Dec 11, 2018  
2006-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2006-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Aid


The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for the coordination of sources of financial assistance for undergraduate and graduate students at Slippery Rock University. The majority of financial aid offered through the Office of Financial Aid is based on the overall financial need of applicants. Both state and federal financial aid sources are coordinated through this office. The Office of Financial Aid also provides information about scholarship opportunities. A detailed listing of aid programs is available at www.sru.edu/pages/633.asp.

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How Do I Apply For Financial Aid?

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed in order to apply for financial aid available for attendance at Slippery Rock University. Students are able to complete the FAFSA beginning January 1 of the year preceding their next year of enrollment in college. It is recommended that the application be completed after January 1 and before May 1. The federal school code for Slippery Rock University is 003327, a code that is required on the FAFSA.

In addition, students interested in receiving assistance from either the Federal Stafford Loan or PLUS program must submit the appropriate loan promissory note at least six to eight weeks in advance of their first date of attendance at SRU.

Financial Aid Timeline — A General Guide of What to Do and When

ITEMS TO COMPLETE

 

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(CURRENT AID RECIPENTS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receive a Renewal FAFSA in the mail from federal processor

 

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Gather financial aid documentation necessary for completion of the FAFSA

 

 

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(new aid applicants)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obtain a Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or file on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov

 

 

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Mail your FAFSA to the Federal Processor. THE EARLIER THE BETTER! (keep a copy for your records)

 

 

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Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for errors and make necessary corrections

 

 

 

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Provide the Financial Aid Office with all requested information

 

 

 

 

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MAY 1 – FAFSA deadline for PHEAA State Grant (FAFSA must be received by processor by this date)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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File Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note with lender (new Stafford borrowers)

 

 

 

 

 

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Receive determination of PHEAA Grant eligibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Receive billing statement from Office of Student Accounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Financial Aid Programs

Financial aid at Slippery Rock University includes grant, loan, and employment programs. Scholarship opportunities for students are listed in the “University Scholarships” section of this catalog.

Federal Pell Grant - Pell Grants are federal funds available to undergraduates with exceptional financial need; the amount of the grant is based on a student’s enrollment, cost and financial need.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - FSEOG funds are grant funds available to undergraduate students with a high degree of financial need. Students may be eligible for this grant if they already qualify for the Federal Pell Grant.

Pennsylvania State Grant - The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) provides grant assistance to eligible Pennsylvania residents. PHEAA Grant funds are awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need.

Federal Work Study (FWS) - Employment based on financial need may be available to eligible students. FWS is a part-time employment program. Students employed by FWS receive a paycheck on a bi-weekly basis and are paid at least minimum wage. FWS job opportunities are located throughout the campus. Available FWS positions are publicized through the Office of Career Services.

Federal Perkins Loan - This is a low interest loan that is offered by SRU through the use of federal funds. Typically, this loan is awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate a high degree of financial need. Repayment of this loan begins nine months after the student ceases to be enrolled on at least a half-time basis. The SRU Perkins Loan Office can be contacted for additional information regarding repayment of this loan.

Federal Stafford Loan - This is a long-term, low interest loan that students may elect to use to assist them with their educational expenses. The amount of loan and type of loan available is dependent upon the individual student’s costs, resources, year in school, and financial need.

A student may either qualify for a Subsidized or Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan. Subsidized loans are offered to students who demonstrate financial need; these do not require repayment of principal or interest while the student remains enrolled at least halftime. In contrast, unsubsidized loans require either the repayment of interest only (on a quarterly basis) or the capitalization of interest during periods of enrollment. The student officially enters repayment of an Unsubsidized or Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan following a grace period after graduation or cessation of at least half-time enrollment. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information regarding repayment of Federal Stafford Loans.

Federal PLUS Loans - Both parents of dependent students and graduate students may borrow up to the cost of financial aid through the use of this Federal loan program.

Other State Grants - Several states allow their students to use state grant funds to attend colleges outside of their home state. Out-of-state students should contact their state grant agency in their home state for more information on eligibility guidelines.

How is Eligibility Determined?

Students qualify for most financial aid based on their financial need. A student’s financial need is based on a simple formula:

Cost of Attendance
Expected Family Contribution
= Financial Need

What Can Financial Aid Cover?

