Marymount University 2001-2002 Catalog

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Undergraduate Admission 

Marymount wishes to attract students whose educational interests and intellectual abilities are consistent with the goals and character of the University. The Universityís undergraduate curriculum provides a balance between liberal arts education and career preparation. The curriculum also prepares students to become educated citizens in a complex society and equips them with the skills and knowledge necessary for entry or advancement in their chosen career fields. 

In reviewing applications for admissions, Marymount University places primary emphasis on the strength of an applicantís academic recordĖthe high school record for an entering freshman or the prior college studies of a transfer student. The University also takes into consideration national test scores, breadth of academic preparation, positive recommendations, and personal character in making its decisions. 

Entering Freshmen

Applicants to the freshman class are normally granted admission if their high school grade point average in academic courses is 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; their combined SAT scores are above or within 100 points of the national average; and their academic preparation, recommendations, and character indicate that they are qualified to undertake Marymount University programs. 

The following minimum high school courses are recommended: 
 
 
English 4 units
Foreign Language 3 units
Mathematics 3 units
Science 2 units
Social Sciences 3 units

Applicants who do not meet these regular admission norms are referred to a committee that uses an academic potential predictor to admit those who (it believes) have the best potential for success. 

Applicants must submit the following items to be considered for admission: 
 

  • The completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee of $35. 
  • The recommendation form completed by a high school counselor or other appropriate school official. 
  • Scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-1) of the College Entrance Examination Board or a Student Profile Report of the American College Testing Program (ACT) taken in the senior year. 
  • Evidence of graduation or expected graduation from an accredited high school. 
  • A high school transcript showing academic performance and a minimum of 15 high school credits in preparatory courses. In reviewing an applicantís high school record, the Admissions Committee is more concerned with the quality of preparation than with the numerical distribution of courses. The Admissions Committee also takes into consideration the educational objectives and specific needs of the particular applicant. 


It is strongly recommended that applicants to the School of Health Professions programs have completed high school biology and chemistry. Other secondary-level science experience will be considered in special cases. 

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants with 30 or more college credits must present a grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from previous post-secondary institutions. Transfer applicants with fewer than 30 credits must also meet freshman admissions requirements. 

Applicants who have been enrolled in a college or university prior to applying to Marymount must submit the following: 

The completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee of $35. 

The recommendation form completed by the dean of students at the last college attended, a college professor, or current employer. 

Official transcripts showing all postsecondary coursework (delivered in a sealed envelope that bears the registrarís signature and/or seal). 

Students who have been admitted for transfer to Marymount University will receive a formal transfer evaluation by a counselor. It is the responsibility of the student applicant to provide the transcripts necessary for this evaluation. Marymount only accepts coursework for transfer credit from an institution accredited as degree-granting by a regional accrediting body for higher education at the time the coursework was completed. 

Opportunities for Credit Acquisition

Acceptance of course credits earned elsewhere for credit toward degree requirements is at the sole discretion of Marymount University. 

Advanced Placement (AP)

Marymount University participates in the College Board Advanced Placement Program and awards college credit to entering students with qualifying scores. Applicants who seek advanced placement because they have taken one or more of the Advanced Placement Examinations should have the examination results sent to the Office of Admissions prior to enrollment. First-semester freshmen who have earned scores of 3, 4, or 5 may be granted credit (without grades). Advanced credit earned in this manner by entering freshmen will fulfill any University or departmental graduation requirement. Transfer students must have the scores sent directly to Marymount if they wish to receive credit. 

College-Level Examination 
Program (CLEP)

Marymount University also participates with the College Board in this program. Credit may be awarded for the CLEP subject examinations depending upon the score earned. The University follows the guidelines recommended by the American Counsel on Education (ACE) for awarding credit. The studentís University record will carry notation of credit, but no grade will be awarded. The University does not recognize credits earned by CLEP General Examinations. Undergraduate students interested in receiving credit for CLEP Examinations should arrange for their official score reports to be sent directly from Educational Testing Service to the Office of Admissions. 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A student who does work based on college-level studies in an International Baccalaureate program in a secondary school may take the Higher Level Examinations. Subjects examined at the Higher Level with an earned grade of either 6 or 7 will be considered for transfer credit. Any student interested in receiving credit for the Higher Level examinations of the International Baccalaureate program should arrange for an official grade report to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. If credit is awarded, the studentís University record carries notation of credits, but no grade is recorded. 

French Baccalaureate

Credit is granted for subjects with a minimum grade of 10. No credit for English or French language. 

A-Levels

Credit awarded for grades of A, B, or C. No credit awarded for O-Level work. 

DANTES/PONSI

Marymount University follows ACE guidelines for awarding credit applicable to a studentís program. 

Portfolio Assessment and Credit by Examination (P.A.C.E.)

Marymount Universityís Portfolio Assessment and Credit by Examination (P.A.C.E.) program gives returning students the flexibility they need to complete their bachelorís degree with less financial and time commitment than traditional programs. Through P.A.C.E., students can utilize the knowledge and experience they have gained through independent study, work, travel, volunteer activities, and life experience to earn up to 30 credits toward their undergraduate degree. 

