St. Thomas University
Scholarships, Grants and Awards
Office of Financial Aid
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Foundation and Institutional Scholarships
Various scholarships have been established through the generosity of the university and philanthropic efforts of our Board of Trustees, donors, alums, businesses and associations to reward and support student academic performance and achievement.
We encourage students to use our Net Price calculator at: https://www.stu.edu/Admissions/Financial-Aid to determine the type of aid you are eligible for.
*St. Thomas University offers a generous scholarship program. In order to be considered for most merit-based academic scholarships, students need to be first-time, full-time undergraduate students matriculating from high school in the 2020-2021 academic year. Students may not receive institutional scholarship awards that exceed the cost of tuition.
Up to $12,500/year
Through the Catholic High School Graduate Scholar, St. Thomas guarantees this scholarship as an academic award to all students who graduate from a private Catholic High School and have a 1020+ SAT or 20 ACT, and a 2.5+ GPA. The Catholic High School Graduate Scholar cannot be combined with additional academic scholarships. Awarding will be based on academic achievement, leadership and community service.
Up to $16,000/year
The Presidential Scholarship Award is based on outstanding academic performance, test scores and grade point average.
The minimum criteria necessary to qualify for this award includes: High School GPA 3.6.
Up to $14,000/year
The Dean’s Scholarship Award is based on outstanding academic performance, test scores and grade point average.
The minimum criteria necessary to qualify for this award includes: High School GPA 3.0+.
Up to $11,000/year
The STU Scholarship is available to every student admitted to St. Thomas University. Scholarship value is based on outstanding academic performance, test scores and grade point average.
GPA 3.6 + up to $16,000
GPA 3.0 to 3.59 up to $14,000
GPA 2.99 or below up to $11,000
*Merit scholarships cannot be combined
St. Thomas University is committed to ensuring that access to a quality liberal arts education is available to all qualified students. This commitment is deeply tied to the College’s mission and tradition as a Catholic institution of higher learning. In a time when the cost of higher education has become a potential barrier to attendance for some, St. Thomas University has dedicated its resources to ensure that education of the highest quality is available to every student.
- St. Thomas University will guarantee 50% off tuition for 5000 Role Model Students, enrolling as new full-time undergraduate students (12-18 credits per semester).
- All students are eligible for an academic merit award such as the Presidential, Deans, or STU Scholarship. Merit Scholarships cannot be combined but students will be considered for additional general institutional scholarships if eligible.
- Students must indicate that they are 5000 Role Model participants at the time of application.
- Applying for admission to St. Thomas University serves as an application for the 5000 Role Models Guarantee.
- Academic scholarships are renewable so long as students meet Standard Academic Progress requirements. In order to meet the Standard Academic Progress requirements, students must complete 12 credits or more with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the end of each term.
Up to $8,000/year
The Campus Ministry Scholarship are designed for Catholic students that are interested in furthering their involvement in ministry and service. Students who are selected are required to be engaged in community service both on and off campus as well as actively involved in the Campus Ministry Leadership Team. All students are required to dedicate a minimum of 30 hours a semester to ministry and service. To be considered, students must be Catholic, demonstrate a commitment to community service, have a 2.8+ GPA, and 1020 SAT or 20 ACT, and continue to be active while enrolled at STU. This can be combined with merit awards. Please complete the Campus Ministry Scholarship Inquiry Form www.stu.edu/campusministry.
The “Florence Bayuk Educational Trust Scholarship” is a scholarship geared towards prospective undergraduate students at STU interested in pursuing an ethical legal education at the STU Law School.
The scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable grant, in the amount of $4,000 ($1,000 at the end of each semester based on keeping a minimum 3.0 GPA).
To qualify, prospective students must:
Pursue a career in Political Science or a related field conducive to seeking admission to the STU Law School once they graduate. Preference will be given to students admitted to the BA.JD 3 plus 3 program.
Have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5 and an 1150 SAT or 25 ACT.
Amount given is based on financial need, leadership, and extra-curricular involvement, service, and institutional aid. Priority given to applications received before May 1. To secure the award, recipients must deposit by May 1.
