Calculate how much college will (actually) cost you

Calculate how much college will (actually) cost you

  Take a moment to think about your finances — are you feeling anxious yet? If you’re like most college-bound students, preparing for tuition and miscellaneous college expenses can be intimidating, especially when you start to consider the rising cost of higher education. In-state and out-of-state tuition rates for four-year universities are on the rise, […]

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7 ways to strategically research college scholarships

7 ways to strategically research college scholarships

  Applying to colleges can be stressful — not to mention how stressful it can be to figure out how to pay for college once you get accepted. But here at Marymount University, we’ll help you figure out how to do just that. Here are seven tips to consider as you research scholarships! 1. Be […]

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3 ways you can prepare for the FAFSA right now

3 ways you can prepare for the FAFSA right now

  One of the biggest challenges for college students and their families is financing a college education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of college spiked 32 percent between 2011 and 2019. But while costs have increased, getting a college education has become more important than ever for landing a stable job. […]

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8 FAQ’s for students researching financial aid, and 8 helpful answers!

Financial aid FAQ's from Marymount University

  The college admissions process can come with a lot of challenges, but paying for your degree does not need to add to your stress levels. That’s where having a financial aid plan comes in. Here at Marymount University, we have years of experience helping students finance their education. Keep reading for a list of […]

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3 ways to talk about your college decision with your parents

3 ways to talk about your college decision with your parents

  You’ve opened the heavily anticipated acceptance letters and now it’s time to decide — where are you going to go to college? You may have your eyes set on a certain school, but there is another party that you should include in your college decision — your parents. Our parents do a pretty good […]

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5 questions juniors in high school need to ask right now

5 questions juniors in high school need to ask right now

  As a junior in high school, you have a lot to think about — especially when it comes to preparing for college. It’s important to remember that college is not something you can prepare for overnight. It’s a process that takes time and a lot of effort if you want to get into your […]

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11 questions to ask during a campus tour this summer

Campus Tour

  Deciding where to go to college can be challenging — but know that you’re not alone in this! You really should make visiting college campuses a priority, and taking an organized campus tour is always encouraged. As you do so, remember to ask the below questions of the student ambassador hosting the campus tour. After all, […]

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MU hosts Gov. Ralph Northam as he signs bills to extend financial aid to Dreamer students

Governor Ralph Northam signs legislation to extend financial aid

  On Monday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam visited the campus of Marymount University to hold a ceremonial bill signing for House Bill 2123 and Senate Bill 1387 in the Reinsch Auditorium. This legislation, which will take effect in August of 2022, makes Virginia students eligible for state financial aid if they are eligible for in-state […]

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Marymount financial aid director appointed to national scholarship board

Marymount Financial Aid Director Photo

  Higher education and providing the needed funding to help cover the cost is a personal mission for Keia Brown, Director of Financial Aid at Marymount University.  “In my new role at the University, I have the privilege of working with parents and students who are navigating the financial aid process, many for the very first […]

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