FAFSA Deadline

Financial Aid

STEP 1: Apply for admission to Madonna University. Students who submit a complete application for admission by posted deadlines will be considered for merit scholarships.
STEP 2: Complete FAFSA (Madonna code – 002282). At www.fafsa.ed.gov, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1 and March 1 (recommended deadline).
STEP 3: Consider all available aid.
Be sure to investigate all types of financial aid – scholarships, grants, loans. Madonna University staff will prepare a financial aid package that outlines all aid available to you. Because Madonna is so affordable, you will notice that a little aid can go a long way at Madonna.
STEP 4: Wait for instructions from the Madonna University Financial Aid Department regarding how to login at MY Financial Aid.

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150

Phone: 734-432-5663
Email: finaid@madonna.edu

MY Financial Aid


 Apply for Aid (FAFSA)

You must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for Federal, State, and most Madonna University aid programs.

Application Procedure
The first step in applying for financial aid is to acquire your FSA ID. If you are a dependent student, your parents must also apply for a separate FSA ID. The FSA ID serves as your electronic signature and allows you to submit your FAFSA online.

The FAFSA must be completed for each academic year and can be submitted as early as October 1. We recommend that you apply by March 1 of every year.

Madonna University Federal School Code: 002282

Helpful Hints for Completing the FAFSA

  • Gather documents needed to complete the FAFSA. If you have not yet completed a tax form, you may estimate this information to ensure that you will meet the suggested filing date.
  • An improperly completed form may cause delays in processing.
  • Round amounts to the nearest dollar.
  • Complete all questions. If a question doesn't apply, enter a zero (unless otherwise instructed).
  • Be certain your Social Security Number (SSN) is correct by using the number directly from your Social Security card. Your application will be delayed if the SSN is incorrect and you will be required to provide additional documentation (i.e. copy of your birth certificate or Social Security card).
  • Be sure to list your date of birth accurately on your application, or it may be rejected.
  • Indicate the Madonna University Federal School Code of 002282 on the FAFSA.
  • Indicate whether you plan to live with parents, on or off campus.

One of the most affordable private, liberal arts schools in the country, Madonna University’s tuition is half the national average for similar institutions.

Tuition and Fee Rates (2017-2018)
Tuition and Fee Rates (2018-2019)

We’re proud that more than 85 percent of Madonna University students receive some type of financial aid, and we award some 900 scholarships annually – both merit and endowed

All new, incoming students are considered for merit scholarships at the time of admission. Returning students can apply for endowed scholarships each February/March for the next academic year.

 Federal and State Aid Programs

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for Federal and most State of Michigan aid programs.


Tuition Incentive Program: Madonna University

The tuition incentive program (TIP) is a State of Michigan program that encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond.

The tuition incentive program operates in two phases with program requirements and eligibility requirements highlighted for each phase. Madonna University is a participating institution of both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the program.  

Phase 1 of TIP funds will only cover classes within a student’s associate’s degree program of study

To find out more about the TIP scholarship please click the links below for more information:

TIP Informational Webpage

TIP Factsheet

TIP Informational Video

Associate Programs

Who do I contact if I have not received my acceptance form or eligibility letter? 

Student Scholarships and Grants

Toll-Free Phone: 1-888-447-2687

Email: ssg@michigan.gov

If a student has been told that they are not eligible for TIP, but feel they should be eligible based on the criteria, the student may appeal their status. The appeal has to be for a mitigating circumstance - examples include but are not limited to: student was incarcerated during application period, student moved frequently and did not receive information that they were eligible (which SSG can confirm through returned mail entered in the notes section of the TIP database), student was hospitalized/injured during application period, etc. Appeals are never guaranteed for approval; however, will be reviewed by the Director for a determination. An appeal explanation and supporting documentation needs to be sent to:

Michigan Department of Treasury
Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG)
Attn: Carla Foltyn, Director
P.O. Box 30462
Lansing, MI 48909

 Eligibility Requirements

Changes to the Federal Student Aid programs became effective with the 2012-13 school year. Please familiarize yourself with the requirements for federal student aid programs.

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal student aid programs awarded through the U.S. Department of Education.

Basic Eligibility Requirements
• Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
• Have a high school degree or GED
• Be registered with Selective Service if you are male
• Have a valid Social Security Number
• Not have been convicted of a drug offense
• Must be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program
• Must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress
• Must not be in default on a federal student loan and do not owe a refund on a federal student grant.

A minimum of half-time enrollment is required for most financial aid programs.

Enrollment Status Undergraduate Graduate
Full Time 12+ credits 9+ credits
¾ Time 9 – 11 credits 6 – 8 credits
½ Time 6 – 8 credits 4 – 5 credits
Less than ½ time 1 – 5 credits 1 – 3 credits
 How Enrollment Affects Aid

Financial aid is based on enrollment status (actual number of hours enrolled) at the end of the Drop/Add period. Financial aid awards may be adjusted for students who add, drop, or withdraw from classes during the academic year. A minimum of half-time enrollment is required for most financial aid programs.

Enrollment Status   Undergraduate   Graduate
Full Time   12+ credits   9+ credits
¾ Time   9 – 11 credits   6 – 8 credits
½ Time   6 – 8 credits   4 – 5 credits
Less than ½ time   1 – 5 credits   1 – 3 credits

Graduate Students:
Only graduate level courses (those numbered 5000 & above) will be counted in calculating financial aid eligibility. Pre-requisite undergraduate courses may be counted in determining eligibility if they are required for the degree program and approved by the Graduate School.

