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Merit Scholarships Award Your Good Grades

Academic merit scholarships for full-time, first year undergraduate students range from $6,000 to $20,000 annually or $24,000 to $72,000 over four years.

Transfer Distinction Award

Your associate’s degree from an accredited institution now guarantees you our highest transfer scholarship of $13,000 a year through our Transfer Distinction Award. Phi Theta Kappa recipients can receive an additional $2,000 per year, guaranteeing your total award of $15,000 every year you maintain the GPA specified on your offer of admission from Western New England University. 

International Student Scholarships

Western New England University offers merit scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $18,000 to undergraduate international students with outstanding academic records. International students must be able to finance their tuition, housing, travel, and personal expenses. 

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Aid Not Based on Financial Need

Merit-based scholarships and grants for first-year, transfer, and international students are awarded based on high school or college academic achievement. A $1000/year discount is available to each undergraduate sibling attending the University full-time.

Aid Based on Financial Need

Other sources for financing your education include Gift Aid that does not have to be repaid includes Need-Based Western New England University Aid, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and State Scholarships.

State Scholarships

Several states award scholarships and grants which can assist students attending Western New England University. These states include Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


  • Student Employment

    A limited number of Federal Work-Study jobs, which are based on financial need, are offered as part of the financial aid award.

  • Loans

    The University has established and administers a Perkins Student Loan Fund. Eligibility for a Subsidized loan is based on financial need, as determined by the FAFSA.

  • Additional Financing Options

    Additional financial sources may include External Scholarships, Payment Plans, Direct Plus Parent Loans, or private loans. Visit the ELM Select website for more details.