Scholarships and Grants
Assumption University awards over $34 million in scholarships, academic 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 University, alumni, the federal government, the state government and outside organizations.
Please note that $29,500 is the maximum amount of Assumption University scholarship money that an individual student can be awarded. Additionally, the combination of Assumption University Scholarship and Grant funds cannot exceed tuition in any given year.
Academic scholarships are awarded to new students whose records demonstrate strong academic achievement, leadership and potential for success at Assumption University. Institutional academic-based scholarships are renewable each year, provided students maintain the specified grade point average. Academic scholarships are awarded within the acceptance letter.
First-Year Student Academic Scholarships
Students who are accepted for admission to Assumption are automatically considered for an academic scholarship up to $26,000 per year.
Transfer Student Academic Scholarships
Transfer students who are accepted for admission to Assumption are automatically considered for an academic scholarship up to $26,000 per year.
All transfer students who are PTK Scholars are awarded an additional $2,500 per year.
Scholarship for Catholic High School Graduates
All Catholic high school graduates who are accepted for admission to Assumption (as a first year or transfer) are awarded the $2,500 per year Brother Gerard Brassard Scholarship. The Brassard scholarship is awarded within the acceptance letter.
Business Leader Scholarship
Every student admitted to the Accelerated BA/MBA Dual Degree program is considered for a $12,500 Assumption Business Leader Scholarship – $2,500 for each of your 4 years as an undergraduate and $2,500 for a year of your graduate program.
Athletic Scholarships at Assumption are highly competitive and are available for 22 of our 24 varsity teams. The scholarship amounts vary and are at the discretion of the coach. All scholarships are awarded in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations upon the recommendation of the head coach and the approval of the Director of Athletics. An athletic scholarship is restricted to educational expenses such as tuition, fees, room, board and required course-related books. Once a scholarship is awarded, the University is committed to fulfilling its financial obligation to a student-athlete until their NCAA eligibility is exhausted. Athletic grants are one-year awards, which are subject to renewal and can be decreased, increased or canceled.
Blue and White Scholarship
Blue and White Sports are competitive club programs that are overseen by the Department of Athletics. They include eSports and men’s swimming. Scholarships are available and are at the discretion of the coach. All scholarships are awarded upon the recommendation of the head coach and the approval of the Director of Athletics. A Blue and White scholarship is restricted to educational expenses such as tuition, fees, room, board and required course-related books. Blue and White scholarships are one-year awards, which are subject to renewal and can be decreased, increased or canceled.
Army ROTC Scholarships are available to university-bound high school students as well as current university students. Two-, three-, and four-year scholarships are available, depending on the length of time remaining to finish your degree. Generous scholarship and stipend opportunities are offered, some of which cover full tuition and provide a living allowance. Learn more about Army ROTC Scholarships.
Air Force ROTC provides several different scholarship opportunities, including some scholarships that cover full tuition and fees as well as book and living expense stipends. Learn more about Air Force ROTC Scholarships.
Assumption ROTC Room and Board Stipends
Prospective high school students who receive a 4-year full tuition Air Force (Type 1) or 4-year full tuition Army ROTC Scholarship are eligible to receive an Assumption Room and Board Stipend as an enrolled student. Documentation of the ROTC scholarship needs to be forwarded to the Assumption University Office of Financial Aid in order to qualify for the funds.
Renewal Criteria: In addition to maintaining their 4-year ROTC Scholarship and passing financial aid SAP (satisfactory academic progress), students must live in Assumption University housing each year to qualify for the Assumption ROTC Room and Board Stipends. Students are eligible to receive the Assumption ROTC Room and Board Stipends for up to four years of their undergraduate enrollment.
Students who have been awarded an ROTC Scholarship will have their financial aid offer adjusted* to reflect the ROTC Scholarship and any Assumption Room and Board Stipends. Assumption Room and Board Stipends are not available to students who enter the ROTC program after starting Assumption or to transfer students.
*No Assumption need or merit-based scholarships (including the Assumption Room and Board Stipend) can exceed Assumption’s Cost of Attendance.
Assumption University Family Discount
If two or more children are enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at Assumption University, there will be a combined total of a $1,000 tuition reduction on the Assumption University bill in the academic year in which both children are enrolled. Ex: if two children are enrolled, each child will receive a $500 tuition reduction on his/her bill. The Assumption Family Discount Application would need to be completed and submitted to our office for each academic year. Only one form is needed per family per academic year.
Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program (TE)
This is a scholarship program based on parental employment at another participating institution. For additional information, contact the Tuition Exchange liaison at your institution of higher learning.
Council of Independent Council Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program (TEP)
This is a scholarship program based on parental employment at another participating institution. For additional information, contact the Tuition Exchange Program liaison at your institution of higher learning.
Application- and Audition-based Scholarships
Light the Way Scholarship (apply by December 15)
The $27,000 per year Light the Way Scholarship is awarded to up to 50 incoming students per year who utilize their abilities to Light the Way for others. Whether it’s community service to help people in need, innovation to improve society, or volunteering to heal our planet, this scholarship recognizes and supports students who positively impact the world in their own meaningful way. Learn more about the application process for this scholarship.
Band Scholarship (Apply by January 15)
Assumption offers scholarships of up to $10,000 for incoming students who demonstrate exceptional instrumental talent and who commit to participate in the Assumption University Band. The scholarship is renewable each year for instrumentalists who want to be part of an advanced level artistic experience and high quality ensemble and instrumentation. Learn more about the Band Scholarship.
Vocal Music Scholarship (Apply by January 15)
Assumption offers a number of vocal music scholarships up to $10,000 to incoming students who demonstrate vocal excellence and who commit to participation in the Assumption University Chorale and its a cappella chamber ensemble, VOCE. Learn more about the Vocal Music Scholarship.
Assumption offers a limited number of organ scholarships of up to full tuition. Organ Scholars are expected to major in Music (a double major can be declared), practice 8-10 hours per week, and fulfill campus ministry responsibilities, including playing for approximately 10 Masses per semester. Learn more about the Organ Scholarship.
Assumption University Grant
The Assumption University Grant is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. The FAFSA form must be completed each year to be considered for these funds. Learn more about renewing your Assumption University Grant.
Assumption University participates in the following Federal Grant Programs. To be eligible for these funds, students must complete the FAFSA annually and demonstrate financial need based on a qualifying EFC
The Federal 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 $6,195 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
FSEOG funds are awarded to undergraduate students who have Federal Pell Grant eligibility. Funding levels are determined each year by the Federal Government. FSEOG funds awarded to Assumption University students typically range from $100-$2,500.
Assumption University 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.
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 $600-$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 University participates in other state grant programs available to non-MA resident students. Awards from 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.
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.