Our #1 goal is to help make attending Rochester College a reality. We awarded over $13,852,669 in financial aid during the 2012-13 school year, including grants, loans and scholarships based on eligibility, academic achievement, leadership skills, and other talents and abilities.

Scholarships
All institutional scholarships are reviewed on an annual basis. Modifications for future incoming classes will not change your scholarship award.

All institutional scholarships are available for fall and spring semesters only. Awards shall be applied directly against the recipient’s educational expenses at a rate of 50% for the Fall semester and 50% for the Spring semester.

Students may receive no more than one of the following discounts

Christian Academy/School Graduate Discount

Eligibility
Awarded to first time RC students under age 24 who graduated from an accredited Christian High School.
Amount
$500 per year
Renewal Requirements
2.0 CGPA

 

Family Tuition Discount

Eligibility
Awarded if two or more dependent children or a parent and child are concurrently enrolled full time.
Amount
$1,000 per year
Renewal Requirements
Continued enrollment of two or more immediate family members as verified by the registrar.  Minimum of 2.0 CGPA.

 

Children of Minister’s Discount

Eligibility
First time RC students under age 24 who are dependent children of full-time ministers (pulpit, youth, worship) or foreign missionaries (working under the supervision and support of a Christian Church in the United States, letter from supporting congregation required annually) and who have served in that capacity for at least 3 years. Discount application form as well as youth census list (9th-12th) from your home congregation must be submitted annually.
Amount
$2,000 per year
How to Apply
Submit completed Application for Admission, Complete FAFSA, and Child of Minister application
Renewal Requirements
Discount application form as well as youth census list (9th-12th) from your home congregation must be submitted annually. Must remain full-time boarding student and maintain 2.0 CGPA.
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The following may be awarded in addition to any other scholarships

Alumni Parent Scholarship

Eligibility
At least one parent must have attended Rochester College on a full time basis for at least four semesters.
Amount
$1,000 per year
How to Apply
Submit completed Application for Admission and Complete FAFSA
Renewal Requirements
2.0 CGPA

 

The total of all institutional aid for residential students may not exceed 100% of tuition, room, board, and fees.
Only full-time students (minimum of 12 hours) are eligible for institutional aid.

Outside Scholarships

Students in all programs are eligible to apply for outside scholarships.

StudentScholarships.org Scholarship Program

Eligibility
In order to be eligible for the scholarship you must be under 21 years of age and answer an essay question on the sponsors website.
Amount
$1,000
How to Apply
Follow the instructions on Student Scholarships website here.

Fraser Institute Student Scholarship

Eligibility
Submissions will be considered from secondary and post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) students in all disciplines.
Amount
$1,000
Deadline
June 1st
How to Apply
Follow the instructions on Fraser Institute website here.

Insureon’s Small Business Scholarship

Eligibility Must be U.S. citizen and/or resident. You must submit an original essay (500-100 words) about how small business work experience has inspired you.
Amount $2,500
Deadline Two awards giving each year. There is a spring deadline and a fall deadline. View scholarship site for the latest details.
How to Apply Follow the instructions on Insureon’s website here.

 

Merit Awards
All institutional merit scholarships are reviewed on an annual basis. Modifications for future incoming classes will not change your merit award. All institutional scholarships are available for Fall and Spring semesters only. Awards shall be applied directly against the recipient’s educational expenses at a rate of 50% for the Fall semester and 50% for the Spring semester

Deadline date represents risk dates. If you complete the application requirements after this date, the award may not be available due to limited funding.

Note: While many colleges only offer their scholarships for four years, Rochester College offers their scholarships for up to five years. So if you change your major or want to add a minor, which takes you more than four years to complete, our scholarships will be there for you in year five.

