Scholarships | Admissions & Aid


St. Francis taught us to respect, care for, and serve one another. More than a mere ideal, this lesson lives at the heart of our university. It is a core value that is practiced, modeled, and taught — and it served as the impetus for our Franciscan Promise scholarship program.

Franciscan Promise Scholarships

Indiana Commitment: Free Tuition Opportunity

All state residents who qualify for full federal Pell and state of Indiana aid will receive free tuition! Indiana residents and out-of-state students who do not meet these criteria will still receive competitive financial aid award packages. This cannot be added on to other USF institutional scholarships.

Pay It Forward Scholarship

Apply to win a full tuition scholarship! At USF, we believe that acts of kindness make the world a better place. Do you? If so, tell us how you have paid it forward to someone else in life.

The University will award one full tuition scholarship(tuition and fees) and two half tuition/fees scholarships (tuition and fees) for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pay It Forward Scholarships are renewable up to four years.

Note: Applications are closed.

Eligibility: First-time and transfer students seeking their first undergraduate degree at USF are eligible to apply. Students must attend USF full-time at the Fort Wayne or Crown Point campus to receive this scholarship.

This cannot be added on to other USF institutional scholarships.

Franciscan Merit Award

Based on academic excellence, this renewable scholarship covers half the recipient’s tuition. To be eligible, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an SAT score of 1080+.

This cannot be added on to other USF institutional scholarships.

Additional Scholarships

USF offers an array of endowed and specialized scholarships, awarding more than $1 million in scholarship aid each year. Be sure to visit the Office of Financial Aid for a full list.

Note: students must be full-time in order to receive institutional scholarships.