Indiana Tuition Bridge Program

The Indiana Tuition Bridge Program is designed to eliminate out-of-pocket tuition expenses at Manchester University for eligible first-year students entering MU in the Fall of 2021.  Students meeting the following criteria will be automatically offered the Indiana Tuition Bridge Program:

  • Be an Indiana resident
  • Apply and be accepted to Manchester
  • Have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) level of $65,000/year or less (for parents)
  • Be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Indiana deadline (April 15, 2021)
  • Live on campus

Program Details

Manchester University will combine the student’s Indiana state grant funding and federal grant funding, with the student’s MU scholarships.  Any remaining gap between the combined amount of those sources and full-time tuition will be covered by the tuition bridge program.  The combined funds will ensure the student will have no out-of pocket tuition expenses. This is available only to first-year undergraduate students entering in Fall 2021, and applies for all four years of their college career, provided program eligibility criteria is met. Students are required to pay any additional fees and must live in on-campus housing each year, paying room and board. The University reserves the right to review continuation of this program if state or federal funding changes.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If I qualify for the Indiana Tuition Bridge Program, can I qualify for additional aid?
Yes! https://www.manchester.edu/admissions/cost-financial-aid/your-investment

How many years can I get this?
The Indiana Tuition Bridge Program is available for four consecutive years of undergraduate enrollment.  Students must continue to meet the program eligibility requirements above, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and maintain credit completion requirements for State of Indiana financial aid.  For more information on credit completion see the Indiana Commission for Higher Education at https://www.in.gov/che/4887.htm

Do I have to be enrolled full time to qualify for the program?
Yes. Students must be full time, which means 12 or more credit hours per semester.

Can I live off-campus or commute from home and still qualify for the Indiana Tuition Bridge Program?
Students must live on campus to be eligible. Please speak with your Manchester admissions counselor about what other financial aid options are available.

If I do not qualify for the Indiana Tuition Bridge Program, will I still be considered for additional aid?
Yes. https://www.manchester.edu/admissions/cost-financial-aid/your-investment

What if my family makes more than $65,000?
100 percent of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. Explore our website or contact your MU admissions counselor to discuss what is available.

I am transferring to Manchester University. Can I qualify for the Indiana Tuition Bridge Program?
The Indiana Tuition Bridge Program is specifically for the high school graduating class of 2021. Please speak with your Manchester admissions counselor about what other financial aid options are available.

What if I don’t manage to graduate in four years? Does this cover tuition beyond that?
Because most Manchester graduates do so in four years, the Indiana Tuition Bridge Program is for four years (eight semesters) of continuous undergraduate enrollment. Here is information from Manchester’s Triple Guarantee: https://www.manchester.edu/admissions/cost-financial-aid/your-investment/triple-guarantee-details

Is this just for students joining Manchester in 2021, or will this continue later? 
At this time, it is just intended for students who enroll in the Fall 2021.

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