General Scholarship Rule (GSR)
The total of federal grants and CU scholarships cannot exceed the cost of actual tuition. If the combined aid in these categories exceeds the cost of tuition, Federal Aid will post first and then CU scholarships will be reduced/applied accordingly.
Awards received that cover the majority of costs such as church partnerships have limitations for stacking with other CU aid sources such as Alumni etc. Discounts and scholarships are awarded and applied beginning with the term in which a student is approved and enrolled and are not retroactive.
A valid FAFSA must be on file for each year before an account can receive most institutional aid. If selected for Verification a student must have completed the verification process and have a current FAFSA on record.
Carolina University reserves the right to change terms and conditions of any grant or scholarship at any time at its discretion and terminate or suspend scholarships. All students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to maintain their eligibility to receive federal student aid. Failure to maintain SAP will eliminate remaining awards to be disbursed.
If you change your enrollment (credits currently enrolled) at any time during the semester, your aid will be adjusted accordingly. This would include any scholarships or grants that require either full-time or half-time enrollment.
If a scholarship requires full-time enrollment, and you drop to part-time enrollment, the scholarship award will be reversed.
Carolina University offers a variety of Institutional Grants and Scholarships to make quality education accessible for degree-seeking students and those enrolled in a graduate certificate program. Scholarship and Institutional Grant requirements vary and have limited stackability and cannot exceed 100% of tuition charged.
Beginning August 2022, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in order to remain eligible for institutional scholarships. Eligibility is assessed for an entire academic year.
Funded scholarships are awarded through an application process and Scholarship Committee review. The priority deadline for funded scholarships is March 1 of each year.