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Financial Aid

At Norwich University, we strive to recognize the abilities and accomplishments of our students through a variety of scholarships and awards. Scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis, and all students who apply are evaluated for eligibility to receive merit-based scholarships.

Academic scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis, at the time of admission, based on previous academic performance. Eligibility for these scholarships arebased on cumulative grade point average as calculated during the Admission process. This includes high school grade-point average (GPA), and college GPA for transfer students.

Scholarship and other institutional aid eligibility is subject to modification due to verification, change in EFC, availability of federal, state, and institutional funds, satisfactory academic progress, registration status, change in lifestyle or major, eligibility for tuition remission/exchange, or receipt of aid from outside sources or government agencies. These scholarships are awarded as follows:

2019-2020 Award Levels

Presidential Scholarship

Up to $27,000.00 per year for four years. 3.60 or greater*

Provost Scholarship

Up to $25,000.00 per year for four years. 3.40-3.599*

Trustee Scholarship

Up to $22,000.00 per year for four years.3.0-3.399*

Dean’s Scholarship

Up to $21,000.00 per year for four years. 2.550-2.999*

Academic Recognition Scholarship

Up to $19,000.00 per year for four years. Awarded for academic potential by recommendation of the Admissions Office.

* New student academic scholarships are based on a recalculated weighted high school GPA; this calculation takes into account both core and non-core academic courses. Transfer student academic scholarships are based on college GPA.

Additional Scholarships

Civil Air Patrol Scholarship

The National Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Scholarship is valued at $20,000, payable at $5,000 per year and will be awarded to cadets who have served for one or more years in a position of leadership as a member of the Civil Air Patrol. This scholarship is available to all qualified Civil Air Patrol cadets. To apply for the National CAP Scholarship, cadets must submit a Letter of Recommendation from their Wing and/or Unit Commander with their application for admissions and be accepted as a member of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets.

Future Leader Camp

Students who attend a Norwich University Future Leaders Camp in the summer as high school sophomores or juniors may be eligible for a $2,000 Future Leaders Camp (FLC) Scholarship that will apply toward the cost of Norwich University tuition for four years, total award value of $8,000.

ROTC Scholarships

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs exist at hundreds of colleges and universities, however, Norwich University has been recognized as the birthplace of the program. Some students seek ROTC scholarships before they attend college, which helps cover all or part of tuition and fees (service branches cover different expenses).

Students are tasked with asking questions, gathering information and getting their name out there. If  not chosen straight out of high school, don't stop trying! There are plenty of chances to compete for scholarships and commissioning opportunities once college has started.

Students who become eligible for ROTC funding after being notified of their initial  award letter, will have their Norwich gift aid funding revised. In recognition of ROTC participation, and during periods of enrollment in which ROTC funding that covers the full amount of tuition and fees is received, the Norwich University ID White Scholarship is provided to pay for on-campus room and board charges. Federal Pell Grant eligible students retain their Pell Grant in addition to their ROTC funding. Students do not retain other Norwich aid, including academic scholarship in addition to the ROTC, I.D. White, and Pell Grant. Students whose ROTC funding covers less than the full amount of tuition and fees are also repackaged with consideration of their ROTC funding limitations.  For more information, please contact Financial Aid.

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Need-Based Grants

The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for domestic students need-based grants from Norwich University and estimates grant amounts from student’s state of origin if applicable. Students must show demonstrated need as defined by Federal Student Aid.

International students enrolling in programs offered at the Northfield, Vermont campus only, may also apply for need-based grant funding from Norwich University. Students must file the International CSS Profile prior to their entry term of enrollment.

Work Study

Is a federal need-based form of financial aid, that encourages part-time employment. Students work on-campus and receive funds in the form of a bi-weekly paycheck as awards are earned.

Online Students at the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Students obtaining degrees online are considered for a variety of scholarship awards based on their admission application through the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Please click here for more detailed information regarding scholarships available for online Degree Completion and Graduate students.

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