The Office of Financial Aid calculates an average cost of attendance for each student based on their program of study and their in-state or out-of-state status. Typically, the cost of attendance consists of costs for tuition, fees, room, board, books, travel and other associated educational costs.

What Is An Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?

The EFC is calculated through the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This figure reflects the Federal estimate of what a family and/or student can afford to contribute toward a year of college.

What Is My Eligibility For Financial Aid?

The level of financial need determines the amount of eligibility that a student has for financial aid. It is used by the Office of Financial Aid to determine eligibility for specific programs. An award letter listing eligibility for financial aid is sent to each student after the determination of financial need.

Students or families who experience hardship due to disability, death, decrease in income, loss of benefits, etc., should contact the Office of Financial Aid. A review of their eligibility for financial aid may be performed based on their change in status.

Financial aid applicants may contact the Office of Financial Aid for specific program eligibility criteria.

How Do I Receive Financial Aid Funds?

The Office of Student Accounts is responsible for disbursing all financial aid with the exception of the Federal Work Study Program. A student’s financial aid, excluding Federal Work Study, is applied directly to contracted university charges (tuition, fees, room and board). Any excess funds will be refunded to the student according to the refund policies set forth by the Office of Student Accounts.

Academic Progress for Financial Aid

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The Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended by Congress mandates institutions of higher education to establish minimum standards of “satisfactory progress” for students receiving Federal financial aid. These standards apply to all Federal Title IV aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS Loans and Federal Work-Study.

Regardless of whether the student had previously received Title IV financial aid, the minimum requirements for students to meet the University’s definition of academic progress for Federal financial aid purposes are as follows:

Enrollment Status Definitions for Purposes of Determining Satisfactory Progress

Full Time : Undergraduate students enrolled for at least 12 credits/semester and graduate students enrolled for at least 9 credits/semester are considered to be full-time.

Three-Quarter Time : Undergraduate students enrolled for at least 9 but less than 12 credits per semester are considered to be three-quarter time.

Half Time : Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled for at least 6 but less than 9 credits/semester are considered to be half-time.

Process of Determining Satisfactory Progress

Each student will be measured for sufficient progress annually in May after spring grade processing. This evaluation will determine if the student has sufficient progress to be eligible for Title IV funding for the next financial aid award year. Students who have not met the minimum requirements will receive a letter informing them that they are not eligible for continued financial aid.

The standards of satisfactory progress have both a quantitative and qualitative measure that must be met. Slippery Rock University has established the following quantitative and qualitative standards that must be met:

Quantitative Measure (credits earned):

  • Full time students must complete a minimum of 24 (18 if a graduate student) new credits by the end of each academic year.
  • Three quarter time students must complete a minimum of 18 new credits by the end of each academic year.
  • Half time students must complete a minimum of 12 new credits by the end of each academic year.
  • Students enrolled less than half time must complete the number of credits for which enrolled by the end of each academic year.

Qualitative Measure (QPA):

  • Students who have completed 2 academic years or its equivalent must have at least a 2.0 SRU cumulative quality point average (QPA) at the end of each academic year.
  • Students who have not completed 2 academic years or its equivalent must have at least a 1.5 SRU cumulative quality point average (QPA) at the end of each academic year.
Graduate students must have at least a 3.0 SRU cumulative quality point average (QPA) at the end of each academic year.

January Admits : If an undergraduate student is admitted in January, that student must complete at least 12 credits for full time study (9 credits for three quarter time study, 6 credits for half time study and all credits for less than half time) and meet the minimum quality point average requirement to have continued financial aid eligibility. If the student is deficient in credits or quality point average, the student will receive a warning letter. Aid will be continued for the Fall Semester, however, at the end of the Fall Semester, the student will be checked for the completion of the appropriate number of credits based upon the enrollment status and appropriate quality point average. Federal financial aid will be continued for those students who have met both requirements. Students who have not met both requirements will be notified of their ineligibility for Federal financial aid and informed of the options to regain eligibility.

Graduate students admitted in January who fail to meet QPA or credit requirements by the end of the Spring Semester will receive the same warning letter as listed above. Aid will be continued for the Fall Semester, however, progress will be evaluated again at the end of the Fall Semester.