Students may receive no more than one of the following discounts 

 

Trustee Scholarship

Eligibility
Enter RC with 15 or fewer transferable college/university credit hours. Competitive Scholarship. Minimum ACT score 30 or SAT score 1320 (Math and Critical Reading) and High School cumulative GPA of 3.60 or higher based on a 4.0 scale. Must be full time boarding student. No other non-discretionary institutional aid or RC Discount may be added to a Trustee scholars student account.  National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists automatically receive this award.
Amount
100% tuition for 12 to 18 credit hours per semester (Fall and Spring terms only).  Valued in excess of $94,000 over 5 years.
Deadline
March 1
How to Apply
A link to the Trustee Scholarship Application Packet is given below.  The Trustee Scholarship is a competitive scholarship.  Applicants must first complete the application for admission and be admitted for enrollment prior to submitting the Trustee Scholarship Application.
Renewal Requirements
Must be full-time boarding student and maintain a minimum 3.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Must earn a minimum of 15 hours each semester. Scholarship is good for 10 regular semesters (5 years)
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Freshman Presidential Scholar Award

Eligibility
Enter RC with 15 or fewer transferable college/university credit hours. Minimum ACT score 29 or SAT score 1280 (Math and Critical Reading) and High School cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher based on a 4.0 scale.  No other non-discretionary institutional aid or RC Discount may be added to a Presidential scholars student account.
Amount
80% of tuition for 12 to 18 credit hours per semester (Fall and Springer terms only). Valued in excess of $75,000 over 5 years.
How to Apply
Complete the application for admission and submit your high school transcript and ACT/SAT score to the Admissions office.
Renewal Requirements
Must be full-time student. Meet required renewal cumulative CGPA of 3.5.

 

Freshman Provost Scholar Award

Eligibility

28 ACT or 1240-1270 SAT and minimum high school GPA of 3.5 Enter RC with a maximum of 15 transferable semester credit hours. GPA requirement is calculated based on a 4.0 grading scale.

Amount

$50,000 ($10,000 per year for up to 5 years)

How to Apply

Submit ACT/SAT score to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student. Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year. Meet required renewal CGPA of 3.4

 

Freshman Vice Presidential Scholar Award

Eligibility
27 ACT or 1210-1230 SAT and minimum high school GPA of 3.4 Enter RC with a maximum of 15 transferable semester credit hours. GPA requirement is calculated based on a 4.0 grading scale.
Amount
$37,500 ($7,500 per year, for up to 5 years)
How to Apply
Submit ACT/SAT score to Admissions office and complete application for admission.
Renewal Requirements
Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year. Meet required renewal CGPA of 3.3

 

Freshman Dean’s Scholar Award

Eligibility

25-26 ACT or 1130-1200 SAT and minimum high school GPA of 3.3 Enter RC with a maximum of 15 transferable semester credit hours. GPA requirement is calculated based on a 4.0 grading scale.

Amount

$30,000 ($6,000 per year for up to 5 years)

Deadline
June 1
How to Apply

Submit ACT/SAT score to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year. Meet required renewal CGPA of 3.2.

 

Freshman Warrior Scholar Award

Eligibility

23-24 ACT or 1060-1120 SAT and minimum high school GPA of 3.2 Enter RC with a maximum of 15 transferable semester credit hours. GPA requirement is calculated based on a 4.0 grading scale.

Amount

$25,000 ($5,000 per year for up to 5 years)

Deadline
June 1
How to Apply

Submit ACT/SAT score to Admissions office, and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year. Meet required renewal CGPA 3.1.

 

Freshman Academic Scholar Award

Eligibility

21-22 ACT or 970-1050 SAT and minimum high school GPA of 3.2 Enter RC with a maximum of 15 transferable semester credit hours. GPA requirement is calculated based on a 4.0 grading scale

Amount

$20,000 ($4,000 per year for up to 5 years)

Deadline
June 1
How to Apply

Submit ACT/SAT score to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year. Meet required renewal CGPA 3.1.

Academic Achievement Scholarship: ACT 21-22

Eligibility

21-22 ACT or 970-1050 SAT and enter RC with a maximum of 15 transferable semester credit hours. Awarded automatically with official ACT/SAT score report. No minimum required high school GPA.

Amount

$10,000 ($2,000 per year for up to 5 years)

How to Apply

Submit ACT/SAT score to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year and CGPA requirement of 2.5.

Academic Achievement Scholarship: ACT 23-24

Eligibility

23-24 ACT or 1060-1120 SAT and enter RC with a maximum of 15 transferable semester credit hours. Awarded automatically with official ACT/SAT score report. No minimum required high school GPA.

