Scholarships & Aid

To help make our education as affordable as possible, we award more than $5 million in annual scholarships. To apply, please follow the instructions below.

University Scholarships

Academic Scholarship

Academic Scholarships are automatically awarded based on incoming GPA. To be considered, simply submit your online application and transcript(s).

Start Your Application

Need-based Scholarship

To qualify for a need-based University Scholarship and Federal Pell Grant up to $6,345, simply complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid with our school code—003738.

Start Your FAFSA

Performance Scholarship

No matter your major, you can earn a Performance Scholarship to pursue your passion in art, design, cheer, dance, marching band, music, theatre, esports, and more. To apply, please use the links below or contact your admissions director for application instructions.

Art+Design Scholarship Application
Esports Scholarship Application
Music Scholarship Application
Theatre Scholarship Application

Returned Missionary & Service Scholarship

Service helps develop valuable qualities like charity, selflessness, and work ethic. In recognition of such service, the Returned Missionary & Service Scholarship awards $1,500 annually—$6,000 over four years—to students who have served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or performed significant humanitarian service.

Returned Missionary & Humanitarian Service Scholarship Application

Friendship Scholarship

Friendship Scholarships are awarded to students who refer friends as well as to the friends they refer. Current students may refer up to three friends to receive a $1,000 scholarship (per referral) for every year they attend together. Referred friends also receive a $1,000 scholarship during their first year at the University. Contact your admissions director to refer a friend.

Marriott Scholarship

Applicants are evaluated on their commitment to academics, leadership, and service—qualities exemplified by Richard E. Marriott and the Marriott Family. With limited availability, Marriott Scholarships are awarded only to new students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Marriott Scholarship Application & Requirements

Government Aid

Federal Pell Grant

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid with our school code—003738—to determine if you qualify for a Federal Pell Grant worth up to $6,345 in federal aid or a Need-based University Scholarship.

Submit Your FAFSA

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant

Virginia residents can apply for a Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant worth up to $4,500 in government aid.

VTAG Application

Payment Plans & Private Scholarships

Interest-free Payment Plans

To help make paying for college more affordable and convenient, we allow students to finance their education by making interest-free monthly payments. To set up an interest-free tuition payment plan, please contact Student Financial Services.

Contact Student Financial Services

Private Scholarships

In addition to university scholarships and government aid, we encourage all incoming and current students to work with Student Financial Services to identify and apply for the numerous private scholarships available to college students.

Contact Student Financial Services

Student Employment & Loans

Student Employment

Many full-time students help fund their education by working part-time on campus or in the surrounding area while enrolled. To learn more about local student-employment opportunities, please contact our Office of Career Development.

Contact Career Development

Student Loans

Responsibly and informedly borrowing student loans can be an effective way to finance your education. For instance, federally subsidized loans can be an especially helpful option since they do not accrue interest while you are enrolled in college full-time. To learn more about the student loans available to you, please contact Student Financial Services.

Contact Student Financial Services


For more information, please review our Financial Policies. If you have any questions, please contact Student Financial Services at 540-261-8405 or