Financial Aid

Our approach to financial assistance is simple: We want to make Marietta College affordable to every qualified student who desires to attend. A high quality, private education is expensive to provide, and we will expect you to pay your fair share of its cost. However, we are a willing partner with you in making Marietta possible and, to this end, each year we commit over $19 million of our funds in financial assistance. Our program is extensive, and includes merit based scholarships; federal, state, and Marietta College need-based grants; state and federal loans; and student work study.

How To Apply for Financial Aid

Everything you need to know to apply for financial aid at Marietta College, as well as other helpful financial aid information.


Scholarships are awarded for outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular activities, or community service. Marietta offers a variety of scholarship opportunities. Many private companies and foundations also offer scholarships for which you may be eligible.


Grants are usually awarded on the basis of financial need and, like scholarships, do not need to be repaid.


A loan is money you borrow, usually from the state or federal government, which will need to be repaid either while you are in school or after you graduate.