Types of Aid

Types of Aid

This page provides links to outside loans and grants, as well as Reinhardt scholarships. The different categories of financial assistance are listed here.

Federal Loans and Grants

William D. Ford Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan

Eligible graduate students can receive $20,500 per academic year in this program. The aggregate loan limit is $138,500 for a graduate student (includes undergraduate loans awarded to you). You can check your student loan history at https://www.nslds.ed.gov. To be considered for this type of loan, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Here are steps to complete the FAFSA:

1. After being accepted into Reinhardt's graduate program, apply for an FSA ID at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

2. Gather the items needed for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

  • Social security number
  • Previous year’s federal income tax return (if eligible, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool)
  • Previous year’s W-2s
  • Bank statements
  • Investment information
  • Untaxed income information

3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Applicants for May 1, 2016-March 13, 2017 should complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using Reinhardt Federal School code: 001589.  The FAFSA is the application that determines eligibility for all Federal Aid, and it does not require a fee for submitting the form. Use only the official web address -- www.fafsa.ed.gov -- to access the FAFSA.  There are websites with addresses that are similar to www.fafsa.ed.gov which charge a fee to redirect you to the correct governmental site.  You will not be charged this fee if you use the official FAFSA site.  

4. Complete these loan applications on the Graduate Financial Aid forms page:

  • Student Loan Request Form
  • Student Loan Master Promissory Note
  • Student Loan Entrance Counseling

5. Students will begin receiving communications from Financial Aid after they are admitted to the University.

Outside Aid

Outside Scholarship Search Tips

You can search for scholarships from private foundations and other donors for free!  Please use these tips to help you in your search:

Search for scholarships using free scholarship engines:

www.fastweb.com
www.gacollege411.org
www.collegeboard.com
www.studentaid.ed.gov

Use Google or Yahoo to search for special scholarships

You may be eligible for a scholarship based on your major, ethnic background, interests, medical history, and/or religion.

United Methodist Church sites include www.gbhem.org and www.umhef.org.

Students with physical or learning disabilities can contact their local Vocational Rehabilitation (part of the Department of Labor) for assistance.

Scholarships for Nursing Program Students

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

F.A. Davis Nursing Scholarships

Search for local scholarships within your county.

Contacts for scholarships in your area might include your high school guidance counselor, local Chamber of Commerce, banks, and large companies or civic groups in your area.  The following outside aid links are recommended:

Etowah Foundation Scholarship - for Bartow County residents
General Board of Higher Education & Ministry (UMC Scholarship) - for United Methodist students
Sam Walton Community Scholarship
Ty Cobb Educational Foundation
United Methodist Higher Education Foundation - for United Methodist students
Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc. - for Central Savannah River Area of Georgia and South Carolina students

Employer Tuition Assistance

Many employers offer tuition assistance for employees and their families.  Please check with the company's Human Resource Office to inquire about employer tuition assistance opportunities, eligibility, and application processes.

Reinhardt's Business Office requires additional steps related to Tuition Reimbursement.  Learn more about Tuition Reimbursement >

Below are links that offer additional information (Reinhardt is providing these links as a service.  Company policies may have changed since these webpages were published, so please check with your organization's Human Resources Office for the most up-to-date information.):

http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/employertuitionassistance.phtml

http://www.estudentloan.com/blog/10-companies-will-help-pay-college

http://corporate.publix.com/careers/why-publix/tuition-reimbursement

http://www.businessinsider.com/companies-that-will-pay-for-your-tuition-2014-6

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/07/02/a-company-education-program-thats-better-than-starbucks/

http://college.lovetoknow.com/Companies_That_Help_Employees_Pay_for_College

http://www.collegeplus.org/blog/33-companies-that-can-save-you-from-college-debt

Search Safely - Beware of Scams

While many scholarship search services will need some general information from you, do not give out personal information such as your Social Security Number.

You should not have to pay to search or apply for scholarships - if payment is requested, it might be a scam.  No one can guarantee that you will receive a scholarship, so beware of promises that are too good to be true.  When in doubt, contact your Financial Aid Counselor, and he or she will help to determine if the site is legitimate.

Please be aware that some letters, emails, phone calls, etc. you may receive may not be legitimate.  Scams that we have been informed about are posted here so you know they are not real.  If you ever question something sent to you, we encourage you to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid so we can help you verify its validity.

Scams:

www.FAFSA.com- DO NOT use this web address for FAFSA.  It will charge you to reroute you to the real FAFSA site.  You want to use www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Monthly Payment Option

Prior to the beginning of each semester, students will need to view their Statement of Account on EagleWeb.  Failure to view their Statement of Account on EagleWeb is not an excuse for failing to meeting the payment deadline. 

A Statement of Account includes:

Tuition, room & board (if living on campus), and fees (technology, student activities, etc.). 

2016-2017 Payment Deadlines:

Fall 2016: August 15, 2016

Spring 2017: December 19, 2016

Summer 2017: April 24, 2017

Reinhardt University is partnered with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to assist students in paying tuition, room and board, and fees through affordable monthly payments. Payment arrangements must be made by the payment deadline, which is two weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. By participating in a monthly payment plan, a student can make smaller payments over the course of several months rather than making one large payment.

The TMS monthly payment plan is not a loan, so no credit check is required. The enrollment fee is paid only once each year.

Students enrolling for fall semester in a Traditional Undergraduate or Graduate program can sign up for a payment plan. The length of the plan is determined by when the plan arrangements are made.

 
Number of desired payments: Enroll by:
 10-month payment plan  June 30, 2016
 9-month payment plan  July 31, 2016
 8-month payment plan  August 15, 2016
 
Students entering spring semester who sign up by December 19, 2016 can enroll in a 4-month payment plan.
The payment plan is not available for the summer semester or to online learners.

How to calculate the yearly payment amount: (this is just an example, graduate program tuition varies between programs)

1.  Estimated (fall & spring) payment expenses: 

Tuition: $10,560
Fees: ___ $120
Total: $10,680
   

2.  Subtract yearly loans. When calculating student loans, please remember origination fees. The origination fees can be found on your EagleWeb Statement of Account.

3.  This is the yearly total amount due divided by number of months for the chosen payment plan to determine the monthly payment.

The total payment amount can be adjusted at any time. Students may choose to pay by check, money order, credit card, online, phone, mail, or automatic deduction from a checking/savings account. 

Students who are participants in the TMS monthly payment plan and who are not delinquent with their payments will be financially eligible to register for the upcoming semester. 

For more information or to enroll, please visit www.reinhardt.afford.com or call 800-722-4867. 

Contact

Office of Student Financial Aid

Phone: 770.720.5667
Fax: 770.720.9126
financialaid@reinhardt.edu

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM