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Scholarships, Grants, & Other Aid

Post Scholarships

In addition to its participation in federal financial aid programs, Post University offers a number of institutional scholarships. Scholarship awards have no repayment obligation. Merit-based scholarships are renewable, provided students maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as outlined in the university catalog. Scholarships are often included as part of a total financial aid package.

On Campus Merit Scholarships

On Campus Merit Scholarships for Incoming First-Time Freshmen*

Scholarship Amount High School GPA
Academic Merit Scholarship Merit 18* $18,000 3.5+
The Merit 18 Scholarship is offered to full-time, incoming freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher.  Students who are awarded this scholarship are eligible to participate in the Honors Program, and are encouraged to do so.
Academic Merit Scholarship Merit 15* $15,000 3.0 – 3.49
The Merit 15 Scholarship is offered to full-time, incoming freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.00-3.49.  Students who are awarded this scholarship and have a GPA of at least 3.2 are eligible to participate in the Honors Program and are encouraged to do so.
Academic Merit Scholarship Merit 12 $12,000 2.5 – 2.99
The Merit 12 Scholarship is offered to full-time, incoming freshmen with a high school GPA of 2.50 – 2.99.
Academic Merit Scholarship Merit9 $9,000 2.0 – 2.49
The Merit 9 Scholarship is offered to full-time, incoming freshmen with a high school GPA of 2.00 – 2.49.

*Scholarships are awarded to students whose admission application is received before the March 1st priority date on a funds available basis.

 

On Campus Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students

Scholarship Amount College GPA
Academic Merit Scholarship Merit T14* $14,000 3.5+
The Merit T14 Scholarship is offered to full-time, incoming transfer students who have completed at least 15 college credits with a college GPA of 3.50 or higher. 
Academic Merit Scholarship Merit T12* $12,000  3.00 – 3.49
The Merit T12 Scholarship is offered to full-time, incoming transfer students who have completed at least 15 college credits with a college GPA of 3.00 – 3.49.  Students who are awarded this scholarship and have a GPA of at least 3.25 are eligible to participate in the Honors Program and are encouraged to do so.
Academic Merit Scholarship Merit T10 $10,000 2.5 – 2.99
The Merit T10 Scholarship is offered to full-time, incoming transfer students with a college GPA of 2.50-2.99.
Academic Merit Scholarship Merit T8 $8,000 2.0 – 2.49
The Merit T8 Scholarship is offered to full-time, incoming transfer students with a college GPA of 2.00-2.49.

*Scholarships are awarded to students whose admission application is received before the March 1st priority date on a funds available basis.

Other On Campus Scholarships

Principal to President Scholarship – $15,000 – Each Four Years
Participating high school principals will nominate qualified students based on academic abilities rather than academic achievements.  Possible candidates will be students who, for a multitude of reasons, have not achieved their full academic potential yet will benefit from an education at Post University. Candidates will have completed high school and must submit all required scholarship information.

The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business Scholarship
​Each year, the University awards full-tuition scholarships to two outstanding students who wish to pursue degrees in business from the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business on the University’s Main Campus. Students must enroll as full-time residential students, have high school cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.65, and SAT scores of at least 1160 (composite score) or ACT of 24, and meet eligibility requirements.  The applicant must submit an essay as part of the application process.  Academic excellence and a commitment to quality are the factors the Admissions Committee and Business Faculty Readers use to determine the recipients.  Once selected, to remain eligible for the scholarship each year, the recipient must maintain the status of a full-time residential student pursuing a degree within the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business and maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.50.

The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business Scholarship Through the Connecticut Community Foundation
The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business Scholarship is a $1,000 annual scholarship awarded through the Connecticut Community  Foundation to an incoming freshman interested in pursuing a degree in business through the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business.

Post College Foundation Scholarships
Post College Foundation, Inc. accepts annual scholarship applications from students entering any year of an undergraduate or graduate degree program in business or the arts and sciences at Post University, residing in northwest Connecticut and carrying a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. An application and essay are required. Applications and details can be obtained from the Office of Student Finance.

Grant in Aid
Grant in Aid is given to students demonstrating the greatest financial need. The amount is determined on a case-by-case basis, dependent on the information submitted on the student’s FAFSA. A FAFSA is required to be considered for this need-based award.

Athletic Scholarships
Post University awards scholarships to student-athletes in many of its NCAA Division II programs. Students should contact the head coach of the sport they are interested in for more information on athletic awards. In order to maintain this scholarship, student-athletes must meet NCAA requirements.

Post University Scholars Scholarship
Students who demonstrate outstanding academic excellence by earning a grade point average of at least 3.90 upon graduation are named Post University Scholars and are eligible to receive an additional 10% tuition reduction beyond the 10% alumni reduction on a master’s degree program. The Post University Scholars tuition grant is contingent on the student maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better as a graduate student. Students named Post University Scholars who drop below a 3.50 cumulative grade point average in any given term will forfeit the additional 10% tuition grant.

Please contact Main Campus Admissions at 800.345.2562 for more information on scholarships requirements.

On Campus Returning Student Scholarships

Returning Student Scholarships are worth $500 and may be awarded to students who demonstrate high scholastic achievement throughout their enrollment through an annual application process. Applications are available the second week of March each academic award year and are due by the date noted on the annual application. Applications can be obtained from the Office of Student Finance. 

  • Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Charles H. Zwicker Scholarship
  • Christopher Love Scholarship
  • Damon Palladino Scholarship
  • Edward/Rose Traurig Scholarship
  • Edwin Angevine Scholarship
  • Equine Resource Scholarship
  • J.P. Morgan Chase Scholarship
  • Joseph & Christin Alix Scholarship
  • Louis D. Traurig Scholarship
  • Maureen A. Gouldin Scholarship
  • Max Traurig Scholarship
  • Phyllis DeLeo & Jay Alix Scholarship
  • Post Family Scholarship
  • Raymond A. LaMoy Athletic Scholarship
  • Rose Traurig Female Athlete Scholarship

 

Online Scholarships

Post University Scholars Scholarship (Graduate Students)

Students who demonstrate outstanding academic excellence by earning a grade point average of at least 3.90 upon graduation are named Post University Scholars and are eligible to receive an additional 10% tuition reduction beyond the 10% alumni reduction on a master’s degree program. The Post University Scholars tuition grant is contingent on the student maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better as a graduate student. Students named Post University Scholars who drop below a 3.50 cumulative grade point average in any given term will forfeit the additional 10% tuition grant.


“Yes You CANN” Scholarship for RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN (term-based program)

To support new nurses who have earned their RN licensure fewer than two years ago, we offer the Yes You CANN (Career Advancement for New Nurses) Scholarship. This $2,500 scholarship is granted to students who graduate from the RN to Bachelor of Science Nursing program or the RN to BSN/MSN. Scholarship funds will be posted to the student’s account at the time of graduation of the BSN degree for the purpose of paying any balance due the University at that time. Any Scholarship amount remaining will be refunded to the student.

Who is eligible?

  • New students enrolling on or after March 1, 2017 in the term-based RN to B.S. Nursing or RN to B.S. Nursing/ M.S. Nursing
  • Student must have earned their RN licensure fewer than two years ago
  • Student must maintain continuous enrollment in the program as defined in the academic catalog
  • Student may not participate in any other form of tuition or fee discount program offered by the College

*This is an automatic consideration scholarship. If you meet the eligibility requirements you will automatically be granted this scholarship.


American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences – Military Severely Injured Scholarship 

American Sentinel College offers scholarship assistance to service members from any branch of the U.S. military who have been severely injured in the line of duty. The service members’ spouses are also eligible.

