The Honors College recognizes that paying the differential tuition associated with HC enrollment can present a significant challenge. The Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarship is designed to make sure that students who are fully engaged with their HC education are not forced to withdraw due to the cost of enrollment in the college. Supported by donations from friends, particularly members of the Honors College Parent and Family Leadership Circle, Differential Tuition Scholarships are for $750-$1,500 for one academic year. The application for 2024-2025 Differential Tuition Scholarships will open March 15, 2024. The deadline to apply was 11:59pm on April 16th, 2024. All students who wish to be considered for a 2024-2025 continuing student scholarship in the Honors College should apply to the Differential Tuition Scholarship through ScholarDollars. Only returning and continuing Honors College students with unmet financial need who are making progress toward completion of Honors College degree requirements are eligible to receive a scholarship.

Differential Tuition Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a committee and will be evaluated on the strength of responses to the questions, length of enrollment in the college, progress in meeting degree requirements, and FAFSA-determined need. If you have not completed a FAFSA or ORSAA for the 2024-2025 academic year and are eligible to do so, it is important that you complete one in advance of the scholarship deadline. FAFSA and ORSAA must be completed every year. The total number of awards and the size of the awards will be determined by availability of funds. Scholarships will not be renewed for ensuing years and will only apply during terms in which recipients are paying Honors College differential tuition. Past recipients are eligible to apply again. Scholarship awards, if accepted, will be added to students’ total anticipated financial aid for the upcoming year.

Students who are unable to pay the Honors College differential tuition in a specific term due to unforeseen circumstances or who are experiencing other financial challenges can apply for an HC Differential Tuition Grant at any time during the academic year. Differential Tuition Grants are for one-term only and are not eligible for renewal.

Please contact HC Assistant Dean for External Relations and Student Engagement Kevin Stoller ([email protected]) with any questions.