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We Make College Affordable Through Financial Aid

Investing In Your Future

Financial Aid BrochureMoravian College is committed to making your pursuit of happiness affordable through its financial aid programs.

Financial aid is money, or the opportunity to earn or borrow money, that helps you afford the cost of college. More than 90% of Moravian students receive assistance directly from institutional resources in the form of academic scholarships and need-based grants.


Your eligibility for financial aid is calculated by estimating your total college-related expenses, then subtracting what you and your family can reasonably be expected to contribute toward your education based on the information reported in your financial aid application. In these considerations, it is assumed that your parents will support you to the extent that they are able.

Types of Financial Aid

Grants and Scholarships

Moravian offers deserving students merit-based scholarships and need-based grants. In addition, you may be eligible for grants and/or scholarships from federal, state, and private sources.


Loans are financial aid that must be paid back. All students who are determined eligible will receive a Federal Stafford Loan as part of their financial aid award. Information about these loans and other loans is available under Loan Information.”

Work Study

You may receive a work-study award as part of your financial aid award. Work-study awards must be earned and cannot be directly applied to your tuition, fees, room, or board.

Scholarships Pursuing You

Moravian awards merit scholarships to students based on their academic performance in high school, standardized test scores, and demonstrated involvement in school and community activities.

All you need to do is apply for admission: you will automatically be considered for one of the following scholarships if you meet its minimum requirements. The scholarships are competitive and limited in number, and will be awarded to the highest-qualified candidates in each category.

Academic scholarships are renewable at the same amount each year provided the required GPA stipulated by the scholarship letter is achieved.

Scholarship Minimum Requirements
Comenius Medallion Scholarship*
$23,000 to full tuition
Class rank in the top 3%
Combined SAT score of 2100
Comenius Scholarship
$16,000 to $20,000
Class rank in the top 10%
Combined SAT score of 1800
Trustee Scholarship
$12,000 to $14,000
Class rank in the top 20%
Combined SAT score of 1600
Founders Scholarship
$8,000 to $10,000
Class rank in the top 30%
Presidential Scholarship
Class rank in the top 50%
*An interview is required.  

In addition to one of the scholarships listed above, students may also qualify for one or more of the following awards.

Award Eligibility
Legacy Grant
$3,000 annually
Parent or grandparent who graduated from Moravian
Sibling Grant
$1,000 annually
Students from the same family attending Moravian concurrently
Moravian Church Grant
$2,000 annually
Offi cial documented member of a Moravian Church congregation
Emerging Leader Scholarship
$1,000 annually
A competitive scholarship awarded on the basis of a submitted résumé and essay

Applying For Financial Aid

  1. Apply for Admission to Moravian using the Common Application (website) or our institutional application. You can apply through either the Early or Regular Decision Plan.
         Early Decision I - Deadline: 12/1/2013
         Early Decision II - Deadline: 1/15/2014
         Regular Decision - Deadline: 3/1/2014 2
  2. If you are considering applying through Early Decision, submit an Early Estimate Financial Aid Form.
  3. Complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www. fafsa.gov by March 1, 2014. The FAFSA will be available on January 1, 2014. Moravian’s school code is 003301.
  4. Submit the 2014-2015 Moravian College Financial Aid Application by March 1, 2014.

2013-2014 Costs

Tuition and mandatory fees: $35,518
Room and board: $10,644

Early Decision Applicants

If you are admitted to Moravian under the Early Decision I or Early Decision II plan, we will meet your financial need as calculated by us based on the information provided on your financial aid applications. Moravian does not guarantee to meet the full financial need of students who are admitted through the Regular Decision Plan. Because you must commit to Early Decision by January 15, 2014, we encourage you to complete an Early Estimate Financial Aid Application to receive a preliminary financial aid award.

Financial Aid Early Estimate Form

Download the 2014-2015 Early Estimate Form (.pdf)