Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

MIST is committed to granting equal opportunities to students who qualify to pursue programs at MIST, regardless of their financial resources. In that regard and through the benevolence of MIST and grants from generous individuals and organizations, MIST awards significant need-based financial support to qualified students.
Students eligible for financial aid will be granted full or partial financial support to cover their tuition fees, text books, housing, and meals. Scholarships are awarded to students who apply for it prior to their admission to MIST. For continuing students opportunity for financial support is highly limited.

Financial Aid Policies
The Office of Financial Aid and scholarships has set policies and standards that students are required to adhere to. These policies include:

Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible for financial aid and/or scholarship students must meet all the requirements listed below:
· Must be enrolled full-time (i.e., they must be enrolled in three or more courses) at MIST in an academic program leading to the award of a degree.
· Must be a Ghanaian citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
· Must come from a low income and middle income family and demonstrate financial need.
· Must maintain satisfactory academic progress in the selected course of study.
· Must not be in default on a student loan or owe a repayment on a student grant.

Note:
Students should apply for financial aid at the time of applying for admission;
· The Scholarship Committee will determine the award on the basis of demonstrated need and the strength of your application;
·  Any family that cannot afford the full fees should complete a financial aid application form and turn it in with their admissions application and supporting documents (e.g. bank statements, pay slips, utility bills, medical bills and any other relevant documentation).
· You will also need to accompany your application for financial aid with a letter justifying why you need financial aid.
· The more information you can include to support your inability to pay the full fees, the easier it will be to process your request.

Retention Requirements
Students must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA and full-time enrollment status during the first and second semesters, in order to retain their award.

Selection Process
The selection process is done in three steps: First, based on a set admission criteria and applicant’s overall profile, the Admission Committee determines who should be given an offer of admission to pursue a program at MIST. Next, once a candidate is deemed qualified for admission into a program, the applicant’s application for financial aid is passed on to the MIST Scholarship Committee (MSC) for review. The application is reviewed on the basis of documented financial need and upon a thorough assessment by the MSC of all information gathered during the admissions process for each candidate. Finally, successful candidates are issued with an award letter, spelling out the quantum of the financial aid and the terms and conditions.

Eligible Groups
Citizens of Ghana or citizens of other developing or lower income countries.

Fields of study
All Undergraduate Programmes of study available at MIST

Scholarship Package
This scholarship available for   now covers only part of or the full tuition fees.

Method of Application
The decision to make an offer of admission is done independently of scholarship applications and decisions. The Admissions Office first determines which applicants are most qualified to attend MIST. A Scholarship Committee then makes an independent decision regarding scholarship awards.

You can download financial aid forms on the official website (click to download form) (or pass by the MIST campus at Lakeside Estates to pick an application form). Submit your financial aid application form with your admissions application. You cannot apply for a scholarship after you have been admitted.

DEADLINES:
The application deadline dates for Early Admissions is 28th April 2017 and for the Regular Admissions is 30th June 2017. The Late Admissions application deadline is 25th August, 2017. International and scholarship applications must be submitted no later than the regular admissions deadline.

PLEASE NOTE:
The admissions office will give you a date you can expect to hear back from MIST based on the date you applied. You will receive both your admission and scholarship decision at the same time.

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