Financial Aid & Scholarships

No separate application is required for Ursinus College merit scholarship eligibility. Merit awards are based on the academic strength of applicants and determined by the Admission Office. Notifications are sent at the time of the offer of admission.

For need-based financial aid, including grants, loans, and work study, Ursinus requires you to complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2024 FAFSA is expected to open in December.

For complete information on our scholarships, grants, and financial aid please visit our Financial Aid page.

Additionally, there is an outside opportunity for transfer students to earn scholarships through TAAC (Transfer Admissions Advising Committee). For more information, please visit

If you have been admitted to Ursinus in the past and are now looking to transfer to Ursinus for fall 2024, we will honor the merit scholarship you were awarded at the time of your first-year acceptance. If, however, you stand to earn a greater merit scholarship through your new status as a transfer student, we will award you that merit scholarship instead. While we cannot guarantee previously awarded tuition exchange, you can reapply for tuition exchange if you are still eligible through your home institution. Specialty scholarships are excluded, and need-based aid previously awarded is subject to change based on your updated SAI as determined by the FAFSA.