Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies
What if my parents refuse to give me their tax information?

Within the Need Access application, your parent may register to submit personal income and asset information that will not be accessible to the student.

Why are some students required to submit Parent Tax information?

This information is required for an equitable determination of need based on financial strength of the family. We assess your level of need based on "ability" to pay, not "willingness". Please understand that funds are limited and priority consideration will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Who is eligible?

All prospective, admitted, and returning degree-seeking U.S.and international students are invited to apply. Please note that while prospective students may apply, you must be admitted before we will review your application. Please see the full eligibility requirements here.

Is there funding for the program?

Participating students pay tuition for one semester (12 credits) and in return receive faculty supervision of the academic offerings and assignments outlined above. In addition to tuition, students cover expenses of travel airfare, rent, and other living expenses.

How do I pay my bill online?

Billing notifications will be sent electronically each semester. The Fall semester payment due date is August 29, 2011 and the Spring semester due date is January 30, 2012.

Are there grants available?

We offer a limited number of need-based grants of up to $5,000. These grants are awarded in addition to merit scholarships and do not need to be repaid.

What types of financial aid are available for my fifth year?

There are two main components financial aid at the Institute: merit scholarships and federal financial aid (Federal Work Study, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and the Federal Graduate PLUS Loans) based on financial need.

If I'm not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, can I apply for financial aid?

All students, regardless of their citizenship status, are considered for the The Institute merit scholarship if they successfully apply by the priority scholarship deadlines. Additionally, international students can also apply for a private educational loan if they have a creditworthy US cosigner. If you have an F-1 or J-1 Visa, you can also work on campus up to 20 hours per week to help defray living expenses.

If I had financial aid at Middlebury, do I need to reapply to attend the Institute?

Yes. All applicants who apply to the Institute by one of the priority scholarship deadlines are automatically considered for our merit scholarship. Students eligible for federal financial aid (US citizens, permanent residents, and qualifying non-residents) must apply annually. There is no formal deadline to apply for federal financia

Is financial aid available from the Institute for my fifth year?

Yes. However, financial aid for graduate programs is different than financial aid for undergraduate programs. In general, graduate students are presumed to be making an investment in their future careers. Therefore, they generally contribute some of their own funds - whether out of pocket or through education loans - toward their degree.

There are four main differences between federal financial aid at the undergraduate and graduate level:

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