Grants, Scholarships and Loans

Ursinus College offers financial assistance based both on merit and on financial circumstances. The College's scholarship, loan, and student employment programs total more than $35 million for 2013-2014. Approximately 95 percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance, whether it be through student employment, loans, or college funds

Every student who submits the FAFSA and PROFILE will be considered for all aid programs administered by the College.

Merit scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admission. All applicants to the college are automatically considered for any eligible scholarships. With the exception of the Creative Writing Award, no extra submissions or actions are required for scholarship consideration.

Please visit the Financial Aid Office site for details about these programs.

Ursinus College Aid

  • Merit Scholarships
    Awarded to full-time students on the basis of academic achievements and leadership potential. Students awarded Ursinus College Scholarships must maintain a yearly grade point average of 2.0 to be eligible for renewal.
  • The Steinbright and Zacharias National Scholarships
    Up to twelve candidates who demonstrate superior academic achievement, intellectual gifts and the potential for becoming leaders will receive $30,000 per year.
  • Tower Scholarships
    Awarded to students who have demonstrated meaningful impact on intercultural issues in their schools or communities and top achievement in a rigorous high school academic program.
  • Ursinus College Fund
    These funds are available to full time students who demonstrate financial need. A student must apply annually to be considered for this fund.

State and Federal Grants

  • Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA)
    These funds are awarded by the State of Pennsylvania on the basis of its financial need formula. This is a grant that does not have to be repaid. The amount of the final award is determined by the state.
  • Non-Pennsylvania State Grants
    These funds are awarded by your state on the basis of their financial need formula. This is a grant or scholarship that does not have to be repaid.
  • Federal Pell Grant
    These are grants awarded by the federal government on the basis of its financial need formula. This grant is from the federal government and does not need to be repaid.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
    These federally grants are awarded through Ursinus College to students with extremely high financial need. They do not have to be repaid.


  • Federal Perkins Loan
    These limited loan funds are provided by the federal government and are awardedto the neediest students. The repayment of this loan is deferred while the student is enrolled at least part-time.

Other Sources of Aid

  • Tuition Exchange Scholarship
    Ursinus College is a member of the Tuition Exchange Program. Children of employees of schools participating in the program may apply.
  • Veterans and OVR Benefits
    VA and OVR benefit possibilities are determined by contacting your local Veterans Administration and/or regional Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • Private Scholarship Sources
    Outside scholarships may be available from private organizations.