Scholarships & Grants

Assumption College awards over $34 million in scholarships and grants each year benefiting more than 90% of our students. Grants and scholarships are free money and do not need to be repaid. Scholarships and grants come from a number of different sources including Assumption College, alumni, the federal government, the state government and outside organizations.

Assumption Assurance

Assumption College Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded to new students whose high school records demonstrate strong academic achievement, leadership and potential for success at Assumption College. Students who are accepted for admission to Assumption are automatically considered for a merit scholarship during the admissions process and no additional application is required. These institutional scholarships are renewable each year, provided you maintain a specified grade point average.

2014-2015 First-Year Student Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholars $22,000
Aquinas Scholars up to $18,000
D'Alzon Scholars up to $17,000
Milleret Scholars up to $16,000
Dufault Scholars up to $16,000
Assumption College Scholars up to $14,000
Assumption Achievement Award up to $9,000

2014-2015 Transfer Student Merit Scholarships

Desautels Scholars up to $10,000
Pesse Scholars up to $7,500

Assumption College Grant

The Assumption College Grant is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. The FAFSA form must be completed each year to be considered for these funds. Click here for more information on renewing your Assumption College Grant.

Federal Grants

Assumption College participates in the following Federal Grant Programs. To be eligible for these funds, students must complete the FAFSA annually and demonstrate financial need.

Federal Pell Grant
The Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students with considerable financial need. Annual award amounts are determined each year by the Federal Government. The current maximum Pell Grant for a full-time student is $5,157.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
FSEOG is awarded to undergraduate students who have Federal Pell Grant eligibility. Funding levels are determined each year by the Federal Government. FSEOG awards range from $100-$2,500.

State Grants

Assumption College participates in the following state grant programs. To be eligible for these funds, students must complete the FAFSA annually, in accordance with each state's established deadline, and demonstrate financial need.

MASSGrant
The MASSGrant is available to full-time undergraduate students who are permanent legal residents of Massachusetts. Award amounts are determined each year by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Current MASSGrant amounts range from $300-$1,600.

Massachusetts Gilbert Grant
The Gilbert Grant is available to full-time undergraduate students who are permanent legal residents of Massachusetts. Funding levels are determined each year by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Gilbert Grant amounts range from $200-$2,500.

For more information regarding all Massachusetts State Grant and Scholarship offerings, please refer to Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Other State Grant Programs
Assumption College participates in other state grant programs available to non-MA resident students. These following states have grant programs that are portable to out-of-state schools: Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Awards from these states will not be added to your financial aid package until official notification of eligibility from the state's agency is received (generally occurring during the summer months). For more information on eligibility requirements and deadlines, please contact the scholarship agency in your home state.

Outside Scholarships
Scholarships may also be available through sources such as religious and civic organizations, banks, credit unions, your parents' employer or local businesses. Check with your guidance counselor for help researching potential scholarship sources. Remember, you should not have to pay to find potential scholarships.

Remember to inform the Financial Aid Office of scholarships you receive from other sources. Please see our policy on outside scholarships and how they can affect your financial aid package.