Maranatha annually distributes more than $1.3 Million in scholarships. Be sure to check if you qualify for any of the privately or institutionally funded aid.


Grants do not require repayment, and are offered to students who demonstrate financial need according to the federal need analysis formula in the FAFSA.


A high percentage of students have jobs on campus. Others find work in Watertown or a nearby community. Here are a few of the options that will be available to you:


Maranatha participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program. These loans are governed by federal laws which determine maximum loan amounts and rates.

A woman is putting a quarter into a white piggy bank. The idea is that she is saving for college.

Interested in money for education?

Fill out your FAFSA today!

How Do I Receive Financial Aid?


Those who want to apply for state or federal aid must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in an eligible institution
  • Registered with the Selective Service (men only)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress


Students applying for financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For the 2018-2019 academic year, submit the FAFSA after October 1, 2017.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, submit the FAFSA after October 1, 2018.

Apply online for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. You will use the FSA ID to sign the FAFSA and access personal information on other Federal Student Aid websites.

God provides for his people (with the help of others)!

Maranatha is serious about making Christian education affordable to our students. When you begin your college career, you may often wonder how (or even if) God will provide. To this point in your life, college is by far your biggest investment. We know from experience that God does indeed provide! God is our source, actively working for His people. He uses a variety of methods. Many students receive financial aid through scholarships. A high percentage of students have jobs on campus. Others find work in Watertown or a nearby community. Students can also receive financial aid through grants and loans.


Submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st of the year before you plan to attend. Note that you will need your tax information and your parents’ tax information if you are a dependent student. 

If you have questions about which forms you need and when you will need them, please let us know.

More Information

Financial Aid can be a detailed topic to understand so please feel free to contact the office at the bottom of the page to answer any remaining questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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