At JU, we’re committed to helping students obtain the financial aid they need to meet their educational goals. Many are surprised to find that JU actually has a sticker price that compares very favorably with other private universities, and a scholarship program that makes the cost of attending JU competitive with the cost of public universities. In fact, more than 90% of freshmen students receive scholarships at JU.
The University offers generous institutional scholarships and grants awarded on the basis of academic ability, talent and/or financial need. Students may also receive financial assistance from Federal and State financial aid programs. Aid is available to undergraduate and transfer students, graduate students, and adults. Adults wanting to continue their education enjoy the added benefit of discounted tuition in the Accelerated Degree Program.
Applying for financial aid is easy. Simply apply for admission. Once you have been accepted, the Admissions Office will determine if you qualify for an academic award and send you a notification, usually within a few days of your official offer of admission.
To receive additional need-based grants, loans and work awards, you will need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You can do that on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. We recommend that students complete the FAFSA between January 1 and March 15 for the academic year that will begin the following August. Although we award all of our financial aid programs on a rolling basis, funding for some programs is limited. It is best to apply early while funds are still available in all programs.