Degree Seeking Scholarships and Financial Aid

Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid

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

Students awarded scholarships and/or financial aid will be notified after acceptance to the University. JCU-funded scholarships/aid are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. They 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 

The Global Explorer Scholarship is a prestigious and competitive full tuition scholarship that is awarded to up to 3 exceptional students of the each entering fall class. The Global Explorer Scholarship is renewed annually provided the recipient maintains a 2.67 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress. This scholarship is not combinable with other JCU scholarships or discounts and does not apply to housing, meal plans, or personal expenses.

All students who have applied for one of JCU's merit-based scholarships are automatically considered for the Global Explorer award through an internal evaluation process.

JCU Presidential Scholarships are partial tuition scholarships awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement at the time of entry to the University. When awarding scholarships, 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 is up to $9,500 (€7,000) annually.

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

Scholarship application deadlines are July 1 (Fall) and November 15 (Spring). Students should take into consideration that as the semester approaches, fewer scholarship funds may be available. Students may only receive one merit-based scholarship.

Students applying for the Presidential Scholarship must fill out the following Application.

JCU Presidential Transfer Scholarships are full and partial tuition scholarship awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement at the time of entry to the University. When awarding scholarships, 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. Transfer applicants that have earned less than 45 credits at a previous university must also submit high school transcripts for review. The maximum award amount is up to $9,500 (€7,000) annually.

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

One full tuition Presidential Transfer Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming Spring student. Scholarship application deadlines are July 1 (Fall) and November 15 (Spring). Students should take into consideration that as the semester approaches, fewer scholarship funds may be available. Students may only receive one merit-based scholarship.

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

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 Scholarship is designed to increase ethnic and national diversity at the University and will be awarded to students who are citizens and residents of countries in South and Central America (including Mexico). To qualify for this scholarship, a student needs an incoming GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) and must have demonstrated leadership potential. The maximum award of the Expansion Scholarship is up to €8,000 annually.

Scholarships are initially awarded for one academic year and are renewed automatically provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.67 and satisfactory academic progress at the end of each scholarship year. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Scholarship application deadlines are July 1 (Fall) and November 15 (Spring). Students should take into consideration that as the semester approaches, fewer scholarship funds may be available. Students may only receive one merit-based scholarship.

Eligible students must fill out the following Application

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

Assistance Grant application deadlines are July 1 (Fall) and November 15 (Spring). Students should take into consideration that as the semester approaches, fewer grant funds may be available.

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

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. Student on the Dean's List have achieved a 3.50 grade point average in a semester of not fewer than 13 completed semester hours earned in a JCU program.

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, Expansion 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 received a JCU-funded merit-based scholarship upon admission will receive an award of $200 or €200, based on their currency of payment.

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 provided to students who demonstrate a legitimate need for aid. The grant amount will be based on the official EFC (expected family contribution) as determined by the FAFSA for US students or on an ISEE for Italian students. Students from other countries are required to submit official financial documents translated into English that indicate annual family income. The amount awarded is up to $3,000 (€2,250) annually.

Assistance Grant application deadlines are July 1 (Fall) and November 15 (Spring). Students should take into consideration that as the semester approaches, fewer grant funds may be available.

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

The Assistance Grant does not apply to summer sessions.

John Cabot offers a sibling discount to the 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 Federal Direct Loan and the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) loan programs. 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
External Scholarships 

Please note : JCU-funded scholarships cannot be combined with the Sibling Discount. It is possible, however, to combine a JCU-funded scholarship or Sibling Discount with the JCU Assistance Grant. Extnernal Scholarships can be combined with JCU funded awards.