of two conditions: (I.) a return to good standing in the college, or (2.) a request for resumption of VA educational benefits is submitted to the VA claiming mitigating circumstances and the VA reinstates benefits based on evidence supporting the student’s claim.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

To apply for Tuition Assistance, you must first visit with your military branch Education Officer for advice on the Tuition Assistance Program.

To be eligible for Tuition Assistance, you must meet both of these requirements:

  • Qualify for Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty or Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits and
  • The cost of the course and fees is more that TA will cover

If you meet both requirements above, then you must do the following:

  • Request Tuition Assistance from your military branch of service and
  • See your Education Services Officer or Education Counselor

Afterwards, you can apply for VA Educational Benefits if you are a first-time user of TA and/GI Bill as explained above.

The Department of Veterans Affairs explains the tuition assistance program in greater detail.

If you have any questions about VA Educational Benefits, please contact:

Shermanetta Carter, Primary VA Certifying Official

mbcva@morrisbrown.edu

404-458-6085 ext. 2016

Morris Brown Guide to Student Consumer Information

GUIDE TO STUDENT CONSUMER INFORMATION

2021-2022

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records.  They include the right to: 1) inspect and review these records; 2) request an amendment to the records; 3) consent to or restrict disclosures of personally identifiable information in the records; and 4) file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning the College’s alleged failure to comply with FERPA.  Copies of the complete policies and procedures for reviewing educational records and requesting an amendment to the records may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar, Administration Building.  The FERPA form is available on the Office of Registrar website at Registrar – Morris Brown College.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Applications for voter registration for Georgia residents are available in the Student Services Office, Administration Building.  Detailed voter information is also located at the Secretary of State web site Register To Vote | Elections (ga.gov).  Every year the MBC Student Services Office works with the Fulton County Voter Education Office to conduct either an on-site or virtual voter education and registration workshop.  For more information, please contact Devonne McKenzie, Director of Student Services, devonne.mckenzie@morrisbrown.edu, 404-458-6085, ext. 2011.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS

The Financial Aid Office assists students whose family and/or personal circumstances make financial assistance necessary in meeting the cost of attending Morris Brown College. Financial aid programs include scholarships, loans, grants and employment. These programs may be offered to students singularly or in various combinations. A student may refuse part or all of the aid offered. In such cases, it becomes the responsibility of the student and parents to compensate for the aid not accepted.

The Financial Aid Office is located in the Dr. Gloria L Anderson Multi-Purpose Complex (Administration Building) on the second floor. This office disseminates aid information and counsel students and parents regarding financial need, the availability of funds and the application process for receiving financial aid from state, federal, institutional, and private financial aid programs. This office also determines eligibility for financial aid and the extent of need and generates a timely notification of the types and amount of financial aid awards.

The primary purpose of the Financial Aid Program at Morris Brown College is to provide financial assistance to students who without such aid would be unable to attend college. (Note: Special merit-based scholarships may be available.) Various sources of financial assistance are available to students who meet eligibility requirements to participate in the Financial Aid Program. Students and parents are urged to seek assistance in proper completion of their Aid Applications. All applications should be completed and filed early.

Students are responsible for timely completion of requirements to receive financial aid. This includes requirements of the College, private funding sources, as well as State and federal funding sources. Failure to comply with requirements within specified deadlines may result in a student not receiving financial assistance and may necessitate payment of the balance with personal funds.

The Morris Brown College Financial Aid Office strives to ensure that all students apply for financial aid in a timely manner and provides assistance and support in the application process. For any additional questions and concerns, please refer to the current College Catalog and/or contact the Financial Aid Office.

Descriptions of available federal, state, institutional and private sources of student assistance, application procedures, eligibility criteria, recipient selection criteria and criteria to determine award amounts, methods of disbursement, terms and conditions of Federal Work-Study or loans, Federal Direct Student Loan entrance and exit counseling, sample loan repayment schedule, employment opportunities, student rights and responsibilities, and satisfactory academic progress standards are available on Financial Aid – Morris Brown College  or at the Financial Aid Office, 643 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314.

