Marlboro College

Offices Financial Aid Policies

Federal Student Loans

Federal undergraduate student loans are limited by the government, based on grade level and dependency status. The financial aid office will review a student’s eligibility for both subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans. Subsidized Stafford loans cannot exceed the following amounts: $3,500-Freshman; $4,500-Sophomore; $5,500-Junior and Senior. Total Stafford loans per year cannot exceed the following: $5,500-Freshman; $6,500-Sophomore; $7,500-Junior and Senior.

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grant amounts are dependent on: the student's expected family contribution (EFC); the cost of attendance (as determined by the institution); the student's enrollment status (full-time or part-time); and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less.

Federal Supplemental Equal Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG.

Federal Work-Study

If eligible based upon need, students will be awarded Federal Work-Study. Work-Study can be used in one of two ways. The student may keep the Work-Study wages as it is earned, or the earnings may be applied toward the student’s bill. The form to have earnings applied toward a student’s bill is available from the Student Accounts office. This award does not guarantee the student a job, but does allow them to apply for any available positions. If the family decides that earnings will be kept by the student for incidental costs, then you should anticipate paying the awarded amount.

Marlboro Grant

Marlboro College offers a generous grant program. The average Marlboro Grant in 2011-2012 ranged from $165 to $25,100. Marlboro Grant is based upon need after all other aid sources are considered.

Endowed Scholarships

The faculty awards annually a number of scholarships to returning students based on financial need and academic excellence. The scholarship will offset the Marlboro Grant by 100%.

Outside Scholarships and State Grants

Outside scholarships and State Grants (other than Vermont State Grants, AmeriCorps Awards and Vocational Rehabilitation Scholarships) are integrated into the financial aid package in the following way: half is used to reduce any Marlboro Grant and half is used to reduce the family contribution or self-help awards (Stafford loan, Alternative loan, Parent loan or Work-Study). If the intent of the outside scholarship foundation is not to reduce the institutional funds for which the student has qualified, our Office of Financial Aid will consider this when adding the scholarship to the student’s award.

Vermont State Grants

Vermont State Grants: Recipients will receive 100% of the amount applied toward their financial aid package.

Parent Loans

A parent may apply for a Parent Loan for Undergraduate Student (PLUS) up to the full cost of attendance minus all financial aid that has been awarded. The loan is partially credit based; a parent must be approved for this type loan.

Brattleboro campus Undergraduate Financial Aid Awarding Policies

Federal Student Loans

Federal undergraduate student loans are limited by the government, based on grade level and dependency status. The financial aid office will review a student’s eligibility for both subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans. Subsidized Stafford loans cannot exceed the following amounts: $3,500-Freshman; $4,500-Sophomore; $5,500-Junior and Senior. Total Stafford loans per year cannot exceed the following: $5,500-Freshman; $6,500-Sophomore; $7,500-Junior and Senior.

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grant amounts are dependent on: the student's expected family contribution (EFC); the cost of attendance (as determined by the institution); the student's enrollment status (full-time or part-time); and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less.

Brattleboro campus Graduate Financial Aid Awarding Policies

Federal Student Loans

The financial aid office will review a Graduate student’s eligibility for an unsubsidized Stafford loan. Effective July 1, 2012 subsidized Stafford loans are no longer offered to Graduate students. Unsubsidized Stafford loans cannot exceed the maximum set by the government of $20,500 per year.

Grad PLUS Loans

A Graduate student may apply for a federal Grad PLUS loan up to the full cost of attendance minus all other financial aid that has been awarded. The loan is partially credit based; a Graduate student must be approved for this type loan.

Finalizing Financial Aid Awards

In order to finalize a financial aid awards, students may be required to complete or submit additional documents and/or information. These may include items such as the Department of Education’s Master Promissory Note, Marlboro’s loan processing form (for PLUS, Grad PLUS or alternative loans), federal tax return transcripts, verification worksheets and entrance counseling.

Eligibility for financial aid awards are contingent upon the following factors: satisfactory academic progress, enrollment status, class standing and/or housing changes (for Marlboro campus undergraduate students). If eligibility changes awards may be revised or rescinded. Awards are subject to revisions if there are changes or adjustments to your FAFSA or to federal or state aid programs. Awards may be rescinded if all requirements are not met.

Parents of undergraduate students selected for verification may be required to submit a federal tax return transcript. Parents borrowing federal PLUS loans or Graduate students borrowing a Grad PLUS loan will be required to complete both the application and the a Master Promissory Note on the Department of Education’s website as well as Marlboro College’s PLUS processing form.

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