Readmitted Students : If a student is readmitted to the University, satisfactory academic progress will be based on the student’s previous attendance at SRU. Students who have not met the minimum requirements will be notified of their ineligibility for Federal financial aid and informed of the options to regain eligibility.

Maximum Time Frame

Undergraduate students may receive Federal financial assistance for no more than 150% of the established length of their program of study. SRU has defined this maximum time frame as 6 years for full time students, 9 years for three-quarter time students and 12 years for half-time students. A year consists of fall, spring and summer. The maximum time frame will be adjusted based on the student’s enrollment status. Credits transferred from other institutions to SRU count toward the maximum time frame. A year for maximum time frame and credits transferred is defined as thirty-six credits. Students changing majors, pursuing a double major or pursuing a second undergraduate degree may be eligible for an extension of time on an individual review basis.

Policy on the Return of Title IV Aid

The Financial Aid Office is required by federal statute to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60% of a payment period or term. The federal Title IV financial aid programs must be recalculated in these situations.

If a student leaves the institution prior to completing 60% of a payment period or term, the financial aid office recalculates eligibility for Title IV funds. Recalculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV funds formula:

Percentage of payment period or term completed = the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date divided by the total days in the payment period or term. (Any break of five days or more is not counted as part of the days in the term.) This percentage is also the percentage of earned aid.

Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percentage of unearned aid using the following formula:
Aid to be returned = (100% of the aid that could be disbursed minus the percentage of earned aid) multiplied by the total amount of aid that could have been disbursed during the payment period or term.

If a student earned less aid than was disbursed, the institution would be required to return a portion of the funds and the student would be required to return a portion of the funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds are returned, the student borrower may owe a debit balance to the institution.

If a student earned more aid than was disbursed to him/her, the institution would owe the student a post-withdrawal disbursement which must be paid within 120 days of the student’s withdrawal.

The institution must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 30 days after the date of the determination of the date of the student’s withdrawal.

Refunds are allocated in the following order:

  • Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans (other than PLUS loans)
  • Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Pell Grants for which a Return of funds is required
  • Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants for which a Return of funds is required
  • Other assistance under this Title for which a Return of funds is required (e.g., LEAP)

Special Grades and their use in Academic Progress Determination

I - Incomplete - Student will receive no credit for an “I” grade. If, however, the incomplete grade is resolved by the close of the following semester and a passing grade is received, the credits will be counted.

NC - No Credit - No credits received. W - Withdrawal - No credits received.

AU - Audit - No credits received. P - Pass- Student receives credits, but QPA is not affected.

X - No grade given - No credits received.

Repeat of Course

The last grade earned is always used in calculating the QPA. If the student failed the course the first time but passes it the second time, the appropriate number of credits will be received after the second attempt. If, however, the student passed the course the first time, repeats it an attempt to improve the QPA but receives a failing grade, the appropriate number of credits will be deducted from the cumulative credits earned total. Maximum hours earned for any course cannot exceed the number of credits listed for that course in the catalog.

Summer School

If a student is deficient in credits and/or QPA at the end of the academic year, the student may use the following summer to eliminate the deficiency. Summer work need not be completed at Slippery Rock; but students should be aware that:

1. Transient clearance must be obtained prior to taking any courses elsewhere if the credits are to be transferred back to SRU.

2. Only credits transfer back to Slippery Rock, grades do not. If the student’s deficiency is in QPA, taking courses at another institution will not make up a QPA deficiency. The Office of Academic Records and Summer School must accept the credits in order to be counted towards satisfactory progress.

If the student chooses not to attend summer school to make up the deficiency, but opts instead to make up the deficiency during a subsequent semester, only credits successfully completed over and above the required minimum number of credits based on enrollment status will work toward eliminating the deficiency, however, financial aid will not be processed for that semester.

Appeal Process

A student with mitigating circumstances is allowed to write an appeal in regard to an adverse satisfactory academic progress determination. In general, mitigating circumstances can include, but are not limited to, illness, injury, death of relative or friend, difficulties with accommodations for students with disabilities, and adversity due to unforeseen events. A written appeal may be submitted to the Academic Progress Committee c/o SRU Financial Aid Office. Please include all relevant documentation with your appeal and submit this prior to August 1st for the fall semester or before November 1st for the spring semester. You will receive a written response to your appeal. Appeals denied by the Academic Progress Committee may be reviewed upon request by the student by the Associate Provost for Enrollment Services

Regaining Eligibility

If a student does not meet the satisfactory academic progress standards at the beginning of the academic year but later meets the standards at some point during the academic year, the student can be eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant, FFEL funds, and if available, campus-based program funds beginning with the academic term during which the student first meets the academic progress standards. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Office of Financial Aid after they complete course work if it will allow them to regain eligibility for financial aid.

