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Contact for Financial Aid
Melanie Mulder
Financial Aid Office Coordinator
Ferris State University
1201 S. State St., CSS-101
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
231-591-2110
(800)433-7747
231-591-2950

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Options
Institutional Payment Plan Yes
Scholarships Yes
Loans Yes
Grants Yes
Need-based Scholarships or Grants Yes
Merit Scholarships Yes
Federal Student Loans Yes
Athletic Scholarships Yes
Federal Family Loans --
Other Loans Yes
Important Financial Aid Dates
Priority Date 02/01/2013
Deadline Date 06/30/2014
Student Notification Date 04/15/2013
Required Forms
FAFSA Yes
State --
Institutional Form --
Non-custodial Profile --
CSS Profile --
Business/Farm Supplement --
Other Forms --
Who is Receiving Financial Aid?
First-Year Transfer Graduate International
% Receiving Need-based Aid 75% 77% -- --
Average Need-based Amount $3,000 $3,500 -- --
% Receiving Merit-based Aid 17% 10% -- --
Average Merit-based Amount $2,000 $2,000 -- --
% Receiving Self-help Aid 48% 50% -- --
Average Self-help Amount $2,000 $2,500 -- --
Scholarships Offered
Dean's Scholarships
Description Awarded to entering freshmen with a minimum high school GPA of 3.40 and an ACT composite of 24+. May be renewed if the recipient maintains full-time enrollment with a GPA of 3.0. Award is 3000 first two years and 3500 the third and fourth year if student meets renewal criteria.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount $3,000
High Amount $13,000
Ferris Crimson Scholarship
Description Awarded to entering freshmen with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and an ACT composite of 21+. May be renewed if recipient maintains full-time enrollment with a 2.75 GPA. Award is $1,000 first two years and $1,500 the third and fourth year if student meets renewal criteria.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount $1,000
High Amount $5,000
Ferris Gold Scholarship
Description Awarded to entering freshmen with a minimum high school GPA of 3.25 and an ACT composite of 22+. May be renewed if recipient maintains full-time enrollment with a 2.75 GPA. Award is $2,000 first two years and $2,500 the third and fourth year if student meets renewal criteria.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount $2,000
High Amount $9,000
Founder's Scholarships
Description Awarded to entering freshmen with a minimum high school GPA of 3.9 and an ACT composite of 31+. May be renewed if recipient maintains full-time enrollment with a 3.75 GPA. This scholarship covers the cost of tuition up to 30 credit hours per year.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount $10,710
High Amount $42,840
Great Lakes Scholarship
Description This scholarship allows eligible out-of-state students to pay lower in-state tuition. You must be a resident of: California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, or Ontario (Canada). Students must enroll in an undergraduate, degree-granting program at Ferris State University - Big Rapids Main Campus or Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids.
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount $179
High Amount --
Kelso-Battle Scholarships
Description Industrial Environmental Health Management, Applied Mathematics, Bio-Technology, Industrial Chemistry, Pre-Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or a two-year or four-year program in the College of Technology. Students must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.5 and a 26 or higher composite ACT score. Must maintain a 3.25 GPA.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Need
Low Amount $4,000
High Amount $16,000
President's Scholarships
Description Awarded to entering freshmen with a minimum high school GPA of 3.7 and an ACT composite of 29+. May be renewed if the recipient maintains full-time enrollment with a 3.50 GPA.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount $5,500
High Amount $22,000
Provost's Scholarship
Description Must be an entering freshman with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and an ACT composite of 26+. Renewable if the recipient maintains full-time enrollment with a 3.25 GPA.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount $4,000
High Amount $16,000
Residential Life
Description Awarded to entering freshman with a minimum HS GPA of 3.25 and ACT composite of 21. Must live in an honors resident hall. Renewable for three years with a 2.75 GPA, full-time enrollment and continued living in residence hall. Students admitted by January 10 automatically considered.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 4
Basis Academic
Low Amount $2,000
High Amount $8,000
Transfer Scholarships
Description Awarded automatically to students transferring for the first time to Ferris and meet the required GPA and credit hours needed for a transfer scholarship. The scholarships may be renewed for a second year, with continuous full-time enrollment. Each transfer scholarship has a different renewal GPA.
Eligibility Renewable, Undergraduate
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years 2
Basis Academic
Low Amount $3,000
High Amount $8,000
Contact for Financial Aid
Name Melanie Mulder
Title Financial Aid Office Coordinator
Job Description --
Address Ferris State University
1201 S. State St., CSS-101
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Phone 231-591-2110
Toll-Free (800)433-7747
Fax 231-591-2950
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