Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial aid opportunities at Muskingum University differ based on the program of study. To learn about financial aid that may be available to you, please click on the category below which best describes your program of study.

* Federal Student Loan Repayment *

Because of legislation passed by Congress, the student loan payment pause is ending. Interest resumes on Sept. 1, and payments are due in October. Borrowers can lower their payments, even to $0, by enrolling in the new SAVE Plan. Learn how the Administration is supporting borrowers. Preparing for loan repayment is the first step. Take a look at this helpful guide "6 ways to Prepare for Student Loan Repayment to Begin Again." from the Department of Education to help you get ready for repayment. 

The FAFSA form for 2024-2025 is undergoing some major changes! 

For the past several years, the FAFSA has opened in October. This year, with all the changes, the FAFSA opening has been delayed until December. The FAFSA Simplification Act will expand the Federal Pell Grant by linking eligibility to family size and federal poverty level. Effective with the 2024-2025 year, the parent contributor criteria have changed for students with divorced or separated parents not living together.

The student must complete the FAFSA with the parent who provided the greater portion of the student’s financial support in the 12 months prior to filing the FAFSA -even if the student does not live with that parent. If neither parent provided support in that 12-month period, include information for the parent who provided the greater portion of support during the most recent year the student received financial support.  If both parents claim an equal amount of support, the parent with the greater amount of income or assets is the contributor. 

While you wait for the FAFSA to open, you can go to to 

  • use the Federal Student Aid Estimator
  • create accounts for yourself and your contributor(s)
  • follow federal student aid social media to receive an alert when the new FAFSA is ready


Continuing Traditional Undergraduate Students: Financial Aid Offers for the 2024-2025 academic year, based on a review of the FAFSA, will begin to be available in late Spring. 

New and Continuing MAP and Graduate Students: Financial Aid Offers for the 2024-2025 academic year (which begins with Summer 2024), based on a review of the FAFSA, will be available after registering for summer courses.

New Traditional Undergraduate Students: Financial Aid Offers for the 2024-2025 academic year, based on a review of the FAFSA, are estimated to begin to be available in April. 

If you have more questions about the changes to the FAFSA, visit: or reach out to Muskingum University Student Financial Services at or 740-826-8139. 

Traditional Undergraduate Students

Information for entering and continuing students pursuing their first bachelor's degree who plan to take the majority of their classes during the day. Click here.

Muskingum Adult Students

A bachelor's degree program designed primarily for adult students who have earned a significant amount of academic credit toward a bachelor’s degree, who find that online classes best meet their needs. Click here.

Graduate Students

Information for students pursuing the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Master of Applied Leadership (MAL), Doctor of Applied Leadership (DAL), Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS), Master of Arts in Education (MAE), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) as well as students taking coursework needed for additional teacher licensure. Click here.

International Students

Involves the standard Undergraduate academic program, but the financial aid opportunities are distinct. Clicking here takes you to Muskingum’s International Student Programs pages.

Non-Degree Students

For students who hold a bachelor's degree but who are taking additional undergraduate courses for purposes of obtaining teacher licensure, students who are pursuing a second bachelor's degree, post-secondary options students and transient students. Click here.


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