Transfer Students

At Stritch, we're dedicated to helping you find ways to finance your education.

We believe that cost should never be a barrier to a great education. Counselors in our Financial Aid Office know that each student is unique. They are dedicated to helping you with each step of the financial aid process so you can easily find ways to help fund your education. Stritch also offers convenient  payment plans in addition to partnerships with employers that offer tuition reimbursement. 

Begin the Federal Student Aid Process

Create or Locate Your FSA ID

If you’re a student, parent, or borrower and you’re logging in to a U.S. Department of Education website, you will be asked to create new log-in credentials known as the FSA ID.  Creating an FSA ID is simple and only takes a few minutes. If you already have a Federal Student Aid PIN you will be able to link it to your new FSA ID. Even if you’ve forgotten your FSA PIN or don’t have one, you can  still create an FSA ID.

Remember, your federal student aid account information is valuable. Only the owner of the FSA ID should create and use the account. And you should never share your FSA ID. For more information about the FSA ID, please visit:

Complete a FAFSA

The FAFSA serves as your application for federal, state and institutional financial aid funding. Begin your FAFSA at:

You will be asked to indicate the school code of the college or university that you will be attending. The Cardinal Stritch University school code is 003837.

Complete All Requested Documentation 

After you have completed the FAFSA, the federal government will send you and the Financial Aid Office a copy of the processed application, called a Student Aid Report (SAR). From this report, we will be able to determine if additional documentation is required to complete your financial aid application. 

We will assist by sending reminders of what is still needed to complete the financial aid process. You can also use  Online Aid Services to find out what has been received and what is still needed. Remember to choose the correct year after logging in to the system.

Scholarships and Grants for Transfer Students

Transfer Student Scholarships and Grants

Serra Scholarship: $12,000 per year
(minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA)

St. Bonaventure Scholarship: $10,000 per year
(2.5-2.999 cumulative transfer GPA)

Transfer Student Opportunity Grant: $5,000 per year
(2.0-2.499 cumulative transfer GPA)

Renewable each year and awarded to transfer students who have attempted at least 12 credits at another institution. Eligibility is determined by your cumulative transfer GPA. Students enrolled in the RN to BSN completion program or BS in Respiratory Therapy completion program are not eligible for these scholarships or grants as the tuition rate for those programs already reflects a discounted rate.

Boys and Girls Clubs Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarship for Traditional Undergraduates

Current club members enrolling in a traditional bachelor's degree program rec eive this $1,000 scholarship which is included in the student's financial aid package. We are extending this scholarship to parents of club members, and employees, who are seeking a daytime bachelor's degree to help improve access to a high-quality and affordable education. Find out more.

Flahive Athletic Scholarship

Amount varies, renewable

Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students competing as part of one of our intercollegiate athletic teams.

Franciscan Servant Scholars Scholarship

Amount varies, renewable

Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students who demonstrate involvement in volunteer and community service activities.

International Student Scholarship

$3,000 per year, renewable

Select incoming international (non-U.S. citizen) freshmen and transfer students.

Legacy Scholarship

$1,500 per year, renewable

Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students who have an immediate family member who graduated from or currently attends Cardinal Stritch University.

Stritch Military Grant 

Up to 25% tuition discount, renewable

Awarded to full-time undergraduate students who are in active duty or have proof of an honorable discharge, and to students who are married to an individual currently deployed. Eligible students can receive up to a 25% tuition discount.

Performing Arts Scholarship

Amount varies, renewable

Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer non-theater majors who demonstrate an ability in music and/or theater.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$1,000 per year, renewable

Automatically awarded to all transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

Amount varies, renewable

Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in the fine arts; eligibility is based on academic department and university admission requirements.

All scholarships have specific academic requirements in order to be renewed from year to year. Scholarship amounts are subject to change and should only be considered final when granted to the student by the university.