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Student Expenses for 2024-2025


Regular Charges and Fees for 2024-2025

Tuition $ 35,946
Fees $ 1,200
Housing Standard Double Room (Dotzour, Bittinger, Morrison, and Metzler) $4,566
Private Residential Room Upgrade: additional $1,000 per semester
Harter Apartments $ 5,808*
Baer Apartments/Baer House $ 5,808*
Terra Nova Luxury Apartments $ 9,660*
Lakeside Apartments $ 5,808*
MC House $ 6,100*
Deerfield or Lakeside Duplex $ 6,010*
Maxwell Hall $ 5,808** Costs include apartment cleaning fee of $100 per semester.
Food 19-meal $ 5,538 includes $ 100 dining dollars (required for all first-time freshmen)
14-meal (224 block) $ 5,252 includes $ 240 dining dollars (available for sophomore through senior students)
10-meal (160 block) $ 3,760 includes $ 300 dining dollars (required for all off-campus athletes)


Tuition – Full-time
$ 35,946
Includes twelve (12) to eighteen (18) hours for fall and spring term.
Students must be enrolled full time to receive institutional financial aid.  Excess hours over eighteen (18) hours: $ 275 per hour

Tuition – Part-time
1-7 hours: $ 480 per hour
8 to 11 hours: $ 845 per hour

Tuition – Summer School
Undergraduate: $ 480 per hour

Double Room: (see above)
McPherson College is a residential college. All students must live in College owned housing unless they apply for and receive permission, in writing, from Student Affairs administration to live elsewhere, or if they meet the off campus living exemptions before the beginning of the academic year. Single rooms are available at an additional $1,000/per semester to the double room charge. Single room option is based on availability. 

General Fee
$ 1,200
The general fee is assessed to all full-time students to assist in covering the costs associated with student activities, computer support, student mental health, campus clinic, student life, athletics, and Student Government Association.

Student Insurance
$ 2,097
Proof of Insurance is needed for student athletes and international students.

Part-time Fee
3-7 hours: $ 60 per term
8-11 hours: $ 100 per term

Graduate Tuition
McPherson students: $ 375 per hour

Special Charges and Fees

Enrollment Deposit: $ 150/$ 250 for Automotive Restoration.
Deposit is refundable before May 1, with the exception of Automotive Restoration which is non-refundable. 

Athletic Fee
$ 675

Official transcript: $ 8+ processing fee to National Student Clearinghouse
Returned check charge: $ 30

Special Classes
Auditing courses, per hour: $ 50
Senior citizen audit fee: $ 25
The Vice President for Academic Affairs determines which courses may be audited. Restoration technology, studio art classes, and private music lessons may not be audited. Permission to audit is granted on a space-available basis.

Art and Design Course Fees

G-AR 101 Drawing I: $150
G-AR 102 Painting I: $150
G-AR 131 Ceramics I: $150
G-AR 202 Painting II: $150
G-AR 220 Graphic Design for Non-Art Majors: $150
G-AR 310 Art History I: $100 for Digital Textbook
G-AR 311 Art History II: $100 for Digital Textbook
G-AR 350 Sculpture I: $150
AR 103 Elementary Design: $150
AR 210 Drawing II: $150
AR 231 Ceramics II: $150
AR 345 Art as Community & Social Practice: $150
AR 358 Methods for Teaching Art in the Elementary School: $50
AR 401 Methods for Teaching Art in the Secondary School: $50
AR 403A Senior Show: Photography: $150

Art and Design Printing and Production Course Fees

AR 130 Design Software: $125
AR 203 Photography I: $150
AR 205 Video Editing and Production: $125
AR 225 2D Printing Production Process: $125
AR 230 Graphic Design I: $125
AR 235 Graphic Design II: $125
AR 260 UX/UI Prototyping: $125
AR 265 UX/UI Application: $125
AR 303 Photography II: $150
AR 315 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making: $150
AR 320 Typography and Logo Branding: $125
AR 323 Analog Photography: $150
AR 330 Graphic Design III: $125
AR 335 Design Software II: $125
AR 440/CM 440 Web Design II: $125
AR 470A Senior Show: Digital Design: $125
AR 475G Graphic Design IV: $125

Art and Design Software Course Fees

The software fee is only charged once a semester, even if the student is enrolled in more than one course with this fee associated. Interterm will be a separate charge, however.
G-AR 310 Art History I: $100
G-AR 311 Art History II: $100
AR 130 Design Software: $100
AR 203 Photography I: $100
AR 205 Video Editing & Production: $100
AR 225 2D Printing Production Processes: $100
AR 230 Graphic Design I: $100
AR 235 Graphic Design II: $100
AR 260 UX/UI Prototyping: $100
AR 265 UX/UI Application: $100
AR 303 Photography II: $100
AR 320 Typography and Logo Branding: $100
AR 330 Graphic Design III: $100
AR 335 Design Software II: $100
AR 340/CM 340 Web Design I: $100
AR 440/CM 440 Web Design II: $100
AR 470A Senior Show: Digital Design: $100
AR 475G Graphic Design IV: $100
CM 360 Videography I: $100
CM 410 Videography II: $100

Theatre Course Fees

     G-TH 170 Technical Theatre I: $30
     G-TH 270 Technical Theatre II: $30

Business Course Fees

BA 325 Financial Management: $ 50

Health & Sport Studies Course Fees

PE 325 Exercise and Sport Nutrition: $ 220

Teacher Education Course Fees

CI 220 Principles and Strategies of Teaching: $ 20
EE 230 Math Methods I: $ 20

G-CI 251 Introduction to Education Practicum: $ 20
EE 303 Reading Language Arts I: $ 20

EE 306 Science Methods: $ 20 
EE 307 Math Methods II: $ 20 
EE 309 Social Studies Methods: $ 20
EE 444 Reading and Language Arts II: $ 20 
CI 401/AR 401 Methods for Teaching Art in the Secondary School: $ 50
CI 476 Student Teaching: $ 150 per semester
EE 301/AR 358 Methods for Teaching Art in the Elementary School: $ 50

