MAC Program at Aquinas College

Financial Aid and Scholarships

All degree candidates who wish to apply for financial assistance must be enrolled on at least a half-time basis or six (6) credit hours per semester. Financial aid is renewable as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and meets all other aid eligibility criteria. Students are encouraged to complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The school code for Aquinas College is 002239.  For more information regarding financial aid, please call the Financial Aid office at (616) 632-2893 or visit their webpage

Federal Stafford Loan Programs

Eligible students may borrow up to certain stipulated amounts per academic year.  Payments on student loans begin six (6) months after the student ceases to be enrolled in classes on at least a half-time basis.  The federal government will pay the interest on the subsidized loan while the student is enrolled in the program.  Unsubsidized loans are also available.  Application materials may be obtained at a local bank or lending institution.

Veterans Benefits

To determine possible eligibility, contact the Veterans Certifying Official in the Registrar/Academic Advising Center at (616) 632-2866.

John F. Donnelly Scholarships

Aquinas College and several area organizations partner to offer eligible employees the John F. Donnelly Scholarship. For a list of participating corporations and school districts, click here.

Hruby Scholarship for Community Service/Volunteerism

The Hruby Scholarship is available to students enrolling for the first time in their current program or to students who have had at least a two-year break since last attending Aquinas.  A selection committee awards the scholarships based on community service/volunteerism.  Once received, the scholarship is available for seven years or until graduation, whichever occurs sooner; and it provides a 50% tuition scholarship. The selection process takes place twice each year.

Complete details and the application are available here.

Ada Business Association Scholarship:  

Do you work for an organization that is a current member of the Ada Business Association?  Aquinas College has partnered with the Ada Business Association to offer partial tuition scholarships for eligible employees of existing member organizations who are in good standing. Click here for more information.

Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship:  

Do you work for an organization that is a current member of the Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce (WKACC)?  Aquinas College has partnered with the WKACC to offer partial tuition scholarships for eligible employees of existing member organizations who are in good standing. Click here for more information.

Payment Plans

For a complete list of payment options, including the Employer Tuition Reimbursement Plan and more, contact Student Accounts at 616-632-2864 or visit their webpage.