A breakdown of the estimated cost of attendance used to determine student eligibility for federal student assistance is available on the Financial Aid Office website Financial Aid – Morris Brown College

Specific information about financial aid disbursement to student accounts, payment deadlines, balance information, e-billing, deposits, and payment plans can be viewed in Populi.  In addition, enrollment requirements and types of financial aid, awarding procedures, financial aid forms, student employment and additional important financial aid information can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Information regarding sample loan repayment schedules and the necessity of repaying student loans is located within the Entrance Counseling session at Entrance Counseling | Federal Student Aid

Financial aid will be disbursed to the student’s account at the end of the “Registration” period.  Excess financial aid (loans, grants, including Federal Pell Grant, and scholarships) will be disbursed within 14 days after the student’s account balance is at $0.

Currently, Morris Brown College is not approved to award Georgia HOPE & State Aid Programs.

The most used VA Federal Educational Benefits at Morris Brown are:

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 Montgomery GI Bill)- Active Duty

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 Montgomery GI Bill)- Transfer of Entitlement

Chapter 35 (Survivors and Dependents)

Chapter 1606 (Selective Reserve)

Ms. Shermanetta Carter, CPA is the primary school certifying official.  She can be reached by email shermanetta.carter@morrisbrown.edu or 404-456-6085, ext. 2016.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

The Net Price Calculator provides an estimate of typical expenses and financial aid to attend Morris Brown College.  The estimates may be used to help students determine “net cost”- likely out-of-pocket expenses to attend Morris Brown College.  For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office, Administration Building.  404-458-6085 ext. 1

TEXTBOOK INFORMATION

Morris Brown College faculty are highly encouraged to utilize open educational resources (OER) in order to keep books and resource cost low for all students. In addition, affordable textbook solutions (eBooks and/or physical books) will be identified and communicated to students at the beginning of the semester by each faculty.

Disbursement for Books and Supplies

Students eligible for Title IV funds, can be issued a book voucher to obtain or purchase, by the seventh day of a payment period, the books and supplies applicable to the payment period.  The student’s financial aid file must be complete to determine if the student is eligible for enough funds to cover direct costs and have a credit balance (enough to cover the books and supplies).

REFUND POLICY

The following regulations apply with respect to refunds and adjustments in charges.

  1. All funds, except the $30.00 maximum application fee, are fully refundable if a student withdraws within three days (72 hours) of signing their student contract/enrollment agreement.
  2. If a student desires to withdraw officially from the College at any time during the semester, he/she must apply formally to the Registrar and obtain clearance from the offices of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President of Student Affairs, and the Vice President of Fiscal Affairs.
  3. Students must officially withdraw from the college to be eligible for a pro-rated refund.

Please note: Once a student begins classes, tuition is subject to refunds pro-rated based on the amount of the course attended up to 50%. After 50% of the course has been completed, no refund is required.

Students are eligible for refunds if official withdrawal is made according to the following schedule for traditional semester students (16 weeks): (a) 2nd week of semester = 87.5%; (b) 4th week of semester = 75%; (c) 6th week of semester = 62.5%; and (d) 8th week of semester = 50%. (e) 9th week and beyond = 0%.

Students are eligible for refunds if official withdrawal is made according to the following schedule for students (8 weeks): (a) 2nd week of semester = 75%; (b) 3rd week of semester =50%; (c)4th week and beyond = 0%.

WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURES

The official College policy on withdrawal from courses is contained in the Office of Registrar or in the College Catalog College Catalog – Morris Brown College. (Academic Policies and Procedures).  The withdrawal form can be found at Registrar – Morris Brown College.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Descriptions of academic programs, degree offerings, instructional facilities and instructional personnel are online at Degree Programs – Morris Brown College.

ACCREDITATION AND LICENSURE

Accreditation Statement

Morris Brown College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; email: info@tracs.org], having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category II institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 26, 2022. This status is effective for a period of up to five years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) Statement

Morris Brown College is approved as an institute of higher learning by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC), which authorizes and regulates the operations of in-state nonpublic and out-of-state postsecondary colleges and schools operating or offering instruction in Georgia.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Morris Brown College is committed to providing fair access to quality education for all students. MBC students with diagnosed and documented disabilities (including students with intellectual disabilities) should disclose their need for education accommodations at the beginning of the semester by providing the instructor with the appropriate ADA 504 related documentation in electronic format from a qualified health professional.  The request for accommodation must clearly describe student limitation(s) along with reasonable accommodation requested for synchronous and/or asynchronous learning modalities.  For more information, please contact the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICIES

Specific information regarding transfer of credit policies can be found in the College Catalog at College Catalog – Morris Brown College (Academic Policies and Procedures).

