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.
  • Typical merit aid recipients have a minimum SAT score of 1170 or a minimum ACT composite score of 24, and GPAs of 3.0 or higher, and are at least in the top 40 percent of their class.
  • Students who apply SAT/ACT Optional are still considered for scholarship.
  • Scholarship awards for qualified freshmen range from $14,000 to $25,000 with a limited number of full-tuition Presidential Scholarships available. We also offer renewable, merit-based, partial-tuition scholarships to students of color 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 2019 semester, 96% were offered funding from University scholarships and/or need-based grants. The average freshman aid package, not including parent and private loans, was $34,500.
  • Our total cost for the 2019-2020 academic year is $61,100. 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.