PHEAA Grant

Academic progress requirements for the Pennsylvania State Grant are communicated directly to recipients with their state grant notification by PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency).

Financial Aid for the Summer Term

Students may be able to qualify for financial aid for the summer term dependent upon their enrollment status, eligibility for aid, and the availability of financial aid funds. The following sources of financial aid may be available for the summer term: Federal Pell Grant, Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Work Study, Federal Stafford Loans and PLUS. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid in the early spring regarding application procedures for financial aid for the summer term.

Study Abroad Programs

SRU students may be eligible for financial aid funds to attend a study abroad program that is approved by SRU. Financial aid eligibility for study abroad programs is reviewed by individual request. The terms and conditions of the study abroad program have a direct impact upon the student’s eligibility for financial aid. Students interested in financial aid for a study abroad program should contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

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Rights

The student has the right to:

  • Be considered for financial aid assistance; be notified of the financial aid decision; and if not awarded financial assistance, to be informed as to the reason for denial.
  • Appeal financial aid decisions to the Associate Provost for Enrollment Services.
  • Be informed of the financial aid programs available and the required application materials.

Responsibilities

The student is responsible for:

  • Submitting the appropriate application forms within published deadline dates.
  • Using all refunds of financial aid funds for expenses related to the student’s education.
  • Following the requirements and repayment schedules of educational loan programs.
  • Informing the Office of Financial Aid of all grants, scholarships, or other funds received for their educational costs from outside organizations.

Additional Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for financial aid, student applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if required).
  • Be working toward a degree or teacher certification at SRU.
  • Not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal educational loan.

General Comments

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  • All aid programs require that the student make satisfactory academic progress as detailed in the financial aid section of the catalog.
  • The financial aid office should be contacted for instructions when a major change in the family’s financial condition occurs such as death, disability, retirement, or loss of job.)
  • Students and families are encouraged to contact the financial aid office at 724-738-2044 or via e-mail at financial.aid@sru.edu with any questions they have about the financial aid information provided in this catalog.
  • The information provided in this section was accurate at the time of publication. Fees, regulations, eligibility requirements, etc. are subject to change.

University Scholarships

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Slippery Rock University awards more than $600,000 in academic scholarships annually. Students are encouraged to visit the financial aid website at www.sru.edu/pages/4986.asp for a current listing of freshman and upper class scholarships awarded through SRU. Students and families are encouraged to contact the financial aid office (724-738-2044) if they have any questions about academic scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships That Are Available

