Transfer Scholarships

2018-2019 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 3.2 cumulative GPA.

Presidential Scholarship*

These scholarships are offered to the highest achieving applicants, which includes entry into our prestigious Honors College.
Distinguished Scholars Award

Distinguished scholars awards are generally offered to the top 25% of our admitted students, which also includes entry into our Honors College.
Merit Scholarship

Merit scholarships are typically offered to about 30% of our admitted students.
Recognition Scholarship

Recognition scholarships are typically offered to about 35% of our admitted students.

* Awarded to domestic students; excludes the Nursing BS program; awards cover up to tuition, less any funds received from the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA) Program, and Federal Pell Grant Program.

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 October 1 at fafsa.gov. LIU’s school code is 002751.