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Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Tuition for the academic year is due at the time of enrollment. Tuition for the 2016-17 academic year is:

  • Monthly Learning Format: $15,300 annually
  • Blended Learning Format: $15,300 annually

Tuition may be paid on an annual, quarterly, or monthly basis. Annual tuition is due at registration; quarterly tuition is due on the first day of each quarter (at registration, December 1, March 1, and June 1); monthly tuition is due on the first day of each month (at registration, October 1, November 1, etc.). All tuition payments are directed to the Financial Services Coordinator at Meridian's administrative offices.

A tuition deposit of $250 is due when the student submits their Intent to Enroll form. This deposit is applied toward the first tuition payment and is non-refundable

Financial Aid

Meridian University has a Financial Assistance Program for those students who have financial need. Financial Aid at Meridian is available in the form of Loans, Diversity Grants, and Scholarships. Financial Aid is awarded for one year at a time; therefore students apply for Financial Aid each academic year that Financial Aid is needed. Meridian considers all financial assistance requests and works individually through the financial aid process with each applicant accepted into Meridian’s graduate programs.

Financial planning for graduate school requires drawing from all available sources, including personal income, savings, investments, family resources, and any other sources of loans or grants.

Meridian financial aid is available on the basis of need and the availability of funds. For the 2016-17 academic year, qualified students may apply for Financial Aid in $500 increments, ranging from $1,000 to $14,000. Students needing aid in excess of $14,000 are encouraged to seek alternative sources.

Diversity Grant

Qualified students may request a Diversity Grant. Grants are awarded in $500 increments ranging from $1,000 to $11,000. Criteria used in determining the student’s eligibility for the Diversity Grant are:

  • Demonstrated Need;
  • Meeting Race and Ethnic Diversity criteria.

This request is made by doing the following:

  • Complete the Financial Aid application.
  • Indicate on the Financial Aid application your request to be considered for a Diversity Grant.
  • Submit a letter that speaks to your qualifications for this grant.

Scholarships

While students are welcome to apply for more than one type of scholarship, only one category of scholarship is awarded (i.e., students who qualify receive one scholarship, only).


  • Merit Scholarship - Current Year
  • Integral MBA + Uptima Scholarship - Current Year
  • Collaborative Partnership Scholarship - Current Year
  • International Student Scholarship

Merit Scholarship

Current Year Only

Qualified students may request a Merit Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded in $500 increments ranging from $3,500 to $11,000 for current year enrollment.

Criteria used in determining the student’s eligibility for the Merit Scholarship are:

  • Demonstrated Need;
  • Outstanding Merit as demonstrated academically, in community service, and/or in professional achievement.

This request is made by doing the following:

  • Complete a Financial Aid Application
  • Indicate on the Financial Aid application your request to be considered for a Merit Scholarship.
  • Submit a letter that speaks to your qualifications for this scholarship.

Integral MBA
+ Uptima Business Bootcamp

Current Year Only

Qualified students enrolling in Meridian's Integral MBA + Uptima collaboration can request this scholarship, awarded in increments of $500, ranging from $5,000 to $7,000. Criteria used in determining eligibility for the International Student Scholarship are:

This request is made by doing the following:

  • Complete a Financial Aid Application.
  • Indicate on the Financial Aid application your request to be considered for an International Student Scholarship.
  • Submit a letter that speaks to your qualifications for this scholarship.

Collaborative Partnership Scholarship

Current Year Only

Qualified students may request a Collaborative Partnership scholarship. Collaborative Partnership scholarships are awarded in increments of $500, ranging from $5,000 to $7,000. Criteria used in determining the student’s eligibility for the Collaborative Partnership Scholarship are:

  • Demonstrated Need;
  • Enrollment in one of Meridian’s Collaborative Partnership programs.

This request is made by doing the following:

  • Complete a Financial Aid Application.
  • Indicate on the Financial Aid application your request to be considered for a Collaborative Partnership Scholarship.
  • Submit a copy of your acceptance letter from the Tamalpa, Ten Directions, or Person-Centered Expressive Arts programs.

International Student Scholarship

Qualified students may request an International Student Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded in increments of $500, ranging from $8,000 to $12,500. Criteria used in determining eligibility for the International Student Scholarship are:

  • Demonstrated Need;
  • Meeting International Student criteria. 

This request is made by doing the following:

  • Complete a Financial Aid Application.
  • Indicate on the Financial Aid application your request to be considered for an International Student Scholarship.
  • Submit a letter that speaks to your qualifications for this scholarship.

Loans

The interest rate for student loans taken this year is 7%, compounded monthly.

Loan Repayment

Loan repayment begins one month after the end of coursework with one’s cohort. Repayment terms are stated in the Promissory Note.

Financial Aid Application Packet