  • A Craig Succop Metalsmithing Scholarship (Art)
  • A. P. Vincent (‘13) Science Scholarship
  • Academic Affairs Scholarship
  • Accounting Department Scholarship
  • African American Alumni Scholarship
  • African American Caucus Scholarship
  • Alan and Patti Offstein/Furniture Galleries Scholarship
  • Alicia Stackhouse Kopp (‘86) Scholarship
  • Allie Heid Brandt (1902) Memorial Scholarship
  • Allied Health Scholarship
  • American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
  • American legion Post 393 Scholarship
  • Ann Liedel-Rice Urban Award
  • Ann T. Bicknell Memorial Scholarship
  • Anna Brua Williams (‘26) Scholarship
  • Anthony Francis (‘88) Scholarship
  • Aqua Achievement Award
  • Area Student Scholarship Fund
  • Art Department Scholarship
  • Arthur A. Bolla Memorial ASSE Scholarship
  • Asian Studies Scholarship
  • Association of Pennsylvania State, College & University Faculty Scholarship
  • Athletic Training Scholarship
  • Band Scholarship (Music)
  • Barry K. Thompson (‘87) Scholarship
  • Barry Welsch (‘73) Family Scholarship
  • Biology Honors Scholarship
  • Blase S. and Mary L. Scarnati Scholarship
  • Board of Governors Scholarship
  • Bob & Laurie Mollenhauer Scholarship
  • Bob (‘33) and Betty (‘32) Smiley Scholarship (Physical Education)
  • Bonnie Winder Scholarship (Music)
  • Bruce Witek (‘79) Memorial Scholarship (Parks & Recreation)
  • Butler County Symphony Association Scholarship
  • Campus Side Apartments Scholarship
  • Captain Jim Unterwagner Scholarship (Sociology/Social Work)
  • Carl (‘49) and Norma Watson (‘48) Laughner Scholarship
  • Carl and Louise Woodling Scholarship (English or English Education)
  • Carlton F. Dresden Memorial Scholarship
  • Carolyn Greco (‘70) Scholarship
  • Carolyn Williams Physical Education Scholarship
  • Catherine Morsink Scholarship
  • Catherine Schaeffer Memorial Fund (Special Education)
  • Chad Williamson Memorial Scholarship
  • Charles & Ruth Nibling Brooker Scholarship (Exercise Science)
  • Charles A. Zuzak Scholar/Artist Award (College of Humanities, Fine, and Performing Arts)
  • Charles B. Hamilton (‘84) Art Scholarship
  • Charles M. Bennett Memorial Fellowship (Counseling & Ed. Psyche)
  • Charles S. and Mary Coen Scholarship (College of Health, Environment, and Science)
  • Charles Sheetz (‘74) Scholarship
  • Cheryl Iversen (‘79) Scholarship
  • Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Scholarship (Adapted Physical Education)
  • Class of ‘43 Anniversary Scholarship (Education)
  • Class of ‘57 Scholarship for Promising Educators (Education)
  • Claudia and Donald Graham Physical Therapy Fellowship (Physical Therapy)
  • Colette S. Garrison (‘53) Scholarship
  • College of Business, Information, and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholarship
  • College of Education Dean’s Diversity Scholarship (Education)
  • Communications Scholarship (Communications)
  • Connel Ashmore Baker, Jr., Scholarship
  • Constantine N. Stroumbakis Scholarship (Secondary Education)
  • Counseling & Educational Psychology Graduate Scholarship
  • CPAD Practicum (Special Education)
  • Dale Liken (‘38) Scholarship
  • Darrell J. Hess (‘54) Endowed Scholarship
  • David & Victoria Knopp Scholarship
  • David Czapor (‘02) Scholarship (Education - Math Minor)
  • Dean (‘89) and Monica Piccirillo Scholarship (Finance)
  • Dean V. Camp (‘80) Scholarship
  • Dennis Cousins (‘69) Scholarship
  • Diane Breidenstein Scholarship
