About Marquette University

One of the leading and largest Jesuit universities in the country, Marquette is a leading force in Wisconsin’s higher education realm, as well as a national athletic powerhouse. Founded in 1881, Marquette became the first coed Catholic university in the world in 1909 when it admitted its first class of female undergraduates. Constantly recognized for the prowess of its Golden Eagles, Marquette displays enviable qualities not only in athletic circles, but is also constantly recognized for driving and promoting social good, a characteristic attributable to its Jesuit culture.

After all the usual expenses, like tuition, room and board, travel, and textbooks, there are some other things you need to consider when putting together a budget for a year at school when you’re on Marquette University Financial Aid. Basketball is extremely popular on campus, so remember to allocate some cash for student tickets: for 2011-2012, a student package with tickets to all 16 home games costs $110. That doesn’t include what you’ll most likely spend on pizzas and/or beers at The Annex, though; so give yourself a little spending room there too.

Applying for Marquette Financial Aid

Applying for Marquette financial aid is pretty simple – the process is just like what you would encounter at any other school. Before you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is the only form that Marquette requires, be sure to talk to a counselor at the Marquette financial aid office. Ask if you will be eligible for any ‘free money’ awards, such as scholarships and grants, and also ask if you might need to take out loans to cover the costs of attending Marquette. From there, simply file the FAFSA: you’ll receive an aid package with your next tuition bill.

Marquette Financial Aid Packages

Like most schools, Marquette University financial aid packages consist of a mix of university grants, scholarships (both of which may be either need- or merit-based), and student loans. While the Marquette financial aid office is very helpful in aiding students, many students require federal student loans to help pay for Marquette, and still others take out private student loans in addition to federal aid and anything received through Marquette financial aid packages.

Students who need financial assistance to supplement their Marquette University financial aid award should exhaust all free money and federal aid opportunities before turning towards private student loans. If you still need money for college after exhausting these forms of aid, you can use our private student loan comparison tool on the top of this page to search, compare, and apply for private student loans for Marquette.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:Are there any private scholarships available through the Marquette University financial aid office?

A:Yes, there are several private scholarships available for Marquette students. The Marquette University financial aid office works with private organizations as well as alumni and the university’s endowment management to provide private scholarship options to academically strong students at Marquette. These scholarships are program specific; several notable areas that offer students private scholarships include the programs for dentistry, engineering, health care, law, and business. A detailed list of the scholarships offered is available at the Marquette University financial aid website.

Pay for Marquette University*

Total Avg. Cost $41,026
Tuition $28,680
Room & Board $9,120
Financial Aid Information
Students Receiving Fin Aid 86%
Typical Grant Amounts
State/Local $2,998
Federal $6,594
%Receiving Loans 55%
Avg. Other Stud. Loans $12,050
%Receiving Other Loans 13%

Get into Marquette University

Admission Rate 66%
Total Enrollment 11,689
Men 48%
Women 52%
Graduation Rate 80%
Application Fee $30

Contact Marquette University

615 N 11th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233(414) 288-7710
Financial Aid Office URL
Admissions Office URL

*Data source is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) the data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics


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