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Financial Information

The following financial information applies to the 2008-09 academic year.


Undergraduate Student Rate

Consortium Tuition

Payment for consortium credits is due at the time of registration. Marymount consortium students pay the Marymount tuition rate to the Marymount Student Accounts Office. Credits taken through the consortium are counted toward full-time/part-time status at Marymount for the purposes of financial aid. All applicable fees are to be paid by the student to the visited institution.
Refunds and credits to accounts for consortium courses follow the Marymount refund schedule.

Tuition Payment

Due Dates

Fall Semester - August 1, 2008
Spring Semester - January 5, 2009
Summer Sessions I and III - May 1, 2009
Summer Session IV - May 29, 2009
Summer Session II - June 12, 2009

Monthly late payment fees of $60 will be assessed to all delinquent accounts. All payments must be made in U.S. currency and drawn on U.S. banks. Marymount University accepts cash, checks, money orders, credit cards (Visa or MasterCard only), and ACH (Automated Clearing House) electronic transfers. Do not mail cash. Checks and money orders must be made payable to Marymount University. All checks and money orders must include the student’s ID number, address, and phone number on the face of the check. All returned checks are subject to a $40 service fee.

If, for any reason, a parent, a guardian, an employer, or an embassy does not honor their financial obligation to the University on behalf of the student, the student will be held responsible for those financial obligations.

A student’s pending class registration is subject to cancellation if there is a prior-term unpaid balance on the student’s account.
In the event a student has a question about charges on his or her account, the student should bring the amount in question to the attention of the Student Accounts Office. The student does not have to pay that amount while it is being reviewed. However, the student is obligated to pay all parts of the bill that are not in question no later than the due date.



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 waiver. Family is defined as siblings, parents and dependent children, or married couples.

Senior Citizens

As a service to senior citizens, the University offers to persons 65 years or older a 50-percent tuition waiver for undergraduate and graduate courses. Applicants must first meet all regular admission criteria for either degree candidacy or nondegree status.

Catholic School Employees

Employees of Catholic schools specified by the University are eligible for a 50-percent tuition waiver on the regular rate for undergraduate Education programs (waiver does not apply to reduced-tuition programs) under the following conditions:

See the Graduate Catalog for details about this policy regarding the University’s graduate programs.


Room and Board

Commuter Meal Plans

New Student Fee

A one-time new student fee is assessed for all degree-seeking students in their first semester. All new students will pay this fee to cover such items as student ID cards, Orientation, and new student programs. Students entering in the fall, spring, or summer will be assessed the fee as follows:

A degree-seeking student who previously attended Marymount will be charged the Transfer Student fee upon re-enrollment.

Student Government Activity Fee

All full-time undergraduate students pay a Student Government Activity Fee of $30 per semester ($60 per academic year).

Technology Fee

Each fall, spring, and summer semester, students will be assessed $7 per credit up to a maximum of $84 per semester as a fee to support computer enhancement in the laboratories. In addition, some courses require that students purchase stand-alone computer software and/or textbook software packages.

Course 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 $60 per course
AA 250, 265, 270, 272, 350, 365, 370, 372, 385,
407, 414, 415, 418, 420

Astronomy $60 per lab
ASTR 101

Biology $60 per course
BIO 110, 111, 120

Biology $85 per lab
BIO 151, 152, 161, 162, 250, 260, 262, 272, 368, 369

Chemistry $120 per lab
CHM 125, 151, 152, 221, 222

Communication $60 per course
COM 200, 203, 303, 308, 309

Communication $120 per course
COM 304

Criminal Justice $60 per course
CJ 308, 309

Fine Arts $60 per course
FA 209, 211, 350, 351, 352, 353

Geology $60 per lab
GEOL 102

Graphic Design $60 per course
GD 200, 202, 203, 255, 265, 302, 303, 308, 309, 360, 405

Graphic Design $120 per course
GD 304

Interior Design $60 per course
ID 111, 201, 202, 212, 214, 303, 313, 405, 406, 412, 485, 487