To qualify for Marymount Universityís P.A.C.E. program, students must be currently enrolled in a Marymount University Degree Program. 

To earn credits through portfolio assessment, students must 
 

  • meet with an academic advisor to determine if portfolio assessment is appropriate for them; 
  • enroll in Liberal Studies Readings and Portfolio Development (LS 300); 
  • produce a separate portfolio for each course for which they are taking credit;
  • choose only those courses which are listed in Marymountís catalog;
  • pay a non-refundable assessment fee of $100 per portfolio; and 
  • pay $150 per credit earned. 


To earn credits by examination, students must 
 

  • meet with an academic advisor to determine if credit by examination is appropriate for them; 
  • receive a passing score on any CLEP, ACT/PEP, or DANTES examinations approved for credit by Marymount University; and 
  • arrange for the score to be sent to the Office of the Registrar. 


Marymount University gives transfer credit for CLEP subject examinations with passing scores as determined by current DANTES standards, which are subject to change. Credit is not given for CLEP general examinations. Contact the Office of the Registrar for current information. 

Summary of Credit Recommendations for CLEP Subject Examinations:
 
Test Title
Score
Credits
MU course(s) 
Accounting
47
8
ACT 101, 102
American Government
47
3
POL 204 
American Hist to 1877
45
3
HI 210
American Hist, 1865-present
45
3
HI 211
American Literature
46
6
EN 205, 206 
Biology, General
46
6
BIO elective (non-lab) 
 Business Law, Intro
51
3
LA 248 
Calculus/Elem Functions
41
4
MA 181
Chemistry, General
47
6
PSC elective (non-lab) 
College Algebra
46
3
MA 130 
College Algebra/Trig
45
3
MA 130 
College French, Levels 1 & 2 
Second Semester
39
6
FR 101, 102 
Fourth Semester
45
12
FR 101, 102, 201, 202 
College German, 1 & 2 
Second Semester
36
6
GER 101,102 
Fourth Semester
42
12
GER 101, 102, 201, 202 
College Spanish, 1 & 2 
Second Semester
45
6
SP 101, 102 
Fourth Semester
50
12
SP 101, 102, 201, 202 
Educational Psychology
47
3
ED elective 
English Literature
46
6
En Lit electives 
Freshman College Composition 
without essay
*
*
*no credit
with essay
44 & quality of essay
3 or 6
EN 101 or
EN 101 and EN 102
(Send essay to MU Department of Literature and Language for evaluation and determination of exact credit and course equivalencies.)
Human Growth & Dev
45
3
PS 203
Info Sys & Comptr Appl
52
3
CIS 110 
Literature, Analysis & Interp
49
6
EN electives (200 level) 
Macroeconomics
44
3
ECO 199 
Management, Prin of
46
3
MGT 301 
Marketing
50
3
MKT 301 
Microeconomics
41
3
ECO 210 
Psychology, General
47
3
PS elective 
Psychology, Intro
47
3
PS 101 
Sociology, Intro
47
3
SOC 131 
Trigonometry
50
3
MA 131 
Western Civ to 1648
46
3
HI 203 
Western Civ 1648 - present
47
3
HI 204 
AP Examination Policy
Test
Score
Credit
MU course(s) 
Art: History
3, 4, 5
3
FA 201 
Art: Studio Drawing
3, 4, 5
3
FA 105 
Art: General
3, 4, 5
3
FA elective
Biology
3, 4, 5
4
BIO elective (include Lab)
Chemistry
3, 4, 5
4
PSC elective (include Lab) 
Computer Science A or AB
3, 4, 5
4
CS 110 
Economics, Macro
3, 4, 5
3
ECO 199 
Economics, Micro
3, 4, 5
3
ECO 210 
English: Language & Comp
3, 4, 5
3
EN101 
English: Literature & Comp
3, 4, 5
3
EN Lit elective
French Language
3, 4, 5
6
FR 101,102 
French Literature
3, 4, 5
3
FR Lit elective
German Language
3, 4, 5
6
GER 101,102 
German Literature
3, 4, 5
3
GER Lit elective 
Government: American
3, 4, 5
3
POL 204 
Government: Comparative
3, 4, 5
3
POL 225 
History: American
3, 4, 5
6
HI 210, 211 
History: European
3, 4, 5
6
HI 310, 311 
Latin: Vergil
3, 4, 5
3
general elective
Latin: Literature
3, 4, 5
3
general elective 
Mathematics Calc AB
3, 4, 5
4
MA 181 
Mathematics Calc BC
3, 4, 5
8
MA 181, 182
Music
3, 4, 5
3
Humanities elective 
Physics B
3, 4, 5
4
PSC 171 
Physics C
3, 4, 5
4
PSC elective 
Psychology
3, 4, 5
3
PS 101 
Spanish Language
3, 4, 5
6
SP 101, 102 
Spanish Literature
3, 4, 5
3
SP Lit elective 

Undergraduate Nondegree Admission

Undergraduate applicants wishing to register for courses but not as degree candidates must submit a nondegree application that is available from the Office of Admissions. A high school transcript indicating graduation or a college transcript must be submitted in order to be admitted. A $35 nonrefundable application fee must accompany the application. 

