University Scholarship and Funded Programs
The following general policies and practices apply to initial and renewal eligibility for University scholarship and funded programs, in addition to each program’s specific eligibility criteria:
- University funded programs are subject to change. The University reserves the right to change, reduce, or cancel University funded programs.
- Undergraduate Scholarship/Award eligibility is generally for a maximum of eight semesters of consecutive full-time, undergraduate, day school (non SPS), for credit enrollment or until the completion of a first baccalaureate degree, whichever occurs first.
- Undergraduate Scholarship/Award eligibility for Transfer scholarships is for a maximum of six semesters for the Phi Theta Kappa and Jesuit Transfer Scholarships or four semesters for the St. Louis Community College Honors and J. Paul Fechter Service Scholarships, or until the completion of a first baccalaureate degree, whichever occurs first.
- Each Undergraduate Scholarship/Award program requires a minimum cumulative, University grade-point-average and in some instances, service and/or leadership obligations, in order to maintain renewal eligibility.
- Students who fail to maintain their scholarship renewal criteria as measured at the end of each academic year are permitted one year of scholarship probation. If at the end of the probationary year, the student’s academic and/or service/leadership scholarship requirements are still deficient, the student’s renewal scholarship eligibility is terminated from that date forward. A student has the right to appeal Scholarship termination. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services for scholarship termination appeal policies and procedures.
- Scholarship students, who do not enroll as full-time, undergraduate, day school (non SPS) students, forfeit their Scholarship eligibility from that date forward. The exception to this policy is for students approved for a Scholarship Leave of Absence. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services for Scholarship Leave of Absence policies and procedures before enrolling less than full-time or withdrawing from the University for any/all reasons.
- The award value of University merit-based Scholarship programs is established in the initial Admission entry year and renewed at that same award value, provided the scholar demonstrates renewal eligibility.
- Undergraduate Scholarship/Award eligibility is only for the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year.
- Residence Life Scholarships require housing in University residence halls/apartments and/or billing of Residence Life charges through the Office of Student Financial Services.
- Students eligible for University Benefit programs (Child/ Spouse, Faculty/Staff, SSM, FACHEX, Tuition Exchange) are not eligible to receive other University funded assistance programs.
- Students eligible for the Child/Spouse, Faculty/Staff, FACHEX, or Tuition Exchange University Benefit will be assessed a per course handling fee each semester.
- Students eligible for free tuition assistance from non-University and University funded sources (i.e. scholarships, grants, benefits, etc.), which in combination exceeds the enrollment period’s tuition charges, will have their University tuition funded sources reduced to the level where the sum of total free tuition assistance equals the enrollment period’s tuition charges.
- The University’s Scholarship Program is subsidized by generous gifts from donors, corporations, and foundations. Selected scholarship awardees are notified annually of the donor(s) funding their scholarship and may be requested to write a letter of appreciation and/or to attend a reception to thank their scholarship’s donor to ensure that scholarship resources will be available into perpetuity. Selected student awardees will be required annually to submit their letter(s) of appreciation, per the specified deadline date, and/or to attend a reception to thank their scholarship’s donor in order to maintain renewal University Scholarship eligibility.