Financial Aid Information

Student Financial Assistance

Because Meredith Manor is a nationally accredited school, federal financial aid is available to qualified applicants. The purpose of the financial aid program is to ensure equal access and choice to all students seeking an education at Meredith Manor, regardless of their, or their parents’, financial ability to meet tuition and other costs. Students and their parents should be aware that the primary responsibility of a child’s education rests with the student and parents.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible to receive federal financial aid you must be enrolled in an eligible program, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

Application Process

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at https://fafsa.ed.gov and include the Meredith Manor school code (010219); sign your FAFSA electronically with FSAID username and password; federal tax returns for parent and/or student for 2 years prior (ex. 2015 tax returns for 2017-2018 FAFSA) must be completed prior to completing the FAFSA. If you do not have access to the internet, contact Meredith Manor for instructions on submitting a paper FAFSA form.
    Deadline: Summer: 3/1; Fall: 4/15; Winter: 9/1; Spring: 12/1
  2. If you are planning to apply for parent loans, complete the Parent Loan Data Sheet and return to Meredith Manor.
    Deadline: Summer: 3/1; Fall: 4/15; Winter: 9/1; Spring: 12/1
  3. One week following the FAFSA completion deadlines, Meredith Manor will send an invoice with Financial Aid award amounts included. If your FAFSA was selected for verification, you will receive a FAFSA Verification Worksheet as well. If you have a balance due and would like to set up a payment plan, please contact an MM Financial Aid representative.
  4. Students selected for FAFSA verification must complete the FAFSA Verification Worksheet, sign, and return to Meredith Manor.
    Deadline: Summer: 4/1; Fall: 6/1; Winter: 10/1; Spring: 1/1
  5. Promissory notes are signed online at studentloans.gov prior to Registration Day. If doing payments, first payment is due 10 days prior to Registration Day.
Starting Quarter Deadlines Summer Fall Winter Spring
FAFSA March 1 April 15 Sept 1 Dec 1
Parent Loan Data Sheet March 1 April 15 Sept 1 Dec 1
FAFSA Verification Worksheet April 1 June 1 Oct 1 Jan 1
MM FA Packet; Tuition Balance
(if no payment plan has been set up)
Due 10 days prior to start

Notes

  • Students on 12-week contracts (Riding Master I, Shoeing Short Course) are not eligible to receive federal financial aid.
  • To determine whether you are considered dependent or independent, refer to the Student Dependency Status section of the FAFSA. This is based on age, marital status, etc.
  • If you are starting your program in the Summer, Fall or Winter quarters, fill out the FAFSA that starts the same year as your program. Ex., if you are starting in Fall 2017, fill out the 2017-2018 FAFSA. If you are starting your program in the Spring quarter, fill out the FAFSA that ends the year your program starts. For example, if you are starting in Spring 2018, fill out the 2017-2018 FAFSA.
  • Federal tax returns for parent and/or student for 2 years prior (ex. 2015 tax returns for 2017-2018 FAFSA) must be completed prior to completing the FAFSA.
  • If you have already received financial aid for a different school for the year of the FAFSA you will be filling out, please contact Janie Crothers to determine the proper FAFSA to use.
  • For detailed information on tuition, fees and financial aid, view the Fees and Payment page of our school catalog.
  • For more information on Financial Aid, visit FinAid.

Direct Inquiries to:

Janie Crothers
Financial Aid Officer
Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre
147 Saddle Lane
Waverly, WV 26184
Phone: 304.679.5267
Fax: 304.679.2052

-- Or --

Matt Bosgraf
Director of Student Financial Aid
Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre
147 Saddle Lane
Waverly, WV 26184
Phone: 304.679.3128 ext 202
Fax: 304.679.2052

Forms

  • Parent Loan Data Sheet: PDF, MS Word
  • Meredith Manor Financial Aid Packet: PDF, MS Word
  • 2017-2018 Dependent Verification Worksheet: PDF
  • 2017-2018 Independent Verification Worksheet: PDF

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed our programs and other important information, please view our program disclosures.

<Link to FAFSA on the Web at https://fafsa.ed.gov/>

To those thinking of attending: I graduated from MM/Salem with a B.S. Degree in Equestrian studies in 1983. I use daily skills and lessons I learned there. Currently I practice equine law and am tied for 2nd in the nation in USEF eventing, BN division. None of this would be possible without MM! Go as soon as you can. Your future awaits!
Brenda Renick: 1983 Riding Master III Graduate