Nondegree students are subject to all academic policies of the University. A nondegree student who wishes to pursue a degree must apply to the Office of Admissions for regular admission as a degree candidate. All undergraduate nondegree courses earned at Marymount University with a grade of C or better are applicable to requirements in the major or electives. Nondegree students are not eligible for financial aid and may not live on campus. 

Admission for International Students

International students must submit the following items to be considered: 

The completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee. 

A letter of recommendation from the applicantís school principal or academic advisor. The letter must be either written in or translated into English. 

Evidence of graduation or expected graduation from an accredited high school. 

Transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated and translated before a transfer credit decision can be made. The applicant is responsible for the timely translation and evaluation of documents and for all costs and fees associated with these services. Suggested evaluation agencies are World Education Services, Inc., P.O. Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10011; Credentials Evaluation Services, Inc., P.O. Box 66940, Los Angeles, CA 90066; and World Educational Credentials Evaluators and College Planning, P.O. Box 726, Herndon, VA 22070. 

Submit acceptable standardized test scores 

Native speakers of English must submit a minimum score of 450 on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-1) of the College Entrance Examination Board. 

Non-native speakers of English may be admitted to Marymount University in one of two ways: 

1.by submitting a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test; or 

2.by submitting a minimum TOEFL of 500 (paper) or 173 (computer), taking the Marymount placement test for English as a Second Language (ESL), and completing ESL classes based on placement in the Intensive English (IE) program 

Note: All degree and non-degree applicants for whom English is not the native language are required to take the TOEFL. A TOEFL score of less than 500 (paper) will not be considered sufficient for admission. 

Before being admitted to the degree-granting major, IE majors must complete a program of study in Intensive English (to be determined by the ESL placement test results). 

International students in need of an I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility) must adequately document financial resources for the programís duration. An I-20 will be issued when the applicant has been admitted, a financial certification has been received, a deposit has been paid, and a Transfer Clearance Form has been submitted, if appropriate. 

Medical Requirements

A confidential medical examination record that includes a complete record of immunizations is required for all undergraduate, nondegree, and resident students. This record must be completed before the student may register for classes. The form is available from the Admissions Office or the Health Center. 

Accident and health insurance is mandatory for all international students, Nursing students, and student athletes. Physical Therapy students must have health insurance only. These students must either accept the Marymount policy or provide acceptable documentation of coverage in Virginia. 

Notification

Marymount University has a rolling admissions policy. The University notifies applicants as to whether they have met the criteria for admission after the application procedure is completed and the Admissions Committee has acted on the application. 

All acceptances to Marymount University are tentative until the applicantís final high school or college grades are received and conditions of the acceptance, if any, are met. 

Graduate Admission 

Marymount University places primary emphasis on the strength of an applicantís previous college or university record. The University also takes into consideration national test scores, breadth of academic preparation, work experience, positive recommendations, and personal character in making decisions for admission. 

With the exception of the Physical Therapy program, students are admitted on a full- or part-time basis for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Since the Physical Therapy program is a three-year, full-time program, applicants have a separate admissions process with one admissions deadline (the first Friday in January) and a notification of admission status by the end of the first week in May. Entry into the program is in the fall semester. See Physical Therapy program on page 164 for more details. 

Applicants who have or will receive a bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university prior to enrollment must submit the following items to be considered for acceptance: 

  • The completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee of $35. 
  • Official transcripts showing all postsecondary coursework (delivered in a sealed envelope that bears the registrarís signature and/or seal). 
  • An interview with the appropriate program representative. 
  • A current resume (for School of Business Administration graduate applicants). 
The items listed above (except the resume requirement) are Universitywide requirements for every program. Individual graduate programs vary in their requirements for standardized test scores,* portfolios, work experience, or other criteria. 

*Note: All scores should reflect testing within the last five years or be subject to review by 
the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. Applicants who already hold a masterís degree are not required to submit GRE, MAT, LSAT, or GMAT test scores, with exception of Physical Therapy program applicants. PT applicants must submit GRE scores even if they have a masterís degree in another field. Acceptable Praxis I scores are required for admission to all teacher licensure programs.

For detailed information and regulations governing admission to specific programs, consult the Graduate Programs section starting on page 137. 

Graduate Nondegree Admission 

Some programs offer nondegree applicants admission to graduate courses taken to increase vocational fitness and to learn about recent developments in a field of interest. Such students are urged to seek academic advice from the appropriate graduate program director before registration. Applicants must submit the following items in order to be considered for acceptance: 

1. The completed nondegree admission application with the nonrefundable $35 application fee. 

2. Transcripts reflecting postsecondary work and showing at least a bachelorís degree. 

3. International students must also follow the requirements listed under Graduate Admission for International Students. 

Graduate nondegree admission in the School of Business Administration allows students to enroll as a nondegree student for one semester only and to complete no more than 6 credit hours at nondegree status, provided the applicant submits a completed application with the nonrefundable $35 application fee. 