  • Don (‘51) and Terry (‘52) Phillips Scholarship (Education)
  • Donald Hindman (‘57) Scholarship (Chemistry or Physics)
  • Donald Shields Kelly (‘56) Fund (History)
  • Donald T. Stauffer Award (Special Education)
  • Donald Vanecek Memorial Scholarship (Physical Therapy Major - Art Minor)
  • Donna & Bob (‘51) McMullen International Scholarship
  • Dr. and Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Scholarship
  • Dr. Carl Thomas McGary (‘83) Scholarship)
  • Dr. Charlotte H. Shapiro Scholarship (Education)
  • Dr. Eben E. Bass Scholarship (Education or English Education)
  • Dr. Hal (‘60) and Betty (‘61) Wingard Scholarship (CHES and PE Teaching)
  • Dr. Jayne E. Craig (‘85) Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Dr. Joanne McKeag (‘55) Scholarship (Physical Education or Dance)
  • Dr. John N. Anderson Biology Scholarship
  • Dr. Leona Parascenzo Fund (Nursing)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Speech Competition
  • Dr. Robert Marcus (‘61) Scholarship
  • Dr. Stephen C. (‘80) and Susan V. Coulon Scholarship (Physical Education)
  • Dr. Stephen J. Curry Scholarship (English)
  • Dr. Thomas W. Gaither Scholarship (Biology)
  • Dwight and Jean Baker Memorial Scholarship (Music)
  • Earn to Learn Fellowships (Education)
  • Eberly Family Scholarship
  • Edith Davis Eve Foundation Scholarships
  • Edna C. Rohwedder Community Service Memorial Scholarship
  • Eisaman (‘27) Alumni Scholarship
  • Elaine Enfonde (‘90) Scholarship
  • Elaine Phillips Award (Special Education)
  • Eleanor Heaney Sullivan Scholarship
  • Elinor Jeffrey (‘79) Scholarship (Nursing)
  • Emma Guffy Miller Scholarship (Political Science)
  • Environmental Geoscience Scholarship
  • Eugene L. Boyer (‘50) Parks & Rec Scholarship for Outstanding Student
  • Flash (‘70) and Linda Yarger Scholarship (Geology)
  • Francis J. Dixon Family Scholarship Program
  • Frank A. Pugliese Rock Scholarship (Biology)
  • Frank and Nancy Ross Memorial Scholarship (Art)
  • Fred (‘53) and Mary Roby Scholarship (Exercise Science)
  • Gail Sabanosh (‘76) Scholarship
  • Gary Pechar Exercise Science Award
  • General Music Scholarship Fund (Music)
  • Genevieve M. Tvrdik Scholarship (Biology)
  • Geology Alumni Scholarship
  • George Smith Memorial Fund (Mathematics and Natural Science)
  • George W. Bentel Memorial Scholarship
  • Governor’s School Scholarship
  • Grace H. “Arky” Vaughan (‘50) Scholarship (Physical Education Teaching Major)
  • Grace H. “Arky” Vaughan (‘50) and Ruth V. Coon (‘52) Scholarship (Phys. Ed. Tcg. Major)
  • Graduate Portfolio Award (Special Education)
  • Grady W. and Helen Magee Cooper Scholarship
  • Grove City County Market Scholarship
  • Hall (‘71) Scholarship
  • Hallie Dugan Smith (‘22) Scholarship Award (Elementary Education)
  • Hazel Andrews Reed (‘24) Fellowship in Physical Therapy
  • Health and Human Services Scholarship
  • Helen Brua Gettig (‘27) Memorial Scholarship (Education)
  • Helen R. Ferguson (‘48) Scholarship
  • Hockenberry Memorial Scholarship (Education)
  • Honors Program Scholarships
  • Howard and Florence Meyer Scholarship
  • Howard L. and Margaret Rehm (‘40) Headland Scholarship
  • Hungry Minds Scholarship
  • Hunkler Computer Science Scholarship (Computer Science, Info. Systems, Info. Technology)
  • International Experience Award (Elementary Education)
  • International Student Scholarship (International Students)
  • Irving P. Rosenthal Accounting Scholarship
  • Ivona Kemp Natural Living Scholarship (Sustainable Systems Grad Student)
 