Natural Science Course Fees

G-BI 101 Principles of Biology: $ 30
G-BI 111 College Biology I: $ 30
BI 112 College Biology II: $ 30
BI 225 Human Anatomy: $ 30
BI 283 Genetics: $ 30
BI 310 Statistical Data Analysis: $ 30
BI 315 Human Physiology: $ 30
G-CH 101 Principles of Chemistry: $ 30
G-CH 105 GOB Chemistry for Life: $ 30
G-CH 111 College Chemistry I: $ 30
CH 112 College Chemistry II: $30
CH 201 Quantitative Analysis: $ 30
CH 251 Organic Chemistry I: $ 30
CH 252 Organic Chemistry II: $ 30
BI/CH 370 Biochemistry I: $ 30
BI/CH 373 Biochemistry II: $ 30
CH 380 Green Chemistry: $30
CH 390 Instrumental Analysis: $ 30
G-NS 141 Environmental Science: $30
G-PH 205 College Physics I: $30
PH 206 College Physics II: $30
G-PH 215 General Physics I: $30
PH 216 General Physics II: $30

Music Course Fees

G-MU 132 Concert Choir: Students who have not previously acquired concert attire will be required to purchase it.
MU 330 Private Lessons: $150
Piano rental for Class Piano: $50
Instrument rental: $50 per instrument

Behavioral Sciences Course Fees

PY/SO 474 Scientific Writing for Behavioral Sciences: $ 25
PY/SO 475 Senior Seminar/Thesis: $25

Automotive Restoration Technology Course Fees

TE 141 Engine Rebuilding: $ 65
TE 145 Drivetrain Restoration: $ 65
TE 162 Fundamentals of Woodworking: $ 65
TE 252 Vintage Panel Restoration: $ 65
TE 262 Machining Technology: $ 65
TE 271 Chassis Restoration: $ 65
TE 281 Automotive Trim: $ 90
TE 480 Advanced Automotive Paint Restoration: $ 75
TE 481 Advanced Automotive Trim: $ 65
TE 152 Sheet Metal: $ 90
TE 242 Re-Babbitting: $ 65
TE 275 Automotive Paint Restoration: $ 300
TE 301 Materials and Processes: $ 50
TE 341 Advanced Engine Rebuilding: $ 65
TE 353 Finishing Touches: $ 25
TE 360 Electrical and Electronic Systems: $ 25
TE 380 Applied Diagnostics: $ 40
TE 385 Restoration Assembly Processes: $ 25
TE 406 Woodworking in Automotive Coachwork: $ 65
TE 414 Advanced Electrical and Electronic Systems: $ 25
TE 452 Advanced Sheet Metal Restoration: $ 65
TE 462 Advanced Manual Machining: $65


Billing and Payment Policies

McPherson College expects the student to be financially responsible. All student accounts are in the student’s name regardless of who makes payment on the account.


Students may view their account statement on Bulldog Connect. The first charges for the fall semester will be available in early July. The spring charges will be available in late November. These initial statements list tuition and applicable fees, room and board for residential students as well as estimated financial aid, payments, and the estimated balance due. Activity after the initial account statement is created may affect the amount you are responsible to pay. Such activity could include adding/dropping courses, bookstore charges, changes to room and board, and/or changes to your financial aid package.

Email communications to the student’s McPherson College email address are sent letting them know when their account statement is available. However, students are strongly encouraged to stay informed on a regular basis by accessing their account on Bulldog Connect at any time throughout the year.

Financial Aid

The Business Office will recognize credit on the student’s account balance for posted federal financial aid and issue a credit refund check within 14 days from the posting date in accordance with Department of Education rules. For other non-federal aid, the following circumstances apply:

Institutional/Merit Awards: Credit will be recognized when the award is posted to the student account.

Outside Scholarships: Awards from outside sources will not appear on the student’s account statement until McPherson College receives the funds and the aid is posted to the student account.

Alternative Loans: Credit will be recognized when loan funds are made available to the college and the loan is posted to the student account.

Federal Work Study: Although Work Study may be part of your financial aid package, it is not a guarantee of employment and will not be deducted from your student account. Arrangement may be made in the Business Office to direct future wages to be applied directly to the student account.

*Debt Project Participants: If the student is accepted to the Student Debt Project, please review further details about payments and earning match funds on Bulldog Connect. 

Monthly Payment Plan

If an annual or semester payment in-full is not possible, McPherson College requires students to set up a monthly payment plan through Transact. For a small enrollment fee ($35 per semester) families can budget convenient, interest-free monthly payments. Further information can be found on Bulldog Connect. All plans must be set up by August 15 to be split into five (5) monthly payments. A six (6) month payment plan is available if plan enrollment is completed prior to July 15 and January 15. Graduating seniors must have their account paid in full prior to graduation to participate in Commencement or receive their diploma.

If the account is not paid in full by the due date for the current term, or enrollment in an interest-free Transact plan is not completed by the due date for the current term, an interest charge of 1.5% per month (18% annual) will be applied to accounts with remaining balances on the next business day following the 15th. If special arrangements are required for a unique situation, please reach out to the Business Office.


You are responsible for payment in full of your student account balance minus estimated financial aid. The fall semester bill is due on August 15 or the first day on campus, whichever comes first. The spring semester bill is due on January 15. While McPherson College encourages payment in full by the end of the semester, you are allowed to carry over $1,500 from the previous semester to the current semester. A larger carryover may be allowed only under specific arrangement with the Business Office.

Courses taken online through College Consortium must be paid in full up front prior to enrollment.

Checks should be made payable to McPherson College, and payments should be mailed to McPherson College, Attn: Business Office, P.O. Box 1402, McPherson, KS 67460. Cash payments are accepted in person in the Business Office. Credit card payments can be made online or by telephone. For online payments, please log into Bulldog Connect to view your account. Student payments made by debit or credit card will be charged a fee to cover the transaction costs. To avoid the fee, a bank draft or check can be used for the payment. If you have questions, please contact the Student Accounts team at [email protected].

The college reserves the right to withhold official academic transcripts if the student fails to pay their balance in full. Diplomas will not be released if an account balance remains. Students with a balance are also not allowed to participate in Commencement.

The college will provide an unofficial copy of an academic transcript at the student’s request. It will be marked with the word “UNOFFICIAL.”


Failure to pay the balance on the student’s account by the due date places the student on a restricted enrollment status, or HOLD. Students on HOLD will not be allowed to register for classes, confirm existing pre-registrations, obtain transcripts or receive other non-essential services until their accounts are brought current. Please contact the Student Accounts team at [email protected] for assistance with HOLD resolutions.