Graduate nondegree admission to the School of Health Professions allows students to enroll as nondegree students only in Health Promotion Management classes, Nursing core classes, and Nursing electives. Students with nondegree status may not enroll in courses in the clinical majors. 

Graduate Admission 
for International Students 

In addition to meeting all admission requirements of individual graduate programs, all degree and nondegree graduate applicants for whom English is a second language are required to have a minimum score of 600 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Those students who have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school where the language of instruction is English are exempt from this requirement. 

Transcripts must be certified as true copy by a notary public, an official of the institution in which the student is enrolled, or a United States consular official. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by an official or certified translation and must be literal. The academic record should include a list of the subjects studied and a qualitative rating. 

All international students in need of a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) must adequately document financial resources for the programís duration. An I-20 will be issued when the applicant has been admitted, a financial certification has been received, a deposit has been paid, and a Transfer Clearance Form has been submitted, if appropriate. 

2000-2001 Financial Information 

Undergraduate Tuition 

$7,425 per semester full time 

$14,850 per academic year (September-May) 

$200 discount if paid in full by August 10. 

Undergraduate students enrolled for more than 18 credits in a semester are charged $481 per credit in excess of 18. 

Undergraduate students enrolled for 11 credits or fewer are considered to be part-time students and are charged $481 per credit. 

Graduate Tuition 

$512 per credit 

Physical Therapy Program Tuition

This program is for full-time students only. Annual tuition is $17,300 (fees included). Tuition for PT 515, which is a full-time clinical practicum offered during the summer semester, is equal to the tuition fee for one graduate credit. 

Summer Tuition 

Tuition and fees for the summer sessions are announced in the Summer Semester Course Schedule published annually in March. 

Intensive English Program Tuition

Intensive English programs require full-time tuition ($7,425 per semester); students enrolled in these programs are considered to be full-time students. 

Tuition Prepayment Discount 

Students are given a discount of $200 on tuition and $100 on room and board if the entire yearís charges have been paid in full prior to August 11. Note: Students may not deduct their financial aid package when paying for the year to qualify for the discount. 

Family Discount on Tuition 

When a first member of a family pays full-time undergraduate tuition, any additional family members concurrently enrolled in the full-time undergraduate program may receive a 25 percent tuition discount. Family is defined as parents and dependent children, or married couples. 

Senior Citizensí Discount 

As a service to senior citizens residing in its community, the University offers to persons 65 years or older a tuition discount of 50% for undergraduate and graduate courses. Applicants must first meet all regular admission criteria for either degree candidacy or nondegree status. 

Fees

Fees are charged to partially support periodic equipment maintenance and replacement, added instruction costs incurred, and costs for consumable materials in the following courses: 

Applied Arts$50 per course

AA 250, 265, 270, 272, 350, 365, 370, 372, 374, 385, 407, 414, 415, 418, 420 

Biology$50 per course

BIO 110, 111, 120 

Biology$75 per lab

BIO 151, 152, 161, 162, 220, 260, 262, 272, 352, 368, 369 

Communications$50 per course

COM 200, 203, 303, 308, 309 

Communications$100 per course

COM 304 

Fine Arts$50 per course

FA 211, 350A-F 

Graphic Design$50 per course

GD 112, 200, 203, 255, 256, 260, 263, 300, 303, 305, 308, 309, 312, 360 

Graphic Design$100 per course

GD 304 

Interior Design$50 per course

ID 111, 141, 212, 214, 242, 313, 343, 344, 412, 423, 445, 446, 485, 487 

Nursing$125 per clinical

NU 111, 112, 200, 201, 202, 203, 220, 221, 222, 223, 400 

Nursing Lab Fees

NU 113, 503$60 

NU 114 $55 

NU 200, 201$38 

NU 202, 363$50 

NU 203$75 

NU 302$15 

NU 400$25 

Nursing$75 per semester
AAS Test Fee (first 3 semesters) 

Physical Science$50 per lab 

PSC 101, 102 

Physical Science$75 per lab

PSC 171, 172, 211 

Physical Science$100 per lab

PSC 125, 151, 152, 221, 222, 352 

Psychology$75 per course

PS 510, 511, 513, 514 

Student teaching application $35 

Counseling Psychology internship application$50 

PACE Reading Fee$100 per 3 credit course 

PACE Credit Hour Fee$150 per credit hour 

Technology Fees 

Each term students will be assessed $5 per credit up to a maximum of $60 as a fee to support computer enhancement in the laboratories. 

Room and Board 

$3,295 per semester double occupancy 

$6,590 per academic year (September-May), double occupancy 

$125 per semester for resident telephone, data, and cable TV service 

$100 discount if paid in full by August 10. 

Single occupancy is an additional $615 
per semester (to the above rates), subject to availability. 

Health service privileges and student health insurance are included in the fee for room and board. 

