Making Your Scranton Education Affordable

Making Your Scranton Education Affordable

The University of Scranton is an exceptional education in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. But this quality, private education is very affordable as well. We can help guide you through the complexities of financing your education at Scranton by presenting you with a personalized Family Financing Plan. With 99 percent of our first-year students receiving financial aid, you'll find a University of Scranton education to be well within reach. 

  • Getting Startedplus or minus

    We are committed to providing our students and families with resources and options available to help meet educational expenses. Scranton provides a comprehensive financial aid and scholarship program that includes grants, merit scholarships, loans and work study programs. Monthly installment and family tuition reduction plans are also available. Financial aid counseling and support are available right through graduation.

    University Scholarships

    No special application needed. All accepted applicants are evaluated for merit aid based on the complete Admissions application. Scholarship recipients will be notified with their acceptance letters.

    University Grants

    Applicants for need-based grants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The preferred application method is via

    Family Tuition Reduction

    Families with two or more dependent children in attendance at the University during the same semester as full-time undergraduate students are eligible for a tuition discount. Each student receives a 10% discount on tuition. The discount also applies when at least one parent is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student. Students are required to make a formal application to the bursar each academic year.

    Federal and State Sources

    You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Pennsylvania residents who fill out the FAFSA will also be considered for the Pennsylvania State Grant after completing a supplemental questionnaire that the PA State Grant Program will e-mail to applicants.

    Private Awards

    Scholarships and grants are also awarded by local civic, church, club and high school organizations. Please consult your high school guidance office on local awards and visit our web site to link to free computerized scholarship search programs.

  • Loans and Financing Options plus or minus

    Scranton is sensitive to the challenges that students and families face in financing a college education. We recognize changes in economic circumstances that are impacting many of our families’ ability to meet higher educational expenses. It has been our experience that students and parents prefer to be offered guidance in selecting a Family Financing Plan.

    For more information on loan programs and tuition payment plans, we encourage you to visit the Loans & Financing Options section on the Financial Aid website.

    We also encourage you to review the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs, which contains the University's complete financial aid policy. 

  • Student Employment plus or minus

    Federal and University-funded programs assist students in meeting educational costs through part-time employment in on- and off-campus jobs. Our Center for Career Development also assists students seeking off-campus jobs in the private sector. Applicants interested in work study programs must indicate this on the FAFSA. If an amount is included in your award package, it is an indication of your eligibility to participate. It is not a guarantee of employment.

    For more information on Federal Work Study, State Work Study and University Work Study programs, please click on the specific links of interest. For information on completing the Online Work Study Application, please visit the Student Employment section on the Financial Aid website.

  • Dates and Deadlines plus or minus

    December 15
    Scholarship notification begins for accepted first-year students.

    End of December
    Start date to begin filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    End of February and Early March
    Need-based aid notification begins.

    May 1
    Acceptance deadline for University of Scranton scholarships and grants.

    July 20
    Tuition Payment start date.