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Transfer Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Financial aid is also an important part of the transfer process. 99% of Misericordia students receive financial aid, both merit and need based. In addition to federal and state aid, the University considers all full-time transfer students for academic scholarship awards.

Transfer students with a cumulative grade point average above a 2.5 may qualify for academic scholarship.

  • Merit Scholarship

To demonstrate its commitment to academic excellence, the University awards financial assistance to incoming transfers who have attained outstanding academic records. The annual scholarships are renewable until graduation, provided minimum grade point averages and satisfactory academic progress are maintained. The minimum averages required for retention of the award are outlined in the scholarship notification letter. Annual award amounts range from $7,000 to $13,000.

  • Residential Grant- (students entering in 2023-2024)

This award of $3,000 is granted to a full-time student who will reside in on-campus housing. Students who receive this award must maintain satisfactory academic progress and maintain on-campus residency. 

  • Institutional Award

Transfer students who have earned an Associate's Degree from Lackawanna College or Keystone College receive a $1,000 annual award. Transfer students who have earned an Associate’s Degree from Luzerne County Community College receive a $4,000 annual award.

  • Phi Theta Kappa

Transfer students who provide proof of membership to Phi Theta Kappa receive a $1,000 annual award.

  • Legacy Award

Incoming full-time students who are the children or grandchildren of Misericordia University alumni will receive a $1,000 annual award.

  • Sibling Grant

A sibling discount of $1,000 per year is available when 2 or more eligible siblings are concurrently enrolled  at the institution. Award is given to the eldest sibling. 

Misericordia University FAFSA Code: 003247