Amount

$12,500 ($2,500 per year for up to 5 years)

How to Apply

Submit ACT/SAT score to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year and CGPA requirement of 2.5.

 

Academic Achievement Scholarship: ACT 25-26

Eligibility

25-26 ACT or 1130-1200 SAT and enter RC with a maximum of 15 transferable semester credit hours. Awarded automatically with official ACT/SAT score report. No minimum required high school GPA.

Amount

$15,000 ($3000 per year for up to 5 years)

How to Apply

Submit ACT/SAT score to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year and CGPA requirement of 2.75.

Academic Achievement Scholarship: ACT 27-28

Eligibility

27-28 ACT or 1210-1270 SAT and enter RC with a maximum of 15 transferable semester credit hours. Awarded automatically with official ACT/SAT score report. No minimum required high school GPA.

Amount

$17,500 ($3,500 per year for up to 5 years)

How to Apply

Submit ACT/SAT score to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year and CGPA requirement of 2.75.

Academic Achievement Scholarship: ACT 29-30

Eligibility

29-30 ACT or 1280-1350 SAT and enter RC with a maximum of 15 transferable semester credit hours. Awarded automatically with official ACT/SAT score report. No minimum required high school GPA.

Amount

$22,500 ($4,500 per year for up to 5 years)

How to Apply

Submit ACT/SAT score to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year and CGPA requirement of 3.0.

Academic Achievement Scholarship: ACT 31-32

Eligibility

31-32 ACT or 1360-1450 SAT and enter RC with a maximum of 15 transferable semester credit hours. Awarded automatically with official ACT/SAT score report. No minimum required high school GPA.

Amount

$27,500 ($5,500 per year for up to 5 years)

How to Apply

Submit ACT/SAT score to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year and CGPA requirement of 3.25.

Academic Achievement Scholarship: ACT 33-36

Eligibility

33-36 ACT or 1460-1600 SAT and enter RC with a maximum of 15 transferable semester credit hours. Awarded automatically with official ACT/SAT score report. No minimum required high school GPA.

Amount

$32,500 ($6,500 per year for up to 5 years)

How to Apply

Submit ACT/SAT score to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year and CGPA requirement of 3.25.

Academic Transfer Scholarship – 3.75 GPA

Eligibility

Awarded with official college/university transcript reports. Minimum of 16 transferable semester credit hours.

Amount

$7,500 based on college GPA of 3.75.

How to Apply

Submit official college transcripts to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year and a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.5.

Academic Transfer Scholarship – 3.50 GPA

Eligibility

Awarded with official college/university transcript reports. Minimum of 16 transferable semester credit hours.

Amount

$6,000 based on college CGPA of 3.5.

How to Apply

Submit official college transcripts to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year and a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.0.

Academic Transfer Scholarship – 3.25 GPA

Eligibility

Awarded with official college/university transcript reports. Minimum of 16 transferable semester credit hours.

Amount

$4,000 based on college CGPA of 3.25.

How to Apply

Submit official college transcripts to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year and a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.0.

Academic Transfer Scholarship – 3.00 GPA

Eligibility

Awarded with official college/university transcript reports. Minimum of 16 transferable semester credit hours.

Amount

$3,000 based on college CGPA of 3.00.

How to Apply

Submit official college transcripts to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year and a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.0.

Academic Transfer Scholarship – 2.75 GPA

Eligibility

Awarded with official college/university transcript reports. Minimum of 16 transferable semester credit hours.

Amount

$2,500 based on college CGPA of 2.75.

How to Apply

Submit official college transcripts to Admissions office and complete application for admission.

Renewal Requirements

Must be full-time student.  Minimum of 24 semester hours passed each academic year and a minimum CGPA requirement of 2.5.

  • The total of all institutional aid for residential students may not exceed 100% of tuition, room, board, and fees.
  • Only full-time students (minimum of 12 hours) are eligible for institutional aid. 
  • Scores for required SAT scores computed by adding scores for math and critical reading.



