Financial Aid at the University of Mary

Ninety-nine percent of University of Mary students receive some form of scholarship or financial aid. At just over half the average tuition of private colleges and universities in the United States, Mary is also one of the most affordable private universities in the nation. It’s all part of our commitment to making a world-class higher education accessible and affordable for all students.

Learn more about financial aid at the University of Mary and talk to one of our admissions counselors to find out the best financial aid opportunities for you.

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Receive financial aid for your education at Mary in five easy steps:

  1. Complete the FAFSA

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs. You can complete anytime after October 1 and submit your FAFSA online at

  2. Find scholarships

    Institutional and private scholarships are another way to help pay for your college expenses. The University of Mary offers a number of scholarship programs to help students pay for college. You can also search for outside scholarships at

  3. Research other aid

    There are other types of financial aid you may qualify for, including student loans, student grants, and scholarships available through the State of North Dakota and private organizations. Learn more about types of financial aid available.

  4. Talk with a counselor

    Our financial aid advisors will work with you one-on-one to ensure you receive the best financial aid package possible. If you have questions, you can always contact our Financial Aid office for help.

  5. Receive your award letter

    After you submit your application for financial aid, you will receive a financial aid award letter from the University of Mary detailing your financial aid package and what your cost will be to attend the university.