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. OurĀ Mars Hill Scholarship FundĀ 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 Scholarship Fund go?

TheĀ Mars Hill Scholarship Fund undergirds institutional financial aid that is given to every student attending Mars Hill University.Ā  A fully-funded Mars Hill Scholarship Fund, helps us support students as they pursue their passion and uncover their purpose and calling.

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

Making a pledge to theĀ Mars Hill FundĀ 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 canĀ give online and complete the form electronically. Or if you prefer to talk to someone about your pledge, call Greta Byrd, Vice President for Advancement, at (828) 689-1434 or emailĀ  at greta_byrd@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.