Insurance 

All students enrolled for at least 6 credits are eligible to participate in the 12-month accident and sickness plan: $230 per year (August-August). 

Accident and health insurance is mandatory for all international students, Nursing students, and student athletes. Physical Therapy students must have health insurance only. Students who are required to carry insurance and who elect not to accept the University-approved policy must produce adequate and acceptable documentation of coverage in Virginia. Commuter students who are required to have insurance may not register until they present an approved waiver or pay the premium. The open enrollment period ends at the close of business on the 10th class day after the semester begins. After that date, the application and payment must be accompanied by a completed Evidence of Good Health form supplied by the carrier. 

Payment

All tuition, fees, and room and board charges must be paid by August 10 for the fall semester and January 4 for the spring semester to retain class selection and residence hall assignments. All payments must be made in U.S. currency and drawn on U.S. banks. Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card, certified check, or cashierís check. Do not mail cash. Registration is not complete until payment is received. Any nominal adjustments made necessary during registration will be due within 30 days following the first day of the semester. A penalty is imposed for late payment. Requests for receipts must be made at time of payment and should include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The University charges a fee to provide statements from prior years. No student whose account is in arrears will be permitted to register until all obligations are met. 

Washington Consortium Credits

Payment for consortium credits is due at the time of registration. 

Late Registration Fee

A $50 fee is charged if registration is not completed during the established schedule. 

Continuous Registration Fee

A continuous registration fee of $30 is payable at registration each semester to maintain registration when not matriculating in classes. 

Deferred Payment Plan

A Deferred Payment Plan is available to qualifying students. To obtain an application, call (703) 284-1489. All arrangements, including the down payment, must be completed at least one week prior to registration. 

Credit Cards

The University accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards within the limits imposed by the issuing institutions. Charges paid by credit card will be refunded to the credit card account. 

Deposits

RETURNING RESIDENTS A $300 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve a place in a residence hall for the academic year. This amount will be credited toward room charges for the spring semester. This deposit is credited for fall semester only for students scheduled to graduate in December. 

NEW RESIDENTS A $300 nonrefundable deposit is required by May 1 to reserve a place in a residence hall for the academic year for students entering residence halls in fall semester. For those entering residence halls in spring semester, a $300 nonrefundable deposit is required by November 1. Applicants accepted after these dates must make the deposit within 15 days after acceptance. Reservations are made on a space-available basis. This deposit is credited to room charges for spring semester. 

NEW FRESHMEN COMMUTERS
A $100 nonrefundable advance deposit is required from freshman commuting students to confirm intention to enroll. This is credited toward tuitions charges upon registration. 

PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENTS
A $500 nonrefundable advance deposit is required from Physical Therapy students. 

Student Loans

Students who plan to pay tuition through a Federal Direct Student Loan should apply for this loan in time for it to be processed before registration. Loan applications for eligible students generally require at least six to eight weeks for processing. Students receiving their first loan at Marymount are required by federal regulation to attend an entrance loan counseling session before receiving loan funds. 

Veterans

Information on veteransí benefits from the Veterans Administration is available in the Registrarís office. 

Refunds 

Credit Refunds 

Providing all University charges have been paid, credit refunds will be processed as quickly as possible, generally within 10 business days of the receipt of a written request to the Student Accounts Office. Refunds will be made to the student unless otherwise designated or required by federal regulations. Students should bring sufficient funds or valid credit cards to purchase books or their supplies with them at the beginning of the semester. The bookstore is managed by Barnes & Noble. Credit balances may not be applied to bookstore purchases. 

Withdrawal/Drop Renewals

A unilateral withdrawal without proper school processing by the Vice President for Student Services and official approval or a dismissal for cause yields no refund. A student who withdraws from the University for good reason with an officially approved withdrawal or a student who officially drops a course or moves out of residence halls may receive a refund in withdrawing from full-semester offerings. 

Refunds for withdrawals from 
full-semester offerings are as follows:

During the first week of classes and no later than 9/7 or 1/18--90% 

During the second week of classes and no later than 9/14 or 1/25--75% 

During the third week of classes and no later than 9/21 or 2/1--50% 

During the fourth week of classes and no later than 9/28 or 2/8--25% 

No refunds are given for withdrawals after the fourth week of classes. 

Refunds for withdrawals from summer session courses are as follows:

During the first week of classes--75% 

During the second week of classes--50% 

During the third week of classes--25% 

No refunds are given for withdrawals after the third week of classes. 

Refunds for dropped weekend and concentrated course offerings are as follows:

Drop date more than 30 days (two weeks for summer session) prior to beginning of class: full refund, less $50 administrative fee 

Drop date within the two weeks (one week for summer session) prior to beginning of class: 75% 

No refunds are given for drops after class begins. 

A student who received financial aid and subsequently withdraws may be required to repay a portion of the award to the program from which aid was received. A copy of the refund and repayment policy is available from the Financial Aid Office. 

