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?

There are also several need-based grants for our undergraduate students from the international policy studies program, including the Cal Grant ProgramFederal Pell Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.

Where can I find additional scholarships?

Endowed Scholarships

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

There are two main components financial aid at the Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey Institute?

Yes. All applicants who apply to the Monterey 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

Is financial aid available from the Monterey 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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