PENALTIES AND INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES ON COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at https://copyright.gov.

STUDENT BODY DIVERSITY, COMPLETION, GRADUATION, TRANSFER, RETENTION, AND PLACEMENT RATES

Information can be found at Student Achievement – Morris Brown College

VACCINATION POLICIES

Communicable Diseases

Employees or students with infectious, long-term, life-threatening, or other serious communicable diseases may continue their work or attendance at Morris Brown College as long as they are physically and mentally able to perform the duties of their job or meet their academic responsibilities without undue risk to their own health or the health of other employees or students.

Communicable diseases for the purposes of this policy include, but are not limited to, hepatitis, tuberculosis, influenza, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), COVID-19, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Morris Brown College will support, where feasible and practical, educational programs to enhance employee and student awareness and understanding of serious diseases.

The mere diagnosis of a serious communicable disease is not, in itself, sufficient basis for imposing limitations, exclusions or dismissal. Harassment of individuals with or suspected of being infected with any disease is not acceptable behavior at Morris Brown College and will be strictly censored. The diagnosis of the condition, as any other medical information, is confidential as are any associated medical records.

Individuals may be required to provide medical records or may be evaluated in person by a Health Center professional. Decisions about risk the individual poses to the health and safety of others at the College will be the responsibility of the Health Center staff and the Nurse’s/Doctor’s decisions will be the final determinate of whether the individual we be permitted to return to employment or school activities. All reasonable consideration will be given in order to determine if reasonable accommodations can be made by Morris Brown College to allow the individual to participate in a normal course of study or work without risk to the individual or others. In working with employees or students diagnosed with HIV, AIDS or any other serious communicable disease, Morris Brown College will proceed on a case-by-case basis.

With the advice of medical professionals, these factors will be considered:

  1. The condition of the person involved and the person’s ability to perform job duties or academic responsibilities;
  2. The probability of infection of co-workers or other members of the Morris Brown College community based on the expected interaction of the person in the Morris Brown College setting;
  3. The possible consequences to co-workers and other members of the Morris Brown College community, if infected;
  4. Possible reasonable accommodations and modifications to the individual’s job or other obligations to take account of the condition;
  1. Risk to the person’s health from remaining on the job or in the Morris Brown College community; and
  2. Other appropriate factors.

Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens

In accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) federal standard for Blood Borne Pathogens, those members of the campus community identified at high risk for the transmission of infectious disease (where applicable) to include but not limited to the College Nurse, and members of the Health Center, the Athletic Department, Public Safety and Physical Plant. These members of the campus community must comply with all segments of this policy. Failure to do so may result in discipline leading up to and including dismissal.

Universal precautions shall be observed to prevent contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials. Under circumstances in which differentiation between body fluid types is difficult or impossible, all body fluids shall be considered potentially infectious materials.

Hand-washing facilities are available to the employees who incur exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. OSHA requires that these facilities be readily accessible after incurring exposure. Immediately after removal of personal protective gloves or as soon as feasible, employees and students shall wash hands and any other potentially contaminated skin area with soap and water. If employees or students incur exposure to their skin or mucous membranes, those areas shall be washed or flushed with water as appropriate as soon as feasible following contact.

Required Immunizations

There is a series of required vaccinations for all students attending Morris Brown College. Students must complete required immunizations before his/her application is fully complete. Failure to comply with these requirements will prevent students from registering for classes.

Please refer to the MBC Immunization Policy  MBC Immunization Policy.

