First-Year Scholarships

Students must be accepted at TLU in order to be considered for a scholarship and must enroll full-time in order to receive and renew the award. Grant and scholarship aid (federal, state and external) when combined with TLU awards may not exceed the cost of attendance for the year which you are applying. Academic, performance and participation awards in combination, where applicable, may not exceed the cost of full-time tuition for the year which you are applying for aid.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

A range of academic scholarships are awarded based on high school academic performance and SAT/ACT scores. Scholarships are renewable for up to an additional three years provided the student maintains a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at TLU. These scholarships are awarded based on full-time, undergraduate enrollment. 

 TUITION COMPARABLE TO PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

At TLU, the typical admitted student has a core GPA of 3.60 and a SAT score  of 1100 or ACT of 22. This student would be eligible for $20,000 a year: 

Over 95% of our students receive scholarships or need-based financial aid such as federal, state, and institutional grants, federal work-study, and federal loans. Don't assume you won't qualify for need-based financial aid. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, available at fafsa.gov, and enter the TLU code, 003641 to apply to TLU. 

TLU ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

NOTE: Core academic GPA includes your grades in academic courses such as English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language.

HOLISTIC REVIEW PROCESS

While the academic scholarships we award are based on GPA and test scores, the TLU Office of Admissions draws upon a holistic review process when reviewing and making admissions decisions. The holistic review allows us to look beyond grades and test scores to get a sense of what the applicant is like as a person and what they would contribute to the TLU community. 

WHAT DOES IT COST TO ATTEND TLU? 

For more information on residence hall rates, meal plans, and payment options, go to tlu.edu/finaid.

OTHER AWARDS AVAILABLE TO FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

Jones Fine Arts Award (JFA)

For students who plan to major in music, music education, or theatre. Awards range from $3,000 to $5,000 per year. Students must apply for admission before they audition for an award. 

Performance Award

For students who want to participate in choir, band, orchestra, or dramatic media but who are not music or dramatic media majors. Awards range up to $3,000 per year. Students must apply for admission before they audition for an award. 

Lutheran Advantage Scholarship

For students who are Lutheran. $1,000 scholarship per year. 

Legacy Award 

For dependents of a TLU alumna or alumnus. $1,000 scholarship per year. 

Lutheran Clergy Award

For dependents of Lutheran clergy. $1,000 per year. 


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