Transfer Students

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.


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

  1. Create or Locate Your FSA ID
    All students, parents, or borrowers logging in to a U.S. Department of Education website will be asked to create new a login credential 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 forgot your PIN, or don’t have one, you can still create an FSA ID. Your federal student aid account information is valuable so only the owner of the FSA ID should create and use the account. Never share your FSA ID. For more information, please visit:  StudentAid.gov/fsaid.

  2. Complete a FAFSA
    The FAFSA serves as your application for federal, state and institutional financial aid funding. Begin your FAFSA at: www.fafsa.ed.gov. 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.

  3. 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

Transfer Student Scholarships and Grants

Renewable each year and awarded to incoming 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 or Respiratory Therapy programs are not eligible for these scholarships or grants as the tuition for those programs is already discounted.

  • 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)

International Student Scholarship

Awarded to select incoming international (non-U.S. citizen) freshmen and transfer students.

  • $3,000 per year, renewable

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

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

  • $3,000 per year, renewable

Legacy Scholarship

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

  • $1,500 per year, renewable

Boys & Girls Clubs Scholarship

Current club members enrolling in a traditional bachelor's degree program receive 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.

Scholarships with Variable Award Amounts

  • Flahive Athletic Scholarship
    Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students competing as part of one of our intercollegiate athletic teams. Renewable.

  • Franciscan Servant Scholars Scholarship
    Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students who demonstrate involvement in volunteer and community service activities. Renewable.

  • Performing Arts Scholarship
    Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer non-theater majors who demonstrate an ability in music and/or theater. Renewable.

  • Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship
    Awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in the fine arts; eligibility is based on academic department and university admission requirements. Renewable.