Nursing Clinical Fees $170 per clinical
NU 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 400, 490

Nursing Lab Fees
NU 231 $200
NU 302 $60

Nursing NCLEX Preparation Fee
NU 425 $310

Nursing Test Fees
NU 310OL $45
NU 331 $380

Paralegal Studies $65
LA 280 or 491 (one-time fee)

Physics $85 per lab
PHYS 171, 172

Student-teaching application $106

Portfolio Assessment reading fee $230 per portfolio

Portfolio Assessment credit hour fee $230 per credit hour

Late Registration Fee

A $60 fee is charged if registration is not completed prior to the last day of Final Registration.

Continuous Registration Fee

A Continuous Registration fee of $40 is payable at registration each semester to maintain registration when not matriculating in classes. Any student wishing to maintain Continuous Registration in absentia will be charged a fee of $40 per semester payable at regularly scheduled registration dates. More information on continuous registration.

Alumni Course Audit Fee

For a fee of $200 per course, Marymount alumni may audit up to two courses per semester, if the enrollment limit has not been reached during registration and approval has been granted by the associate dean. No credit or grade will be awarded for the course. Interested alumni should contact the Office of Alumni Relations.


New Resident Students

For new freshman and sophomore students who are 21 years of age or younger and entering in the fall semester with fewer than 60 transferable credits, a $300 nonrefundable deposit is required by May 1 to reserve a place in a residence hall. For those students entering residence halls in the spring semester, a $300 nonrefundable deposit is required by November 1.

Transfer students who are 21 years of age or younger entering with 60 or more transferable credits will be accommodated in student housing or University-sponsored off-campus housing on a space-available basis. If space is available, a $300 nonrefundable deposit is required by June 15 to reserve a place.

If housing is available after the deposit deadlines, applicants must make the deposit within 15 days of acceptance.

The one-time $300 housing deposit, submitted prior to filling out the Housing Application, will be rolled over from year to year until the resident leaves University housing. Unless the University approves or grants a deferral of the housing deposit, a student who chooses to decline or discontinue residence in University housing remains liable for the payment of the housing deposit in accordance with the housing contract.

New Commuter students

A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required from freshman and transfer commuting students to confirm an intention to enroll. This is credited toward tuition charges upon registration.


Marymount University offers all students enrolled for at least 9 credits the opportunity to participate in a 12-month (August-August) accident and sickness plan. Rates and terms are available at the beginning of each academic year. Resident students are automatically covered as part of their room and board fees.

Accident and health insurance is mandatory for all international students on nonimmigrant F-1 visas, NCAA student-athletes, cheerleaders, Physical Therapy students, and Nursing students enrolled in clinical programs. These students will be required to obtain the University-approved policy and will automatically be charged the insurance premium.

F-1 visa students who already have adequate medical insurance may waive the plan if they produce acceptable documentation of coverage in Virginia.

Please refer to the plan information, available at the beginning of the academic year, regarding enrollment dates.

Collection Policy

A student who fails to pay in full as scheduled will have his/her transcripts, registration, and diploma withheld until the outstanding balance is paid in full. The University will make every effort to contact the student and collect the outstanding balance. However, if the University’s attempts are unsuccessful, the account will be turned over to an agency for collection or to attorneys for litigation. The student will be responsible for all costs, including collection agency fees (331/3 percent on the assigned balance), attorney fees, and variable court costs.

Refunds and Credits to Student Accounts

Credit Balance Refunds

Credit balance refunds will be processed generally within 14 days of the receipt of a written request to the Student Accounts Office. The University does not issue refunds in cash; only check and credit card refunds are issued.

Credit for Tuition and Fee Charges

To be eligible to receive a credit for tuition and fee charges, a student must officially withdraw from a class or separate from the University. Credit for tuition and fee charges will be calculated based on the actual withdrawal or separation date.

