Financing the University

Mount St. Joseph University receives no annual apportionments from the Catholic Church, state or federal governments. Tuition and fees cover approximately 80 percent of the cost of the operation. The remaining amount comes from generous donors including alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, and the Sisters of Charity. These gift investments are made in several ways.

Gifts to the Mount Annual Fund 
Gifts to the Mount Annual Fund enable the University to meet its current expenses. The Annual Fund helps support student scholarships, academic programs, student services and programs, faculty development, and campus maintenance.

Gifts to Endow Scholarships 
A gift of $500,000 will provide a fully endowed scholarship while a gift of $50,000 or more will establish a partial scholarship. These gifts may be funded on an outright basis with cash or securities, or on deferred basis through bequests, insurance, trusts, and annuities. Based on the endowment spending rate approved annually by the Board of Trustees, a portion of the investment earnings on these endowments is used to fund scholarship aid to qualifying students.

Gifts to Capital Projects 
The continued maintenance and improvement of its facilities is paramount to the success of the University. Donors may make outright or planned gifts to ensure the Mount’s classrooms, library, science labs, computer labs, and recreational facilities support its students in their academic pursuits. To recognize the generosity of donors, the University has developed several naming opportunities for buildings, laboratories and classrooms.

Information about making an outright or planned gift or information about special giving opportunities is available from the Office of Institutional Advancement at (513) 244-4871. Or write to the Office of Institutional Advancement, Mount St. Joseph University, 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45233-1670.