Freshman Scholarships

2016-2017 Freshman Scholarships & Merit Awards

Long Island University’s scholarship programs are designed to reward students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in high school. We are committed to providing you with an affordable, high-quality education and awarded over $18 million in scholarships to the Fall 2015 freshmen class. Awards are given to students who demonstrate academic achievement, athletic talent, or strong leadership as well as performers and artists. Aid is also awarded based on financial need.

All first-year students are automatically considered for scholarships. Just be sure to complete your application for admission and send all required documents by the posted deadlines. If you receive an academic scholarship, it may be renewed for up to 8 consecutive terms of undergraduate study if you meet the specific renewal requirements, which includes maintaining full-time enrollment status and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Presidential Honors Scholarship
* up to full tuition

Up to full‐tuition scholarships are offered to the highest achieving applicants, which includes entry into our prestigious Honors College.
Honors Scholarship
* $22,000

Honors scholarships are generally offered to the top 30% of our admitted students, which also includes entry into our Honors College.
Merit Scholarship
* $17,000

Merit scholarships are typically offered to about 20% of our admitted students.
Recognition Scholarship
* $9,500

Recognition scholarships are typically offered to about 25% of our admitted students

* Awarded to domestic students only

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Other scholarships may be awarded after your application is evaluated. A limited number of LIU Grants are available for students who do not meet the criteria for the scholarships noted above. Talent scholarships are available for students after auditions or portfolio submissions in the visual and performing arts. Scholarships are also available for athletes, alumni, siblings, veterans, and more.

Need‐based Awards

Long Island University wants to help families make college more affordable. As a result, additional need based monies are available to students and families who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the University’s published filing dates. The FAFSA is available on January 1, 2016 at LIU’s school code is 002751.