Late Fees

A late fee of $100 will be assessed on the next business day following the due date to make payment in-full or enroll in a payment plan for the current academic term.

Institutional Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from McPherson College on or after the first day of a term may be eligible for a refund (proration) of qualified institutional charges and non-federal financial aid. Qualified charges would include tuition, fees, room and board. Charges that are not included in a refund include, but are not limited to, books, fines, and insurance premiums. Non-federal aid would include aid from the institution, state, and outside resources. McPherson College determines the percentage of adjustment by calculating earned and unearned percentages using the following method:

All calendar days from the beginning of the term to the Last Day of Attendance (LDA) are divided by the total number of calendar days in the term to determine the percentage of adjustment for all qualified charges except housing and meal plans. Housing charges are determined by the last date of occupancy and meal plan charges are determined by last date of use or LDA, whichever is later. Scheduled breaks of five calendar days or more and temporary break days are excluded.

  1. If the withdrawal occurs within the first 60% of the term, a pro rata adjustment will be made to the student’s account. Qualified charges and non-federal aid will be adjusted individually. Earned amounts will remain posted, and unearned amounts will be returned to the issuing authority. If an outside agency allows, a larger percentage of the entire award may remain posted to pay adjusted charges.
  2. If the withdrawal occurs after the first 60% of the term, no adjustment or refund is due.

Federal Financial Aid Refund Policy

In addition to the institutional refund calculation, recipients–and, in some cases, intended recipients–of federal Title IV financial aid (with the exception of Federal Work Study) will be subject to the refund policies as mandated by the United States Department of Education. McPherson College must calculate earned and unearned federal aid using the same method as described under the Institutional Refund Policy.

  1. If the withdrawal occurs within the first 60% of the term, a pro rata adjustment will be made to the student’s account. The resulting percentages are applied to the total of Title IV aid that was disbursed and could have been disbursed. Any unearned amount must be returned to the appropriate program source in the following order until the unearned amount is satisfied:          1) Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans, 2) Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans, 3) Federal Perkins Loans, 4) Federal Direct PLUS loans, 5) Federal Pell Grants, 6) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, 7) Federal TEACH grants, 8) Iraq/Afghanistan Service Grants.
  2. If the withdrawal occurs after the first 60% of the term, no adjustment or refund of federal Title IV financial aid is due.
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Financial Aid Process

Over 99 percent of McPherson College students receive financial assistance each year from McPherson College scholarships and awards, federal and state programs, work-study programs, and educational loans.

McPherson College has a financial aid awarding policy that considers a variety of factors including academic achievement, participation in co-curricular activities, and financial need. The college’s goal is to award enough financial assistance to provide incentive, recognition, and access.

Financial Aid Application Process

To be considered for and receive financial aid, students should take the following steps:

  • Submit their Application for Admission and academic transcripts to McPherson College. Students must be admitted to McPherson College in order to be considered for aid.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). McPherson College’s priority deadline for FAFSA submissions is March 1 each year. McPherson College’s federal school code is 001933.
  • Review their Student Aid Report (SAR) and submit verification documentation to the Financial Aid Office. Students whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is selected by the Department of Education for verification must complete the Verification Worksheet (Dependent, Independent) and submit official tax transcripts from the IRS for the student and/or parents/spouse. If supporting schedules are required, the college will ask for them separately.
  • Await receipt of their Financial Aid Award Notice, which the college prepares and mails/emails, usually within 3–5 working days after their financial aid record is complete.
  • Follow the instructions enclosed with the Financial Aid Award Notice by the date indicated to acknowledge acceptance of awards.
  • Complete the required application/promissory note if taking advantage of student loan opportunities.
  • Complete entrance interview if borrowing direct loans.

Financial Aid Calendar

October 1 – Application process begins. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
November 1 – Financial aid award notification begins for admitted students.
March 1 – Priority deadline for financial aid. Offers of aid after this date will be extended only as funds remain available.
April 1 – FAFSA submission deadline for Kansas Comprehensive Grant.

Scholarships and Awards

Every student meeting McPherson College’s admission standards who is enrolled full time is eligible for institutional financial aid. Institutional financial aid may be based on academic achievement, co-curricular participation, demographic characteristics, leadership qualities, and major areas of interest. A financial aid calculator and additional information about institutional awards and scholarships are available at https://www.mcpherson.edu/admissions/scholarships/

Endowed Scholarship Funds

The endowed scholarships and loan funds listed below have been established through personal generosity and a desire on the part of the donors to assist future generations of students in attending McPherson College. The college is grateful for these endowed gifts, which provide a permanent expression of love and support for the college and for the students who will benefit from this kindness. These gifts fund the existing McPherson College Scholarship and Grant Program.

Unrestricted Endowed Scholarship Fund with no specifics for awarding:

  • Walter E. Beery Scholarship Fund
  • Virgil Meyers Berkebile Scholarship
  • Earl Bowman Scholarship Fund
  • R.S. Christensen Endowment Scholarship Fund
  • Earl E. Curtis Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Samuel L. Elrod Scholarship Fund
  • Esther Eslinger Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Leland and Pauline Flory Endowment Scholarship Fund
  • Oscar C. Frantz & Flora Gish Frantz Scholarship
  • Roy O. Frantz Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Harry H. and Marguerite Gilbert Memorial Endowment Scholarship
  • Raenell Hall Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Ira M. Hoover Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Helen Jacobs Memorial Scholarship
  • Ralph F. Johnson & Irene Ramey Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Edith Keller Scholarship Fund
  • John Giolin Pearson Scholarship
  • Ralph H. Rindt Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Scott Robinson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Ray Simmons Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Stucky Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. Galen M. Tice & Ruth Kilmer Tice Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Robert George Wolfe Memorial Scholarship
  • Worthington Church Scholarship Fund
  • Una Yoder Memorial Scholarship

Restricted Endowed Scholarships:

