2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Financial Aid

General Information

  1. Because funds are limited, all aid awards are made on a first-come basis. Applications will be considered until funds have been depleted.
  2. In order to apply for maximum financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. The application may be found at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Malone’s school code is 003072.
  3. A student must be admitted to Malone University and be seeking a degree from Malone University before a financial aid award will be made. Aid cannot be awarded to students classified as “CCP”, “special,” or “transient.”
  4. Recipients of institutional aid must be enrolled on a full-time basis. Some government aid may be available for part-time enrollment. Students should inquire with the Malone Financial Aid Office if considering part-time attendance.
  5. Malone merit aid may be received for up to four years if the recipient continues to meet program eligibility requirements. The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) may be received for up to ten semesters. Malone need-based grant money may be awarded in a fifth year if the FAFSA results show demonstrated need.
  6. No institutional financial aid is offered in the summer sessions. However, students may borrow a portion of the academic year’s eligibility in a Federal Stafford or PLUS loan provided they are enrolled for at least six semester hours in the summer.
  7. No aid is automatically renewed at an equal value after separation from the University. Aid may be renewed based on need, grade point average, and the reason for separation.
  8. Financial aid awards that are received through Malone University are divided equally between the fall and spring semesters and may not be used completely for any one semester. One-half of the total awards may be used for each semester.
  9. Once a student qualifies for a Malone Academic Scholarship, the University has the right to limit the addition of ANY other Malone aid.
  10. Academic awards are not increased or decreased for changes in the grade point averages of students during their college attendance.
  11. Any aid received from any source must be considered as part of the financial aid package; this includes all scholarships, need-based and leadership grants, loans, work study, discounts, and aid from outside sources such as scholarships or tuition reimbursement plans.
  12. An aid package which involves Title IV money will not exceed financial need (as determined by a federally approved needs analysis system).
  13. Federal and state award estimates may be revised if federal regulations change, if state funding levels change, or if the verification process indicates errors or omissions on the original FAFSA. The University will not assume any losses.
  14. If a student’s application is selected for verification by the federal edits, the financial aid office will ask the student to supply copies of documents necessary to verify the data that was submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The requested documents must be submitted to the Malone Financial Aid Office along with a verification worksheet.
  15. Limited institutional funds are awarded to incoming freshmen granted conditional status. Current Malone students must also maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to renew financial aid. See our satisfactory academic progress fact sheet for details.
  16. Packaging of financial aid shall include some form of self-help (loan or work) for every student unless outside grants cover entire costs. Although the self-help portion may include any combination of loan and/or work, the family may choose to meet this obligation with personal resources.
  17. Because resident students have a higher total bill (and aid budget), financial aid is awarded accordingly. Aid will be reduced for a change to commuter status. Resident academic scholarships will be reduced to the commuter equivalence of the resident award.
  18. MMP and all fully on-line program students may apply for federal and state aid; no Malone aid is offered for these programs.
  19. Students participating in approved CCCU/Consortium Visitor/International Studies Program semesters have aid calculated based on Malone’s block tuition rate for one semester only. The student is responsible for the balance. All state and federal funds transfer with the exception of federal work study. Institutional aid is limited to a total dollar value of not more than 50% of the current Malone block tuition rate.
  20. Graduate students may apply (using the FAFSA) for federal loans only. Graduate students are not eligible for grants or institutional aid.


(Aid that does not have to be repaid)

Ohio Need-based Grant is available to students who have been Ohio residents for a minimum of the last twelve consecutive months. For dependent students, the residency requirement applies to parents as well. The FAFSA serves as the application for this grant. The OCOG grant will be awarded to students with an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of between 0 and $2,190, as long as total family income is not greater than $96,000.

Federal Pell Grants are available to students with financial need as determined by the Pell formula. Maximum grant is determined by federal legislation. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed to apply for this grant.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are available to a limited number of students who file the FAFSA, display great financial need and receive a Federal Pell Grant. The University is responsible for making this award.

Malone General Grants are available to students who file the FAFSA and show demonstrated financial need.

Malone Athletic Grants are available to participating students with exceptional ability in one of our athletic programs. Grants are awarded for up to four years by the coach with the approval of the Athletic Director and vary in amount. All awards are reduced to 75% of their value for a change in housing status from resident to commuter.


(Merit-based aid that does not have to be repaid)

President’s Scholarships are two (2) full-tuition scholarships awarded to the two top-achieving Scholars Day students. Scholars Day is held each year in January. The competition includes a faculty interview and an essay. High school grades and ACT/SAT scores are also considered when identifying the recipients. To be eligible for Scholars Day, students must have at least a 26 ACT/1170 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) and a 3.6 high school cumulative GPA. Students also must be accepted for admission to Malone University. Recipients are announced by the end of February each year. The awarded student must live on campus and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Malone Serves Scholarship- Admitted freshmen applicants who have demonstrated vision and leadership in their high schools, communities and/or churches, and who meet the required ACT/SAT and GPA requirements will be invited to the Malone Serves event. One winner will be awarded a renewable full-tuition Malone Serves Scholarship.