  • What does the Severely Injured Scholarship cover?
    This scholarship covers 50 percent of a student’s tuition (for degree or certificate programs).
  • How many scholarships are awarded?
    Up to five scholarships can be awarded during one year.
  • How are awardees selected?
    Primary consideration is given to the applicant’s financial need. Additional consideration will be given to prior academic achievement and content of the application essay.
  • How Do I Apply
    In addition to the application, you need to submit (email, fax or mail) the following documents: 
    – Disability documentation. 
    – A 300-word essay describing how this scholarship and further education would impact your future. 
    – Documentation of income. 
    – Copies of high school and/or college transcripts. 

American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University / Military
800 Country Club Rd., P.O. Box 2540, Waterbury, CT 06723-25401
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 866.505.2450

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American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences – Native American/First Nations Nursing Scholarship

The obstacles faced by healthcare professionals can vary considerably across the continent. To address disparities faced by healthcare professionals serving the indigenous peoples of North America, American Sentinel College is introducing a two-phase Native American/First Nations Nursing Scholarship.

This scholarship program is open to the U.S. and Canada and to those professionals associated with the institutions described below.

55 full-tuition scholarships will be awarded per calendar year in 2021 and 2022 (15 BSN, 2 BSN/MSN, 10 MSN, 2 MSN/MBA-Healthcare, 3 MBA-Healthcare, 5 DNP, 9 certificates, and 9 digital/microcredentials).  Scholarship awards are one-time disbursements and may be applied to the cost of tuition only. Students will be responsible for books and associated fees.  Students may not be awarded more than one American Sentinel College scholarship per year.

Who is eligible?

In the U.S.: ALL IHS facility staff are eligible to participate.
In Canada: All post-licensure nurses serving Canadian First Nations and Inuit peoples are eligible to apply. 

Qualifications to Apply

  • Academic Achievement (minimum GPA of 2.0 for BSN and 3.0 for MSN and DNP)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay (max 500 words or 2 pages double spaced)
  • Application deadlines for 2022: March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15, 2022.

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on how well the letters of recommendation and the personal essay showcase the candidate’s excellence in the following areas:

  • Commitment to serving the indigenous peoples of North America
  • Personal Commitment to Education
  • Leadership Potential
  • Commitment to the Healthcare Profession

What is the specific course price?

  • There are no changes to the standard tuition rates
  • Existing students’ scholarship amounts will be applied to remaining tuition obligations. Scholarships will not be applied retroactively to outstanding balances or tuition paid for completed courses. No cash refunds will be given. E.g. A degree student who has only two courses remaining may receive the scholarship, but the scholarship amount will be reduced as needed to cover only any remaining tuition.
  • Students who receive a discounted tuition rate are still eligible to apply.

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Please contact Online Admissions at 800.345.2562 for more information on scholarships requirements.

 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

External scholarships are funded by private organizations and are available to the public. Eligibility criteria is determined by the organization and can depend on many factors, i.e. grades, heritage, religious affiliation, area of study, and many other factors.

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Grants

Federal Student Aid Grant Programs

A variety of federal grants are available, including Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG). If you are interested in a federal grant and/or any federal student aid, start by submitting a FAFSA form.

Federal Pell Grants

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Eligibility for this grant is determined by students’ financial needs and meeting general eligibility requirements. Students cannot receive Federal Pell Grants at more than one institution concurrently. The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds students may receive over their lifetimes is limited to the equivalent of six full-time years of Pell Grant funding.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a need-based program for students with exceptional financial need through the filing of the FAFSA. FSEOG funds are extremely limited and available only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree.

Institutional Grants

Grant in Aid (On Campus Only)

Grant in Aid is given to main campus students demonstrating the greatest financial need. The amount is determined on a case-by-case basis, dependent on the information submitted on the student’s FAFSA. A FAFSA is required to be considered for this need-based award.

 

Tuition Reductions

In an effort to make a valuable education more affordable, Post University offers cost savings on books and electronic course materials; reductions on tuition for those who serve in the military; and single reductions for family, alumni, senior citizens and graduates. Post University also partners with organizations that desire to support the educational needs of its employees and members.