  • African-American: Harrison African-American Academic Scholarship
  • Alumni: Alumni Legacy Scholarship—for children and grandchildren of alumni
  • Andes: John and Elrae Andes Performing Arts Scholarship—for performing arts &/or music majors
  • Appel: Appel Family Scholarshipsupports student with need in an internship experience
  • Austin: Charles & John Austin Memorial Scholarship Fund—no restrictions
  • Austin: Glen D. Austin Scholarship—western Colorado residents
  • Barrett-Jackson Auction Co.: Brian Jackson Scholarship—auto restoration students with financial need; 3.0 GPA
  • Barrett-Jackson Auction Co.: Russ Jackson Scholarship—auto restoration students with financial need; 3.0 GPA
  • Beach – Carolyn Beach Scholarship Fund – Full time students pursuing degree in health science fields; 3.0 GPA
  • Beam: Royce & Phyllis Bowman Beam Scholarship in Vocal Music—student(s) enrolled in Performing Arts with preference to vocal music students
  • Beech: Olive Ann Beech Scholarship—Wichita, Kansas residents
  • Beeghly: Milford & Dorothy Graham Beeghly Scholarship—Iowa or Northern Plains District Church of the Brethren; display leadership qualities
  • Bell: Pauline L. Bell Memorial Scholarship—junior or senior students majoring in music education or music
  • Bittinger: Desmond & Irene Bittinger Scholarship—institution acceptable academic standing
  • Bowman: J.L. & Elva Bowman Scholarship—science majors
  • Brammell: Ira N.H. & Freda E. Brammell Scholarship—excellent leadership ability
  • Breon: Earl & Margaret Breon Scholarship—financial need
  • Breon: Phil & Clara Breon Scholarship—financial need
  • Brown: Elizabeth & Ed Brown & Classic Thunderbird Club of S. Florida Scholarship—2nd-, 3rd-, or 4th-year auto restoration students
  • Brown: Larry Brown Scholarship—student athletes majoring in physical education
  • Brubaker: Earl Brubaker Scholarship—financial need
  • Burkholder: Kathy Burkholder Endowed Scholarship Fund- women students who are studying disciplines that include business, human rights, or equality, minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Butler: Edward R. & Judith Brammell Butler Student Leadership Scholarship—students who demonstrate leadership potential in student services
  • Campbell: David V. Campbell Scholarship—orphaned, handicapped, and underprivileged students
  • Casebeer: John & George Casebeer Scholarship—financial need
  • Cassler: Winston Cassler Scholarship—students studying music
  • Chief: Chief Staph Page Salute Heroes Veteran Scholarship- AR Program students, primary consideration to combat-wounded post 911 veterans of the U.S. Armed Services, honorably discharged. Secondary consideration to post 911 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces honorably discharged. Other considerations given for veteran category approved by President and CEO of CSAH. 3.0 GPA
  • Chisholm: Will Edwin & Olive M. Chisholm Scholarship—no restrictions
  • Class of 1953 Scholarship— freshman student with financial need
  • Class of 1967 Scholarship**—full-time student in any academic program; minimum GPA; financial need
  • Class of 1968 Scholarship—full-time student in any academic program; minimum GPA; financial need
  • Class of 1972 Scholarship: first generation college student, financial need, minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Cobb: Redell & Barbara Cobb Scholarship—former students of Canton-Galva High School; 3.0 GPA
  • Coppock: X.L. & Martha Coppock Scholarship **—financial need
  • Coughenour: Dean Coughenour Endowed Scholarship Fund- Kansas students, leadership abilities, financial need, 3.0 GPA
  • Crago: Crago Family Scholarship—financial need; exchange student; minimum GPA or students(s) pursuing math, science or business major
  • Dalke: Elmer O. & Velma L. Dalke Scholarship—financial need
  • Darby: Edith & Harry Darby Foundation Scholarship— juniors and seniors; minimum GPA
  • DeCoursey: Wesley & Verda DeCoursey Scholarship in Chemistry—full-time student majoring in chemistry; minimum GPA; without regard for financial need
  • Dell: Lois E. Dell Scholarship Fund for Women—women who have been absent from a college campus; business majors
  • Dell-Little: Dell-Little Scholarship- student at any grade level majoring in natural sciences, health sciences, or behavioral sciences. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Dennison: Nora Dennison Scholarship—financial need
  • Detrick: Herbert & Lula Detrick Scholarship— financial need
  • Dodson: Susan Wheeler Dodson Scholarship—visual arts major; minimum GPA; without regard for financial need
  • Doman: David T. Doman/Franklin Club Scholarship – freshmen or sophomore auto restoration major; priority to student with H.H. Franklin Club membership
  • Dotzour: Royer & Edna Dotzour Scholarship—freshman male & female; Kingman County (KS) high school graduates; preference to Norwich High School
  • Duesenberg: Fred Duesenberg Scholarship—auto restoration student
  • Edwards: James “Jim” Edwards Scholarship – automotive restoration student with financial aid; minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Ehling: Lucas Ehling eSports Scholarship Fund – student in E-Sports program, minimum 3.0 GPA; academic merit, financial need
  • Eisenbise: Bernette Eisenbise Scholarship—sophomore, junior, or senior teacher education major
  • Elliott: Elliott Family Scholarship—financial need
  • Evans: Franklin Evans & Roberta Brown Evans Scholarship—sophomores, juniors, seniors; minimum GPA; leadership/campus involvement
  • F & J: F&J Foundation Scholarship—auto restoration student
  • Fasnacht: Everett M. & Joy C. Fasnacht Scholarship—Church of the Brethren members seeking career in church service, peace studies, conflict resolution
  • Fike: Duane & Ruthita Fike Scholarship **—no restrictions
  • Flory: Glen & Esther Flory Family Scholarship—financial need
  • Forror: Elizabeth Wagoner Forror & Jo Wagoner Scholarship—Church of the Brethren members or student seeking service-oriented career in health services or dependents of missionary workers
  • Forsyth/Switzer: Lyle & Florence Forsyth & Merl & Ola Switzer Scholarship – financial need
  • Frankenbery/Werner: Frankenberry/Werner Family Scholarship—financial need; student(s) in natural science and education; minimum GPA
  • Frantz: Gary Frantz Endowed Scholarship Fund- full time student, minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Frantz: Ralph Samuel Frantz Endowed Scholarship Fund in Auto Restoration- automotive restoration students, 3.0 GPA
  • Frantz: Hazel Ratliff Frantz Endowed Scholarship Fund in Health Science- health science majors, 3.0 GPA
  • Frantz: Earl & Lela Frantz Scholarship —Church of the Brethren members; financial need
