Tuition & Assistance

A Saint Joseph’s University education is truly an investment in one’s future, and we are committed to helping you reach your academic and professional goals. On average, those with bachelor’s degrees earn double what those with just a high school diploma earn. According to the U.S. Department of Education, this translates to roughly $2.1 million over a lifetime.

Students may also be eligible for federal financial aid in terms of grants or student loans.  Please refer to the federal aid website for more information. The SJU school code is 003367.

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Merit Scholarships


Saint Joseph's University's Adult Learner Programs offer merit scholarships to qualified students. The Merit Scholarship is based on a student’s incoming grade point average at the time of acceptance, for students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement at an accredited college or university with at least a 3.0 gpa on a 4.0 scale, and are transferring in at least 60 transferrable college credits.

To be considered for a merit scholarship, a student must be fully admitted and taking at least six credits per semester. If a student drops below six credits in any given semester, the scholarship will not be awarded.

The student must be seeking his or her first bachelor's degree, be attending Saint Joseph's University for the first time and meet the specific scholarship program criteria. Non-U.S. citizens are not eligible for these awards. Certain online-only programs do not qualify.

Merit Awarded per academic year; distributed for fall and spring semesters only.

Enrollment Status Transfer GPA 3.7-4.0 Transfer GPA 3.5-3.69 Transfer GPA 3.0-3.49
Full-time (12 or more credits) $4,000 $3,000 $2,000
¾ time (9 credits) $3,550 $2,065 $1,675
½ time (6 credits) $2,200 $1,450 $950

Students enrolled in fewer than six credits are not eligible for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships will be adjusted to reflect the amount of credits enrolled per semester. Merit scholarship is renewable for students who maintain a 3.0 gpa or higher each semester. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis; however, priority will be given to students who have applied before the following priority deadlines.

  • For fall applicants, July 1st is the priority deadline for Merit Scholarship consideration.
  • For spring applicants, November 1st is the priority deadline for Merit Scholarship consideration.

Applications postmarked after the appropriate priority deadline will be given scholarship consideration based on availability of funds. Merit Scholarship and Charlotte Newcombe Foundation scholarships are awarded concurrently. This information is subject to change. Please contact The Office of Undergraduate Admission for more information at 610-660-1300 or transfer@sju.edu.