Transfer Scholarships

2017-2018 Transfer Scholarships & Merit Awards

A college education is an important investment in your future. Long Island University is dedicated to helping make a quality education affordable. Scholarships are determined by the information supplied in your admissions application and are based on your GPA earned at the time of admission. Merit‐based scholarships are subject to change and exact amounts may vary from semester to semester.

All scholarships are awarded on a funds‐available basis. If you receive a transfer academic scholarship, it may be renewed for up to 6 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 $15,000 per year

The Presidential Honors Scholarship is offered to
the highest achieving applicants, which includes
entry into our prestigious Honors College.
Honors Scholarship
up to $14,000 per year

Honors scholarships are generally offered to the
top 10% of our admitted students, which also
includes entry into the Honors College.
Merit Scholarship
up to $9,000 per year

Merit scholarships are typically offered to students
with a GPA of 3.5 or greater.
Recognition Scholarship
up to $7,500 per year

Recognition scholarships are typically offered to
students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Transfer students with a GPA below 3.0 are reviewed and awarded scholarships on a case by case basis. Talent scholarships are available for students after auditions or portfolio submissions in the visual and performing arts. Scholarships are also available for athletes, Phi Theta Kappa members, alumni, siblings, veterans, and more. We invite you to apply to Long Island University as a transfer student to learn about the scholarship offerings that might be available to you.

Need‐based Awards

Long Island University wants to help families make college more affordable. As a result, additional need based monies may be 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 November 1 of each year at fafsa.gov. LIU’s federal school code is 002751. LIU's New York state school code is 0403.