  • Frantz: Edward R. & Virginia L. Frantz Scholarship – students pursuing interest in Entrepreneurship and/or athletics; enrolled full-time; financial need
  • Frantz: Merlin & ImoJean Sheller Frantz Scholarship—financial need
  • Fries: Ramona R. Fries & Arthur H. Fries Scholarship—academic merit; financial need
  • Geisert: Fred J. & Martha E. Geisert Scholarship—Dickinson County (KS) high school graduate or resident; preference to New Basel United Church of Christ, Abilene, KS, members/children
  • Gish: Warren & Luella Gish Scholarship—no restrictions
  • Glaser: Adelaide Glaser Scholarship—sophomores, juniors, seniors; Kansas resident; B average; financial need; good leadership qualities
  • Global: Endowed Fund for Global Studies—no restrictions
  • Global: Global Studies Scholarship Fund- Demonstrate a genuine desire to live with and learn from international countries, Minimum 3.0 GPA. A recommendation will from the Study Abroad Advisor.
  • Goering: Raymond “Dutch” & Dorothy L. Goering Scholarship—financial need
  • Green: Bob and Gayla Green Scholarship – first generation members of their family to attend college, financial need, minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Greim: Mary Roop Greim Scholarship—Missouri residents
  • Groff: Forrest & Della Groff Scholarship—Church of the Brethren/Groff family members; minimum GPA
  • Grossnickle: J. Edgar & Willa Grossnickle Scholarship—Iowa Church of the Brethren members, COB students from Iowa, or students from Iowa; preference given to COB students
  • Grover: Mable Beyer Grover Scholarship—financial need
  • Haas: William W. Haas Scholarship—Dickinson County (KS) high school graduates
  • Hall: Henry & Nellie Krebbs Hall Scholarship—financial need
  • Hanzlik: Evan and Edward J Hanzlik Scholarship – auto restoration students, financial need, demonstrate service through involvement in activities and/or in the community, minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Harden: Len & Stella Harden & Joyce Harden Brown Scholarship—juniors & seniors; science, math, pre-med majors
  • Hart: Dorothy Bryant Hart Scholarship—financial need
  • Harvey: Andrew Harvey Memorial Endowed Scholarship- preference given to student with a declared major in Automotive Restoration or similar field, minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Hatcher: Eugenia D. Hatcher Scholarship—female students
  • Hatfield: Verlin L. & Florence M. Hatfield Scholarship—resident students; financial need
  • Haury: Kenneth Haury Scholarship—business or accounting majors
  • Hemken: Col. Daryl and Ann Hemken Endowed Scholarship Fund- 3rd and 4th year Automotive Restoration students, pursuing degree in automobile preservation and restoration, based on merit.
  • Hershey: Dr. J. Willard Hershey Scholarship—juniors & seniors; science majors
  • Hess: Dick & Beverly Hess Fine Arts Fund—fine arts students; leadership/service ability; financial need
  • Hess: Dick & Beverly Hess Science Fund—science students who have demonstrated talent; financial need
  • Hess: Lou Ann (Dyck) Hess Fine Arts Fund—music students; other fine arts students; financial need
  • Hess: Lou Ann (Dyck) Hess Science Fund—biology students; other science students; financial need
  • Hewitt: The David and Sharon Hewitt Fund for Internship Experiences- full time students, preference to automotive restoration students, juniors and seniors. Director of Career services recommendation.
  • Hewitt: Sharon & David Hewitt Scholarship—JR/SR students interested in auto or motorcycle restoration
  • Hodgson: Gayle (Tammel) Hodgson Scholarship – primary consideration given to Iowa students, good academic standing
  • Hoerner: Della Hoerner Scholarship—students seeking career in nursing, medicine, medical technology
  • Hofen: Phillip J. Hofen Scholarship—Iowa residents; financial need
  • Hoffert: John and Mary Hoffert Scholarship – auto restoration student, maintain 3.0 GPA, academic merit, financial need, recommended by AR faculty
  • Hoffman: Paul & Joanna Hoffman Scholarship—Church of the Brethren members (US)
  • Hoffman: Samuel Hoffman Scholarship**—financial need; high achievement
  • Holden: Holden Family Scholarship—student enrolled in automotive restoration program; financial need; show interest in restoration and preservation of vehicles or vintage cars of historic importance
  • Holl: Dennis A. Holl Scholarship—Church of the Brethren members; students with Brethren Volunteer Service experience; financial need
  • Hoover: Wilbur and Miriam Hoover Endowed Scholarship Fund- Preference given to students who are children of ministers currently serving or who have served in the Western Plains District of the Church of the Brethren, minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need.
  • Hornbaker: Royal & Norma Hornbaker Scholarship—financial need
  • Ikenberry: Alta Gross Ikenberry Scholarship—freshman Idaho or Kansas resident, female athletes or pursuing career in education, pre-med or pre-dental
  • Ikenberry: Ernest & Olivia Ikenberry Scholarship**— financial need and good academic standing
  • Ingalls: Grace Vaniman Ingalls & Roscoe Ingalls Scholarship—financial need and good academic standing
  • IMA: Insurance Management Association Scholarship – business majors; financial need
  • Insurance Management Association Scholarshipbusiness majors; financial need
  • Jackson: Nellie Jackson Endowed Scholarship Fund for Women in Automotive Restoration- full time female student in the AR program, 3.0 minimum GPA, financial need.
  • Jewell: J. Paul & Fern Watkins Jewell Scholarship – full-time business and economics major; preference to 2nd-, 3rd-, and 4th-year students; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Johnson: Daniel Palmer Johnson Scholarship—students majoring in math or science
  • Keim: Howard Keim & Winifred O’Connor-Keim Scholarship—women who will have achieved 23rd birthday prior to award; financial need
  • Kindig: Ethel Ward Kindig Scholarship—Nebraska residents; students interested in Christian ministry or service; financial need; good academic standing
  • Kinzie: Kinzie Foundation Scholarship—juniors or seniors; Church of the Brethren members; financial need
  • Kough: John K. & Arlene Flory Kough Scholarship—Church of the Brethren members from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, North Dakota, Texas, and Montana
  • Kreider: Roy Levi Kreider Scholarship—financial need
  • Kuhn: Walter & Ruby Kuhn Scholarship—business, computer science, auto restoration majors
  • Lee: William & Mary Lee Scholarship—financial need
  • Lehman: Harry & Minnie Lehman Scholarship—financial need