Malone Academic Scholarships for academic excellence are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students with above average academic credentials.

Music Performance Scholarships, offered through the Department of Music , are awarded for participation in the co-curricular activities of this department in which students represent the University. Students may contact the Department of Music for application and selection criteria.

English Program Fellowships, offered through the Department of English , are merit-based, renewable scholarships up to $1000 awarded to incoming students who plan to major in English Creative Writing , or Integrated Language Arts . Students should visit https://www.malone.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/english-program-fellowship/ for further information about the program, application procedures, and deadlines.

Endowed Scholarships have been made available by faithful and generous supporters of Malone University, who believe in the University’s ability to provide students with a quality Christian education. We acknowledge these friends and applaud their expression of confidence, and their commitment to faith and learning.

An Individual Endowed Scholarship Fund may be established for any dollar amount; however, until the balance reaches $25,000, the income will not be used to underwrite student scholarships. Each year the income from the fund is used, while the principle amount stays intact. Donors are informed of the specific individual recipients and often receive correspondence from them. Family, friends, or loved ones can be honored through a named fund with either general or specific guidelines which direct the use of the available monies.

One time gifts of $500-25,000 may be made to the University’s Pooled Endowed Scholarship Fund, which supports student scholars who qualify for financial assistance. Donors will be notified as to the group of students which receives support, but will not be matched with specific students.

These scholarships, included in the following list, are awarded by the Financial Aid Office as a part of the student’s total aid package. Specific applications are not needed.

Area-of-Residence Scholarships

James and Velia Armogida (Stark County)
Buckeye Sports Supply (Stark County)
Dr. Martha Cook (Sandy Valley/Canton South)
Perry and Joseph Hayden Memorial (Michigan)
Amos D. Wilson Memorial (Michigan)

Athletic Scholarships

Bradshaw (Tennis)
Dick Gallagher Memorial
Lou Gehrig
Jack Hazen
Robert Starcher Memorial

Business Scholarships

Bert Smith (Accounting)
First Federal Savings
Herbert E. Markley
Sterling Ehlers Stone
Cora Mae Burch

Christian Ministry/Service Scholarships

Jeanne M. Aldridge
Eilertsen Memorial
John O. Grafton Memorial
Dr. Robert Hess
Swallen Trust
(See Financial Aid Office for application)

Education and Psychology Scholarship

Paul R. Arena
Nate P. Dilyard
Greg Alan Goterba
Ruth M. Klotz Hall
Raymond and Paulette Rebstock
Ruth Dungan Shew Memorial

Financial Need Scholarships

John Allen
Tom Anderson Memorial
Carol Anstine
Ruth Anstine
Ann Black
Jerry Campbell
Junius Carnes
Richard V. Chambers
Donald Lee Clapper
Samuel J. Dreyer
R. Ray Everts
Albert and Edith Flowers
Thelma E. Frank
William and Minnette Goldsmith
Charles and Edna Harper Memorial
Milford Henkel II
Hinton Memorial
Helen and Richard S. Hoover
John E. Hutchens
Marjorie Johnson
Canton Jr. Sorosis
Margaret Keister
Richard M. Larimer
Leiter Memorial
Abraham and Mina Levie Memorial
Ann Louise Lind Memorial
Walter L. Lusetti Memorial
Malone Associates
Kenneth D. McClure
Estella V. Miller
Harry B. Morris and Mary S. Morris
Pauline S. Mullen
Dwight and Anne E. Orchard
Elsie Osborne Yow Memorial
Dwight H. Osborne Memorial
John and Margaret Raridan
Reader’s Digest
Charles and Eunice Roberts
Sanders Memorial
Trygve D. Schnyders Memorial
Oscar M. Shulze
Fred F. Silk
David L. and Doris C. Stahl Family
Becky Thomas Slutz Memorial
Paul A. Snyder Memorial
Rachel Solomon
Loren E. Souers
Grace Vandervort Memorial
Corinne E. Volkman

Fine Arts Scholarships

Allegro Music Club
Randal Carnes
Ann Leech
Don and Dorothy Murray - Kiwanis
Dr. Howard Weaver

History, Integrated Social Studies, or Political Science Scholarship

James H. Stuckey

Journalism, English, or Pre-Medicine Scholarship

Rose Bianchi Sams Memorial

Nursing Scholarship

Akron City Hospital’s School of Nursing Alumni Association
Aultman Hospital
Barbara Heinz Memorial
Marjorie L. Johnson Memorial Fund
Beth Rettew
Shirley A. Stewart
Betty S. Wagner

Physical Handicap Scholarship

Paul W. Whitaker

Pre-Veterinary Scholarship


Relative of Donor Scholarship

Herman M. Chase
Dee Ewing Memorial
Malone Family (Descendants of J. Walter and Emma B. Malone)
Irene McCoy Memorial
Byron and Ruth Osborne
Gladys Osborne