Room and Board Refunds

If a student moves out of the residence halls before the end of the semester, refunds will be calculated on the same basis as tuition refunds (e.g., first week: 90%, second week: 75%, etc.). See the current Course Schedule for refund percentage dates. The Vice President for Student Services may authorize an exception to this policy in extenuating circumstances based on documentation provided by the student. 

Undergraduate Financial Aid 

Purposes of Student Financial Aid Programs 

The Marymount University program of financial aid attempts to help those students who have academic potential and limited financial resources. In addition, scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic potential and performance, with financial need considered but not a prerequisite. 

The objective of all federal and most state aid programs is to provide opportunities for those who would not be able to complete their college education without financial assistance. Certain states, such as the Commonwealth of Virginia, award grants without regard to financial need to those students who apply and can prove state residence. 

Information and deadlines for applying for scholarships and aid are available from the Universityís Financial Aid Office. 

Eligibility for Need- based Aid 

Financial aid is any grant, scholarship, loan, or paid employment offered for the express purpose of helping a student meet educationally related expenses. Determining how much financial aid a student will receive is calculated in the following manner: 

  1. The budget for a studentís academic year living and educational expenses is determined, taking into account factors such as residence, enrollment, and dependence. 
  2. The expected contribution by the student and family toward the studentís yearly expenses is determined through a federal formula. 
  3. The resources contributed by the student and family are subtracted from the budget, and the remaining amount is referred to as the studentís ďfinancial need.Ē 

Financial Aid Application Procedure

  1. New and currently enrolled undergraduate students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information is analyzed and a report sent to the University on the estimated contribution expected from the family or the self-supporting student. 
  2. Awards are offered when applications are complete and the student has been accepted for enrollment into a degree program. 
  3. Financial aid applications must be submitted for each academic year in which financial assistance is required. 

Grants

D.C. State Student Incentive Grant (DCSSIG) is a need-based program for undergraduates who meet D.C. residence requirements. Applicants must enroll at least half time in a degree program. Students must follow financial aid application procedures. The DCSSIG application must also be completed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office prior to the published June deadline. 

Federal Pell Grant program provides federal gift aid for students. The grants range from $400 to $3,300 a year based on enrollment status. Eligibility is determined by the federal government. A student applies for this grant by following the financial aid application procedures. Repayment is not required. 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a federal grant for eligible full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Awards range from $100 to $4,000 per academic year. Students must follow financial aid application procedures to apply. 

Marymount Tuition Assistance Grants are sponsored by the University to make education affordable for as many full-time, first-degree undergraduate students as possible. To apply, students must follow financial aid application procedures. Awards are based on an indication of financial need. 

Virginia State College Scholarship Assistance Program (CSAP) is available to Virginia residents who will be full-time undergraduates and who demonstrate financial need. Students must file for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant and follow the financial aid application procedure. Repayment is not required. 

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program (VTAGP), not based on financial need, is available to all legal Virginia residents who are full-time students and who do not have a previously earned bachelorís degree. The amount of the award is up to $3,000. Awards will be made by the Commonwealth to students who file their applications by July 31. Repayment is not required. Late applications will be considered if funds are available. For further information, contact the Financial Aid Office. The program is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Loans

Federal PLUS Loan may be used to supplement other financial aid programs. Parents of dependent undergraduates are eligible to apply for this loan each academic year at a variable interest rate. Eligibility is based on credit worthiness. Students must follow the financial aid application procedures. Specific details may be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office. 

William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loan is for students enrolled on at least a half-time basis in a degree program; it enables them to borrow an annual amount based on their grade level and length of program. The federal government will pay the interest until the repayment period begins six months after the student leaves school. 

The Financial Aid Office provides information on obtaining the loan with Award Letter notification. The loan is borrowed directly from the federal government and the amount of the loan is based on the applicantís eligibility. Students must complete the financial aid application process and demonstrate need in order to qualify. A Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is available for those who do not demonstrate need. The terms are the same as those for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loan except that the student is responsible for the interest while in school. 

Federal Perkins Loan* is a federal program providing long-term loans to students who demonstrate financial need and are capable of academic performance at an acceptable level. The amounts awarded vary, depending on financial need. No interest accrues on the loan as long as the borrower remains at least a half-time student. Interest begins to accrue six months after the borrower ceases to be at least a half-time student and nine months for borrowers who received loans on or after July 1, 1987. The interest accrues at the rate of 5% per year. There are special cancellation provisions for borrowers who either become teachers in designated schools educating students from low-income families, or are teachers of handicapped students, or are in Head Start programs. Students must follow financial aid application procedures. 

* Notice to Perkins Participants

By law, each student who participates in the Perkins Loan program must comply with the following requirements: 

Attend an entrance interview at the time the promissory note is signed during which the borrowerís rights, responsibilities, and obligations under the loan are explained. 

Attend an exit interview to be scheduled with the Loan Officer prior to leaving the University. 

Repay the loan in accordance with the repayment schedule and notify the Loan Officer of any change in name or address. 

