Outside Scholarships

If you receive an outside scholarship, please email a copy of the award notification to finaid@sju.edu so we can ensure it is appropriately applied to your account when the funds are received. 

We make every effort to have any outside scholarships simply added to your merit scholarship amount/existing Saint Joseph's University aid, as long as the total amount of your financial aid combined from all sources (grants, scholarships, loans and work study) does not exceed the University's annual "cost of attendance".  By federal regulations, a student cannot be over-awarded beyond this number.  Additionally, since Saint Joseph's University grants and scholarships can only be used toward tuition costs, if you receive an outside scholarship (or tuition benefit) that must also be used toward tuition costs only, all of the awards combined (SJU and outside resource) cannot exceed the amount of tuition (not counting fees, room and board).  In most cases, outside scholarships can either be added to the existing financial aid package or, reduce loans or federal work study.  

Students can research outside scholarship opportunities through their high school guidance office and through various free scholarship search sites, such as:  www.fastweb.comwww.scholarships.comwww.bigfuture.orgwww.goingmerry.comcollege-scholarships.comscholarshipinstitute.org, and www.verifiedscholarships.com.   Current SJU students can also access the Financial Aid Office’s outside scholarship database for undergraduate students or the  outside scholarship database for graduate students.



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