Issue 72 – Oct.-Nov. 2018

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Fall means FAFSA time

Let’s face it, nobody likes filling out forms. However, filing a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) comes with an offer you can’t refuse – financial aid.

If you’re a FAFSA first-timer, the process might seem daunting, but a veteran filer would tell you that it’s not that bad. There are a number of helpful resources on the website and videos abound on YouTube, including the one we’ve shared above.

Most importantly to remember, the FAFSA provides additional aid to Manchester’s generous merit scholarships that make us an affordable choice for academic excellence.

The FAFSA application starts this year on Oct. 1 with a June 30, 2019 deadline. Don’t forget to list Manchester and have your prior year tax records handy!


A great university. A great education. A great value.

At Manchester University, affordable excellence is not just a catchphrase. It’s a passionate mission.
And the nation has taken notice.

Manchester’s commitment to doing everything possible to make a quality education accessible has drawn the attention of, among others, U.S.News & World Report, which annually ranks MU as a “Best Value” school in the Midwest. Great scholarship packages and a focus on outcomes make MU an ideal place to get an affordable education that prepares our grads like few others for an increasingly competitive job market.

Others are adding us to their lists, too. MU was recently ranked in the top 75 in the nation among small colleges by College Consensus and rated a “Best in the Midwest” university by Princeton Review.


A healthy direction

Manchester University thrives with its forward-thinking outlook, addressing future world challenges and preparing our students for an ever-changing career landscape. In keeping with that, MU recently announced it would be building on its strong reputation in the health sciences by adding a major in the growing field of global health, which spans not only national boundaries but also socioeconomic ones.

Read more here

Sign up for January session

Expanding one’s knowledge and understanding of the world has always been a particular staple of a Manchester education. January session off-campus courses offer myriad opportunities to do that, from studying Ancient and Medieval Christianity in Egypt to Field Ecology in Florida and the Bahamas to Medical Practicum in Nicaragua. Students who would like to study in an off-campus course during January session should contact the course instructor. Deadlines, cost and requirements vary by course.

Check out all of the 2019 January session options here.


Intercultural Center opens

The new Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center is open for business. An open house was conducted Sept. 14 and the center will be dedicated Homecoming weekend with special guest Ambassador Andrew Young participating in the ribbon cutting.

The center is a home-away-from-home for MU’s international students and the hub for our multicultural clubs and programming, including Black Student Union, African Students Association and Hispanos Unidos. It’s an inviting space for all MU students to gather and includes the Toyota Round – a large, round multipurpose room with a movable stage for events.

Read more here


Chinworth project proceeding

Construction of the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center, which will include the College of Business and a student services hub, is proceeding apace. The foundation is around 90 percent complete and the goal is to have the structure enclosed by mid-December. Completion of the $8.5 million facility is scheduled for June 2019.

Dates you should know

FAFSA cycle opens


Fall Break


End of first half of Fall Semester


Beginning of second half of Fall Semester

 26Registration for January session begins

Visual Arts Career Day

21-25Thanksgiving Break
Find more MU events on our Campus Calendar.

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