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Undergraduate Scholarships and Grants

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All of Niagara University’s merit-based scholarships, achievement awards and grants for incoming, first-year students are based on your cumulative high school average and/or standardized test scores. Transfer students are based on GPAs.

And, because our merit-based scholarships, awards and grants are based on a sliding scale, there are many variations to the examples below. In addition, you may be eligible for other assistance based on your financial need.

Merit-Based Scholarships & Grants

The following are the merit-based scholarships and eligibility requirements that are valid for the fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters.

Best of all, these awards are for each of your four undergraduate years at NU, providing you maintain satisfactory academic progress

The Eagle Experience Scholarship

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Institutional Aid & Scholarships

Veterans Scholarships

College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management

We are proud of the investment that local foundations and our university have made in the college. These investments allow us to deliver financial aid offers to all College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management majors, including scholarships sponsored by the university and national affiliated programs.

Holzschuh College of Business Administration

Business scholarships focus on academic performance, financial need, enrolled at least half time and other specific conditions

Pay close attention to application deadlines, qualifications, and any restrictions to ensure your eligibility. Financial Aid Office is responsible for determine eligibility and awards amounts.

Federal Aid Programs

All federal programs require the recipient to be enrolled as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at the university, a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, registered with the selective service if applicable, and not be convicted for the sale or possession of drugs.

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
  • Federal Work Study Program (FWSP)
  • Federal Stafford Loan Program (Subsidized)
  • Federal Stafford Loan Program (Unsubsidized)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the official form that students and their families use to apply for financial assistance for college from the federal government.

Attention: The FAFSA form is being updated, and the deadline to fill it out has been delayed. The FAFSA form for the 2024-25 school year is expected to be available in December 2023.

Remember, this is a super important step to finding out what financial aid, scholarships, and grants you qualify for! Be prepared when the new deadline rolls around:

1. Read up on FAFSA changes
2. Create FSA ID 

Need assistance understanding our federal aid programs? Reach out! 

Outside Private Scholarships

Outside private scholarships are a great source for supplementing the cost of higher education. We recommend that students visit their high school guidance counselor, local organizations or the following scholarship search engines for more scholarship opportunities.