  • Lehman: Harvey & Ruth Kurtz Lehman Scholarship—financial need
  • Lehman: Henry L. Lehman & Anna Burkholder Lehman Scholarship—demonstrated academic and leadership ability; financial need
  • Lengel: Leland L. Lengel Scholarship in History—sophomores, juniors, seniors; top history majors in each class; minimum GPA
  • Lichty: Henry Lichty Lovett, Dorothy Lichty Vogel, Mr. & Mrs. Glenn A. Lichty, Lucile Lichty West Scholarship—financial need; students from Northeast quarter of Kansas
  • Lingenfelter: The Fern Lingenfelter Artist Series and the Fern Lingenfelter Scholarship of Music—full-time student majoring in music; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Long: V. Allen Long Scholarship—physical or natural science major and good academic standing
  • Marchand: F.E. & Cora A. Marchand Scholarship—Church of the Brethren members; financial need
  • Martin: Alice B. Martin Scholarship—financial need
  • Martin: Martha Cecile Martin Endowed Scholarship—teacher education student; McPherson County origin; financial need
  • Maune: Louie Maune Scholarship—financial need
  • McCluggage: The Denise McCluggage Scholarship—female student demonstrating passions in the fields of auto restoration, journalism, photography, communication, media arts, and/or writing; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • McDaneld: Wallace & Nellie Wagner McDaneld Scholarship—Kansas residents; interested in Christian ministry or service; financial need
  • McGhee: Grace Brunk McGhee Scholarship— financial need
  • McGonigle: Josephine Shirar McGonigle Scholarship—financial need
  • McHugh: Ellen McHugh Scholarship— financial need
  • McIlwaine: Delia Chavez McIlwaine Scholarship—music education major
  • McKellip: Margaret Yost McKellip Endowed Scholarship Fund- financial need, 3.0 GPA.
  • McSpadden: Dwight McSpadden Scholarship—student athletes
  • Meguiar: Meguiar Family Scholarship in Automobile Restoration—auto restorations students
  • Melhorn: J. Mark & Katherine J. Ramsey Melhorn Scholarship—McPherson County student participating in at least one athletic program and intention to major in science field
  • Merkey: Samuel R. Merkey Scholarship—financial need
  • Metzler: Burton & Mabel Metzler Scholarship—financial need
  • Metzler: David & Doris Metzler Scholarship **—full-time student preparing for the ministry or Christian service or PreK-12 classroom teaching
  • Miller: Delma Miller Scholarship—Church of the Brethren members
  • Miller: Oscar & Vida Miller Scholarship— financial need
  • Mingenback: Mary Mingenback Scholarship—art or music students; financial need
  • Moats/Neher: Edgar & Marie Moats/Roy & Wava Neher/Edna Neher Scholarship—preference to Ivester (Grundy Center, IA) and Osage (McKune, KS) Church of the Brethren members
  • Moore: Alma Anderson Moore Scholarship—speech/theatre students
  • Morrison: Milton & Rebecca Morrison Scholarship—financial need
  • Moyers: David W. & Florence Smith Moyers Scholarship—Church of the Brethren members who demonstrate church leadership potential
  • Mugler: Carrie Mugler Scholarship—financial need
  • Murrey: Chester & Pearl Crumpacker Murrey Scholarship—freshmen, first-year transfer; financial need
  • Myers: Phil & Jean Myers Scholarship—priority consideration given to students who, due to unique opportunities, crisis situations, or extraordinary accomplishments and/or contributions to their community in the face of difficulties, deserve recognition and encouragement to complete their education; minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need
  • Negley: Negley Family Scholarship— Church of the Brethren members; financial need
  • Nichols: Connie Nichols /Ethel McClure Scholarship—interior design or art majors; participate in at least one extra-curricular or volunteer activity on campus or in McPherson
  • Nonken: Ray Nonken Scholarship—Kansas residents who reside in a rural area; athletes; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Nordling: Barbara & Bernard Nordling /Leland E. Nordling Family ScholarshipKansas residents west of Highway 81, excluding Sedgwick County; academic achievement
  • Noyes: Pat Noyes Men’s Basketball Scholarship—juniors and seniors in previous year; exemplify character of Pat Noyes (leadership, positive attitude, team player, exert maximum effort, passion for the game of basketball); good academic standing
  • Page: Chief Staph Page Salute Heroes Veteran Scholarship – auto restoration major; primary consideration given to combat wounded post 911 veteran of the United States Uniformed Armed Services; secondary consideration to post 911 veterans of the United States Uniformed Armed Services; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Pair: Paul & Pauline Vaniman Pair Scholarship for Computer Science—computer science majors
  • Pair: Pauline Vaniman Pair Scholarship for the Fine Arts—art, music, theatre majors; good academic standing
  • Paul: Paul Family Endowed Scholarship Fund- full time student, financial need, African-American descent, 2.6 GPA.
  • Pebble Beach: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Scholarship—auto restorations majors
  • Peckover: Lila Marie Peckover Scholarship—Hutchinson (KS) Community Church of the Brethren members
  • Penland: M.W. & Hallie Goforth Penland Scholarship—philosophy/religion, science, or education majors
  • Pepsi-Cola Scholarship—auto restorations majors
  • Peterson: Ernest & Inez Peterson Scholarship—juniors and seniors; business and accounting majors; minimum GPA
  • Phillips- Phillips Family Endowed Scholarship Fund- students pursuing a degree in automotive restoration, minimum 2.9 GPA.
  • Platts: Henry M Platts Endowed Scholarship Fund- automotive restoration students, minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Porter: Irwin and Betty Porter Fund—no restrictions
  • Powell: Powell Family Scholarship in Science and Religion—science or religion/philosophy majors with preference to those studying both disciplines
  • Prather: A.B. & Vera Prather Scholarship—financial need
  • Quapaw: Benjamin Quapaw Scholarship—Native-American students
  • Quint: Don Quint Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund—business majors who also are a member of the soccer team; minimum GPA
  • Railsback- Gene & Sheryl Railsback Family Scholarship Fund- Upperclassman majoring in elementary education, from a rural or small-town background.
  • Ray: Art Ray Track & Field /Cross Country Scholarship—students participating in track and field or cross country; minimum GPA
  • Reed: Don Reed Endowed Scholarship Fund: no restrictions
