Admissions Scholarships

Admission's Merit Scholarships

Scholarships for incoming freshman students are offered through Millersville University's Admissions Office and are based on merit. It is important to remember the following:

    • Recipients are selected based on their academic performance (merit)
    • No Application is required
    • Students who qualify for Admissions Scholarships are placed in a pool and will be selected from that pool based on their qualifications
    • For more information about Merit Scholarships contact the Admission's Office

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Below you will find the different types of Merit Scholarships awarded by Admissions. Remember, that you do not have to complete an application to be considered for any of the below scholarships. When you apply to the university, you are placed into a pool and scholarship recipients are selected from that pool based on their qualifications. Awards are given to the highest qualified students first. If you have been selected to receive an award you will be notified by the Admissions Office.

Board of Governors Scholarship

    • Awarded for 8 consecutive semesters
    • GPA criteria: after 2 payments GPA must be a 2.5, after 4 payments GPA must be a 2.75, after 6 payments GPA must be a 3.0
    • Awarded to an incoming freshmen student

**Please note:  if you are eligible for a tuition waiver because you are an employee of the State System of Higher Education (SSHE) or the dependent of an employee of SSHE, you will not be eligible to receive the Board of Governor's Scholarship. 

Millersville University Housing Grant

  • Must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester
  • Must be in a degree program

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Reduced Tuition Eligibility for Out of State Residents

Beginning with students admitted for Fall 2018 and forward, out-of-state and international students may qualify for an automatic tuition reduction upon admission to Millersville University. No separate application process is required.  Out-of-state students are defined as students with residence outside the state of Pennsylvania and international students are defined as students residing in the U.S. on visa or intending to study in the U.S. on a student visa. 

If you are an out-of-state or international freshman or transfer applicant; see below for eligibility criteria and award description per your student type.

FRESHMAN:

  • Awarded to ALL incoming freshman.
  • Must earn 12 or more credits per semester to keep the reduced rate. 

The freshmen award reduces students’ out-of-state tuition rate by $6,000 per year and is renewable for 4 consecutive years/8 consecutive semesters. Students must maintain good academic standing as determined by the University in order to maintain the adjustment. Please note out-of-state and international tuition rates are the same.


TRANSFERS:

  • Required minimum of 12 transferable credits and 3.5 overall GPA upon entry.
  • Final college transcript is required to receive the reduction.
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and earn 12 or more credits per semester to keep the reduced rate.

This award reduces eligible students’ out-of-state tuition rate by approximately $3,700 per year and is renewable for 3 consecutive years/6 consecutive semesters. Students must maintain good academic standing as determined by the University in order to maintain the adjustment. Please note out-of-state and international tuition rates are the same.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Out of State Tuition Reduction Program

Q: When are students notified of their tuition reduction?

The admissions office will notify eligible freshmen at the point of admission into the university
The admissions office will notify eligible transfer students in writing upon receipt of their official (final) transcript from their previous institution(s)

Q. Is this a scholarship? May I still apply for Merit Scholarships and Financial Aid?

This is not a scholarship. It is a tuition reduction available to all eligible out of state residents. Students may still apply for merit based scholarships and financial aid.

Q. Will I receive the tuition adjustment throughout my entire education?

Students must maintain good academic standing as determined by the University in order to maintain the adjustment. Freshmen may receive the reduction for up to 8 semesters. Transfer students may receive the reduction for up to 6 semesters.

Q: Do transfer students have to transfer from an out-of-state college or university?

No. Incoming transfer students must be non-Pennsylvania residents to receive the reduction. They may transfer from either an in-state or out-of-state college or university.

Contact Admissions for additional details. 

Call: 1-800-MU-ADMIT or 717-871-4625
Email: admissions@millersville.edu