Susquehanna University Grants
The Susquehanna Grant program
- This is the largest single financial aid program administered by the university.
- Susquehanna awarded more than $9 million in grants to eligible students in the 2012-13 academic year.
Susquehanna University Campus Visit Grant
High school students who make an official visit to Susquehanna University between March 1 of their sophomore year and May 1 of their senior year will be awarded a $1,000 campus visit grant when they enroll.
An official visit to the university is one arranged in partnership with the Office of Admissions, a coach or other entity within the school. Visits may include, but are not limited to:
- A campus tour
- An interview with an admissions counselor
- An overnight stay arranged by the admissions office
- The fall open house
- Choosing the Right College, an open house held in the spring for juniors and sophomores
- An Action Day
- A music audition
- A Susquehanna summer workshop
- A group visit arranged by their high school or through another program
- Athletic recruitment visits*
- A visit with a friend* who currently attends Susquehanna.
In addition to visiting campus, an eligible student must gain acceptance to the university and secure their spot by paying an enrollment deposit by May 1. The grant is renewable for four years if the student remains enrolled and in good standing which includes achieving at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at Susquehanna.
*Students visiting campus as athletic recruits or through a family friend should notify the Office of Admissions. Notification can be completed by filling out a visitation form at the admissions office, or by having the coach contact admissions on their behalf.
Transfer students are not eligible for the campus visit grant. In addition, students attending the university through a program that meets or exceeds their tuition are ineligible for the campus visit grant. Such programs include founders scholarships, tuition benefit, ROTC, Yellow Ribbon and any other combination of awards that equals or exceeds tuition charges.
- These awards provide additional grant assistance through the generous contributions of alumni and friends of the university. Unless otherwise noted, these awards are made on the basis of financial need.
- Students received more than $2.3 million in awards in the 2012-13 academic year.
- Many named awards are designed for students who demonstrate specific characteristics such as intended major, geographic area, etc.
- There is no separate application to be considered for these awards. Susquehanna's financial aid staff reviews all need-based financial aid applications to determine eligibility.