  • Reed: Blake Reed Mac2Mac Scholarship—graduated from McPherson High School and participated in high school football program as a senior and plans to attend McPherson College and participate in the college’s football program; current McPherson College football player with financial need
  • Rock: Kenneth M. Rock Scholarship—upper 25% of their high school class; financial need
  • Rolls-Royce: Rolls-Royce Foundation Scholarship—auto restorations students with demonstrated interest in Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars
  • Royer: Patricia A. .Royer Endowed Scholarship Fund—full-time students; affiliated with COB; majors in fine arts, business, sciences, or teacher education; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Royer: William D. & Alice Nash Royer Scholarship—biology majors
  • Sahl: Bob Sahl Scholarship—2nd-, 3rd- and 4th-year auto restoration students who demonstrate interest in pre-’16 autos; recommendation from the auto restoration faculty; financial need
  • Sargent: Paul & Rowena Vaniman Sargent Scholarship in Business—priority given to business majors; minimum GPA; financial need; nominated by business faculty
  • Sargent: Paul & Rowena Vaniman Sargent Scholarship in Foreign Language – for majors in any field with a commitment to study abroad for a minimum of one (1) semester
  • Sell: Orlin N. Sell Scholarship—students interested in Christian education, ministry, teaching, or social work
  • Sheller: Arlene Barley Sheller Scholarship—Ivester Church of the Brethren members/friends
  • Shenefelt: Leslie M Shenefelt and Bonnie K Harwick Shenefelt Endowed Scholarship Fund- student majoring in teaching education or health science.
  • Smith: The A. Herbert and Jeanne Jacoby Smith Fund for International Service Learning- Experience inter-disciplinary cultural immersion in a developing part of the world, use their major to serve a need in the country they are in, full time students.
  • Smith- Zane Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund for Business- Business majors, 2.2. GPA minimum.
  • Smith: Delbert L. & Barbara J. Smith Cross Country and Track & Field Scholarship—Student who participates in cross country and/or track and field; financial need
  • Smith: Dwight Smith Scholarship—financial need
  • Smith: Paul E. “Gene” Smith Scholarship—junior; football player who excelled at athletic performance, attitude, sportsmanship, and team play during sophomore year; recommendation from athletic staff
  • Snavely: Paul & Edna Snavely Scholarship—financial need
  • Sneddon: Jack (Super Toe) Sneddon Endowed Scholarship – full time student participating in football, financial need, good character, minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Sneddon: Jack [Super Toe] Sneddon Scholarship
  • Snell: Dale Snell Scholarship—junior or senior music major; good academic standing
  • Spear: Spear Brothers Scholarship—full-time student enrolled in the Auto Restoration program; financial need
  • Staats: Elmer B. Staats & Margaret Rich Staats Scholarship for Public Service—students seeking career in public service
  • Stahl- Foster “Buzz” Stahl Endowed Scholarship Fund – full time Auto Restoration student, demonstrates service through their involvement in college activities and/or in their community, minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Strickler: Dale & Velma Strickler Scholarship—junior or senior students interested in social work, business or economics
  • Strickler: Lois Wood Strickler Secondary Teacher Education Scholarship – primary consideration given to students in secondary teacher ed program, students participating in student debt project, and then any student with financial need; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Sutton: Charlie & Wilma Sutton Scholarship – full-time student; financial need
  • Trinity: Trinity Church of the Brethren Scholarship—students interested in ministry
  • Trostle: Bernice McClellan Trostle Scholarship—priority to history, English, humanities, or social science majors
  • Trostle: Raymond H. Trostle Scholarship—priority to chemistry or history majors
  • Turner/Harris: Turner/Harris Endowed Scholarship—full-time students in automotive restoration, graphic arts, or music programs; minimum 3.0 GPA; preference given to veterans
  • Ullom: Victor and Rosalie Ullom Scholarship—Colorado residents; financial need
  • van Asselt/Higgins: Peggy van Asselt/Pam Higgins Scholarship**—priority to biology/foreign language double majors; financial need may be considered
  • VanGoethem: James & Lori VanGoethem Family Scholarship—full-time student; financial need; minimum GPA
  • Vaniman: Elmer E. Vaniman Scholarship in Music—music students; priority to Church of the Brethren students
  • Voshell: LaVerne M. “Tony” Voshell Athletic Scholarship—students participating in football, basketball, or track
  • Wagoner: Paul and Mery Metzler Wagoner Scholarship – minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Wall: Ernest A. Wall & Eunice Almen Wall & Rollyn E. Wall Scholarship—freshmen students
  • Walton: Rob Walton Scholarship Fund- Automotive Restoration: students participating in the Restoration Technology program.
  • Ward: John Ward & Bonnie Martin Ward Scholarship—resident of McPherson, Kansas; planning to become a teacher; minimum GPA
  • Watkins-Gerhard: Watkins-Gerhard Scholarship—financial need
  • Weaver: Paul & Frances Weaver Scholarship—students pursuing career in Christian ministry; philosophy/religion students
  • Weinblatt- Henry “Hank” Weinblatt and Rita Goudy Weinblatt Endowed Scholarship Fund- students declaring major in automotive restoration, U.S. military serving or family is/was military, minimum 2.9 GPA
  • Will: W. Marvin & Doreen Will Scholarship—two annual scholarships to incoming freshmen majoring in political science, history or both
  • Will: W. Marvin & Doreen Will Scholarship—Internships of field experiences in foreign countries, for the study of history and/or political science
  • Wise: Jacob & Ruth Wise Scholarship—financial need
  • Witmore: Irma Cloe Witmore Scholarship—students of English, journalism, communication, theatre or library science who participate in at least one (1) extra-curricular or volunteer activity on campus each semester
  • Wittig: Randy & Sonya Wittig Scholarship—auto restoration students
  • Wittig: Roger & Rita Wittig Scholarship—auto restoration students
  • Yoder: Dayton & Hazel Yoder Scholarship—Church of the Brethren students with rural/agricultural background; academic achievement, leadership ability
  • York: H. Laverne & Evelyn Herr York Scholarship—student athlete majoring in physical education
  • Ziegler: Paul Ziegler Scholarship—priority given to member of the tennis team; demonstrate compassion, encouragement, and leadership; financial need

