Financial Aid and Scholarships

Determining Eligibility

You must meet the following requirements for Federal Student Aid.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Be registered with Selective Service if you are a male and 18 to 25 years of age.
  • Have a high school diploma or General Education Development Certificate (GED) or passed an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree.
  • Not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid such as grants, loans, or work-study.
  • Must not owe a refund on a Federal Grant or be in default on a Federal Student Loan.
  • Must demonstrate financial need (except for Unsubsidized Stafford Loans)
How Your Award is Calculated

To determine the types and amounts of financial aid you're eligible to receive, our office must consider your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA), current grade level, and federal and state aid program parameters.

Expected Family Contribution

The Expected Family Contribution is a measure of your family's financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established into law by the Department of Education. Your family's taxes, untaxed income, assets, and benefits such as unemployment are all considered in the formula. Also considered are your family size and the number of family members who will attend college during the academic year. Your EFC is the amount of funding you and your parents are expected to contribute toward one year of your education.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The Estimated Cost of Attendance is an estimate of the amount of money required to attend Morehouse for one year (Fall and Spring semesters). This amount includes tuition and fees, room and board (meals), books and supplies, transportation, personal expenses, health insurance (if applicable), and a loan fee.

Unmet Financial Need

Unmet Financial Need is determined by subtracting your EFC from your COA. Financial need is the maximum amount of need-based aid a student is eligible to receive.

If your ECA is $46,290 and your EFC is $3,000, your financial need is $43,290.