Financial Aid:  FAQ's

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Alamo College Transfer Scholarship
Transfer students from the Alamo College System are eligible to receive $1000 per year/4 years. Full time undergraduate students only. Tuition specific.

Ambassador Scholarship
$500 per year.  Selected annually via application process.

Art Scholarship
Amount varies. Selected annually via portfolio review.  Tuition specific.

Choir Scholarship
Amount varies, up to $1,000. Selected annually via application process.

College Access Loan
Student loan for Texas residents. Requires a credit check and, usually, a co-signer. Low interest rates available.

Community Internship Program
$1,000-$1,200.  Selected annually via application process.

Cost of Attending
A federal term for the total cost at a particular school for tuition, fees, books, room, board (meals), transportation, miscellaneous expenses (like laundry), and loan fees.

Cost Worksheet
Worksheets allow you to use your financial aid offer to determine a reliable estimate of your costs to attend Schreiner.

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Federal Direct Parent PLUS loans
Federal loan allowing parents of dependent students to borrow for educational expenses. Credit check required. 

Federal Direct Student Loans
Federal loan allowing students to borrow for their educational expenses. Borrowing limits based on student grade level.

Federal Pell Grant
Federal need-based funds up to $5,730 per year. Requires annual FAFSA application/approval.

Federal Supplemental Equal Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Federal need-based award up to $4000 per year. Limited funding.

Federal Teach Grant
Federal award of up to $4000 per year for the junior and senior undergraduate years for education students in specific majors (high need subject or school) or graduate students in the MEd program; recipients must complete service agreement after graduating or this reverts to a loan. Read about the federal requirements for specific details.

Freshman Merit Calculator
Freshman merit calculator allows you to input your information to determine where you might fall in our merit awards.

Hatton W. Sumners Leadership Grant
$7,000 per year.  Selected annually via application/interview process. Tuition Specific.

Hill Country College Fund
Amount varies. Available to students in Kerr County and those surrounding Kerr County. Requires annual submission of FAFSA/TASFA to determine need. Funds are limited. Tuition specific.

Journalism Grant
Amounts vary. Current students can contact Dr. Hudson, who is the faculty advisor for these publications.

Liberal Arts Dean's Scholarship
Amounts vary.  Usually tied to an undergraduate research project, opportunities are posted each spring for application.

LSS Notetakers
Academically motivated students may apply for the LSS Notetakers award. Amounts vary.

Net Price Calculator
Allows you to calculate your estimated net price cost at Schreiner University.

Orchestra Grant
Amount varies. Selected annually via application process.

Outside Scholarship Program
Program offered by the Financial Aid office to help students obtain additional funds to pay for their education. Weekly email campaigns throughout the year, as well as workshops are provided.

Payment Plans
There are several options for making payments through The Financial Services Office.

Peer Advisors/Mountaineer Mentors
Amounts vary. Selected annually via application process.

Peer Ministers
Amounts vary.  Selected annually via application process.

Peer Tutors
Students are paid to be tutors to other students on campus. Watch your email for notification.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarships
$1000 for students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Admission counselors will confirm during admission process. Renewable for up to 4 years. Must maintain a 2.0 gpa. Tuition specific.

Phone-a-thon workers
Part-time employees of the university, students are paid to contact potential donors and share their experiences.  Students respond annually to the Office of Advancement.

Presidential Scholarship
Amounts vary.  Students receiving this scholarship are required to maintain a 3.0 gpa.  Tuition specific.

Private (alternative) Student Loans
 Private loans require a credit check and, usually, a co-signer. Students are urged to contact their bank or credit union for advice but only after they have considered federal and state loans first.

Professional Studies Dean’s Scholarship
Amounts vary. Usually tied to an undergraduate research project, opportunities are posted each spring for application.  Tuition specific.

Resident Advisor Room and Board Scholarship
Amounts vary by Residence Hall assignment.  Selections made annually via application process.

Rollins (H. Moak & Emmy) Leadership Grant
Amounts vary depending upon Student Senate and leadership position held.  Chosen via student body election annually.

Salt Ambassador
$250. Selections made annually via application process.

Schreiner Grant
Amounts vary.  Must submit FAFSA/TASFA annually to demonstrate need. Tuition specific.

Science & Math Dean’s Scholarship
Amounts vary.  Usually tied to an undergraduate research project, opportunities are posted each spring for application. Tuition specific.

Teach Grant
Up to $4,000 per year for students accepted into the Teacher Education undergraduate program or the Master's of Education program.

Tele-Counselors
Part-time employees of the university, students are employed to contact potential students and discuss life on the Schreiner campus.  Applications are taken each spring for the coming year.

Theatre Scholarship
Amounts vary. Selected annually via application process. 

Transfer Scholarship
Academic scholarship for transfer students. Amount  determined by incoming GPA. Renewable for 4 years; varies from $6,000 - $9,500 per year. Tuition specific.

Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)
Need-based funds for Texas residents-up to $4,875 per year based on availability. Students receiving TEG are required to maintain a 2.5 gpa and complete at least 24 credit hours each academic year.

Work-Study
Behind our Meaningful Work initiative are state, federal, and institutional work-study programs. 

Young Scholarship
George and Fay Young Foundation sponsors two undergraduate students from their sophomore to senior years, based on specific criteria including major. Students eligible to apply for the $20,000 scholarship will be notified by invitation.


Schreiner University reserves the right to utilize endowment funds, campus based funds, direct gifts, and other aid available to the university to fund eligible recipients of institutional aid programs.


The Office of Financial Aid at Schreiner University is committed to assisting students in obtaining the best financial aid award possible. However, it is the student’s responsibility to comply with all requirements necessary to complete the financial aid process. In addition, the Office of Financial Aid is not responsible for the student's financial obligations to Schreiner University. Each student must verify their account balance and make arrangements for any amounts not covered by financial aid.

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