Investing in Your Future
Pursuing your degree at Loras College is an investment in your future that will return dividends for years to come. We support your investment by providing an exceptional learning experience and sharing the cost of your degree.
Every degree-seeking undergraduate student currently enrolled at Loras receives scholarships and grants reflective of their achievements and financial need. Let us show you how you can affordably access a Loras College education.
Loras College offers merit scholarships to all admitted first-year students. Financial need is not a factor unless otherwise noted. Please review all scholarship information and pay close attention to priority deadlines.
Generous merit scholarships for all first-year students and a tuition-free education for Pell-eligible students receiving the Iowa Tuition Grant.
Acceptance Awards 2024-25
Merit Scholarship & Grants
Loras offers academic scholarships to accepted students based on high school GPA. The GPA utilized for scholarship ranking is based on a 4.0 scale. Acceptance awards range up to $24,000.
|St. Joseph Scholarship||4.0+ GPA||$24,000|
|St. Bernard Scholarship||3.80-3.99||$23,000|
|St. Raphael Scholarship||3.40-3.79||$22,000|
|St. Clare Scholarship||3.00-3.39||$21,000|
|Loras Opportunity Grant||Below 3.00||$20,000|
Scholarships & Awards Guidelines
- Students must be full-time undergraduates and meet the GPA requirements.
- The total of all Loras scholarships, grants, and awards may not exceed the cost of tuition and fees. External awards may be used beyond the cost of full tuition.
- Scholarships, grants, and awards are available for eight semesters.
- Scholarships, grants, and awards are subject to fund availability and may be replaced by alternative funds when necessary.
Transfer Student Scholarships
Scholarship is determined by average GPA from all colleges attended. To maximize your financial aid opportunities, complete your FAFSA. Transfer students are eligible for the following scholarships:
Academic Merit Scholarship
Loras offers academic scholarships to accepted transfer students based on GPA from their previous institution(s). GPA is based on a 4.0 scale. Acceptance awards for transfer students range up to $20,000.
Carver Scholarship Program
Scholarships are available to students transferring from an Iowa community college to begin full-time study in the fall semester of their junior year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have graduated from an Iowa high school or been a state resident for at least five consecutive years. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $7,600. Learn more.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Transfer students who are members in good standing of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for a $1,000 award. The award can be renewed for one additional year (two years total).
International Student Scholarships
All international students seeking their first bachelor’s degree are eligible for merit-based scholarships and grants once accepted to Loras College. You must complete the certificate of finances and submit the associated financial documents to be eligible for merit or need-based aid. Awards are based on full-time enrollment and residency in campus housing. Awards are renewable as long as award criteria are met annually.
Loras Accepted Scholarships & Awards
Loras offers generous academic scholarships to accepted international students based on their secondary school achievements. These awards amount to $18,000 without regard to financial need. An additional $9,300 in Loras Grant aid is also awarded, bringing the total amount of accepted aid for international students to $27,300. No additional application is required. To learn more, email your admission representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loras College is proud to join other colleges and universities across the United States in offering international students financial assistance through the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship program. The eligibility criteria and application for this $1,500 annual renewable scholarship. Up to four (4) awards will be offered annually. The priority deadline to apply is March 1.
United World College (UWC) Alumni Award
Loras College is proud to offer alumni of any of the 18 United World College (UWC) campuses access to a Loras College undergraduate education through a full-tuition scholarship and traditional housing grant. Loras College stands in solidarity with the founding mission and on-going vision of the UWC movement. The eligibility criteria and application coming soon.
Scholarship Search Engines
The search engines listed below are provided to aid families in identifying possible external scholarships and grants. Many organizations want to financially support students who are earning their college degree. Finding the scholarship opportunities that match your specific attributes will involve research. The search engines listed below may be helpful to you in researching possible external scholarships and grants.