Semester Courses

Week Fall/Spring Summer Type of Credit
By end of week 1 100% 75% Tuition and fees
By end of week 2 75% 50% Tuition only
By end of week 3 50% 25% Tuition only
After week 3 0% 0%  

Weekend and Concentrated Courses

Students are eligible for a 100 percent credit for tuition and fee charges if the class is dropped at least 31 days before the class begins. A 75 percent credit for tuition and fee charges will be given if the class is dropped within 30 days of the start of the class. No credit for tuition and fee charges will be given once classes have begun.

Class/University Withdrawal Policy

In order to receive a credit for tuition and fee charges in accordance with the advertised refund/withdrawal period, a student must officially withdraw from a class, even if someone other than the student registered him or her for the class. Failure to do so will constitute a financial obligation to the University because classroom seats reserved during registration continue to be held for a student until he/she officially withdraws from the class. Stopping payment on a tuition check or credit card authorization or not attending a class does not constitute an official withdrawal from class.

A student who received financial aid should check with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from any classes. Federal financial aid recipient refunds will be determined based on the federal pro-rata refund regulations. Information and examples of federal pro-rata refunds are available in the Financial Aid Office.

More procedural information about withdrawing from a class. Additional information on separating from the University.

Withdrawal After Expiration of Tuition-and-Fee Credit Period

A student who withdraws from one or all classes after the tuition-and-fee credit period does not qualify for a refund unless there are extraordinary circumstances such as a documented medical emergency. A medical withdrawal usually constitutes complete withdrawal from the University for the academic period in question. Medical withdrawals will be granted solely for established medical purposes prior to a student taking final exams. Medical withdrawals due to illness in the family will be granted only if the attending physician stipulates that the student is needed to care for the family member.

A written request for a medical withdrawal, accompanied by documentation, should be addressed to the associate vice president for Academic Affairs.

Credit For Room And Board Charges

If a student moves out of the residence halls before the end of the semester, credit for room and board will be calculated on the same basis as credit for tuition and fee charges. If a resident student chooses a meal plan with dollars attached and moves out of the residence hall, no part of the dollar amount of the meal plan will be refunded. The vice president for Enrollment and Student Services may authorize an exception to this policy in extenuating circumstances based on documentation provided by the student.

Credit For Commuter Meal Plan Charges

If a student requests a commuter meal plan and then decides not to use that plan, no credit will be given for its cost. Commuter meal plans expire at the end of each semester.

Payment Plans

A payment plan is available to qualifying students. All arrangements, including the initial payment, must be completed at least one week prior to the payment due date or registration, whichever is later. Students may set up pay plans on an annual basis for the academic year (fall and spring) or by the semester. Whether selecting either the annual or by-semester plan, payments are made as follows:

All or part of each semester’s costs may be budgeted with no interest rate assessed. A nonrefundable enrollment fee of $60 is required to apply for the annual plan. Individual semester plans require a nonrefundable enrollment fee of $40. Applications are available from TuitionPay at (800) 635-0120 or online at

Students who need further assistance may call the Student Accounts Office, (703) 284-1490.


Information on veterans’ benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs is available in the Office of the Registrar,
(703) 284-1520.

Financial Aid

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.

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 student’s 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 student’s 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 student’s “financial need.”

Financial Aid Application Procedure

Students seeking financial aid through grants, loans, Federal Work-Study, and scholarships that require the filing of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should follow these steps to apply:

  1. Complete the FAFSA online at The FAFSA must be completed by both new and currently enrolled undergraduate students for each year they seek financial aid. The information is analyzed and a report is sent to the University on the estimated contribution expected from the family or the self-supporting student. Marymount’s federal school code is 003724.
  2. Financial aid applications must be submitted by March 1 for each academic year in which financial assistance is sought.
    Awards are offered when applications are complete and the student has been accepted for enrollment into a degree program.