State Aid

Michigan Tuition Grant

Eligibility
Demonstrated Need based on completed FAFSA
Amount
$1,524 maximum – Does not have to be repaid.
Deadline
July 1
How to Apply
Complete FAFSA with school code (002288) Rochester College should be listed as first choice to expedite the process
Renewal Requirements
Continue to meet eligibility requirements by completing FAFSA annually

 

Please visit the Michigan Tuition Grant web site for all the details.
Michigan residents may be eligible for this grant funded by the state of Michigan. MTG is awarded on the basis of financial need and enrollment in a private Michigan college. Estimated Maximum award for 2011-2012.

Michigan Tuition Incentive Program

Eligibility
Demonstrated Need based on completed FAFSA
Amount
$2,564 maximum – Phase I and $2,000 maximum – Phase II – Does not have to be repaid.
Deadline
June 1
How to Apply
Complete FAFSA with school code (002288) Rochester College should be listed as first choice to expedite the process. Students would receive eligiblity letter from the State of Michigan.
Renewal Requirements
Continue to meet eligibility requirements by completing FAFSA annually

 

Please visit the Michigan Tuition Incentive Program for all the details.

Michigan Student Financial Aid Information

Please visit Michigan Student Financial Aid web site for complete information on all available aid from the State of Michigan.

Federal Aid

Federal Pell Grant

Eligibility
Demonstrated Need based on completed FAFSA. Awarded to undergraduate students(students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree).
Amount
$5,645 maximum – Does not have to be repaid.
Deadline
None
How to Apply
Complete FAFSA with school code (002288) Rochester College should be listed as first choice to expedite the process
Renewal Requirements
Continue to meet eligibility requirements by completing FAFSA annually

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Eligibility
Demonstrated Need based on completed FAFSA. Awarded to undergraduate students(students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree), with exceptional need, subject to federal funding guidelines.  Students must qualify for Pell grant to receive this grant. The college receives a limited amount of funds therefore early application is important to guarantee the student’s award.
Amount
$500 maximum – Does not have to be repaid.
Deadline
None
How to Apply
Complete FAFSA with school code (002288) Rochester College should be listed as first choice to expedite the process
Renewal Requirements
Continue to meet eligibility requirements by completing FAFSA annually

Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized)

Eligibility
Demonstrated Need based on completed FAFSA
Amount
up to $3,500 as Freshman, $4,500 as Sophomore, and $5,500 as Junior and Senior
Deadline
None
Details Variable interest rate, repayment begins 6 months after graduation, up to 10 years for repayment, provided by William Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, banks or other lending institutions. Loans are government subsidized (students are not responsible for interest while enrolled in college on at least a a half-time basis). For 2013-2014 this loan has a fixed interest rate of 3.86% for undergrad.  These is a 0% origination fee for this loan. For example, a student that is packaged with a Direct Stafford Loan of $1,732 actually borrows $1,750.
How to Apply
Complete FAFSA with school code (002288) Rochester College should be listed as first choice to expedite the process
Renewal Requirements
Continue to meet eligibility requirements by completing FAFSA annually

Federal Perkins Loan

Eligibility
Demonstrated Need based on completed FAFSA.  Perkins is available for undergraduate students (students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree).  Students with the greatest need receive loans from this program.  Funding for Perkins Loans is extremely limited, so early application is critical.
Amount
$5,000 maximum per year for a total of $20,000.
Deadline
None
Details 5% interest rate. Repayment begins 9 months after graduation or upon the student discontinuing attendance for at least halftime. Up to 10 years for repayment.  There is no origination fee. The Federal Perkins Loan Program provides low-interest loans to help needy students finance the cost of postsecondary education. Information on deferment for the Federal Perkins Loan Program can be found here. Students must sign a Perkins promissory note and complete the Perkins entrance counseling. Both can be obtained by emailing your financial service advisor.
How to Apply
Complete FAFSA with school code (002288) Rochester College should be listed as first choice to expedite the process
Renewal Requirements
Continue to meet eligibility requirements by completing FAFSA annually
Servicer University Accounting Service (UAS) is Rochester College’s Perkins loan servicer.  Once you receive a Perkins loan from Rochester, an account is created with UAS and they track all loan advancements, payments, deferments, and cancellations.  You can get current informationa dn forms by visiting the UAS website University Accounting Service, LLC. P.O. Box 932, Brookfield, WI 53008, Telephone (800) 999-6227, Fax (262) 784-9014.

