Financial Aid

 
 

"Seton Hill University has wonderful scholarship opportunities to help kids pursue their career goals. I have benefited greatly from the scholarship program as Seton Hill rewarded my academic achievements in high school. The University has a great financial aid program that helps keep college affordable."

- Charles Moorehead, SHU '14

Need & Merit-Based Aid

Aid offered at Seton Hill for traditional full-time undergraduate students comes in two types: financial need-based aid and merit-based aid. Merit-based aid does not take need into account; most often it takes the form of scholarships for academic success, special talents or athletics. The types of need and merit-based aid Seton Hill can offer (or can help you obtain) includes:

Scholarships

We have plenty of scholarship opportunities. Once you are accepted at Seton Hill, we’ll match you up with the scholarships for which you are eligible. (In cases where auditions or special applications are needed, we’ll let you know in advance.) 

Click here for scholarship details.

Grants 

Like scholarships, grants are awards that reduce your tuition and do not have to be repaid. At Seton Hill, grants are need-based. 

Click here to learn more about Seton Hill grants.

Caritas Community Service Award

The Caritas Community Service Award is presented to two students enrolled full-time in a traditional undergraduate program who have demonstrated commitment to and involvement in community service. Each award, valued at $3,500, can be combined with other forms of Seton Hill University merit-based financial aid; however, the sum of Seton Hill merit-based aid and the Caritas Community Service Award cannot exceed the cost of tuition and mandatory fees. Throughout their college years, Caritas Community Service Award recipients take an active role in community service. A minimum of 100 hours of community service per semester, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and continued full-time enrollment are required for the renewal of the award. A total of 8 semesters may be awarded.

Download Caritas Community Service Award Application Packet (pdf).

Federal Loans

Find out about federal loans (and alternatives) here.

Military Benefits

Seton Hill is a Military-Friendly School and participates in the New Post – 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program. 

More detailed information can be found on the Military Benefits page.

Work-Study

Federal and state work-study jobs are a part of many need-based financial aid packages. Usually at Seton Hill University, the student employee works from five to eight hours per week at minimum wage. Satisfactory performance is required for continued employment.

Payment Assistance

Once your final cost has been decided, we can also help you enroll in an interest-free payment plan, if needed. This allows you to pay your tuition in small amounts over a period of time.

More information on payment plans can be found in the Student Accounts section of our site.

Reducing the Cost of Tuition

Tuition Discounts

Tuition discounts are available for undergraduate courses in special cases, for instance, if you already have an undergraduate degree and are returning to Seton Hill to take additional courses, are still enrolled in high school, or are a parent of a Seton Hill student or graduate. 

Find out about all tuitions discounts for undergraduate programs here.

College in High School & Dual Enrollment

Seton Hill’s College in High School and Dual Enrollment programs allow current high school students to take Seton Hill courses on campus, online, or at their own high school, at a greatly reduced cost.

Find out more about College in High School & Dual Enrollment here.

Other Sources of Aid

In addition to the aid Seton Hill can offer (or can help you obtain), there are a variety of scholarships, grants, paid internships and private loans available from other sources that can also be used toward the cost of your education. There are guides to financial aid sources available at the library and bookstores; you can also find resources online.