Types of Aid


DC Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Grant is a need-based program for undergraduates who meet DC residency requirements. Applicants must enroll at least half time in a degree program. Students must follow financial aid application procedures. The DCLEAP application must also be completed. It can be found online at

The Federal Pell Grant program provides federal gift aid for students. The grants range from $400 to $4,300 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.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a 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.

The 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.

The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) Program, not based on financial need, is available to all legal Virginia residents who are full-time students. The amount of the award varies each academic year based on state funding. 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.


The 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.

The Federal 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. Students must complete the financial aid application process and demonstrate need in order to qualify. A Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is available for those who do not demonstrate need. The terms are the same as those for the Federal Stafford Loan except that the student is responsible for the interest while in school.

Students who plan to pay tuition through a Federal Stafford Loan should apply for this loan in time for it to be processed before registration.

The Federal Perkins Loan is a program providing long-term loans to students who demonstrate financial need and are capable of academic performance at an acceptable level. No interest accrues on the loan as long as the borrower remains at least a half-time student. Interest begins to accrue nine months after the borrower ceases to be at least a half-time student. The interest accrues at the rate of five percent 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 students in Head Start programs. Students must follow financial aid application procedures.


There are three categories of scholarships offered by Marymount University: Academic/Service Scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic and/or service performance; Need-based Scholarships; and Other Scholarships. All scholarships are designed for full-time, first-degree or transfer undergraduates, and can be applied to undergraduate tuition only, unless otherwise specified. Please see the following list for eligibility criteria, contact information, and other details.

Academic/Service Scholarships

Freshman Academic Scholarship
Guaranteed for new full-time freshman students who have a high school cumulative average of B+ or better and a combined SAT score of 1100 or higher. The scholarship is renewable for four years for students who maintain academic eligibility.
Contact: Admissions Office

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; and earn a degree in biology, computer science, or mathematics. Students committed to further study in the medical sciences are not eligible. 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. Applications received by February 1 will be given priority consideration; late applications are accepted until May 1, contingent upon funding.
Contact: Admissions Office

Presidential Scholarship
The University’s most competitive freshman scholarship program. Students must have a combined SAT score of 1200 or higher and at least a B average. This scholarship is renewable for full-time students maintaining eligibility. All Presidential Scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply to the Honors Program, which carries an additional scholarship award. (See page 16.)
Contact: Admissions Office

Spirit of Service Scholarship
Offered to students who have met high academic standards and have an outstanding record of volunteer service activity in their high school, church, and/or community agencies. The award is added to any existing Marymount merit scholarships. Spirit of Service Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $5,000. Scholars must continue full-time enrollment, maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher, and complete 60 hours of volunteer service work each semester.
Contact: Admissions Office

Transfer Academic Scholarship
A competitive scholarship for new full-time students who present transfer credit for 30 semester credits or more with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better and intend to earn their first bachelor’s degree from Marymount. The scholarship is renewable for full-time students maintaining eligibility. Deadline is May 1.
Contact: Admissions Office

Need-based Scholarships

The following scholarships all carry a need component in addition to other criteria. Therefore, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. Consideration for any of these scholarships occurs at the time a student’s financial aid form is reviewed. There are no separate applications required for any of these scholarships. Funding in some programs is limited to one recipient who retains the scholarship for four years. Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions about any of the following need-based scholarships:

William P. Ames, Sr. Family and Leon V. Harrow Family Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2005 through a bequest from Marymount alumna Frances Ames Harrow ’76. A longtime member of the Arlington community with an interest in education, Mrs. Harrow named this scholarship in honor of her families. The Ames and Harrow Scholarship is awarded each year to a student who demonstrates financial need.

Kazuko Barkey Scholarship
Established in 1997 in honor of Mrs. Kazuko Barkey Bach 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.

Mary Phelan Baynes Endowed Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Fashion Merchandising and who demonstrates financial need. The student is eligible to retain the scholarship from initial receipt until graduation.

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, Endowed Scholarship
Awarded competitively to full-time undergraduate students demonstrating need.

Brady/O’Donnell Scholarship
A gift from two families, this scholarship is awarded each year to a Nursing student with financial need. Academic standing is considered.