Withdrawal: Students who receive Federal financial aid and completely withdraw from courses must have their financial aid eligibility recalculated based on the Federal Financial Aid Withdrawal Policy. As a result, the student may owe money to Madonna University and/or the U. S. Department of Education. Failure to pay back excess funds may result in the loss of all future financial aid.

Students who partially withdraw from courses may have their financial aid eligibility recalculated, which may result in an adjustment to the amount of the aid awarded.

It is extremely important that students consult with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from classes.

Drop: Students who register and then drop their classes before they begin will have their financial aid eligibility recalculated based on remaining hours.

Failing Grades: Students who receive a failing grade (F) because they stopped attending the class (unofficial withdrawal) may have their financial aid eligibility recalculated based on remaining hours and/or last date of attendance. As a result, the student may owe money to Madonna University and/or the U. S. Department of Education.

Repeated Courses: Students may only receive Federal financial aid funding for one repetition of a previously passed course. There is no limit on the number of times a student may retake a course if a passing grade is not earned. All repeated courses, including withdrawals from repeated courses, affect Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid as outlined in the University bulletin. A repeated course along with the original attempt must be counted as attempted credits.

 Financial Aid Forms

Financial Aid Forms



 Financial Aid Resources

Online Resources

Below is a list of websites that offer helpful financial aid information.

FAFSA: Use Madonna code 002282
KnowHow2GO: Information on applying & preparing for college
FastWeb: Free financial aid and scholarship search
CollegeBoard: Information on preparing for college
Scholarships A-Z: Scholarship information
Federal Student Aid: Information on preparing and funding education
CashCourse: Improve financial literacy & how to pay for college
FinAid: Many resources and links to scholarship searches
Michigan.gov: Offers financial aid
MyGreatLakes: provides online borrower account inquiry
Direct Loan Consolidation: information about consolidating loans
College Scholarships: free financial aid and scholarship search
StudentScholarships: free scholarship and career information search
FastWeb: avoid private scholarship scams
CareerOneStop: free scholarship and career information search


 Loan Information
 Net Price Calculator

College costs vary from institution to institution. The net price calculator estimates the net cost to attend college (i.e., the cost minus financial aid). The net cost depends on each student’s eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment. To receive financial aid, students must:

Madonna University is one of the most affordable, independent universities in the nation. The annual 2017-18 undergraduate full-time tuition cost is $20,700 based on 30 cr. See current tuition rates. If you have questions regarding the net price calculator, contact the Financial Aid Office at 734-432-5663 or 800-852-4951, ext. 5663.

To estimate the out-of-pocket cost to attend, the net price calculator utilizes a two-step process. First, the calculator adds several costs. Second, the calculator subtracts the median amount of grants and merit scholarships received by students at the institution in question.

Regarding the first step, the net price calculator totals the following costs (several are mere estimates):

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Books
  • Housing (Room)
  • Food (Board)
  • Transportation
  • Personal and Miscellaneous Expenses

It is important to note that the net price calculator takes into account indirect costs such as transportation and miscellaneous expenses.

The net price calculator uses data for incoming first-year students who intend to enroll full time. The estimated net price will vary per student according to each student’s particular circumstance (i.e., income, financial need, and number of dependents).

To determine your estimated net cost to attend Madonna University, click the link below and answer the questions that follow. The estimated net price does not include loans or student employment.
Net Price Calculator (NPC)

At Madonna University, your success is our greatest achievement. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 734-432-5663 or 800-852-4951, ext. 5663.

ACT/SAT Scholarships
International Student Scholarships
Transfer Student Scholarships
Competitive/Performance/Talent Awards


Eligibility Requirements
Affiliation Awards    
  Alumni Legacy $2,000 Parent/Grandparent is a Madonna alumna/alumnus
  Catholic High School $2,000 Catholic High school graduate
  Felician-Sponsored Ministries Varies Full-time employees and their dependents
  Phi Theta Kappa Transfer $1,000 3.5/PTK Member

Financial Need-Based Awards    
  Academic Assistance Award Varies based on need Need-based grant assistance
  Academic Housing Award Varies based on need Need-based housing assistance
  Crusader Assistance Award Varies based on need Need-based grant assistance

New students are automatically considered for all merit scholarships upon admission. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Competitive, Performance, and Talent Awards may require an additional application, audition, or interview and are awarded at the discretion of the coach or director of the program. All scholarship applicants are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA code 002282) to be considered for additional financial aid.


 Additional Scholarships/Awards


  Award Eligibility Amount Per Year How to Apply
Federal Aid Pell Grant Financial need $590 – $5,815  
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) Pell Grant, financial need $100 – $800  
Direct Loans Subsidized – eligible undergraduate students with financial need
Unsubsidized – eligible undergraduate and graduate students
$5,500 - $20,500
based on class level, dependency status, remaining loan eligibility

required for all federal programs
Federal Work Study (FWS) Financial need varies  
State Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG) MI resident, financial need $1,830 FAFSA

required for MTG and MCS
Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS) MI resident, financial need, qualifying ACT/SAT score $1,830
Madonna Merit Scholarships 3.0 GPA, admitted, meet additional eligibility requirements $1,000 – $10,000 Application for Admission
200+ Endowed Scholarships 3.2 GPA, admitted, meet additional eligibility requirements $175 – $4,500 Madonna Endowed Scholarship Application
Athletic Awards Athletic performance varies Offered by Head Coaches in the Athletic Department
Madonna Grants Financial need, special circumstances varies FAFSA
  • Veteran Benefits
  • Employee Tuition Reimbursement
  • Community Scholarship
  • On-campus Employment
  • Business Partners
Amounts and requirements vary