Scholarships and Financial Aid | University of Portland

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Merit-based Aid

Accepted students are automatically considered for merit aid. These are awarded to students who qualify based on an evaluation of their grades, and strength of academic program. Students who qualify are notified with their acceptance letter. 

Need-based Aid

One of the goals of the Office of Financial Aid is to serve students by recognizing that every student has unique financial needs. We help students invest in their futures to attain their educational goals by providing financial options through the financial aid awarding process. Need-based financial aid is determined after a student submits their Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA becomes available October 1. 

International Student Scholarships

International students may be eligible for a merit-based scholarships. Visit the International Student Services Scholarships page for more information.

Music Scholarships

The University offers music scholarships for tuition and private lessons in addition to the University’s financial aid offer. These scholarships are awarded by audition (in-person or recorded). Scholarships are automatically renewable for up to four years assuming continued musical and academic progress. There are also performance grants—awarded by annual audition—for talented students who will make a significant contribution to a UP ensemble, but who are not majors or minors.

Theater Scholarships

Scholarships and grants are available to majors in minors in the theater program. Contact the Theater Department for more information.

Providence Scholarship

The Providence Scholars Program, a partnership between Providence Health and Services (PH&S) and the University of Portland, was created to address the national nursing shortage. Providence Scholars receive tuition assistance in the final five semesters of their bachelor of science in nursing program (junior and senior years). A UP Grant of 25% coupled with assistance from PH&S gives students tuition coverage of just over 80%. The student will sign a three-year, full-time employment contract with PH&S in exchange for tuition coverage.

Transfer PTK Scholarships

Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa (two-year honor society) are also eligible for PTK Scholarships, worth up to $4000 per academic year at UP. No separate application is required, only proof of membership.

ROTC Scholarships

Learn more about Army ROTC scholarships and Air Force ROTC scholarships.

Athletic Scholarships

Learn more about our NCAA Division I Pilot athletics and contact any head or assistant coach with questions.

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