Understand Your Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships

The academic scholarship program at University of Dayton offers generous financial awards for academic excellence, leadership qualities, or specific talents. Examples of institutional scholarships include:

  • Trustees' Merit Scholarship - Requires a cumulative 3.0 GPA for renewal
  • President's Merit Scholarship - Requires a cumulative 3.0 GPA for renewal
  • Deans' Merit Scholarship - Requires a cumulative 3.0 GPA for renewal
  • Father Chaminade Award - Requires a cumulative 3.0 GPA for renewal
  • Transfer Scholarships - Requires a cumulative 3.0 GPA for renewal
  • Athletic Scholarships - Renewability determined by the athletic department
  • Talent Award - Visual arts and music - requires program participation for renewal
  • Study Abroad Scholarship - This scholarship can be used to study abroad in China, Ireland or Spain for an entire semester.  Students can also use this for a UD summer study abroad experience when enrolled for nine or more credit hours.
  • Textbook Scholarship - Incoming students who make an official campus visit and file the FAFSA will receive the university's textbook scholarship. This award will provide up to $500 each semester toward the purchase of textbooks when purchased through the University Bookstore. Students may be ineligible for the Textbook Scholarship if receiving a book stipend from another agency that is equal to or greater than the university’s award.

Grants

Grants, like scholarships, are gift aid - financial aid that is not repayable. Generally, grant amounts are based on financial need, cost of attendance, and enrollment status. Should any of these things change throughout the year, your eligibility for grants will be re-evaluated. There are several sources of grant funding, including federal, state, and institutional.

  • Pell Grant - Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Education and awarded to students who demonstrate the highest financial need. Students must file the FAFSA each year to be considered.
  • Supplement Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)* - Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Education and awarded to students who demonstrate the highest financial need. Students must file the FAFSA each year to be considered.
  • Ohio College Opportunity Grant - Recipients must be first-time college students who meet the residency requirements for Ohio. Students must file the FAFSA each year to be considered.
  • Grants from other states - Residents of other states are encouraged to apply to the appropriate state agency for any awards that may be used at University of Dayton. Recipients should notify the Office of Admission and Financial Aid regarding the value of awards received so an adjustment can be made to your award package, if necessary.
  • Forever Flyer Grant* - This grant is funded by the University of Dayton and is awarded based on a financial need as determined by the FAFSA. This award may be adjusted throughout the academic year if additional university awards are received by the student. Students must file the FAFSA each year to be considered.
  • UD Dependent of Employee Tuition Remission - Employees of the University of Dayton and their dependents are eligible to receive consideration for this award. The value is based on employment status and the employee's length of service. To receive the benefit, the eligible employee is required to submit the Tuition Remission Application through Human Resources annually. This award will replace other university aid and may impact one's eligibility for student loans. Students receiving the equivalency of 95% tuition benefit in UD funded aid are not eligible for the Textbook Scholarship program.
  • Tuition Exchange - If selected for this program, this award will replace other university aid and may reduce one's eligibility for student loans.

*Awards require full-time enrollment