Scholarships & Financial Aid

Niagara University is one of the most generous schools nationwide when it comes to providing financial aid and transfer scholarship programs for our students. In fact, more than 98 percent of our incoming undergraduate students receive assistance of some kind. This package may consist of a combination of scholarships, grants, student employment and loans.

If you have a valid FAFSA on file with NU, we will provide a financial aid package to you within 24 hours of the posting of your official credit review. You may access this package online using your Purple Pass credentials in WebAdvisor.

Transfer Scholarships/Awards for 2019-2020 Academic Year

Scholarship / AwardCumulative GPA RequirementAmountDuration of Award
Transfer Scholarship 3.70 & Above $17,000 per year Renewable for up to three years; students must maintain satisfactory academic progress
Transfer Scholarship 3.40 to 3.69 $15,000 per year Renewable for up to three years; students must maintain satisfactory academic progress
Transfer Scholarship 3.10 to 3.39 $14,000 per year Renewable for up to three years; students must maintain satisfactory academic progress
Transfer Award 2.80 to 3.09 $12,000 per year Renewable for up to three years; students must maintain satisfactory academic progress
Transfer Award 2.50 to 2.79 $10,000 per year Renewable for up to three years; students must maintain satisfactory academic progress

There is no application for the transfer scholarships/awards but a couple provisions apply:

  • You must be accepted to the University as a full-time matriculated student. Award amounts will be adjusted for less than full-time status provided the student is enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per semester.
  • Though not required, we advise you to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Scholarships are for undergraduate students only.
  • Merit scholarships for transfer students are limited to those students who do not already hold a bachelor’s degree.

Eagle Experience Scholarship 

This new and easy scholarship opportunity is a boon for students coming to Niagara University for the first time. As an incoming freshman or transfer student all they have to do is learn more about The Power of Niagara. To qualify, see what Niagara is like during an online, interactive admissions event or an in-person tour. Chat with an admissions counselor and learn about everything Niagara offers from academics to life on campus. Finally, depending on your intended entering term apply to Niagara by the deadline to receive the Eagle Experience Scholarship

Honor Society Scholarships

Niagara is also pleased to offer $2,500 per year scholarships to those students that participate in either Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG) or Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). The only requirement is that your forward a letter from your chapter advisor stating that you are a member in good standing. Both awards are renewable for up to three years. Students may not combine the scholarships if they possess membership in both organizations.

Travel Stipends

Prospective students who visit our campus from outside of Western New York are eligible for a $100 travel stipend. For those who reside out of state, the stipend is $250. Proper documentation is required to receive the stipend. Contact us at 716.286.8718 for more information.

002788 - Niagara University’s federal code on the FAFSA
0560 -
Niagara University’s New York state code for TAP

Financial Aid Links

External Links (Provided for informational purposes only)