Immunization Requirements and Guidelines

Morris Brown College aligns itself with best practices as demonstrated by other colleges in the State of Georgia regarding immunizations for school entrance. All new and transfer students are required to comply with the college immunization requirements. Morris Brown College will consent medical and religious exemptions as defined by law. The required immunizations are:

  1. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)-2 doses of vaccine or serologic proof of immunity
  2. Tuberculosis (TB) testing
  3. Hepatitis B Vaccination and titer
  4. COVID-19 Vaccination (2 doses of Pfizer, or Modera, or Single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine- Being fully vaccinated means two or more weeks have passed since receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or two or more weeks have passed since receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine).
  5. If living on campus: Meningococcal Vaccine- Georgia state law requires all students residing in College Housing to receive information about meningococcal disease. All students residing in campus housing are required to either provide proof they have received the meningitis vaccine within five years of enrollment or provide a signed waiver acknowledging the risk to themselves and others of not receiving the meningitis immunization. For more information regarding Meningococcal Vaccine, please visit the CDC website.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Morris Brown College complies with all laws that govern employee and students’ medical records, their review, and their dissemination. The College will not require individuals to waive their health privacy rights as a condition for treatment, payment, enrollment in the health plan, and/ or eligibility for benefits. Morris Brown College will not intimidate, threaten, coerce, discriminate against, or take other retaliatory action against an individual for exercising health privacy rights.

For more detailed information, please refer to the website for the United States Department of Health and Human Services as http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa.

Personal Protective Equipment

This policy is designed to cover any Morris Brown College employee, who during the course of their duties must perform tasks in work areas where recognized hazards are present and personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required. PPE may not be necessary in areas where administrative or engineering controls are feasible and can provide protection equal to or greater than that offered by PPE. This procedure should serve as written compliance with OSHA’s “Personal Protective Equipment” regulations. PPE will always be used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions as an interim measure until other control measures are identified so as to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries or illness.

COVID-19 Protocols

  1. Weekly COVID-19 Testing: Morris Brown College will offer weekly COVID-19 testing on campus via a painless and accurate mouth swab.
  2. Mask Wearing: Students and employees must wear face masks.
  3. Physical Distancing: Students are expected to observe physical distancing.
  4. Large Gatherings: Students and employees are expected to follow institutional guidelines regarding gathering sizes.
  5. Isolation and Quarantine: Students are required to comply with institutional policies and should quarantine as it becomes necessary.
  6. Contact Tracing: Students are expected to comply with all contact tracing efforts undertaken by the college when needed.
  7. Symptom Monitoring: Students are required to conduct daily personal health screening, including temperature checks.
  8. Regular Hand Washing/Sanitizer: Students are expected to wash their hands regularly.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Student activities can be found at Student Services – Morris Brown College

 CAMPUS CRIME AND SAFETY INFORMATION

For the safety and security of the students, faculty, staff and property, Morris Brown College has established an on-campus Campus Safety and Security Department. The mission of the Campus Safety and Security Department is to maintain security on all College properties, ensure the safety of all students, faculty and staff; coordinate with state and other local law enforcement agencies; and to enhance the security of the College and the surrounding communities. The Department endeavors to have security personnel become a visible and prominent presence on campus, to provide 24 hours of surveillance, to make regular area patrol, and to work with other administrative personnel and departments to promote the mission of the College. For a complete description of the department and a listing of the College’s security and safety related policies and programs, please refer to Volume II, Section 2.3 of the Morris Brown College Policy Manual. In compliance with Federal law, the Security Department makes an updated crime statistics and fire log available upon request.  The annual campus crime and safety report will be made available to students via email.  For more information or to request a printed copy, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND EVACUATION PROCEDURES

The Emergency Response and Evacuation procedures can be found at Emergency-Procedures-updated.pdf (morrisbrown.edu).  Morris Brown College has a campus-wide email system to notify the campus upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of students or employees occurring on the campus.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY

Morris Brown College’s student conduct regulations prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and other drugs by students and student organizations.  Other alcohol-related misconduct is also prohibited.  MBC also does not tolerate employee misconduct related to alcohol or other drug abuse.  Sanctions are detailed for students and employees who violate this policy.  A copy of the drug and alcohol abuse policy may be found at Alcohol-and-Drug-Use.pdf (morrisbrown.edu) or by contacting Jerome Rowland, Director of HR, 404-458-6085, ext. 2014 for employees or Devonne McKenzie, Director of Student Services, 404-458-6085 ext. 2011 for students.