  • J. Kevin Woods Memorial Scholarship (Instrumental Music Major)
  • Jack C. Dinger Award (Special Education)
  • James (‘50) and Gay Dull Scholarship (Instrumental Music Major)
  • James A. Hughes Scholarship
  • James E. Winner, Jr., Family Scholarship (Business Administration)
  • James P. Gillen Memorial Scholarship
  • James Steel Memorial Scholarship (Biology)
  • Jamie Minoski Scholarship for Special Education Majors
  • Janice Sharek Hogue (‘72) Memorial Scholarship (Mathematics)
  • Jim Stracka (‘80) Scholarship in Computer Science
  • Joe Hickey (‘81) Scholarship
  • Joe Kolodski Scholarship
  • John and Deborah Boczar Honors Scholarship
  • John (‘35) and Helen Williams Endowed Scholarship (Education)
  • John and Kathryn Conway Symphony Scholarship (Music: Strings)
  • John and Mary (‘43) Taylor Endowed Scholarship (Education)
  • John and Mildred Megan (‘30) O’Brien Scholarship
  • John O. Stoner Scholarship
  • Joseph R. Love Scholarship
  • Joseph S. & Eva Puntureri Memorial Scholarship (Computer Science, Math, Science, or Safety Science)
  • Joyce (‘76) Patterson Scholarship
  • Julia Warhola Scholarship
  • Katherine M. Moore (‘75) Memorial Fund (Health Education)
  • Kay M. Hunt (‘83) Nursing Scholarship
  • Kay Wolford Endowment for Elementary Education Majors
  • Kenneth Esker (‘38) & Ruth Madalyn (‘38) Harris Scholarship (English or English Educ.)
  • Kenneth L. Wilcox (‘89) Scholarship)
  • Kenneth M. O’Toole Memorial Scholarship (Marketing)
  • Kids First Endowed Scholarship
  • Kimberly Forrest Health Scholarship
  • Kings of New Castle Internship-Scholarship (Accounting)
  • Kraus Scholarships
  • Kris Chapin Memorial Flute Scholarship (Music: Flute)
  • Kurt Heinz (‘76) Scholarship
  • Leo I. Shapiro Memorial Scholarship (History, Public Administration, Political Science)
  • Leona Parascenzo Nursing Scholarship
  • Lisa Graham Hanrahan (‘68) Scholarship (Elementary, Physical, or Secondary Education)
  • Lisa McCaskey Scholarship
  • Louis D. and Panagiota Pappan Scholarship
  • Louis Razzano Scholarship (English or English Education)
  • Louis Rossi (‘50) Education Scholarship (Elementary Education)
  • Lucy Isacco Sack (‘67) Dance Scholarship for Summer Study
  • Lucy Isacco Sack (‘67) Dance Scholarship
  • M. Clair and Marie Swope Scholarship
  • M. Kate Brennan Music Education Scholarship (Music Education)
  • Mabel Eichler Vincent Scholarship (Theatre)
  • Madeline Farnen Stoops Scholarship (Education)
  • Madrigal Dinner Scholarship (Music: Voice)
  • Maggie Meise (‘44) Fellowship (Business)
  • Manocha School of Business Scholarship
  • Marching Rockets-Band Scholarship (Music)
  • Maree McKay/Esther Smiley (‘22) Academic Alumni Scholarship
  • Margaret Minor-Stone Scholarship (Education)
  • Mario (‘84) & Seeme (‘85) Moreira Accounting Scholarship
  • Mario (‘84) & Seeme (‘85) Moreira Communication Scholarship
  • Marjorie L. Christy Maguire (‘37) Fellowship (Physical Therarpy)
  • Marjorie Stephenson Scholarship (Arts, Humanities, Education, and Social Services)
  • Mark A. Shiring Teacher Eduction Fund (Elementary, Secondary, Special Education)
  • Martha and John Gault Scholarship (Art or Art Education)
  • Martha Green (‘73) Scholarship
  • Mary P. Wodiska Memorial Scholarship
  • Math Department Scholarship
  • Mathematics Award
  • McKelvey Scholars Fund
  • McPherson Family Scholarship
  • Meiping Cheng Memorial Scholarship
  • Merle Jan Moses Crawford (‘79) Scholarship (Special Education)
  • Michael J. Estocin ‘54 Memorial Scholarship
  • Michael Sharp (‘83) Scholarship (Accounting)
  • Mihal Skarupa Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Mike Alan Starker (‘82) Scholarship (Environmental Studies)
  • Minnie Patton Staymen Foundation Scholarship
  • Minority Affairs Scholarship
  • Modern Languages and Cultures Scholarship (Major or Minor)
  • Music Therapy Scholarship
  • Nate and Irene Maruca Education Scholarship
  • National City “Investing in Pennsylvania’s Future” Scholarship Program
  • Olive E. McElravy Wharton (‘08) Memorial Scholarship (Elementary Education)
  • O’Malley Scholarship (English)
  • Park Ranger Scholarship (Parks & Recreation Resource Management Major)
  • Paul F. Rizza Scholarship (Environmental Studies or Geography)
  • Philip J. Kennedy Scholarship (Accounting)
  • Physics and Pre-Engineering Scholarship Fund
  • Pres. Herb. F. Reinhard Leadership & Activity Scholarship Fund
  • Printmaking Scholarship (Art)
  • Professional Graphic Communications Scholarship-Internship (Computer Science or Business)
  • Quality Aggregates Inc. Internship-Scholarship (Geography, Geology and The Environment)
  • Ralph Emerson Greasley Scholarship
  • Ranbar Technology Scholarship (Chemistry)
  • Raymond E. Carothers (‘73) Honors Scholarship