Failure to comply with these rules will result in the withholding of academic transcripts and grade reports and re-entry may be refused by Marymount University. Delinquent accounts may be referred to a collection agency. Legal action or reassignment of the loan to the federal government may occur in cases of defaulted loans. 

Educational Payment Plan

Academic Management Services (AMS) offers a ten-month budgeting plan that begins in May prior to fall semester. All or part of the annual costs may be budgeted with no interest rate assessed. A nonrefundable annual enrollment fee of $50 (includes insurance) is needed to apply. Applications are available from the Office of Student Accounts or from AMS at (800) 635-0120. 

Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance. Need is also a factor for the other named scholarships. There is no requirement for repayment. These scholarships are designed for full-time, first degree undergraduates. Details on all scholarships are available from the Financial Aid Office. All scholarships are listed in alphabetical order. 

The following scholarships are funded by Marymount University: 

Marymount Alumni Scholarship

Contributed by William C. Frogale, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate who is a graduate of any Marymount school or is a child of a graduate of any Marymount school or college. 

Marymount Freshman Academic Scholarships

Scholarship for new full-time freshman students who have a cumulative grade point average of B or better in high school and a combined SAT score of 1050 or higher. Interested students can contact the Admissions Office for more information. The scholarship is renewable for students who maintain academic eligibility. 

The Presidential Scholarship is the Universityís most competitive freshmen scholarship program. Students must have a combined SAT score of 1200 or higher and at least a B average. Each student must complete a scholarship application. Applications may be obtained from the Admissions Office. 

Marymount Leadership Scholarships

Awarded to members of the Student Faculty Council and the Co-Curricular Council who are serving the University in eligible leadership roles. 

Marymount Transfer Academic Scholarship

A competitive scholarship for new full-time students who present transfer credit for 30 semester credits or more with a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or better and intend to earn their first bachelorís degree from Marymount. The scholarship is renewable for full-time students maintaining eligibility. Applications may be obtained from the Admissions Office. Deadline is May 1. 

Marymount Upperclassman 
Academic Scholarships

Competitive scholarships for full-time students who have completed the required number of semester credits of academic work with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better; intend to matriculate as full-time students toward their first bachelorís degree at Marymount; do not already have an academic scholarship; and are recommended by the Scholarship Review Committee. Deadline is April 1. Applications are available from the Financial Aid Office. 

Other scholarships:

Kazuko Barkey Scholarship

Established in 1997 in honor of Mrs. Kazuko Barkey and awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Interior Design, who possesses a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average, and who demonstrates financial need. 

Fred W. Beazley Scholarships 

Awarded annually to two entering full-time freshmen with academic promise and financial need. Awards are limited to Virginia residents and are renewable with maintenance of a satisfactory cumulative grade point average. 

Sr. M. Majella Berg, RSHM, Scholarship 

Awarded competitively to a full-time student demonstrating need. 

Daphne Brady Nursing Scholarship 

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate nursing major who has financial need and satisfactory academic ability. 

Daniel Mack Cornell Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship will be granted to juniors or seniors in communications who have a record as outstanding students in the field of communications with a minimum 3.4 GPA earned at Marymount or transferred from another educational institution, who are carrying at least nine credit hours and working toward full-time student status (as defined by University policy), who intend to pursue graduate study and/or a career in communication or writing, and are U.S. citizens. 

Pablo Coto Endowed Scholarship 

Supported by a fund established in memory of Pablo Coto. The scholarship is awarded annually to a senior student who exemplifies excellence in academics and leadership and demonstrates a deep spiritual commitment and loyalty to family and classmates. 

Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program 

Offers a merit-based award of up to $5,000 for undergraduate students matriculating full time in a teacher education program. Students must have ranked in the top 10% of their graduating high school class. 

Richard Eaton Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Established in 1995 with a grant from the Richard Eaton Foundation, this scholarship is awarded each year to full-time nursing students with financial need. 

Ann Leary Finnegan Scholarship 

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate Nursing student demonstrating academic promise and financial need. 

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarships 
for Students in Nursing 

Provided through an endowed fund established by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, these scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate Nursing students who have financial need. 

Sr. Marie Louise Hogan, RSHM, Scholarship 

Awarded annually to an adult undergraduate student who is returning to college full-time for retraining in his or her field of interest. 

Sadie W. Kyle Endowed Business Scholarship 

Awarded to an outstanding full-time undergraduate student pursuing a bachelorís degree in Business Administration at Marymount University. 

Rose Ann Benté Lee Nursing Scholarship

Established in 1984 by Mrs. Rose Ann Benté Lee for deserving and qualified full-time Nursing students with financial need. 

Mary Gee Long Scholarship 

Awarded to a deserving full-time student who demonstrates financial need. 

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship 

Offered pursuant to a major bequest to the University by Mrs. Luce. The fund provides scholarships to highly qualified female undergraduates, to encourage them to enter; study; graduate; and teach physics, chemistry, biology, meteorology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and physical science. Graduating high school seniors, transfer students, and currently enrolled students may apply. Awards are made solely on the basis of merit and are calculated to include the cost of tuition and/or room and board. Eligibility is limited to women who are U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time. The deadline is March 15; late applications are accepted until May 1 contingent upon funding. Applications are available from the Admissions and Financial Aid offices. 