The Morris Brown College GUIDE TO STUDENT CONSUMER INFORMATION is produced by the Financial Aid Office. 

643 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314/Administration Building

Phone: (404) 458-6085 ext. 1; Fax 678-585-6678

Contact Person: Stephanie Gunby, Director of Financial Aid, stephanie.gunby@morrisbrown.edu

Available Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Satisfactory Academic Policy

Satisfactory Academic Policy

Federal regulations mandate a student receiving financial assistance under Title IV programs must maintain satisfactory academic progress in his/her course of study regardless of whether or not financial aid is awarded each semester. Title IV funds include Pell Grant, SEOG, Direct Loans, and Federal Work Study.

Student financial aid, as defined in this policy, specifically applies to all federal, state, and certain institutional aid programs. Federal guidelines stipulate that this policy applies to ALL enrollment periods, regardless of whether students have received financial aid.

SAP will be reviewed at the end of each semester for programs one year or less.  SAP will be reviewed at the end of each academic year (Spring Semester) for programs greater than one year.

NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS FOR SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS: 

Qualitative – Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) must be at least 1.75 at the end of the Freshman year (first time college students only).  All other students are required to earn at least a 2.0 at the end of each academic year.  All students are required to earn at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of their second year of attendance (fourth semester of enrollment) and each subsequent academic year until graduation.

Quantitative – Refers to a student’s pace. Must complete at least 67% of the cumulative hours attempted each semester. This will include remedial classes. Attempted also includes any classes with a grade of “F, FN, W, WF, WP, WU, and I”. Transfer credits accepted by the institution towards a student’s program are included in the attempted and completed hours and will be used in the pace calculation.

Maximum timeframe – Morris Brown College is a four-year college with certificate and bachelor’s degree programs. Students must complete their program of study within 150% of the length of the program. For example, a program with a length of 120 hours must be completed within 180 attempted hours. 120 x 150% = 180 hours. Another example would be the Esports Certificate program with 24 hours required- 24 x 150% = 36 maximum attempted hours. Again, all courses taken, including transfer courses and courses with a grade of “F, FN, W, WF, WP, WU, and I”, will be included in this calculation. This number will not be rounded up or down. The quantitative standard is used to measure a student’s pace in a program. A student may be on pace for the semester but not be on pace when calculating the cumulative hours. Pace is measured by dividing the cumulative number of hours the student has successfully completed by the cumulative number of hours the student has attempted.  A student is ineligible for financial aid when it becomes mathematically impossible to complete the program within 150% of its length.  An appeal will be possible.   

FAILURE TO MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Financial Aid Probation is a status assigned to a student who fails to make satisfactory academic progress for a subsequent payment period and who has appealed and has had eligibility for aid reinstated. A student on financial aid probation may receive Title IV funds for one payment period (semester). At that point, the student must meet the school’s SAP standards or the requirements of the established individual academic plan to maintain Title IV eligibility.

Financial Aid Suspension is a status assigned to a student who has not met the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress and has not been granted an appeal or a student who was on Financial Aid Probation and failed to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress or the requirements of the established academic plan and will not be eligible to receive Title IV funds.

APPEAL PROCEDURES: 

Students who have not made satisfactory academic progress may file an appeal to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee.

You can appeal if:  

  1. There is a death of a relative
  2. an injury or illness occurred
  3. other special circumstances

How to appeal:  

  1. Complete a SAP appeal form (available in the Financial Aid Office)
  2. Appeal is due to the Financial Aid Office within seven calendar days of notification.
  3. Students must submit a SAP appeal form, a current MBC transcript, and a letter of explanation of mitigating circumstances with all appropriate documentation attached.
  4. Appeals and supporting documentation should be emailed to Stephanie Gunby, Director of Financial Aid, stephanie.gunby@morrisbrown.edu

The Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee will review the request and make a decision within ten business days of the receipt of the appeal.  Written notification of the decision will be forwarded to the student.   

