Manchester's

Triple Guarantee

Guarantee 1

Financial aid for all full-time students.
To be eligible for financial aid, students must:
  • Be seeking their first bachelor’s degree and enrolled full time.
  • File the FAFSA by the Indiana deadline.
  • Maintain academic good standing and make satisfactory academic progress each year.

For complete details, please contact Student Financial Services.


Guarantee 2

Graduation within four years for all full-time students, or pay no tuition for credits needed to graduate in five years.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Begin their full time college career at Manchester (transfers are not eligible).
  • Take responsibility for knowing degree and major requirements.
  • Review their plan of study regularly with their academic advisor, especially during their first and second years.
  • Notify their advisor promptly of changes in their plan of study.
  • Submit the Election of Major form in the spring of their second year.
  • Register for classes during the University’s published registration period.
  • Complete an average of 32 semester hours each academic year.
  • Earn grades sufficient to allow them to enroll in the next level of required courses in order not to repeat courses.

Students who change majors or pursue multiple majors or minors are not eligible for the guarantee, but most are still able to graduate in four years. Manchester will provide:

  • Complete and accurate information about degree and major requirements.
  • Qualified academic advisors.
  • Timely access to courses required for students’ degrees.

In the event that a student has met all requirements and is unable to complete the degree in four years or less, Manchester will:

  • Pay tuition for any required courses taken at Manchester to complete a student’s major or degree. The student will be responsible for all room and board expenses, books and other charges and fees.

For complete details, please contact the Office of the Registrar.


Guarantee 3

A job or enrollment in graduate school within six months of graduation, or return for a full year tuition-free.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Aggressively seek employment or admission to graduate school.
  • Complete an internship and/or successful campus employment.
  • Participate in at least one significant campus extracurricular activity and/or extensive volunteer service.
  • Fully utilize Office of Career and Professional Development career assistance and employment preparation.
  • Receive a positive letter of recommendation from their academic advisor.

For complete details, please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development.


To be eligible for any of the guarantees, students must:

  • Maintain academic good standing and make satisfactory academic progress each year.
  • Remain in good disciplinary standing.
  • Meet published Manchester payment deadlines.

The University reserves the right to discontinue and/or modify the terms of the Manchester Triple Guarantee at any time. The full tuition guarantee for academically strong low income students who live in Indiana was discontinued beginning Fall 2011 because of reductions in Indiana state financial aid.