File the FAFSA!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid determines your eligibility for many federal, state, institutional, and private scholarships and grants. So even if you think your income is too high, it's best to file. Remember SHU priority deadline is January 15th.
When to begin searching
The best time to begin looking for scholarships and grants is during your sophomore or junior year in high school, but some opportunities are still available throughout high school and college.
Begin with your own contacts
First, consider your interests, hobbies, jobs, and affiliations (and those of your parents), and begin your search in your own hometown. Check with your high school, clubs, service organizations or wherever you have demonstrated special talents and hard work. Find out if your parents' employers offer any educational benefits.
Simply by applying to SHU you may be offered a scholarship through the SHU Office Undergraduate Admissions.
Participating in ROTC while at SHU can help pay for your educational costs. See the SHU Department of Military Science for more information.
Scholarship search services
Expand your search by using online scholarship search services such as those listed below. Remember that you will need to submit your application materials directly to the awarding organization and meet all their requirements and deadlines.
- College Answer (Sallie Mae)
- College Board
- NextStudent Scholarship Search
- Student Aid on the Web Scholarship Wizard
Watch for scams!
- SHU does not endorse any scholarship service that charges a fee.
- Be wary of companies that guarantee results. No company can guarantee that you will get a scholarship.
Additional scholarship resources