Helping Your Students Afford Scranton

Helping Your Students Afford Scranton

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has listed Scranton among the nation's "best values." We offer a variety of programs in recognition of academic achievement, financial need, diversity and ROTC service. State and federal assistance, installment payment plans and work-study can also be part of the mix of financing options.

Below is a short list of financial aid information that we hope you will find useful as a quick reference. For more complete information, please visit our financial aid page

The scholarship requirements listed below are for freshmen entering in fall 2017 taking the new SAT, which was administered after March 1, 2016.

We also accept SAT scores (Math and Critical Reading only) from the old SAT that was administered prior to March 1, 2016, and the equivalent scores are noted below. Note that we superscore only within the same exam type; we do not combine scores from the old SAT with the new SAT. 

     Scholarship Information

  • Accepted students are automatically reviewed for merit scholarships.
  • Typical merit aid recipients have a minimum SAT score of 1170 (combined Math and Critical Reading score of 1100 on the old SAT) or a minimum ACT composite score of 24, and GPAs of 3.2 or higher, and are at least in the top 30 percent of their class.
  • Students who apply SAT/ACT Optional are still considered for scholarship.
  • Scholarship awards for qualified freshmen range from $10,000 to $23,000 with a limited number of full-tuition Presidential Scholarships available. We also offer renewable, merit-based, partial-tuition scholarships to underrepresented groups who demonstrate academic achievement.

    Need-based Aid Information

  • All students are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA form to apply for need-based aid. That is the only required form.
  • Of the freshman aid applicants who were enrolled for the fall 2016 semester, 95% were offered funding from University scholarships and/or need-based grants. The average freshman aid package, not including parent and private loans, was $30,000.
  • Our total cost for the 2016-2017 academic year is $56,426. This includes tuition, room, board, and the university fee.
  • Potential applicants may obtain an estimate of both merit scholarship and need-based grant assistance by completing The University of Scranton's Net Price Calculator.