Students who qualify for more than one reduction will only receive the single reduction that is most beneficial to them.

Alumni Reduction

A 10% tuition reduction is available to Main Campus students whose parent or stepparent is a graduate of Post University.

Post Eagle Program Tuition Reduction (Military Program for Campus, Online, and American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Science)

To qualify for the Military Program tuition and fee schedule, the following conditions must be met:

  1. Students who are military service members or veterans, must provide a copy of the service member’s DD-214, or if the service member is still serving in the military, the University military admissions office will obtain an official copy of the member’s Joint Service Transcript.
  2. Students who are family members of a service member or veteran, must provide a copy of the service member’s DD-214 to the University’s military admissions office, or if service members are still serving in the military, the service members must provide their active duty orders to the University.
    • Students who are spouses must provide copies of marriage certificates/licenses verifying the dependency and relationships to the veterans or service members.
    • Students who are dependents must provide copies of their birth certificates verifying the dependency and relationships to the veterans or service members. To be a dependent the student must be under the age of 24, unmarried, and have on children of their own.

For more information on Military Benefits and Types of Funding please visit the Military section.

 

Education Partnership Program Reduction

Post University maintains active partnerships with organizations across all industries including hospitals and hospital systems, manufacturing, gaming and entertainment, municipalities, associations, and other institutions of higher learning, to support the educational needs of their employees, members, and students.

Education Partner benefits include reduced tuition, deferred payment options, accelerated admissions processing, employer direct payment options, and creative partnership support via designated partnership representation. Partner benefits extend to partner employees, members, and may also extend to family members living within the same household.

See if you are eligible for our Education Partner benefits though your employer or organization by speaking with one of our Admissions Advisors today.

Senior Citizen Reduction

Senior Citizens pay a reduced rate of $300 per course. A senior citizen (a person 62 years of age or older) may enroll in one or more credit courses on a space-available basis. Students are required to provide proof of age when requesting the senior citizen reduction.

Undergraduate to Graduate Reduction

A flat tuition rate of $555 per credit is available to students who have successfully completed a Post University undergraduate degree and continue their education by pursuing a graduate degree from Post University. This reduction will also waive the ECM fee and the Technology fee.

High School Academy Reduction

Students who continue their undergraduate studies in Post’s online program will receive a 20% tuition discount. The 20% tuition grant cannot be combined with any other scholarships offered by Post. Students who continue their undergraduate studies in Post’s full-time Main Campus program will also receive a 20% tuition discount. Additionally, students may be eligible for other more generous University scholarships as detailed on the Post University Scholarship page: http://post.edu/scholarships. Main campus applications and corresponding financial packages will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Online and Main Campus tuition discounts, as well as University scholarships, may be combined with scholarships and grants provided by third parties, such as the US Department of Education.

Rural Reduction*

If you are an American Sentinel College student working or residing in a HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) area (check zip codes) you are eligible to receive the following special discounted pricing:

  Standard RURAL
RN to B.S. Nursing $430 per credit hour $330 per credit hour
RN to B.S. Nursing, Powered by SIMPath® $3,100 per semester $2,495 per semester
M.S. Nursing, MBA Healthcare, M.S. Nursing/MBA Healthcare dual degree, and Infection Prevention and Control Certificate $560 per credit hour $440 per credit hour
M.S. Nursing, MBA Healthcare, M.S. Nursing/MBA Healthcare dual degree, and Infection Prevention and Control Certificate Powered by SIMPath® $4,000 per semester $3,200 per semester
M.S. Nursing, Nurse Practitioner (NP Graduate Core) $560 per credit hour $440 per credit hour
M.S. Nursing, Nurse Practitioner (NP Population-Focused Courses) $575 per credit hour $450 per credit hour
Doctor of Nursing Practice $770 per credit hour $650 per credit hour
Master’s Level Digital Credential (term-based and Powered by SIMPath®) $1,680 per course $1,320 per course
Canada Reduction*

If you are an American Sentinel College student who is a resident of Canada, you qualify for the following special discounted pricing:

  Standard Canada
RN to B.S. Nursing $430 per credit hour $370 per credit hour
RN to B.S. Nursing, Powered by SIMPath® $3,100 per semester $2,890 per semester
M.S. Nursing, MBA Healthcare, M.S. Nursing/MBA Healthcare dual degree, and Infection Prevention and Control Certificate $560 per credit hour $460 per credit hour
M.S. Nursing, MBA Healthcare, M.S. Nursing/MBA Healthcare dual degree, and Infection Prevention and Control Certificate Powered by SIMPath® $4,000 per semester $3,700 per semester
M.S. Nursing, Nurse Practitioner (NP Graduate Core) $560 per credit hour $460 per credit hour
M.S. Nursing, Nurse Practitioner (NP Population-Focused Courses) $575 per credit hour $475 per credit hour
Doctor of Nursing Practice $770 per credit hour $685 per credit hour
Master’s Level Digital Credential (term-based and Powered by SIMPath®) $1,680 per course $1,380 per course
MSN Nurse Appreciation Reduction*

American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences appreciates nurses and their service. New students who have been Registered Nurses for 10 years or more, are eligible to receive a discounted tuition rate.

Who is eligible?

  • New M.S. Nursing students (including NP)
  • New MBA Healthcare students
  • New MSN/MBA Healthcare students
  • New Doctor of Nursing Practice students – applies to M.S. Nursing bridge courses only (N501PE, N505PE and N515PE)
  • Nurses who have been an RN for 10 years or more. Years of service determined by date RN licensure was earned.

What is the specific tuition price?

  Standard Rate Nurse Appreciation
M.S. Nursing, MBA Healthcare, and M.S. Nursing/MBA Healthcare dual degree $560 per credit hour $460 per credit hour
M.S. Nursing, MBA Healthcare, and M.S. Nursing/MBA Healthcare dual degree Powered by SIMPath® $4,000 per semester $3,300 per semester
M.S. Nursing, Nurse Practitioner (NP Graduate Core) $560 per credit hour $460 per credit hour
M.S. Nursing, Nurse Practitioner (NP Population-Focused Courses) $575 per credit hour $475 per credit hour

Master’s programs require a total of 36 to 60 credit hours (some certifications may translate into college credit)

IT Expertise Reduction*

New American Sentinel College students who have experience working in Information Technology or Information Management professions and/or hold qualified IT certifications are eligible to receive a reduced tuition rate, which can save you up to $3,600 off your degree.

Who is eligible?

New American Sentinel College students enrolling in the following programs:

  • MBA Healthcare
  • MSN, Nursing Informatics
  • MSN/MBA Healthcare

AND

  • Have five or more years work experience in informatics, information technology or information management, OR
  • Hold any one of the IT industry certifications recognized for potential transfer credit by American Sentinel College or any non-expired Microsoft, CISCO or ESRI certification, or Informatics Nursing Certification.

What is the specific tuition price?

  Standard Rate IT Expertise
M.S. Nursing Informatics, MBA Healthcare, and M.S. Nursing/MBA Healthcare dual degree $560 per credit hour $460 per credit hour
M.S. Nursing Informatics, MBA Healthcare, and M.S. Nursing/MBA Healthcare dual degree, Powered by SIMPath® $4,000 per semester $3,300 per semester

Master’s programs require a total of 36 to 60 credit hours (some certifications may translate into college credit)

*For American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences Students Only

Other Ways to Save

We offer many other options to help you save or fund your education, check out the other ways below:

 

Making smart financial decisions when it comes to attending college will make for a less stressful process. To learn more about how Post University can make education more affordable and more valuable, visit Federal Student Aid to learn about eligibility and requirements to apply for federal aid.

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