Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

Merit-Based Scholarships

A separate application is not required. -- All accepted applicants are automatically evaluated for merit aid based on the completed Admissions application. Scholarship recipients will be notified in their acceptance letters. 

Presidential Scholarship - Full-tuition

Dean's Scholarship - $27,500 average award

Loyola Scholarship - $25,000 average award

Faber Scholarship - $22,500 average award

The University of Scranton is test optional.

  • Need Based Grants plus or minus

    Institutional Grant

    Students are considered for a need-based grant when they submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA school code: 003384

    Xavier Grant

    Renewable, need-based grant. Recipients are chosen based on demonstrated financial need. Renewal is contingent upon continued demonstrated need, a minimum of 2.00 cumulative GPA and maintaining PACE.  The FAFSA must be filed each academic year.


    Federal Pell Grant & SEOG

    Pell Grant

    Renewable, Federal need-based grant. The actual amount is contingent upon verification of the information provided on the aid application. Upon verification, the actual amount of the Pell Grant will be credited to the student's account. All necessary corrections will be made by the Financial Aid Office through the Electronic Pell Processing System.

    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

    Federally funded, renewable need-based grant. Awards are made on a funds-available basis to students who demonstrate extreme financial need and who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant.

    State Grants

    PA State Grant

    Renewable, need-based grant for Pennsylvania residents. The FAFSA is the application with a filing deadline of May 1. Estimated eligibility is listed on the award letter. Final determination of the grant amounts is made by PHEAA, who will notify students of their eligibility beginning in mid-May. PHEAA requires completion of an on-line status form prior to final determination of eligibility. You should receive an e-mail from PHEAA in this regard.
  • TEACH Grant plus or minus

    In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students (see below for more information on high-need fields and schools serving low-income students). As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.

    IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.
    For students interested in learning more, please visit the Teach Grant section on the Financial Aid website.
  • ROTC plus or minus

    Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you can take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with skills, training, and experience to help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC may also pay for your college tuition. You will have a normal college experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.

    For additional information, please visit the ROTC section on the Financial Aid page, or contact our Military Science Department by phone at (570) 941-7457, fax (570) 941-4340 or e-mail at
  • Other Helpful Resourcesplus or minus

    Visit our resources page for links to loan information, free scholarship search engines, FAFSA information and more.