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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
Credit is granted for subjects with a minimum grade of 10. No credit for English or French language.
Credit awarded for grades of A, B, or C. No credit awarded for O-Level work.
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
Summary of Credit Recommendations for CLEP Subject Examinations:
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.
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.
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.
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:
*Note: All scores should reflect testing within the last five years
or be subject to review by
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.
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
$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.
$512 per credit
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.
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 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
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
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
Nursing$75 per semester
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
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
Health service privileges and student health insurance are included in the fee for room and board.
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.
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.
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.
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
PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENTS
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.
Information on veteransí benefits from the Veterans Administration is available in the Registrarís office.
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.
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
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:
Financial Aid Application Procedure
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.