Xavier offers more than $1 million in grants and scholarships for transfer students.

Special scholarship opportunities for transfer students include the following:

Transfer Scholarship

All transfer students who maintain a minimum college grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 will be considered for a transfer scholarship, as long as full-time enrollment is maintained while at Xavier University. Transfer Scholarships are $10,000-$17,000 per academic year. This scholarship is renewable with a minimum GPA of 3.00 while at Xavier University.

To apply and be eligible for the Transfer Scholarship, you must:

  • Be admitted to Xavier University as a full-time degree-seeking student for the fall or spring semester. (This scholarship does not apply to summer enrollment or Weekend Degree.)
  • Transfer a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit to Xavier with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Transfer students who are enrolled at a community college and who are members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society and maintained a minimum college GPA of 3.25 were awarded the $16,000 annual transfer scholarship, for the Fall 2018-2019 academic year. To qualify, your PTK advisor must submit a letter of recommendation that confirms your membership, or PTK notification must be included on your official college transcript. For the PTK Scholarship, you must:

  • Be admitted as a full-time student to Xavier University from a two-year institution.
  • Submit a transcript with the PTK notification. Priority is given to students with an associate degree.
  • Be admitted to Xavier University as a full-time degree-seeking student for the fall or spring semester.  (This scholarship does not apply to summer enrollment or Weekend Degree.)

Transfer Achievement Award

The Transfer Achievement Award is offered to students with a minimum college GPA of 2.50-2.99. The value of this award was $9,000 per year, or $4,500 per semester for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students must maintain good academic standing to renew this award.

*Please note that these scholarships and awards do not apply to students enrolled in the Weekend Degree Program.

Transfer students who meet criteria are awarded one of the following: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Transfer Scholarship or Transfer Achievement Award. We do not stack our scholarships. 


Grants & Other Resources

The Office of Student Financial Services carefully reviews individual financial situation for transfer students. If it is determined that you have additional need, you may also qualify for a transfer grant. The following are various grant opportunities that may be offered to transfer students. Transfer students also can explore other outside resources.


If you are a recruit for one of our 18 Division I athletic teams, your recruiting coach will provide you with options for an athletic grant in aid for your respective sport.


Transfer students who are relatives of Edgecliff alumni (sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and grandchildren) will receive consideration for an Edgecliff Alumni Award. Grants are renewable for four years, if the student maintains full-time status and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Award amounts are determined annually.

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The University offers Army ROTC scholarships. For more information, contact Major Steve Harmon, Recruiting & Operations Office, at 513-745-1066 or .

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