If your appeal is approved:  

  1. You will be placed on Financial Aid Probation/PLAN.
  2. You must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress minimum requirements as outlined                         above.
  3. You must meet the minimum requirements EVERY semester.
  4. You will be evaluated at the end of each semester to determine that you continue to be eligible for Title IV funds.

If your appeal is denied:  

  1. A student has the right to appeal to the President.
  2. The student has 10 business days after receiving the Appeals Committee’s decision to appeal to the President.
  3. The decision made by the President is final and no other appeal exists.
  4. The student must follow any conditions set forth by the President while in PLAN status in order to continue in PLAN status for subsequent terms. For example, if a student is required to meet with an academic advisor during a specified semester, failure to do this would place a student back in suspension status.

If you fail to meet minimum standards while you are on Financial Aid Probation/PLAN:  

  1. You will not receive any Financial Aid funds.
  2. If you are on suspension for GPA/PACE, then you must get back into Good Standing on your own.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Excluded Grades 

The following types of grades cannot be used to remove financial aid probation or suspension or to fulfill re-matriculation requirements: credits by audit or special examination; grades earned from advanced placement or CLEP exams for which prior approval was not obtained; withdrawal or incomplete grades; and grades earned in zero-credit courses.

Additional SAP Requirements 

  1. Students who are not receiving financial aid will still be evaluated for financial aid eligibility on the same basis as students who receive federal, state, or institutional aid.  Should such students apply for financial aid, eligibility will be based on their past performance as measured by the SAP standards for financial aid.
  2. Students who are enrolled in a dual degree program may request in writing an extension of the maximum time frame provision of the SAP policy.  Such requests will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  3. Students who are pursuing a second degree will be given the equivalent of six (6) full-time semesters to complete the program, including prerequisite courses.
  4. Transfer students will be placed within the policy’s maximum time-frame level based on the number of transfer credits accepted by Morris Brown College.
  5. Credits earned at foreign institutions are included in the financial aid SAP evaluation if the college accepts the credits.
  6. Courses in which a grade of “I” was given will count toward the academic year attempted minimum and will influence the GPA in the semester the course was taken.  All attempted and earned credits are counted in maximum time-frame determination.
  7. Credit for remedial courses will count toward determination of enrollment status, minimum credits, and maximum time frame.
  8. Courses that are repeated will count toward enrollment status and maximum time frame.  For purposes of financial aid SAP, only credits adding to the cumulative credits earned will be acceptable toward the required minimum number of credits earned each year.  Repeat courses for which a student previously received a passing grade will not count.

Cost of Attendance

2022-2023 Cost of Attendance

* Direct costs (based on full-time enrollment)
** Estimated Out-of-Pocket Annual Expenses 

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights

  1. You have the right to expect your financial aid eligibility will be determined in an equitable manner consistent with federal regulations and institution policies.
  2. If you are eligible for aid, you have the right to be considered for those programs for which you qualify, as long as money is available.
  3. You have the right to receive complete information about how your financial aid eligibility was determined.
  4. You have the right to obtain full information about financial aid programs and pertinent regulations, policies and procedures.
  5. You have the right to receive information about your debt burden as a result of receiving loans.
  6. You have the right to receive information about monthly and total repayment options available as well as debt management strategies.
  7. You have the right to expect that your financial records, your parents’ financial records and your award information are kept confidential in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
  8. You have the right to expect notification of your financial aid offer and any adjustments to it.

Student Responsibilities

When you accept your financial aid award, you agree to fulfill your obligations as a financial aid recipient.

