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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Harris-Stowe State University offers various scholarships each year to outstanding undergraduate students based on financial need, academic merit, or both. Merit-based scholarships from the Office of Admissions do not stack. If a student meets the minimum requirements for multiple awards, they will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest dollar value. Receiving a merit scholarship may not disqualify students from also receiving need-based grants or loans offered through the Harris-Stowe Office of Financial Assistance, depending upon the amount of demonstrated financial need. 

Scholarship awards are not guaranteed. Priority is given to students that have been accepted to the university prior to December 1. No additional application is required. 


Name

Presidential Scholarship

Amount

Full-tuition, room, board, fees and textbooks (does not cover Orientation Fee or Housing Application fee)

Criteria

Incoming first-time freshmen who score a 25 or greater on the ACT (or SAT equivalent,) and have a High School Grade Point Average of 3.5 or greater. 

Full-time enrollment at HSSU required for full scholarship consideration.

Renewal

Recipients must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours annually at HSSU, between the fall and spring semesters, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or greater. Renewable for up to 3 additional years.

Name

Board of Regents Academic Scholarship

Amount

Full-Tuition (on-campus) per year

¾ tuition (off-campus) per year

Criteria

Incoming first-time freshmen who score a 23 or greater on the ACT (or SAT equivalent,) rank in the top 5% of high school class and have a High School Grade Point Average range of 3.4 or greater. 

Full-time enrollment at HSSU required for full scholarship consideration.

Renewal

Recipients must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours annually at HSSU between the fall and spring semesters and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater. Renewable for up to 3 additional years.

Name

HSSU Dean’s Scholarship

Amount

½ Tuition (on-campus) per year

¼ tuition (off-campus) per year

Criteria

Incoming first-time freshmen who score 20 or greater on the ACT (or SAT equivalents,) rank in the top 10% of high school class and have a High School Grade Point Average range of 3.2 or greater.  

Full-time enrollment at HSSU required for full scholarship consideration.

Renewal

Recipients must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours annually at HSSU between the fall and spring semesters and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Renewable for up to 3 additional years.

Name

HSSU Faculty Scholarship

Amount

¼ Tuition in-state (on-campus) per year

¼ tuition in-state (off-campus) per year

Criteria

Incoming first-time freshmen who score a 19 or greater on the ACT (or SAT equivalents) and have a High School Grade Point Average of 2.85 or greater.  Full-time enrollment at HSSU required for full scholarship consideration.

Renewal

Recipients must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours annually at HSSU between the fall and spring semesters and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better. Renewable for up to 3 additional years.

Name

Transfer Scholarship

Amount

$2,000 one-time award

Criteria

Students who transfer in with 30 or more transfer hours AND a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher

 Highlights:

  • The Hornet Rate – In-State tuition for first time, full-time students, residing on campus from the states of Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska
  • Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) -The Midwest Student Exchange Program, or MSEP, is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Through the MSEP, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs. States that are part of MSEP are Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio or Wisconsin.
  • 84% of Undergraduates receive grant or scholarship aid
  • Harris-Stowe continues to offer the most-affordable bachelor’s degrees in the state of Missouri
  • Veterans qualify for in-state tuition, regardless of resident state

For additional resources regarding state and federal financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Assistance.

Campus Location: 3026 Laclede Ave., RM 004-HGA, St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 340-3500 | Email: FinancialAssistance@hssu.edu | Fax: (314) 340-3503

James Green: Director of Financial Assistance


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