Class of 1956 Endowed Memorial Scholarship
To commemorate its 50th Reunion, members of the Class of 1956 endowed a scholarship in memory of their classmates who had passed away. This scholarship is available to an undergraduate student with financial need.

Class of 1958 Endowed Memorial Scholarship
When the Class of 1958 celebrated its 45th Reunion in 2003, they wanted to remember their deceased classmates in a very special way. Led by Barbara M. Clark and Maureen “Mo” Gallagher Gibbons, the Class of 1958 raised money to endow this fund to ensure that the class’s legacy and spirit live on at Marymount. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student with financial need.

Class of 1968 Circle of Friends Scholarship
In honor of their 35th anniversary in 2003, members of the Class of 1968 wanted to do something special to honor the spirit of the lifelong friendships they began as students at Marymount. This scholarship is available to an undergraduate student with financial need.

Claveloux/French/Shapiro Scholarship
A gift from three families, this scholarship is awarded each year to an undergraduate student pursuing a career in education and who has financial need.

Robert A. Draghi Endowed Memorial Scholarship
When beloved Philosophy professor Bob Draghi passed away in 2003, members of his family, along with colleagues and former students, made gifts to establish this fund in his honor. The scholarship is awarded each year to an undergraduate Philosophy student with financial need and academic merit.

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.

Dorothy Efner and Shirley Efner McManus ’79 Endowed Scholarship
Awarded annually to Nursing students with financial need, a demonstrated commitment to the nursing discipline and the University, and who have earned favorable comment from the faculty in general. The Office of Financial Aid, in conjunction with the Nursing degree program chairs, will select recipients.

Faculty/Staff Scholarship
The faculty and staff of Marymount University, recognizing the need for student financial assistance, established this scholarship in 2003 for incoming freshmen who show academic promise at Marymount. The scholarships, awarded each year, are funded by gifts from faculty and staff members. Recipients are selected by a faculty/staff committee, based on academic merit and financial need.

Finnerty-Sullivan Health Professions Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established by Michael and Marcia Finnerty in 2004 to continue the Finnerty-Sullivan family tradition of encouraging and inspiring all to seek a college education and to provide financial support for the neediest students. This scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student in the School of Health Professions. Special consideration is given to any student who is, or has already worked, in the health care field and wishes to advance his/her career.

Fred Franke ’95 Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Fred Franke, a beloved member of the Class of 1995, passed away in December 2004 while teaching in China. After his death, Fred’s mother, family, friends, and classmates, began the Fred Franke ’95 Endowed Memorial Scholarship at Marymount University. The scholarship is awarded each year to an undergraduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA who is majoring in History.

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.

Rosemary Hubbard Endowed Scholarship for Arts and Sciences
In 2005, after seven years as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Rosemary Hubbard returned to the Marymount faculty. She has been a member of the faculty since 1968. This scholarship honors her dedication to the School and to Marymount University. It is awarded each year to an undergraduate in the School of Arts and Sciences with financial need who demonstrates academic excellence.

Victor E. Indrisano Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a senior Psychology major showing demonstrated need and high academic potential. The fund was established in 1994 in memory of Dr. Indrisano, a dedicated and caring Marymount University professor of Psychology from 1981 until 1994.

Sadie W. Kyle Endowed Business Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding full-time undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Marymount University.

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

Thomas K. Malone, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Following the death of longtime Marymount trustee Thomas K. Malone, his family, friends, and the Marymount community established a scholarship in his name. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with financial need.

William G. McGowan Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to full-time students with financial need, the scholarship is offered through an annual 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.

Member at Large — Woman of the Year Scholarship
In 2007, the National Association of Home Builders established the Member at Large — Woman of the Year Scholarship for an academically qualified undergraduate student majoring in Interior Design in the School of Arts and Sciences.

The Memorial Scholarship
Funded through memorial gifts from Marymount alumni and friends who would like to honor a loved one without endowing a scholarship. It is awarded each year to a full-time undergraduate student with financial need.

