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September 16, 2020

US News & World Report Ranks FinnU #12 for Social Mobility

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Finlandia University has been ranked by US News & World Report as a top university for Social Mobility. Finlandia came in at #12 on the list of universities in the Midwest region.

According to the US News & World Report, economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful [...]

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September 3, 2020

Calumet grad, Lia Tervo, named 2020 Brule Scholarship recipient

Calumet graduate, Lia Tervo has been selected as the 2020 Brule Scholarship recipient by Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design. The Brule Scholarship, funded by Dave and Elsa Brule, is a $20,000 competitive art scholarship for new students. Tervo plans to major in Graphic Design, which she hopes will lead to a flexible work-from-home career that will allow her to travel.

“My biggest goal in life is to travel the world someday so if I have a  [...]

August 19, 2020

‘Hancock Promise’ extension continues reduced tuition for Hancock grads

Finlandia University is pleased to announce a seven year extension of the Hancock Promise (formerly Finlandia Promise or Hancock Award) between the Hancock school district and university. The Hancock Promise allows for Hancock Central High School graduates to attend Finlandia University at a tuition cost of up to only $2500.00 per school year.

“The Hancock Promise is a core expression of Finlandia’s commitment to champion and support private higher education for neighboring families who thought it to be out of reach,” [...]

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June 18, 2020

FinnU Named a 2020 Best Value College

Finlandia University has been named a 2020 Best Value Colleges by University Research & Review. This marks the third time in four years Finlandia has made the list.

“Finlandia University is a small private school that devotes their time to help students in achieving their career dreams,” said one testimonial on Best Value Colleges website. “I love the small classes and the availability of the professors. The professors are always there to help whenever needed.”

“At Finlandia,100 percent of traditional full-time [...]

April 1, 2020

Federal Student Loan Information During Covid-19

Current students and alumni who have outstanding student loans have a slight reprieve for the next few months thanks to new orders from the Trump Administration.

The Trump Administration is allowing federal student loan borrowers to take a break from making monthly payments, without incurring interest or penalties until the end of September.

Trump’s CARES Act is allowing borrowers to opt out of paying their federal student loans until September 30, 2020.

In addition to suspending payments, the Act will set the interest [...]

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February 24, 2020

28 Questions about Financial Aid and FAFSA with James Brey

File Your FAFSA by March 1 for the $250 Early FAFSA Scholarship

 

The deadline for Michigan students to file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is just around the corner. To help answer common questions, financial aid counselor James Brey answers 28 common questions about the FAFSA and financial aid in a rapid-fire session.

All incoming and current students of Finlandia are encouraged to file their FAFSA by the Michigan deadline, March 1, to ensure they [...]

February 17, 2020

Applications Open for Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing

Nursing students heading into their junior or senior year with a GPA between 3.00 to 3.49 may be eligible for the Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing. Application deadline for the scholarship is Wednesday, March 11.

The amount of scholarships and money awarded will depend on the quantity and quality of applications. Students who want to be considered for renewal must file a new application each year, and will be given equal consideration with other candidates.

Candidates for The Samuel L. [...]

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December 20, 2019

Michigan Tuition Grant Reinstated, Increased by State Legislature

Students across the state of Michigan can finally breathe easier now that the Michigan Tuition Grant has been reinstated. 

Governor Whitmer signed the supplemental state budget on December 20 which included the reinstatement of the Michigan Tuition Grant. Recently, it was being utilized as a political pawn in budget negotiations and the future of it was uncertain leaving students and universities in limbo as to whether key funding would be provided. The Michigan Tuition Grant [...]

December 12, 2019

Giving Tuesday Brings in Over $62,000 for Student Scholarships

Finlandia University is excited to announce it’s 2019 Giving Tuesday. Over 115 donors helped raise $62,403.25 for student scholarships.

“We are beyond thrilled by the generosity of our donors and their continued support of Giving Tuesday,” Director of Marketing and Communications Olivia Myers said. “We set a lofty goal on the day and our donors stepped up to provide our students with scholarships for the next semester.”

The 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign is comparable to FinnU’s 2018 efforts, which raised [...]

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December 5, 2019

$250 Early FAFSA Scholarship Available for Incoming Students who File by Feb. 1

Finlandia University is offering a $250 Early FAFSA Scholarship for incoming and prospective students who complete and file their FAFSA by February 1, 2020.

“We are committed to helping students obtain the funding they need to make Finlandia an affordable option, and filing the FAFSA early helps ensure they have access to federal and state aid,” Dean of Students Erin Barnett said. “One of the best kept secrets in private education is that most students pay nowhere near sticker [...]

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