  • Rev. Wil Hadden Act 101 Award
  • Rhoda E. Taylor Endowed Scholarship (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, or Physics)
  • Richard and Mary Shoemaker Scholarship (Elementary Education)
  • Richard Tillack (‘68) Memorial Scholarship (Science or Secondary Education Major, First Preference)
  • Ritts Scholarship
  • Robert (‘69) and Judith (‘69) Frederick Scholarship (Education)
  • Robert A. Davis Scholarship (Environmental Studies or Geography)
  • Robert H. Coulson (‘56) Scholarship (Education or Theater Preference, but all Majors)
  • Robert H. McCollum (‘52) Scholarship (International Studies)
  • Robert Leffingwell Scholarship (Communication)
  • Robert Macoskey Memorial Scholarship (Sustainable Systems Graduate Student)
  • Robert N. Aebersold Scholarship
  • Robert Yeckley (‘74) Scholarship
  • Roger Panella Scholarship
  • Ronald Smith (‘71) Champion International Scholarship)
  • Rose (‘69) and Dale E. Kaufman Scholarship
  • Rose Ricci (‘81) Nursing Scholarship
  • Russell E. (‘41) and Alma B. (‘29) Hemphill Memorial Scholarship (Education)
  • Russell E. Wright (‘23) Scholarship
  • Ruth Vaughan Coon (‘52) Scholarship (Physical Education Teaching Major)
  • Ryan F. Chandler Memorial Fellowship (Physical Therapy)
  • Sadie Lindey Carey (‘27) Scholarship (Education)
  • Samuel G. Sava (‘53) Scholarship (Elementary Education)
  • Sara Belle Eakin Riddle Memorial Scholarship (Elementary Education)
  • Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Secondary Education
  • School of Business Advisory Council (Business)
  • Sheila I. Drohan (‘74) Scholarship (Exercise Science)
  • Slovak American Fund for Education
  • Special Education Alumni Scholarship
  • SRU Academic Scholarship
  • SRU Scholarship at Carrollton High School
  • SRU Scholarship at Sharon High School
  • Stan Kendziorski International Student Scholarship
  • Sue Shuttleworth Music Therapy Scholarship
  • Susan J. Morimando (‘99) Scholarship (Elementary Education, first preference)
  • Sylvan H. Cohen Scholarship (Political Science Major)
  • Terry Steele Jazz Scholarship (Music: Jazz)
  • The Carol Holland (‘86) Scholarship for International Students
  • The First National Bank of Slippery Rock Scholars Program
  • Thomas H. John Scholarship (Biology)
  • Timothy Trautman (‘73) Scholarship)
  • Triangle Tech Scholarship (Applied Science)
  • Twyla Hord Special Education Award (Special Education)
  • University Academic Scholarship Program
  • Verizon Scholarship-Bell Atlantic (Computer Science or Technology)
  • Watson Family Scholarships (Biology, Education, or Undeclared Slippery Rock High School)
  • William (‘50) and Connie Halttunen Scholarship
  • William Alexander Ralston (‘01) Award for Academic Achievement (Biology or Physical Science
  • Wilson Family Scholarship (FYRST Student)
  • Wolves Club of Coraopolis Den #9 Scholarship
  • Wolves Club of New Castle Den #1 Scholarship
  • Yardley Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded based on various criteria. Visit the SRU scholarships web page at www.sru.edu/pages/4986.asp for scholarship descriptions, criteria, and application processes.

Due to the generosity of many individuals and corporations, new scholarship opportunities are established on an ongoing basis. Therefore, additional scholarships may be available but not listed above. For updated information refer to the scholarship web page at www.sru.edu/pages/4986.asp. Scholarship information listed in this catalog is subject to change without notice.

Athletic Scholarships are administered by the Intercollegiate Athletic Department and awarded by the coaches of each particular sport. Contact the specific coach at the Intercollegiate Athletic Office, 102 Morrow Field House, 724-738-2021.

Army ROTC scholarships are available at Slippery Rock University that cover tuition, fees, books, and a monthly cash allowance. Contact the SRU Military Science Department at 724-738-2019 for details.

Veterans Affairs

The financial aid office coordinates all paperwork for veterans or dependents of veterans who are eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits. Qualified individuals should apply at least six weeks prior to the first day of classes. An original application for benefits and certified copy of DD214 (discharge paper), or VA form 2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility), or copy of Kicker contract may be required. The Office of Financial Aid should be contacted for additional information regarding DVA educational benefits, financial aid, tutorial assistance, and credits for military service and specific forms. General information is available in the SRU Veterans Benefits pamphlet (available through the Financial Aid office), or at www.sru.edu/pages/2686.asp.