William G. McGowan Scholarship Fund for Disadvantaged Students

Awarded annually to full-time students with financial need, the scholarship was established in 1995 with a grant from the William G. McGowan Foundation in memory of Mr. McGowan, founder of MCI, who believed in creating educational opportunities to develop the gifts and talents of the young. 

Sr. Dolorita Mooney, RSHM, Memorial Scholarship 

Awarded to a deserving full-time student with financial need. 

Henry C. and Bessie B. Newton Scholarship

Sponsored by the University, this generous grant program is designed to make a Marymount education affordable for as many full-time undergraduate students as possible. Students must follow the financial aid application procedures. 

Maura OíDonnell Memorial Scholarship 

Awarded annually to a full-time student in the A.A.S. Nursing program who has successfully completed the freshman year at Marymount University. Financial need is considered as well as academic standing. 

Kathleen OíNeill Bocek Scholarship 

Awarded to a full-time sophomore student who displays outstanding qualities of personality during the freshman year. 

Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary Scholarship 

Awarded annually to a deserving full-time undergraduate student demonstrating financial need. 

ROTC Scholarships 

Awarded by the U.S. Army on a competitive basis to outstanding young men and women interested in a military career option. Marymount offers on-campus partial resident scholarships on a space available basis to students chosen as ROTC scholarship winners and partial tuition scholarships to students enrolled in the ROTC program but who do not win an ROTC scholarship. 

Rowley Oxford Scholarship 

This scholarship, made possible by a generous alumnus, is awarded each year to at least one student whose competitive essay, based upon broad scholarship, is judged to be of highest merit. This scholarship provides travel, tuition, and room and board expenses for a six-week summer course of study at Oxford University. 

Mary Phelan Baynes Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the School of Business Administration who has an interest in retailing and who demonstrates financial need. The student is eligible to retain the scholarship from initial receipt until graduation. 

Mary Lee Scatterday Scholarship 

Awarded annually to an outstanding, full-time, undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the field of art at Marymount University. Financial need is considered in making the award. 

Steven C. Virbick Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to full-time undergraduate students who have financial need and a B average or better. 

The Virginia Scholars Program 

Offers a merit-based scholarship of $3,000 for Virginia students enrolling full time in a bachelorís degree program. High school students must be nominated by January 15 by a Virginia high school; transfer students from Virginiaís public two-year colleges must be nominated by May 15 by a two-year public college. Awards may be renewed. 

Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program 

Offers an annual $2,000 scholarship/loan with no repayment requirement for those who teach in Virginia each year that the award is received. Students may apply if they have cumulative GPAs of 2.7 or above, are at junior level or above, and are enrolled full time in approved mathematics, science, foreign language, or special education programs. The scholarship is restricted to Virginia residents. 

Washington Post/Eastern High School Incentive Scholarship 

An award for academically talented graduates of Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. Scholarship funds are set aside for each semester a student attains all Aís and Bís. These funds are matched by Marymount. 

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarships 

Provided by the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc., these grants are available to Christian women pursuing a degree in Nursing. Applicants must apply for financial aid, demonstrate need, and meet other eligibility criteria. 

Elizabeth Wright Memorial Scholarship 

Awarded to a talented undergraduate student seeking a career in the communication arts. 

Student Employment 

Federal College Work Study (FWS), a federal program, makes on-campus jobs available to students with demonstrated financial need. The earnings are not credited to student accounts, but are paid directly to the student each month. Jobs are assigned through the Office of the Vice President for Student Services. Students must follow financial aid application procedures. 

Campus Employment The University employs a large number of full-time students and pays them from its own resources. Students who are not eligible for FWS awards may apply for employment under this program. Applications are available from the Vice President for Student Services Office. 

Graduate 
Financial Aid 

Graduate Assistantships 

Graduate students are eligible for assistantships in all Schools and select offices upon presentation of appropriate credentials. Assistantships provide tuition reimbursement and a living expense stipend. For details and procedures to apply for graduate assistantships, contact the Office of Academic Affairs. 

Grants 

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program (VTAGP) offers to full-time graduate degree-seeking students (pursuing a first graduate degree), who are legal residents of the state, a grant of up to $3,000 for graduate study, regardless of need. Applications, which are available from the Financial Aid Office, must be submitted annually by July 31. Late applications will be considered if funds are available. There is no requirement for repayment. This program is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Loans 

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan 

Graduate students may borrow each academic year. Students must enroll at least half time in a degree program for six credits per semester. For details, see the section on Undergraduate Financial Aid. 

Scholarships 

William G. McGowan Scholarship Fund for Disadvantaged Students 

Awarded annually to full-time students with financial need, the scholarship was established in 1995 with a grant from the William G. McGowan Foundation in memory of Mr. McGowan, founder of MCI, who believed in creating educational opportunities to develop the gifts and talents of the young. 


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