Scholarships 101

Application Deadlines

New Freshmen & Re-Admitted Students Jan 12, '15
Continuing Students Jan 12, '15
Transfer Students March 1, '15

However, academic scholarships will be awarded based on grade point average and the date when the scholarship application is submitted. Since there are more students applying for scholarships than there are available funds, the earlier you apply the more competitive you will be in receiving a scholarship. Scholarship application opens September 1st for subsequent award year. (example: 9-1-2014 opens for 2015-2016 academic award year.)

Applying for scholarships after deadline dates

If you apply after the initial scholarship deadline, you're placed on an alternate list for any awarding that may become available. More info

Renewing scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on a year-to-year basis. You need to update your scholarship information annually. More info

Putting a scholarship on hold/deferment

In certain situations academic scholarships can be deferred. More info | Scholarship deferment application

Using your scholarship to pay tuition

Once you have registered, as long as you have fulfilled the requirements to accept your particular scholarship, the scholarship is automatically deducted from your total billing at the cashier’s office. More info

Accepting your scholarship

In some cases, after you have been awarded a scholarship, there are certain steps you need to take to accept it. More info

Declaring a major

If you have reached junior or senior status (60 or more semester hours by the end of fall semester) you need to declare a major to be considered for academic scholarships. More info

Receiving more than one scholarship

If you have multiple tuition waiver offers you can combine scholarships up to the value of full in-state tuition. More info

Types of classes you can take using your scholarship

Tuition waivers do not waive tuition for distance learning, contract courses, credit/non credit courses, audit courses and most independent study or study abroad programs. More info

Scholarship appeals

If you have had problems with your scholarship and want to appeal a decision from the scholarship office, see our appeals page and follow the necessary steps. More info

Taxability of scholarships

The IRS states that only “qualified scholarships” can be excluded from income. More info