Welcome to MU Online!
The information provided here pertains to undergraduate students enrolling in Multnomah University’s online courses for the first time in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. Information for 2019-2020 is available here.
You must be enrolled in at least half-time (6+ credits) to receive a Federal Stafford Loan. Priority consideration is given to students who are admitted and have a valid FAFSA on file by August 1.
Federal Financial Aid
|Amount||Type of Aid||Intended For||Details||Deadline|
|Up to $6,195||Federal Pell Grant||Students with high need according to FAFSA||FAFSA is required to determine Pell eligibility. Complete financial aid process as soon as possible.||ASAP|
|Up to $800||Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant||Full-time students who are eligible for Pell Grant||FAFSA is required to determine FSEOG eligibility. Complete financial aid process as soon as possible. Limited funds awarded on a first come, first served basis.||ASAP|
|Up to $1,500||Federal Work-Study||Students with need according to FAFSA||FAFSA is required to determine Federal Work Study eligibility. Earnings through work are paid directly to student; allows for more on- and off-campus job opportunities.||ASAP|
|Up to $5,500||Stafford Loans - Subsidized||Students enrolled at least half-time; restrictions apply||FAFSA required. No interest while enrolled at least half-time; based on need according to FAFSA. Visit studentaid.ed.gov for current origination fee and interest rate.||ASAP|
|Up to $2,000||Stafford Loans - Unsubsidized||Students enrolled at least half-time||FAFSA required. Visit studentaid.ed.gov for current origination fee and interest rate.||ASAP|
|Up to $5,000||Stafford Loans - Additional Unsubsidized||Students enrolled at least half-time; must be independent, or a dependent with parent denied PLUS||FAFSA required. Visit studentaid.ed.gov for current origination fee and interest rate.||ASAP|
|Varies||Parent PLUS Loans||Dependent student whose parent is approved by a basic credit check||FAFSA and PLUS Loan Application required. To apply, complete the paper application or apply online. Amount varies based on student financial aid budget. Visit studentaid.ed.gov for current origination fee and interest rate.||ASAP|
|Varies||Alternative Loans||Student who needs additional funds for school-related expenses||Amount varies based on credit; accrues interest at a variable rate set by lender.||ASAP|
|Varies||Veterans' Benefits||Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces||Contact the School Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office to coordinate funds.||ASAP|
Oregon State Financial Aid
|Type of Aid||Amount||Intended For||Details||Deadline|
|Oregon Opportunity Grant||$3,300 - $1,650||Full or half-time Oregon resident undergraduate students with financial need. Students with religious majors do not qualify for this grant.||A need based grant managed by the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC). Available to students who are Oregon residents and have financial need as determined by the completed FAFSA. |
Funds are limited, and students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 each year in order to be considered. Students who are awarded this grant will be notified by the Financial Aid Office prior to the start of the academic year. For more information please visit:
2020-21 Online Tuition & Fees
|Online College Courses||$490/credit|