Office of Financial Aid
The movie "Jerry Maguire" has a now infamous scene where Jerry's one and only client makes a statement loud and clear that most Financial Aid professionals are hearing more frequently from prospective students and their parents: "Show Me the Money!" It is our hope that as you learn more about the financial aid process, "finding the money" or resources to make higher education affordable is well within the reach of each and every family.
What will be important to recognize from the onset is that Muhlenberg College treats this process as a partnership. We will do our best to treat families fairly. Our goal is to provide access to the College. The families' goal in this partnership should be to provide funding for college expense TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE ABLE. If you view this process as a three-legged stool (Family, Muhlenberg, Federal and State Government) the results are clear: without one of the legs supporting the process the stool does not have the ability to stand on its own. It is worth noting, however, that the legs in this scenario DO NOT have to be of equal value.
This Web site was designed to help families understand the process of applying for and receiving financial assistance. It is the desire of the Office of Financial Aid at Muhlenberg College to be a partner in this process. Please do not hesitate to contact us or meet with one of our counselors in person. We may not have all the answers but we will do our best to "show you the money".
The Office of Financial Aid will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have. You can reach us at:
2400 Chew Street
Allentown PA 18104