All incoming students are reviewed for federal and state scholarships, grants and loans upon completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.gov.
Did you know?
- Fall 2016 transfer students received an average of $18,300 in scholarships and grants from all sources
- 92% of Fall 2016 transfer students received Centenary University scholarships or grants
Transfer Admission Scholarships and Awards
In an effort to reward outstanding academic achievement, Centenary has established a variety of scholarships and awards to recognize our incoming students. Although many Centenary students demonstrate financial need, these awards are based solely on academic achievement and promise for excellent scholarship at Centenary. All students who apply for admission to Centenary University are considered for these awards. Award amounts are listed for the academic year.
Students remain eligible for their Transfer Admission Scholarships and Awards for a specified number of semesters as long as they maintain continuous full-time enrollment and meet the minimum standards for satisfactory academic progress.
High school GPA or SAT/ACT scores may be required (to weight the college GPA) for review of scholarships for students with less than 24 credits earned prior to transfer.
|Award||Annual Amount||Semester Amount||Cumulative College GPA|
Students who transfer into the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) may be eligible for scholarship funds in addition to the amounts above.
Students who are active members of the United Methodist Church may be eligible for a United Methodist Scholarship for up to $12,500. This award replaces the above admission award. Interested students should contact Stefanie Taggart (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an application.
Centenary University uses the FAFSA to determine need-based aid. No other forms are needed. Grants are reviewed annually based on the FAFSA which should be completed, and additional information submitted, prior to priority deadline for returning students. Award amounts are listed for the academic year.
- Community Citizenship Grants – Up to $5,000 may be awarded to new traditional full-time students with need who live in campus housing.
- Garden State Grant – Up to $5,000 may be awarded to new traditional full-time students with need who live in New Jersey.
- Out of State Grant – Up to $7,000 may be awarded to new traditional full-time students with need who live outside of New Jersey.
Centenary Awards are not based on need. Students may receive these awards in addition to the awards listed above. Awards are renewable as long as the eligibility criteria are met. Award amounts are listed for the academic year.
- Alumni Award – Up to $1,000 may be awarded to new traditional full-time students who are a child or grand-child of a Centenary alumna.
- Centenary Award – May be awarded new traditional full-time students who demonstrate academic promise and commitment to Centenary University.
- Family Plan – Up to 10% of tuition may be awarded to new traditional full-time undergraduate students who have a family member enrolled in any of Centenary’s graduate or undergraduate programs.
- Centenary NJ STARS II Scholarship – Up to $2,500 may be matched to the NJ STARS II scholarship for eligible NJ STARS II students.
- Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships – Up to $2,500 may be awarded to new traditional full-time transfer students who are active members of PTK.
- Recognition Award – Up to $1,500 may be awarded to new traditional full-time transfer students who have earned an associate’s degree.
Veteran’s Benefits or Discounts
To be considered for veteran’s benefits or discounts, view our Veteran’s Services page.
Federal and State Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
In addition to the awards listed above, Centenary students may also be eligible for federal and state grants and scholarships such as the Federal Pell Grant and the NJ Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) as well as federal student loans. For more information about these and other types of financial aid, visit our Types of Aid page.