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97% of students at Lourdes University receive Financial Aid in the form of institutional scholarships, grants, 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).


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 $12,000 per year, renewable for up to 4 years.

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

Endowed Scholarships
Review the list of endowed scholarships available and their criteria.

Honors Housing Grants
Students who are selected to participate in the Honors Program and who choose to live in Honors Housing on campus will receive a grant of $1,000 per year for a maximum of four years to be applied toward their housing (can be combined with the Wolf Grant). Student must maintain Honors status.

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.

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.


Additional Resources

Several institutional and external scholarship and grant opportunities are available to Lourdes University undergraduate students.

National Catholic College Admission Association Scholarships
The National CCAA will award seven $1,000 one-time scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors who will be attending one of The National CCAA member institutions. Lourdes University is a participating member of the National CCAA. These awards were created in an effort to assist students in pursuing a Catholic higher education.

Ohio Scholars Program
The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) launched the Ohio Scholars Program (OSP) application in the 2023-2024 academic year as one way to practice good stewardship of the funds received by our donors to select students who meet complex criteria and to supplement established best practices gained from decades of scholarship experience. We are seeking to do the same for the 2024-2025 academic year to find the best qualified students for the available scholarships we have to offer. Learn more.

RaiseMe Scholarships for High School and Transfer Students Entering Fall 2024
Start earning Lourdes University scholarships while attending high school or community college! Lourdes University is pleased to partner with RaiseMe to offer scholarship opportunities for high school and transfer students. And yes, at Lourdes University, RaiseMe earnings are stackable on top of your other merit scholarships. Students can earn up to $2000, renewable for up to 4 years. Visit RaiseMe to view all options.

Examples of Lourdes University RaiseMe scholarship funds:

      • Earn an A: Add $25 – 100 for an A in a core course
      • Take an AP or IB course: Add $50 – 200 for an AP or IB course
      • Visit Lourdes University: Add $200 – 800 for a campus visit

Study Abroad Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is assisted in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Gilman Program provides grants for undergraduate U.S. citizens of limited financial means to study and intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.

Toledo Community Foundation Scholarships
The Toledo Community Foundation manages nearly 100 scholarship funds. Through the generosity of many families and individuals, scholarships are awarded on an annual basis from philanthropic funds which have been established with the Toledo Community Foundation. These awards assist local students in their pursuit of higher education. Visit the Toledo Community Foundation to review the many scholarships offered.

Looking for additional scholarships from external organizations?
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Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund was established with donor contributions to assist undergraduate students who have immediate financial needs that directly affect their ability to continue their education at Lourdes University. The fund is a supplemental financial resource when students are unable to meet immediate and essential expenses due to times of crisis such as illness or death of a family member, medical emergency, or job loss.

Grants from the Student Emergency Fund may not be used to pay for student tuition, fees, (i.e., student activity fee, technology fee, health fees, parking fines, etc.), housing or dining charges. Students with outstanding balances at Lourdes University, regardless of amount, are not eligible for emergency funding.

Students may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other financial resources. The Student Emergency Fund Grant is not a scholarship and does not need to be repaid. The fund is open to all undergraduate students with priority given to students with the highest financial need. Other considerations include the nature of the funding request, and the availability of funding the time the request is made. A maximum amount of $500 may be requested each academic semester.

Funding is awarded on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Lourdes University Director of Financial Aid. Students will be notified by email if they are selected to receive a grant from the Student Emergency Fund.


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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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