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A LEADER IN SOCIAL MOBILITY & AFFORDABLE PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION

With attainable merit-based institutional and entrance scholarships, a plethora of Finlandia-only scholarship opportunities, unique tuition initiatives aimed at easing budgetary concerns, and a financial aid team that goes above and beyond to help each student, Finlandia strives to make college affordable for all. In fact, FinnU was ranked #12 by U.S. News & World Report for Social Mobility in 2020. Learn how we’re a leader in these areas below.

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Scholarships

We have partners and donors all over the world helping to make Finlandia University affordable for future students. Our scholarship offerings include a new $4,000 grant available to students graduating from high schools in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and an up to $4,000 scholarship for first-year students who are residents of Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois or Minnesota with at least a 2.25 grade point average. We have many options for making a Finlandia education affordable, check out our full scholarship list to learn more.

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Rise Together Scholarship

The Rise Together Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that, when combined with federal and state scholarships and grants, covers a student’s entire tuition costs and aligns with Finlandia’s mission of providing affordable higher education to all. The Rise Together Scholarship can be applied to the first two years of study at Finlandia. After the completion of 56 credit hours and/or an associate’s degree, students can easily transfer into a bachelor’s degree program and become eligible for the $10,000 Finnish Strong Scholarship, which can be renewed on an annual basis.

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Your enrollment officer will work hand-in-hand with you and your family to make sure you receive as many of these financial aid opportunities as possible. Finlandia’s wide range of scholarship opportunities can be combined with other financial awards such as the Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, Michigan Tuition Grant/Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), Federal Work Study Program and Guaranteed Direct Federal Loans. Those can combine for more than $30,000 in potential aid.

Did you know that over 50% of Finlandia’s students are eligible for a Pell Grant?

Tuition & Fees

All of the information you’ll need to know about Tuition and Fees to attend Finlandia University can be found under financial aid or by going to finlandia.edu/tuition. Thanks to our numerous scholarship and financial aid staff that work with each student individually to identify financial aid opportunities, the sticker price is very rarely the final price you’ll pay.

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ADMISSIONS IN THE NEWS

FAFSA deadline extended to May 1 for MI aid

March 29, 2021

Students who want to be given priority consideration for state of Michigan financial aid programs now have some extra time to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Commonly known as the “FAFSA,” this application is a critical step when applying for grants, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance. Academic Year 2021-22 FAFSA submissions now received at the federal processor on or before May 1 — rather than the original March […] Read More

Embrace Your Sisu Winners Announced

March 25, 2021

Emily Nelson’s submission. Nelson won the People’s Choice Award.

Finlandia University is excited to announce the winners of the Embrace Your Sisu Scholarship competition. 14 participants submitted their finished lion coloring page and two winners were selected. The People’s Choice Winner with 2,552 votes was Emily Nelson from Ishpeming, MI, who will be entering Finlandia in the fall of 2021. 

Winning the Critic’s Choice Scholarship is Sullivan Whalen, from Auburn, MI who plans to study Graphic Design and is […] Read More

Financial Aid, Football and more make the move to Nikander and Mannerheim Halls

February 23, 2021

As the nursing and PTA programs left their former office and classroom spaces in Nikander and Mannerheim Halls to move into the newly renovated Hirvonen College of Health Sciences, many others began taking their spots. Here’s a complete rundown of key campus office moves since the beginning of the semester.

The Financial Aid staff have moved from Old Main into Mannerheim where the former nursing faculty offices were.

Michelle Tanner: Mannerheim 202 Marie Bonenfant: Mannerheim 204 Sandy Turnquist: […] Read More

Faculty and Staff

Jason Dart

Enrollment Officer, Men's Athletics

Jason.Dart@finlandia.edu

Kelly Dostaler

Coordinator of Admissions Operations

kelly.dostaler@finlandia.edu

Gina Geliche

Enrollment Officer, Business Majors, Finnish Exchange, International Students

Gina.Geliche@finlandia.edu

Gini Gesler

Int'l School of Art & Design Coordinator / Enrollment Officer, Arts & Humanities Majors

gini.gesler@finlandia.edu

Lauren Huested

Enrollment Officer, Women's & Coed Athletics

Lauren.Huested@finlandia.edu

Sherry Wyeth

Enrollment Officer, Health & Social Science Majors

Sherry.Wyeth@finlandia.edu
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