Mister Days Scholarship
In 2007, Bobby Lee, owner of Mister Days, an Arlington, Virginia, restaurant, established the Mister Days Scholarship to benefit a Marymount undergraduate student from the Arlington area. Students must have attended an Arlington County high school or be an Arlington County resident, demonstrate financial need, work part time, and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

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.

Nova Medical and Urgent Care Center Scholarship
Created through the generosity of the Nova Medical and Urgent Care Center, Inc., and Dr. Grace Keenan, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student in Marymount’s Nursing program. The recipient is selected by the dean of the School of Health Professions, and the scholarship is awarded to a student who has exhibited a keen desire to enter the nursing profession, has strong academic credentials, demonstrates financial need, and is viewed favorably by the faculty.

The Sallie Mae Fund First-in-my-Family Hispanic Scholarship
In 2007, Marymount received a grant from The Sallie Mae Fund to begin the Sallie Mae Fund First-in-my-Family Hispanic Scholarship program. This scholarship is awarded to Hispanic undergraduate students whose parents/guardians have not obtained an undergraduate college degree. These students must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Mary Lee Scatterday Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding, full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the Fine and Applied Arts at Marymount University.

Robert Sigethy Endowed Scholarship
Created in recognition of Dr. Robert Sigethy’s 12 years of service as dean of Marymount’s School of Business Administration, this scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time School of Business Administration undergraduate based on demonstrated need and merit. The School, in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid, chooses the recipient.

Mary Caroline Ellis Spokas Endowed Scholarship
Funded through a generous gift from Otto Spokas to honor the memory of his wife, Mary Caroline. This scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student with financial need.

Jennifer Tino ’94 World Trade Center Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Established by the family and friends of Jennifer Tino ’94, who was killed on September 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center. Awarded to an undergraduate School of Business Administration student with demonstrated need who maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Steven C. Virbick Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who has financial need and a B average or better.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarships
Available to Christian women who are pursuing a degree in Nursing and are residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia. Applicants must apply for financial aid and demonstrate need.

Other Scholarships

These are other scholarships that have variable eligibility criteria, but do not require the filing of a FAFSA form. Students interested in these scholarships should contact the office listed.

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 the child of a graduate of any Marymount school or college.
Contact: Financial Aid Office

BB&T/Inova/Marymount Scholarship Initiative
The BB&T/Inova/Marymount Scholarships are funded each year through a generous gift from Inova Health System and BB&T to encourage students to enter the dynamic world of nursing. These scholarships are awarded each year to full-time, second-degree Nursing students who have at least a 3.0 GPA and have successfully completed the application process. This includes an essay and job interview with Inova Recruitment for a two-year position in an Inova facility. Deadline is April 15.
Contact: School of Health Professions

Kathleen O’Neill Bocek Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time sophomore student who displays outstanding qualities of fairness, honesty, and a positive attitude during the freshman year. Deadline is April 1.
Contact: Financial Aid Office

Daniel Mack Cornell Endowed Scholarship
Granted to a junior or senior Communication major who has a record as an outstanding student in the field of communications with a minimum GPA of 3.4 earned at Marymount or transferred from another educational institution. Applicant must also be carrying at least nine credit hours and working toward full-time student status (as defined by University policy), intend to pursue graduate study and/or a career in communications or writing, and be a U.S. citizen.
Contact: Department of Communication, School of Arts and Sciences

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 who demonstrates a deep spiritual commitment and loyalty to family and classmates. Deadline is April 1.
Contact: Financial Aid Office

Genesis HealthCare Nurse Scholars Program
This annual scholarship is provided through a gift from Genesis HealthCare (GHC). Each year, the scholarship is awarded to a senior Nursing student who demonstrates an interest in geriatric nursing. The scholarship requires a two-year employment commitment with GHC upon graduation.
Contact: School of Health Professions