  1. It is your responsibility to report additional resources (such as other financial assistance) and any changes to those resources to MBC’s Financial Aid Office. If the receipt of additional resources results in an over award (financial aid and resources exceed your need or the cost of attendance), you may be required to pay back a portion of your financial aid received and financial aid for subsequent terms may be reduced.
  2. You are responsible for supplying complete and accurate information used to determine your eligibility for aid.
  3. You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). See the SAP Policy for full details.
  4. You must be formally admitted to MBC and be admitted and enrolled in a degree or certificate program or be taking required preparatory coursework for admittance into a degree or certificate program.
  5. You must not have borrowed in excess of any Title IV loan limit.
  6. If you withdraw from school, you must notify the Financial Aid Office in writing. You may be expected to repay a portion of the financial aid disbursed to you after paying tuition and fees (refer to the withdrawal information available from the Financial Aid Office).
  7. You are responsible for reporting any change in your status.
  8. When you have signed a promissory note for a loan, you are responsible for informing your loan servicer of changes in your name, address, Social Security Number, and graduation date. You must inform your loan servicer if you transfer to another school, withdraw from school, or drop below half time in any term.
  9. If you are borrowing from the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program for the first time at MBC, you must complete a loan counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note at studentaid.gov
  10. If you are awarded Federal Work-Study, it is your responsibility to find and apply for a work-study job. If you accept a Federal Work-Study position, you are expected to perform the work in a satisfactory manner.
  11. You must sign a Statement of Educational Purpose (included on the FAFSA) declaring that any aid funds received will be used for expenses related to attendance at Morris Brown College and that you owe no refund nor are you in default of any aid received for attendance at any institution.

Net Price Calculator

Your Morris Brown College net price is what you pay after subtracting aid you don’t have to repay, like scholarships and grants. Our net price calculator allows you to enter your aid information and find out what students like you paid last year to attend Morris Brown College.

Go to the Net price Calculator by clicking here

Financial Literacy

Morris Brown College has partnered with Our Money Matters to provide our students, staff, and Alumni with Financial Literacy tools.  Click on Our Money Matters: Financial Literacy and Career Resources (igrad.com) to get information about scholarships, budgeting tips, job search, banking, career development, repaying student loans, managing debt and a lot more.

Financial Aid Portal

After you have registered for the financial aid portal, please log in here to access your financial aid account: Log in – CampusIvy

EXIT COUNSELING

Borrowers who receive loans under the Federal Direct Student Loan Program are required to complete an online exit counseling session when withdrawing, graduating, or dropping below half-time attendance (even if transferring to another school). These loans include the Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized, and Direct Graduate PLUS loans.

The exit counseling session is intended to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower and provides useful tips and information to help you manage your loans.

Please note that you must complete the entire session once you begin. If you exit the counseling before completing the session and return later, you will need to start over from the beginning. Be prepared to provide your driver’s license number (if you have one), addresses and phone numbers for your next of kin, two references who live in the United States, and your future employer (if known).

Click here to complete Exit Loan counseling https://studentaid.gov/exit-counseling/

Financial Aid Code of Conduct

  1. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to prohibit conflicts of interest in situations involving student financial aid and to establish standards of conduct for Morris Brown College employees with responsibility for student financial aid. As a participant in the federal student aid programs, specifically the student loan programs, Morris Brown College is required to develop, publish, administer, and enforce a code of conduct that complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The obligations set out in this policy do not modify or supersede requirements set forth by state or federal law.

  1. Applicability

This policy applies uniformly to all employees in the Financial Aid and Finance department and to all other University employees who have responsibilities related to education loans or other forms of student financial aid. Agents of the University with responsibility for education loans or other student financial aid are also expected to abide by the terms of this policy.

  1. Definitions
    1. Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest exists when an employee’s financial interests or other opportunities for personal benefit may compromise, or reasonably appear to compromise, the independence of judgment with which the employee performs their responsibilities at the College.

    1. Gift

Any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, or other item having monetary value of more than a de minimus amount. The term includes a gift of services, transportation, lodging, or meals, whether provided in kind, by purchase of a ticket, payment in advance, or reimbursement after the expense has been incurred. The term “gift” does not include any of the following:

      1. Standard materials, activities, or programs on issues related to a loan, default aversion, default prevention, or financial literacy such as brochures, a workshop, or training.
      2. Training or information material furnished to the College as an integral part of a training session that is designed to improve the service of a lender, guarantor, or servicer of educational loans to the College, if such training contributes to the professional development of the College’s employees.
      3. Favorable terms, conditions, and borrower benefits on an education loan provided to a student employed by the College if such terms, conditions, or benefits are comparable to those provided to all students of the College and are not provided because of the student’s employment with the College.
      4. Entrance and exit counseling services provided to borrowers to meet the College’s responsibilities for entrance and exit counseling under federal law, so long as the College’s employees are in control of the counseling, and such counseling does not promote the products or services of any specific lender.
      5. Philanthropic contributions to an institution from a lender, servicer, or guarantor of education loans that are unrelated to education loans or any contribution from any lender, servicer, or guarantor that is not made in exchange for any advantage related to education loans.
      6. State education grants, scholarships, or financial aid funds administered by or on behalf of a state.
    1. Opportunity Pool Loan

