Frequently Asked Questions

Why are unrestricted dollars so critical to Mars Hill's success?

The simple answer is that without unrestricted dollars some students who want to attend Mars Hill University can't. Every university has a natural constituency. For us that constituency includes a number of first generation college students. These students more often than not come to us with limited family resources to meet the cost of tuition. Our Mars Hill Fund dollars are spent to help the families of such students meet the cost of a Mars Hill education.

Where does my contribution to the Mars Hill Fund go?

The Mars Hill Fund is also known on campus as the Annual Scholarship Fund. Every dollar given to the Mars Hill Fund is used to provide student scholarship aid for tuition.

How can I make a pledge to the Mars Hill Fund?

Making a pledge to the Mars Hill Fund is simple. You can respond by filling out a pledge card provided in many of the college direct mail pieces sent to alumni and friends annually; or you can give online and complete the form electronically. Or if you prefer to talk to someone about your pledge, call Jimmy Knight, Director of Mars Hill Fund, at (828) 689-1122 or email him at jknight@mhu.edu.

Does Mars Hill offer a matching gift program?

Yes; check with your company's human resources department to see if there is a match gift program and to obtain the necessary forms.

Does tuition and student fees cover the entire cost of education?

No; Mars Hill, like many small liberal arts colleges, is dependent on the support of its alumni, friends, corporate and foundation supporters to help underwrite the cost of the education provided to our students.

Many students who are accepted to Mars Hill come from families who are not financially able to meet the cost of tuition, room and board.