** not fully funded

Work Study and Employment

All students may apply for on-campus jobs, but students qualifying for the Federal College Work Study program are given priority. These jobs include clerical assistants, maintenance workers, housekeeping, resident assistants, admissions assistants, athletic event staff, etc.

Off-campus employment is usually available to students. The community of McPherson normally enjoys an unemployment rate far below the national average, and there are many requests for part-time student help. The Career Services Offices posts notices of available positions for both on- and off-campus jobs online at https://www.mcpherson.edu/career/.

Other Sources of Financial Assistance

Veteran’s Benefits may be used to attend McPherson College. For information on eligibility and to obtain application materials, students should contact the Veteran’s Administration by phone at 1-888-442-4551 or online at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ .

Local service agencies such as Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, PEO, AAUW and others often have funding available for qualified students. Inquire with these agencies for scholarship forms.

Other forms of financial aid may also be available. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further information.

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Financial Aid Policies

Undergraduate SAP Standards

The academic standing of an undergraduate student at McPherson College is measured by the student’s progress toward a degree within a specific amount of time. This includes a quantitative measure (residential cumulative grade point average) and a qualitative measure (credit hours earned as a percentage of credit hours attempted). The maximum time frame for completing a degree is 180 credit hours. The time frame may be extended if necessary for students who have changed majors. An appeal will be required for this extension.

A quantitative assessment is based on residential cumulative grade point average. Repeated coursework is included in the GPA hours of the most recent term that the course was taken.

The qualitative satisfactory academic progress is based on all coursework done at McPherson College and all other coursework counted towards the degree. At McPherson College, this includes failed coursework, coursework graded as incomplete and withdrawn coursework. All repeated coursework is included in the attempted hours.

Determinations of satisfactory academic progress are made immediately after each payment period. If a student takes a summer class, their academic progress will be reevaluated at the end of the summer term. Students who exceed the academic criteria listed in both the qualitative and the quantitative measures are considered in good academic standing. Students who do not meet one of these measures are placed on academic/financial aid warning or suspension and will be notified within 30 days after grades are due from the faculty. Progress is based on the chart below.

  Quantitative Qualitative
Cumulative Hours Attempted Cumulative Residential GPA Cumulative Hours Earned / Cumulative Hours Attempted
0 – 14.99 1.60 50%
15 – 29.99 1.70 55%
30 –  44.99 1.80 60%
45 –  59.99 1.90 65%
60 + 2.00 67%


A student who fails to meet the quantitative or qualitative measures will fall into one of the following categories: Warning or Suspension.

  1. Warning – Students who do not achieve one or more of the academic criteria in any given semester/term are put on warning. The student is sent notification stating the policy and the consequences of a consecutive term below standards.
  2. Suspension – Students who do not achieve one or more academic criteria for a second consecutive semester are put on suspension. Students who are not permitted to continue their enrollment will be placed on suspension for at least one semester. A student on suspension will not be eligible for federal, state, or institutional financial aid. Students are notified of their suspension and given the choice to appeal. If the student chooses not to appeal, they will serve their suspension from the college.


Students that had circumstances that prevented them from meeting SAP are encouraged to appeal. The student must complete an appeal by the deadline that is given in their suspension letter. An appeal template will be included with the suspension letter. The appeal should –

  • Clearly explain the circumstances that have prevented the student from satisfactory academic progress. Examples of these circumstances could be, but are not limited to, the death of a relative, injury or illness, or another special circumstance. Documentation of this circumstance will be required.
  • Include a specific plan the student is committed to implementing in order to work their way back into good academic standing.

If the appeal is approved, the student will be in either a one semester probation or a multiple semester plan. At the end of the next payment period, another review will be completed. If the student does not meet the standards again, they will be placed back on suspension. The student may appeal their suspension again; however, the explanation cannot be the same as the first appeal.

Academic Plans/Probation

Probation – If it is mathematically possible and probable that the student can meet satisfactory academic progress in one term and the student has an unusual circumstance, the student can be placed on probation and given one term to fix the issue. If the student achieves the required GPA and/or pass rate, the student continues in good standing. If the student fails to meet the minimum requirements, the student is immediately put back on suspension.   Students may appeal again if there are reasons for the lack of academic progress other than those cited in the original appeal.

Academic Plans – If it is not mathematically possible or is improbable that a student can achieve good standing in one term, McPherson College may choose to put the student on a multiple-term academic plan. The plan will utilize the SAP levels and a set number of credit hours per semester to get the student back into good standing. If the student meets the semester/term achievements but still lacks the cumulative requirements, the student is not put back on suspension but allowed to continue on their plan. If the student meets good standing sooner than planned, the student is put back in good standing. If the student does not meet any part of the semester/term plan, the student is put back on suspension. The student has the option to appeal, but a successful appeal will only be granted if there are circumstances other than those cited in the original appeal that explain the lack of academic progress.


Suspended students that do not appeal or their appeal is denied, they will serve the term of their suspension from McPherson College. After serving their suspension, students must reapply for admission to McPherson College. The student will be considered for readmission. A student will not receive any federal, state, or institutional financial aid until they are back in good academic standing. However, the student does have the option to appeal their financial aid suspension when applying for readmission.

Graduate SAP Standards

The academic standing of a graduate student at McPherson College is measured by a qualitative measure (cumulative residential grade point average) and a quantitative measure (credit hours earned as a percentage of credit hours attempted). To maintain good academic standing, a graduate student must, at all times, maintain a 3.0 cumulative residential GPA and complete no less than 67 percent of all hours attempted. Any student whose GPA falls below 3.0 or who completes fewer than 67 percent of all attempted hours will be placed on academic warning. The student remains on warning until a 3.0 GPA is achieved or the percentage of hours earned totals at least 67 percent of hours attempted.

Determinations of satisfactory academic progress are made immediately after each payment period. If a student takes a summer class, their academic progress will be reevaluated at the end of the summer term. Students who exceed measures listed in both the qualitative and the quantitative measures are considered in good academic standing. Students who do not meet one of these measures are placed on academic/financial aid warning or suspension and will be notified within 30 days after grades are due from the faculty.

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