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97 percent of students at Lourdes University receive Financial Aid in the form of institutional scholarships, grants and/or need-based aid. Our admissions counselors and financial aid experts are dedicated to working with students to identify the best financial solutions for their education.

To determine financial and institutional aid, domestic applicants are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

University Grants and Awards

By design, approximately 50 percent of Lourdes University institutional aid awarded to students each year is reserved for students with demonstrated financial need.

Heart of America Grant

New undergraduate students with a total annual family household income of $100,000 or less can qualify for the Heart of America Grant to assist them in funding their college education. Full-time, on-campus students who demonstrate financial need will receive a grant worth $4,000 per year, renewable for up to four years. Off-campus students and students receiving Athletic scholarships who demonstrate need will receive a grant $2,000 per year, renewable for up to four years. Find out more here.

Catholic High School Student Award

First-year Lourdes students who graduated from a Catholic High School may qualify for an award worth up to $2,000 renewable for up to 4 years.

Diversity Award

Qualifying first-year students may receive a Diversity Award worth up to $2,000, renewable for up to 4 years.

Lourdes University Supplemental Ohio College Opportunity Grant

The Lourdes University Supplemental Ohio College Opportunity Grant is an institutional grant provided by Lourdes University to students who will receive the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG).  Due to the COVID-19 disruption and the decrease in state revenues, the original projected OCOG grant has been reduced by $500 per student grant. Lourdes University created the Supplemental Ohio College Opportunity Grant to supplement the lost OCOG funds because we realize the economic challenges faced in these times. If you have any questions about this, please contact the financial aid office at 419-824-3732 or

Legacy & Alumni Awards

New Lourdes University students may receive a Legacy & Alumni Awards worth up to $1,000, renewable for up to 4 years. Students can qualify as an immediate family member of a Lourdes University graduate or having been referred by a Lourdes graduate.


Through the Lourdes scholarship program, the University recognizes students who have excelled in their academic, leadership, service and extracurricular activities.

Academic Merit Scholarships

Lourdes University Merit Scholarships are awarded based on information provided on the student’s admission application. Based on academic merit, first-year students may be awarded up to $10,000 per year, renewable for up to 4 years.

Tau Scholarship

First-year Lourdes University students can apply for a $2,000 Tau Scholarship renewable for up to 4 years. Tau Scholars are members of the Campus Ministry Team who actively assist with planning and implementing campus ministry activities and engage with their Lourdes peers in these activities. Lourdes Tau Scholarships are open to applicants of all faith traditions. Students must attend Lourdes University full-time.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

New full-time transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa may receive a $1,000 scholarship, renewable for up to 4 semesters.

Athletic Scholarships

Lourdes University first-year student-athletes may qualify for Athletic Scholarships as a member of a Lourdes University NAIA Gray Wolves team.

RaiseMe Scholarships for High School and Transfer Students

Why not start earning scholarships for all your achievements and the great activities you are a part of right now? And yes, at Lourdes University, RaiseMe earnings are stackable on top of your other merit scholarships. Find out more here.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Lourdes University has scholarship funds with varying award amounts and criteria.

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Lourdes University Financial Aid Counselors are available to assist Lourdes University applicants and students with any questions they may have regarding the funding of their university education.



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