HR Leadership Scholarship
A scholarship awarded to a student with an interest in human resource management. Sponsored by the HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington. Applicants must maintain a B average. Contact: School of Business Administration

The Lucille and Bruce Lambert Foundation Endowed Scholarship
These scholarships support Nursing students who are interested in geriatric nursing practice. The scholarships are awarded to senior Nursing students who demonstrate compassion and an interest in geriatric nursing.
Contact: School of Health Professions

Ann Leary Finnegan Endowed Scholarship
Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate Nursing student demonstrating academic promise and financial need. Deadline is April 15.
Contact: Department of Nursing, School of Health Professions

Leadership Scholarship
Awarded to members of the student government and the Co-Curricular Council who are serving the University in eligible leadership roles. Student Leadership Scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
Contact: Student Activities Office

William G. McGowan Scholarship
Provides full tuition to one undergraduate or graduate student each year who has a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, is recommended by the School of Business Administration faculty, and submits an essay.
Contact: School of Business Administration

Linda R. McMahon Scholarship
Established in 2003 by the University’s Board of Trustees in appreciation for Dr. Linda McMahon’s years of leadership and unflagging dedication to Marymount. The McMahon Scholarship will be awarded each year to a full-time undergraduate student who has completed two years of study at Marymount, maintained a GPA of at least 3.0, and demonstrated accomplishments consistent with Marymount’s mission as a Catholic university.
Contact: Financial Aid Office

National Science Foundation Scholarship for Service in Information Assurance and Computer Security
Marymount University, through the National Science Foundation Scholarship for Service Program, awards up to two new scholarships per year to students undertaking a major that includes at least one course per semester in computer security, information assurance, or forensic computing in the junior and senior years. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and be a U.S. citizen. The scholarship funds up to two years of study in return for one year of employment at a federal agency for each year covered by the scholarship. Marymount is participating in this program jointly with The George Washington University.
Contact: Department of Information Technology and Management Science, School of Business Administration

Lisa Kristen Ola Endowed Memorial London Scholarship
Founded in 2002 by London alumni who wanted to support current students studying abroad with the London Program. After the May 2003 death of Lisa Ola ’91, MBA ’94, her family, friends, and fellow London alumni endowed this scholarship in her honor. Awards will be made each term — the fall, spring, and summer semesters — to undergraduate students enrolled in Marymount’s London Program. The director of the Center for Global Education will review all applications and select award recipients based upon criteria such as grade point average and financial need.
Contact: Center for Global Education

ROTC Scholarship
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, as well as partial tuition scholarships to students enrolled in the ROTC program who do not win an ROTC scholarship.
Contact: Academic Success Center

Virginia Teaching Scholarship-Loan Program
The Virginia Department of Education offers teaching scholarship-loans for teacher education candidates in certain critical shortage endorsement areas. Men at the elementary and middle school levels and minority candidates in all teaching areas are also eligible for the Virginia Teaching Scholarship-Loan Program. When the student completes his/her program, the scholarship-loan is totally forgiven if the student teaches for four semesters in the public schools of Virginia in the critical shortage field. If upon completion of the program the student does not teach, the scholarship-loan must be paid back to the Commonwealth of Virginia. This award is available only if funded by the Virginia legislature.
Contact: School of Education and Human Services

Student Employment

Federal Work-Study (FWS)
This program makes on-campus jobs available to students with demonstrated financial need. Federal Work-Study eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. To qualify for this program, students must be eligible to work in the U.S. and be enrolled full time at the time of application.

All students in this program are paid by paycheck on the 15th and the last day of each month worked. The earnings are not directly applied to student accounts. Before students can be paid, they will be required to complete federally mandated employment paperwork, including an I-9 form, which establishes identity and work authorization, as well as federal and state tax forms. Students may also elect to complete a direct deposit form to have their paycheck sent directly to a bank near home or in the Arlington area. Students must also follow financial aid application procedures by filing a FAFSA.

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. Students apply for jobs through the Student Campus Employment Office.