A private education loan made by a lender to a student attending the College or the family member of such a student that involves a payment directly or indirectly by the College of points, premiums, additional interest, or financial support to such lender for the purpose of such lender extending credit to the student or the family.

    1. Revenue-sharing Arrangement

An arrangement between the College and a lender under which (a) a lender provides or issues a loan to students attending the College or to their families, and (b) the College recommends the lender or the loan products of the lender, and in exchange, the lender pays a fee or provides other material benefits, including revenue or profit sharing, to the College or its employees.

  1. Institutional Policy Regarding Education Loans and Student Financial Aid
    1. Revenue-sharing Arrangements

The College will not enter into any revenue-sharing arrangement with any lender.

    1. Interaction with Borrowers

When participating in the Federal Direct Loan Program, the College may assign a first-time borrower’s federal loan to the Federal Government as the lender. Under no circumstances will the College assign a student’s private student loan to a particular lender, or refuse to certify or delay certification of any private loan based on the borrower’s selection of lender or guaranty agency.

    1. Private Loans

The College will not request or accept from any lender any offer of funds to be used for private education loans (as defined in the Federal Truth in Lending Act), including funds for an opportunity pool loan, to students in exchange for the College providing concessions or promises regarding providing the lender with any preferred lender arrangement.

    1. Co-Branding

The College will not permit a private educational lender (as defined in the Federal Truth in Lending Act) to use the College’s name, emblem, logo, or any other words, pictures, or symbols associated with the College to imply endorsement of private educational loans by that lender.

    1. Staffing Assistance

The College will not request or accept from any lender any assistance with call center staffing or financial aid office staffing. Nothing in this section, however, prevents the College from accepting assistance from a lender related to (a) professional development training for its staff, (b) providing educational counseling materials, financial literacy materials, or debt management materials to borrowers, provided that such materials disclose to borrowers the identification of any lender that assisted in preparing or providing such materials, or (c) staffing services on a short-term, nonrecurring basis to assist the College with financial aid-related functions during emergencies, including State-declared or federally declared natural disasters, federally declared national disasters, and other localized disasters and emergencies identified by the Secretary of Education.

  1. Employee Code of Conduct
    1. Conflicts of Interest
      1. No employee shall have a conflict of interest with respect to any education loan or other student financial aid for which the employee has responsibility.
      2. No employee may process any transaction related to their own personal financial aid eligibility or that of a relative. For the purposes of this policy, a “relative” is defined as an individual with whom an employee has a relationship by blood, marriage, adoption, domestic partnership, or other personal relationship in which objectivity may be impaired.
    2. Gifts

No employee may accept any gift from a lender, servicer, or guarantor of education loans. A gift to a family member of an employee or to any other individual based on that individual’s relationship to the employee shall be considered a gift to the employee if the gift is given with the knowledge and acquiescence of the employee and the employee has reason to believe the gift was given due to the employee’s position at the College.

    1. Prohibited Contracting Arrangements

No employee shall accept from any lender or lender affiliate any fee, payment, or other financial benefit (including the opportunity to purchase stock) as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.

    1. Advisory Board Compensation

No employee who serves on an advisory board, commission, or group established by a lender, guarantor, or group of lenders or guarantors may receive anything of value from the lender, guarantor, or group of guarantors in return for that service. The employee may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in serving on such boards, commissions, or groups.

  1. Policy Violations

Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Annual Security Report

The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (also known as the Clery Act) is a federal law enacted to provide students, faculty and staff with information to make decisions that affect their personal safety.

Click here for the 2021 Annual Security Report

Contact Us

Morris Brown College

Financial Aid Office
643 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone: 404-458-6085 ext. 1
Fax: 678-585-6648
financialaid@morrisbrown.edu

Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm