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Scholarships and Other Aid

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.

2019/20 On Campus Merit Scholarships

On Campus Merit Scholarships for Incoming First-Time Freshmen*

ScholarshipAmountHigh 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*$15,0003.0 – 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

ScholarshipAmountCollege 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.

2019/20 Other On Campus Scholarships

Post Housing Scholarship – $2,000
The Post Housing Scholarship is available to students who live in campus housing during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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, Post 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 1600 (composite score) or ACT of 24, and meet eligibility  requirements. Students are selected by the Admissions Committee and Business Faculty Readers based on academic excellence and a commitment to quality. An essay is required as part of the application process. 

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.

2019/20 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

 

2019/20 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.

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

 

Grants

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. FSEOG funds are extremely limited and available only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree.

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.

Military Reduction (Main Campus)

Post University is a proud supporter of the Chapter 30 Montgomery G.I. Bill®, Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®, and the Yellow Ribbon Program. As the Yellow Ribbon Program is only available to those service members, veterans, and eligible family members that have 100% eligibility of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®, Post University is proud to offer those who are not 100% eligible a military reduction. The military reduction of $11,529 is available to active duty servicemen and women, National Guard, reserves, veterans, and military dependents attending the Main Campus. Verification of service and dependent status is required.

Family Reduction

The family reduction was established to make education more affordable for families who have multiple students enrolled at Post University. Siblings, children, grandchildren, spouses or domestic partners who are currently enrolled on the Main Campus and/or are in an Accelerated Degree Program will receive a 10% tuition reduction per student. This reduction is applied per semester or payment period for as long as they are attending together.

Corporate Partnership Reduction

Post University partners with organizations to support the educational needs of their employees and members. The Partners in Education Program is designed to provide a flexible, convenient way for working professionals to earn college credits at a reduced tuition rate. School districts, police departments, high-tech companies, not-for-profits, and many other organizations are partnering with Post University to offer their employees or members a valuable benefit that improves their workforce skills and opens the door to career advancement. The Corporate Partnership Reduction is available for students and may extend to the employees’ immediate families (spouse and children). Students should consult their Human Resource Departments for specific information. Eligible students are required to provide proof of employment when requesting the Corporate Partnership Reduction.

If your company is not a Post Corporate Partner contact the Corporate Partnership Team, email: Partnerships@Post.edu or call 2303.596.4555. Also visit the Corporate Partnerships website.

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.

Graduate Alumni Reduction

A 10% reductionon graduate tuition 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.

Military Benefits

Financial Aid & VA Benefits

Military Program students include Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, veterans, and military dependents. All are encouraged to apply for Title IV Federal Financial Aid by completing the FAFSA, regardless of whether military benefits are being utilized. Military-eligible students should contact the Office of Student Finance during the enrollment process for detailed information.

To expedite enrollment at Post University as a student-veteran, students may visit the following links to complete the Veterans Online Application for benefits – (VONAPP) www.vets.gov and www.ebenefits.va.gov.

Dependent children or spouses of servicemen and women or veterans who are the beneficiaries of military Veteran Affairs educational benefits may apply to use these benefits by completing VA Form 22-1990e. This form should only be completed and submitted to the Veteran Affairs by the family members after the Department of Defense has approved the request for the transfer of educational benefits.

Military-eligible students that have been accepted into Department of Education approved Programs of Study will need to supply their Certificates of Eligibility, completed VONAPPs, 22-1990 (New Benefits), 22-1995 (Change of benefits), 22-5490 (Dependents, Chapter 35), or 28-1905 (Vocational Rehabilitation) documents to their Military Finance Specialists in order to be certified to the VA for their first terms. Once the students have enrolled in their second terms, they must then notify the VA Certifying Official. All future enrollment changes must be sent to the VA Certifying Official.

A paper version of the VA Form 22-1990e can be obtained from Post University’s Certifying Official or via email request. Veterans are paid benefits for actual credit hours in attendance. Veterans must report any changes of status after registration to Post University’s Certifying Official.

Eligibility for VA benefits is determined on a term-by-term basis. Veteran students who do not make Satisfactory Academic Progress (their cumulative grade point averages fall below 2.0) will be informed if they will be placed on probation by the VA. They will be given one term in which to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards or their veteran benefits will be terminated.

 

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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