The Sibling Award is available to incoming students who have a sibling enrolled at St. Thomas University. Valued at up to 50 percent of tuition.
The Legacy Tuition Grant is available to the sons, daughters, siblings, and grandchildren of St. Thomas University. Valued at up to 40 percent of tuition.
Available to students who are active members of the St. Thomas University Choir and Marching Bobcats. Full-time students may be awarded up to $8,000 a year.
Available to students who are active participants in the St. Thomas University cheerleading, dance or Mascot programs. Full-time students may be awarded up to $8,000 a year at the discretion of coaches after official tryouts.
Veteran students who plan to utilize their VA educational benefits should contact the VA certifying school official after the appropriate VA application form has been submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Forms may be submitted to the VA online here.
The STU Access Grant offers additional funding based on need as determined by FAFSA, financial need, and institutional aid. Students must complete the FAFSA by January 15 and submit tuition deposit by May 1 for priority consideration.
Federal Student Aid Programs
In addition to applying for institutional scholarships, we also encourage students to apply for federal student financial aid.
These programs include:
Federal Parent Loan Program
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Stafford Loan Program
Federal Work Study Program
To determine eligibility for these programs, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. For more information about the federal student aid program, visit: www.stu.edu/financialaid
St. Thomas University FAFSA School code: 001468
State Grant Programs
Students who are residents of Florida should apply to be considered for state grant programs. Award information is automatically sent to St. Thomas University. We accept Florida Prepaid and Bright Future Awards.
Students must file the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov in order to be considered for State Grants. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. File your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 for priority consideration for these awards.
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In an effort to promote equal opportunity in education, the NAACP annually offers the
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HISPANIC SCHOLARHSIP FUND
Helps Hispanic high school and college students obtain college
educations and professional careers.
NURSING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources offers scholarship opportunities for
Nursing students. Complete application online. Watch for deadlines and information at this website.
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FAFSA ON THE WEB
File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year as soon as possible after October 1st.
St. Thomas University FAFSA school code: 001468
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Transfer Student Scholarships (Domestic Only)
Award up to $14,000 per year
To be considered for this award the first time transfer student must have a minimum GPA of 3.6 or higher and 12 transferable hours.
Award up to $12,000 per year
To be considered for this award the first time transfer student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0-3.59 and 12 transferable hour.
Award of up to $10,000 per year
To be considered for this award the first time transfer student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to 2.99 and 12 transferable hours.
Award of up to 50% per year. Only students who have another sibling who is currently enrolled or has graduated from STU are eligible.
Award of up to 45% of tuition. Only children of STU Alumni are eligible.
STU accepts Florida Pre-Paid and Bright Futures
Note: Unless otherwise specified, the above scholarships are intended for undergraduate full-time day students ages 17 to 22 only. These scholarships can be used for tuition, bobcat experience fee, and room & board charges. St. Thomas University reserves the right to review and adjust original financial aid award packages, including university funded scholarships and/or grants should you receive additional funding from federal, state and private sources (e.g. FSEOG, FRAG, FSAG, Florida Bright Futures Program, etc.) that exceed the cost of tuition and dormitory fees (if applicable). All institutional aid is intended for full-time enrollment for Fall and Spring semesters only. Recipients of multiple institutional awards including tuition discounts are eligible to receive the highest individual award only.
Outside Scholarships are funded by private entities which have various criteria, due dates, scholarship amounts and renewal requirements. Please click on the scholarships below about which you want more information and you will be directed to the sponsor’s scholarship page. You must notify the Office of Financial Aid if you are awarded any of these scholarships to avoid exceeding your Cost of Attendance.
Scholarship Renewal Criteria
Academic scholarships are renewable. In order to meet SAP student must complete a cum 2.0 GPA with 12 credits or more at the end of each term. . Academic scholarships cannot be combined with other academic scholarships. Application for admission to St. Thomas University serves as an application for academic scholarships.
Foundation/Early Commit Scholarship recipients are evaluated for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of the academic year. Students receiving Foundation/ Early Commit Scholarships must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Students who fail to meet the CUM GPA will lose the award and will NOT regain eligibility even if GPA is improved after the award has been revoked.
Varies upon donors criteria.