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Applicants to our degree programs may apply for need-based grants. These grants are awarded to supplement existing forms of aid for students demonstrating exceptional financial need.

The information below is for applicants and incoming students. Current students should contact finaid@miis.edu for information regarding a need-based grant.

We offer a limited number of need-based grants of up to $4,000 for your first year of study. These grants are awarded in addition to merit or need-based scholarships and do not need to be repaid.


All prospective and admitted U.S. and international students for our degree programs are eligible to apply. Please note the following:

  • While prospective students may apply, we only review applications for the need-based grant after you have been admitted.

  • U.S. students must also submit a FAFSA to be considered for a grant.

  • Applicants are required to apply for the need-based grant every academic year.

  • Grants are awarded only for the fall and spring semesters.

  • Primary consideration for need-based grants are given to students with substantial previous education debt.

Application Process

  • Complete the financial aid portion of the online application for admission and note that you’d like to be considered for a need-based grant.

  • Submit your completed application for admission to a degree program, plus all supporting documents, including transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, résumé and essays by the need-based grant deadline (October 1 for spring applicants; April 1 for fall applicants). Late applications will be considered on a funds-available basis.

  • If you are married, you will need to submit income and asset information for your spouse.

  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and qualifying resident aliens are also required to complete a FAFSA for the appropriate academic year.