Student Financial Services

Xavier Merit Scholarship Policy

Students accepted to the standard undergraduate program may be offered a Merit Scholarship upon entrance to Xavier. Merit Scholarships include: St. Francis Xavier, Community Engaged Fellowship, Trustee, Presidential, Deans, Buschmann, Leadership, and Transfer.

The following eligibility rules apply to entrance Merit Scholarships:

  • Merit Scholarships are available for up to 4 years or 8 semesters. Students who graduate in less than 8 semesters forfeit any unused scholarship semesters.
  • Merit Scholarships are tuition restricted. If a student is awarded a Community Engaged Fellowship, Tuition Exchange or FACHEX grant, dependent tuition remission, or any other Xavier grant or scholarship of higher value than the original Merit Scholarship, the higher scholarship will replace the original Merit Scholarship.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time to receive the Merit Scholarship.
  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate program of study.
  • Merit Scholarships are for use during the standard academic year of fall/spring semesters and are not available for use in the summer.
  • Merit Scholarships do not have a required GPA for renewal and are not suspended for unsatisfactory grades. However, a student may not request an extension of their Merit Scholarship beyond 8 semesters due to poor academic performance and cannot be awarded additional Xavier scholarships while not in good academic standing.
  • Students who withdraw from Xavier during the refund period may have their Merit Scholarship prorated to their remaining charges. This counts as a semester of use. (Please refer to our Dewar Tuition Insurance page for information regarding treatment of the Merit Scholarship in the case of an approved claim.)
  • Students who advance to a graduate program at Xavier before using all of their undergraduate Merit Scholarship eligibility cannot transfer unused scholarship semesters to their graduate program.
  • Students who sit out for a semester or more can receive the remaining semesters of their original Merit Scholarship eligibility upon re-enrollment.
  • Students in the Radiologic Technology program will have their Merit Scholarship amount prorated to the lower tuition structure that applies to that program.