University description (as per official university website)
The mission of Mars Hill Graduate School is to train people to be competent in the study of text, soul and culture in order to experience God through transforming relationships.
MHGS prepares people, who in obedience to Christ serve in pastoral ministries, counseling, the arts, spiritual direction and other various professions. Graduates will be able to:
* demonstrate a growing ability to form and maintain maturing relationships with God and others,
* articulate a responsible process for approaching and interpreting the biblical text,
* exhibit self-awareness and an ability to care for others in a helping relationship
* express a passionate love for Christ's church and a sound understanding of the church's realities
* demonstrate competency in self-expression through writing, conversation and other means
History And Belltown
MHGS was established in 1997 under the auspices of Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. In 2000, a Board of Directors of Mars Hill Graduate School was established and independence from Western Seminary was granted. Over the last 10 years, MHGS has worked to evolve in its mission, faculty and administration. In December, 2006, the campus was moved to the Belltown district in downtown Seattle.
MHGS is in the middle of Belltown, one of Seattle's neighborhoods. We reside between a high-end hotel and a charity aimed at providing jobs, meals and assistance to people in need. As we grow into this neighborhood, we long for ears to hear and eyes to see all that has gone on before us. We are actively looking for ways to allow the growth that Belltown is undergoing to impact our own growth as individuals, as a school, and as neighbors.
Financial Aid Basic Information
Students are eligible to apply for the FFELP (Stafford) Loan Program through Title IV federal funds. All students wishing to apply for aid much first complete an on-line Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet the federal eligibilty requirements. The FAFSA deadline is May 15th of each year. Graduate students can apply for up to $20,500 per academic year in FFELP loan assistance. Students are encouraged to thoughtfully consider their financial needs and not apply for more funds than required.
Once students have completed the admissions process and the FAFSA Student Financial Services will provide a student award letter. Award letters will be available June 15th one month after the May 15th FAFSA deadline. The award letter and all additional documentation will be available to access through our.MHGS.net (the student portal.) In addition to financial aid information the student account information is also available through the student portal once a student has been admitted.
In order to qualify for federal financial aid a student must maintain a minimum status of halftime (4 credits) and maintain satisfactory academic progress.