Federal Stafford Loan (unsubsidized)

Eligibility
Demonstrated Need based on completed FAFSA.  Students not eligible for Subsidized Stafford Loan funds may borrow through the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan program.
Amount
up to $5,500 as Freshman, $6,500 as Sophomore, and $7,500 as Junior and Senior
Deadline
None
Details Student is responsible for interest accrued during in-school deferment.  Undergrad unsubsidized Stafford Loans have a fixed interest rate of 3.86%.  There is a 1.5-3% origination fee for this loan.  For example, a student that is packaged with a Direct Stafford Loan fo $1,742 actually borrows $1,750.  Repayment on the principle begins six months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least halftime, with a repayment schedule of 10-30 years.  Interest payments are the responsibility of the student for the entire duration of the loan.Graduate unsubsidized interest rate is 5.41%
How to Apply
Complete FAFSA with school code (002288) Rochester College should be listed as first choice to expedite the process
Renewal Requirements
Continue to meet eligibility requirements by completing FAFSA annually

Federal Work Study

Eligibility
Demonstrated Need based on completed FAFSA.
Amount
Varies based on need. Will package $2500 for the award year.
Deadline
None
How to Apply
Complete FAFSA with school code (002288) Rochester College should be listed as first choice to expedite the process. Complete work study application.  Students will be awarded if they demonstrate need, however, in order to receive monies, students must apply and be hired in a student worker position.
Renewal Requirements
Continue to meet eligibility requirements by completing FAFSA annually
Student Employment Application

Loan Deferment

Students may qualify for a loan deferment. For more information visit http://www.direct.ed.gov/postpone.html

Disbursements

Loan disbursements are completed two business days after the semester begin date.  Traditional students disbursements will occur two business days after the census date.

Terms of the loan

 Please refer to your master promissory note (www.studentloans.gov) for information regarding specific terms of your Federal Direct Loan.

Study abroad

 Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit may be considered enrollment at Rochester College for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid.

 

Parent Loan

Parent Plus application process

  1. Go to studentloans.gov (Be sure to use the .gov extension and not .com.)
  2. Before applying for the PLUS Loan, the parent borrower must sign in (under the Manage My Direct Loan) using his or her U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN). See illustration above.
  3. When the next page opens, select Request PLUS Loan from the menu in the lefthand column (or Start PLUS Application Process in the center of the page).
  4. Follow the steps to complete the application and credit check. In the School Name section, be sure to select Rochester College.
  5. The results of your credit check will be available immediately. If your credit is approved, you will be given instructions for completing a PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note, if you have not already completed one. If your credit is not approved, you will have the option to (1) not pursue the loan, (2) obtain an endorser, or (3) appeal the credit decision.

For assistance please contact Applicant Services at 1-800-557-7394 or our office at 248-218-2034.

Note: We will assume that you are requesting the loan for the Fall and Spring 2011-2012 terms. If you would like the loan for only one term, please let us know as soon as possible. Completing the application process is the acceptance of the parent loan. Parents may send an email or letter to our office, requesting the loan to be reduced or cancelled no later than 14 days after the first disbursement. Parent loan amounts will be awarded with $500/semester for textbooks. If the parent loan amount requested by the borrower is a larger amount, we will award up to the maximum eligibility amount.

You may contact our office to receive a paper version of the PLUS Loan credit check and parent award letter. Please be aware, however, that the paper process may take longer. You will still need to fill out a master promissory note online.

Book Voucher
Payment for all textbooks purchased through the Online Bookstore a must be made at the time of purchase. The online bookstore accepts credit or debit cards. If a student has a zero balance or debit balance due, bookstore purchases will not be permitted to be charged to student account.

Any student that has a credit balance on their student account after awards are packaged, and has requested a voucher via their “Intent to Register” form will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase textbooks using this voucher from our MBS direct online bookstore.

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