Financial aid awards are contingent upon actual receipt and verification of funds by Cabrini College. The College reserves the right to review, adjust, or cancel awards at any time because of changes in a student’s, or a student’s family’s financial situation, academic status, or student's code of conduct violations.
Awards may also be affected if a student changes his/her on-campus residency or number of credits taken per semester (less than 12 credits per semester). If Federal or State allocation of financial aid funds to the College is adjusted at any time, the College reserves the right to adjust financial aid awards as necessary. All students’ financial aid awards are contingent on availability of funds.
Scholarships and grants may be based on academic merit, financial need, or both and are exclusively applied to tuition and fees. These awards are considered "gift aid" and do not need to be repaid by the student.
Academic Scholarships and Grants Cabrini College offers academic merit awards to eligible incoming freshmen based on their high school GPA (grade point average) and SAT and/or ACT scores. All applicants to the College are considered.
Students must be registered as full-time (12 or more credits per semester) and maintain satisfactory academic success each year to continue to be eligible. Cabrini offers the following academic merit awards (Academic Year 2012-2013) (Please note scholarships for 2013-2014 will be announced soon)
President’s Scholarship – Recognizes students who are candidates for the freshmen class with a minimum 1100 SAT (critical reading and math) or higher, or 24 ACT composite score or higher, with a minimum 3.5 grade point average (GPA) in academic courses.
Provost’s Scholarship – Recognizes students who are candidates for the freshmen class with a minimum 1100 SAT (critical reading and math) or higher, or 24 ACT composite score or higher, with a minimum 3.0 GPA in academic courses. Candidates with a 4.0 GPA and less than 1100 SAT (24 ACT) may also be considered.
Dean’s Scholarship – Recognizes students who are candidates for the freshmen class with a minimum 900 SAT (critical reading and math) or higher, or 19 ACT composite score or higher, with a minimum 3.0-4.0 GPA in academic courses.
Founder’s Grant – Available for full-time freshmen applicants who have been accepted to Cabrini College and have not been considered for other academic scholarships.
Honors Scholarship – Recognizes students who are candidates for the freshmen class with a minimum 1030 SAT (critical reading and math) or higher, or 22 ACT composite score or higher, with a minimum 3.5 GPA in academic courses. Candidates must also maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Cabrini, and must be enrolled in the Honors Program. The Honors Scholarship is awarded in addition to other academic scholarships.
Other Institutional Scholarships and Grants Cabrini College also offers institutional scholarships and grants to full-time freshmen applicants who have applied and been accepted to Cabrini College, if those students meet specific criteria.
Catholic High School Scholarship – Applicants must successfully graduate from a Catholic high school (in- or out-of-state)
Cabrini College Out-of-State Grant – Starting Fall of 2011, applicants must be a non-Pennsylvania resident and reside in on-campus housing.
Federal and State Funded Programs
Federal Pell Grant – Federal Pell Grants are determined by the Department of Education based upon demonstrated financial need and full or part-time enrollment at Cabrini College. Pell Grants may only be used toward a student's first undergraduate degree.
Federal SEOG Grant (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) – Federal SEOG Grants are awarded by the Financial Aid Office. Awards are determined for students through a combination of significant need as demonstrated on the FAFSA and the availability of funds. SEOG Grants are disbursed in accordance with Title IV guidelines. Students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants are considered first for these awards.
PHEAA State Grant – Pennsylvania State Grants are awarded by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to eligible Pennsylvania residents pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Awards are based upon demonstrated financial need and enrollment (full-time, half-time) status. Continued eligibility (up to eight semesters) is based upon academic progress, housing status, and cost of attendance. PHEAA measures academic progress based upon attempted/completed credits during an academic year (fall, spring, summer).
External Scholarship and Grant Opportunities For more information on how to apply for external scholarship and grant opportunities, please contact: