Scholarships and Financial Aid for Transfer Students

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Transfer Students

The mission of The University of Scranton is to provide a high-quality education in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. As you and your family prepare for you to transfer, financing your education is an important consideration. While you are primarily responsible for your educational expenses, there are resources and options available to help you meet these costs. Scranton provides a comprehensive financial aid and scholarship program that includes grants, merit scholarships, loans and work study. Monthly installment and family tuition reduction plans are also available.

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    The scholarship requirements listed below are for transfer students.

    Loyola Scholarships

    These merit-based, partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to transfer students who demonstrate a strong level of academic achievement. Scholarships range from $12,000 to $19,000 annually and are based on academic merit. Recipients with less than 30 college credits typically have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), minimum combined Math and Critical Reading SAT scores of 1080 (1000 old SAT) or a 21 ACT composite, and a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0.

    Recipients with more than 30 college credits typically have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and maintain satisfactory progress at Scranton.

    Arrupe Scholarships

    These merit-based, partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to under-represented groups of students. Scholarships range from $12,000 to $19,000 annually and are based on academic merit. Recipients with less than 30 college credits typically have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), minimum Math and Critical Reading SAT scores of 1080 (1000 old SAT) or a 21 ACT composite, and a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0.

    Recipients with more than 30 college credits typically have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0. Recipients must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and maintain satisfactory progress at Scranton.

    Xavier and Claver Grants

    Transfer students who file the FAFSA form will be considered for the University’s Xavier and Claver need-based grants. You must complete the FAFSA to be considered for University of Scranton need-based grants.

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    Federal and State Sources

    You must complete the FAFSA to be considered for federal and state sources of financial aid. Pennsylvania residents who fill out the FAFSA will also be considered for the Pennsylvania State Grant after completing a supplemental questionnaire online with the PHEAA State Grant Program. 

    Private Awards

    Scholarships and grants are also awarded by local civic, church, club and high school organizations. Visit admissions.scranton.edu/financialaid to link to free computerized scholarship search programs.

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    Applying for Financial Aid

    We strongly recommend that all incoming students apply for financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at fafsa.gov. Applicants who have a FAFSA filed for their current college should update it to add The University of Scranton school code (003384).

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    The Financial Aid Office publishes an online Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs that contains the University’s complete financial aid policy. Current guides are available for review here. In addition, recipients of Scranton financial assistance will receive A Guide to Your Financial Aid Notification brochure with their financial aid award letter packet.