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.

     Scholarship Information

  • Accepted students are automatically reviewed for merit scholarships.
  • Students who apply SAT/ACT Optional are still considered for scholarship.
  • Four-year total scholarship awards range from $60,000 to $112,000, with a limited number of full-tuition Presidential Scholarships available. 

    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 first-year aid applicants who were enrolled for the fall 2021 semester, 99% were offered funding from University scholarships and/or need-based grants. The average freshman aid package, not including parent and private loans, was $37,000.
  • Our total cost for the 2021-2022 academic year is $64,552. 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.