Science and Mathematics Scholarships

Hodgkins Society
Millard Niver
Dr. Grant L. Stahley

Special Category Scholarships

Alvin and Lucy Anderson
Raymond and Margaretta Bennett
Rose Bianchi Sams Memorial
Joyce E. Bridenstine
Cleo K. Corry
Country Manor Family Restaurant
GAR Foundation
Malone Servant Leadership
Malone University Alumni
Andrew and Mattie Millers
Oetjen Scholarship Fund
Patricia R. Ramsburg
Major Frank R. Raymond Memorial
Wayne J. Scharsu
Mary Irene Sell
Charles and Dorothy Stone
Grace J. Sullivan Estate
Timken Foundation

Theology and Ministry

Alliance Friends Church
Dr. Eugene Collins
Herbert and Marjorie Dymale
H. Gail and Alma Grosdidier
Elizabeth Guyer Memorial
Rev. George B. and Tazetta Malmsberry
MaryAnn Pennington
Malone Osborne Family
Carabelle and Floyd Mansfield
Maximo United Church of Christ
Robert J. and Edith McConnell
Minerva Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
George Primes Memorial
Ethel K. Romy
John C. Rouhier Pre-ministerial
Paul and Mary Alice Ryser
C. Otis Shaver
Taylor Memorial
Dorothy Chilcote Way
Evelyn L. Weiser Memorial
Harold B. Winn

Current Gift Scholarships have also been made available by faithful and generous supporters of Malone University who believe in the University’s ability to provide students with a quality Christian education. We thank them for their belief in/and commitment to the students of Malone. A Current Gift Scholarship has no minimum and is awarded in the same year during which it is given. These scholarships, included in the following list, are awarded through the Financial Aid Office based upon specific aid and donor eligibility criteria.

Austin Bailey
Best Semester Fellowship
EFC-ER Practical Ministry
Great Commission Fund
Hope - Morris
Dr. Jane Hoyt Oliver - Social Work
Dr. Robert and Zovinar Lair
Margie A. Lewis
McFadden - Business
Men’s Basketball Fund
Lanzer Osnaburg High School
Dr. Teresa Purses
Shirley A. Stewart
R. L. Summers
Unsung Hero
Vechery Scholarship
Visiting Nurse Society
Women’s Basketball Fund
Lanzer Women in Technology

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) also provides generous assistance to our students each year through their donor gift scholarship programs. The foundation selects recipients from eligible student nominations that are submitted through the Malone Financial Aid Office. Awards from the current year include:

OFIC - Anonymous
OFIC - Aultman Hospital
OFIC - Brewster Cheese
OFIC - Courtland Bank
OFIC - George Deuble Foundation
OFIC - Hoover Foundation
OFIC - Schooler Family Foundation
OFIC - The UPS Foundation, Inc.


(Aid that must be repaid upon termination of enrollment)

Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan - a federal loan program available to any student who files the FAFSA and displays adequate financial need. First payment becomes due six months after graduation or termination of enrollment. The interest rate on Subsidized Stafford Loans is fixed at a rate determined by the Department of Education. (Awards are up to $3,500 for the freshman year, up to $4,500 for the sophomore year, and up to $5,500 for each year beyond ($23,000 lifetime maximum).
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan - a federal loan program available to any student who files the FAFSA. The interest rate on Unsubsidized Stafford Loans is fixed at a rate determined by the Department of Education. All loan limits, interest rates and repayment of principal terms are the same as in the subsidized program; however, the borrower is responsible for paying all accrued interest during the in-school period.
Federal PLUS Loan - a federal loan program available to parents of dependent students who need extra loan sources to help meet educational expenses. Loans may be approved up to the difference between the Cost of Attendance (COA) and all other aid already awarded. The interest rate on Federal PLUS Loans is fixed at a rate determined by the Department of Education. Repayment begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed or repayment may be deferred until the student graduates, up to a maximum deferment of four years. The parents’ credit must be approved. Students whose parents are denied a PLUS loan are then eligible to receive an Unsubsidized Stafford Loan of $4,000 as freshmen/sophomores and $5,000 as a juniors/seniors. Application for the Federal PLUS loan may be made online at www.studentaid.gov.


Federal Work Study jobs are available to resident students who file the FAFSA early and display adequate financial need. On- and off-campus positions are available. Students must be hired under an official contract in order to be paid. Unapproved earnings above the contract amount will not be paid.

Off-campus job opportunities are available to any student. Interested students should contact the Career Development Adviser.

Application Procedures

  1. a. New Students - Apply for admission to Malone University. Then complete step 2 below.
    b. Returning Students - complete step 2 below.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa listing Malone University’s Title IV Code 003072.


Continuation of Aid

Each year the student must complete a new FAFSA. Continuation of financial aid is contingent upon the academic achievement required by the particular fund, financial need as specified, satisfactory academic progress, citizenship, and campus contributions. The student must attend continuously, except for summer school, and carry a full academic load. If a student withdraws during the semester, financial aid will be reduced according to federal guidelines.