Degree Seeking Scholarships and Financial Aid

Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to provide affordable university education for qualified and talented students, John Cabot University offers a variety of financial aid options for our Undergraduate Students, including merit-based scholarships, financial assistance grants, tuition reduction grants, Federal Student Aid, and VA Benefits for Veterans/military families.

Students who are awarded scholarships and/or financial aid will be notified after they are accepted to the University. Scholarships are automatically renewed each year should the student maintain the required academic progress and minimum GPA. JCU-funded scholarships/aid are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee and apply to the regular academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and are pro-rated according to registered credits for Summer Sessions unless otherwise noted. *Scholarships do not cover any personal expenses such as housing, travel, books, and other miscellaneous costs.

First Year and Transfer Students 

JCU Presidential Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement at the time of entry to the University. When awarding scholarships, in addition to academic achievement, JCU considers information provided during the Admissions process such as: personal statement, letters of recommendation, SAT scores, IB scores, AP tests, A-levels, and extracurricular achievements. The maximum award amount per student is up to $9,500 (€7,000) annually.

Scholarships are initially awarded for one entire academic year. They are renewed annually provided that you maintain a 2.67 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress at the end of each scholarship year.

First year applicants are considered for merit awards on an ongoing basis between February 15 and April 1 for Fall and by October 15 for Spring. Students accepted after March 1 (for Fall) and October 15 (for Spring) are notified on a continuing basis taking into consideration that as the semester approaches, fewer scholarship funds will be available. Students may only receive one merit-based scholarship.

Students applying for the Presidential Scholarship need to fill out the following Application.

JCU Presidential Transfer Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement at the time of entry to the University. In evaluating academic achievement, if transfer applicants have earned less than 45 credits at a previous university, a high school transcript is required and therefore used in addition to the university transcript in scholarship evaluation. When awarding scholarships, in addition to academic achievement, JCU considers information provided during the Admissions process such as: personal statement, letters of recommendation, SAT scores, IB scores, AP tests, A-levels, and extracurricular achievements. The maximum award amount per student is up to $9,500 (€7,000) annually.

Scholarships are initially awarded for one entire academic year. They are renewed annually provided that you maintain a 2.67 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress at the end of each scholarship year.

Transfer applicants are considered for merit awards on an ongoing basis between February 15 and April 1 for fall and by October 15 for spring. Students accepted after March 1 (for fall) and October 15 (for spring) are notified on a continuing basis taking into consideration that as the semester approaches, fewer scholarship funds will be available. Students may only receive one merit-based scholarship.

Students applying for the Presidential Transfer Scholarship need to fill out the following Application.

The Global Explorer Scholarship is a prestigious and competitive scholarship that covers the total cost of tuition and fees and is awarded for up to 3 of the best students of the entering class each academic year. All students who are evaluated for financial aid are automatically considered through an internal process. The Global Explorer Scholarship is renewed annually given that students maintain a 2.67 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress at the end of each year.

This scholarship is not combinable with other JCU scholarships or discounts and does not apply to housing or meal plans.

The Italian Merit Scholarship provides financial aid for deserving Italian students with consideration of their academic merit, extracurricular activities and financial need.

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The Expansion Scholarships are designed to increase ethnic and national diversity at the University and will be awarded to students who are citizens of countries in South and Central America (including Mexico).  The Expansion Scholarship is an annual scholarship of €4,000 to €8,000. To qualify for this scholarship, a student needs an incoming GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) and must have demonstrated leadership potential. Eligible students should complete and submit the application located here.  Expansion Scholarships renew automatically each academic year conditional on the student maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.67 and making satisfactory academic progress. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Eligible students should complete and submit the application to their Admissions Counselor. 

JCU Assistance Grants may be given to students who can demonstrate a legitimate need for aid. The amount awarded is up to $3,000 (€2,250) annually. The award will be based on the official EFC (expected family contribution) as determined by the FAFSA for US students; students from other countries are required to submit official tax documents translated into English that indicate annual family income.

Students applying for the JCU Assistance Grant must complete a separate application and submit it to their Admissions Counselor.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 15

The Assistance Grant does not apply to summer sessions.

John Cabot offers tuition reduction grants to siblings of JCU students and alumni and children of JCU alumni.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Returning Students 

The John Cabot University Dean's List Scholarship is awarded to current JCU students who have demonstrated excellent academic performance in their JCU studies by making the Dean's List and are currently not receiving JCU-funded merit-based scholarships. Students on the Dean's List have achieved a 3.50 grade point average in a semester, earned in a JCU program of not fewer than 13 completed semester hours.

Eligibility and Award: In order to be eligible for the Dean’s List Scholarship a student must be on the Dean’s List.  Students who are not receiving a JCU-funded merit-based scholarship (defined as those that are awarded primarily on prior academic achievement such as the Presidential or Italian Merit Scholarships) will receive a semester award of $1,000 or €1,000 applied to their tuition, based on their currency of payment. As of Fall 2015, students who receive a JCU-funded merit-based scholarship will receive an award of $200 or €200, if they already have a JCU-funded merit-based scholarship.

The award will be applied towards the tuition of a regular semester (Fall or Spring) subsequent to their appointment to the Dean's List and does not apply to summer sessions. This award may be received more than once. Students who are dual enrolled at John Cabot University and Università degli Studi di Milano and not-matriculated students are not eligible to receive the JCU Dean’s List Scholarship.

 

JCU Assistance Grants may be given to students who can demonstrate a legitimate need for aid. The amount awarded is up to $3,000 (€2250) annually. The award will be based on the official EFC (expected family contribution) as determined by the FAFSA for US students; students from other countries are required to submit official tax documents translated into English that indicate annual family income.

Students applying for the JCU Assistance Grant need to complete the Application and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 15

The Assistance Grant does not apply to summer sessions.

John Cabot offers tuition reduction grants to siblings of JCU students and alumni and children of JCU alumni.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

FEDERAL STUDENT AID

United States citizens and eligible non-citizens may be eligible to borrow low-interest Federal Direct Loans through the Stafford Loan program and the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) loan program. Learn more about financing your education through federal aid.

VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILIES

John Cabot University is proud to participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001. This program grants tuition and fee payments, a monthly housing allowance, and a book and supplies stipend. Learn more.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

Secchia Scholars Program 
Columbus-Guarini Scholarship
External Scholarships 

Please note : Multiple JCU-funded scholarships or tuition-reduction grants cannot be combined. It is possible, however, to combine a JCU-funded scholarship or tuition-reduction grant with outside awards and scholarships as well as with JCU Assistance Grants.