Pace University Financial Aid Programs

Honors College Scholarship

Students are invited to join Pace Pforzheimer's Honors College on the basis of their academic achievement, as measured by high school average, rank in class, SAT I or ACT scores and extracurricular activities. To be eligible for the Honors College, incoming Freshman students must have a high school average of 90 or higher, an SAT Critical Reading score of 550 or higher, an SAT Math score of 550 or higher and a cumulative SAT score of 1200 between those two sections (minimum ACT score of 27). Upperclass students may also be invited to join the Honors College based on exemplary academic achievement.

To be considered for admission into Pace Pforzheimer's Honors College and the scholarship, students must be admitted as matriculated students in a degree program. Students must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor’s degree program. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1.

Scholarships are available for a maximum of four years from the term the student entered the University or until the first bachelor’s degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in an approved 5 year combined degree program or the 5-year CPA program who may receive the award for up to five years). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY towards tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student’s actual tuition. Renewal is automatic provided the student continues to participate in the Honors College, maintains a 3.30 cumulative QPA, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor’s degree.   Students not meeting the required cumulative QPA requirement at the end of each Spring term may appeal directly to the Honors College Director for an academic progress waiver. Students receiving an Honor’s Scholarship may not receive any of the following awards:

  • President’s Scholarship
  • Deans’ Scholarship
  • Trustee Recognition Award
  • Pace Incentive Award
  • Transfer Incentive Award
  • Part Time Student Scholarship
  • Incentive Award

Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be available on their Pace Portal.

President's Scholarship

These prestigious scholarships are awarded to entering Freshmen students who are admitted as matriculated students in a degree program. Students must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor’s degree program. Selection is based on academic excellence. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1st.

Scholarships are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor’s degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in an approved 5 year combined degree program or the 5-year CPA program who may receive the award for up to five years). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY towards tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student’s actual tuition. Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative QPA, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor’s degree. If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving a President’s Scholarship may not receive any of the following awards:

  • Honors Scholarship
  • Deans’ Scholarship
  • Trustee Recognition Award
  • Pace Incentive Award
  • Transfer Incentive Award
  • Pace Opportunity Scholarship

Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be available on their Pace Portal.

Dean's Scholarship

These prestigious scholarships are awarded to entering Transfer students who are admitted as matriculated students in a degree program. Students must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor’s degree program. Selection is based on academic excellence. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1st.

Scholarships are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor’s degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in an approved 5 year combined degree program or the 5-year CPA program who may receive the award for up to five years). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY towards tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student’s actual tuition. Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative QPA, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor’s degree. If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving a Dean’s Scholarship may not receive any of the following awards:

  • Honors Scholarship
  • President’s Scholarship
  • Trustee Recognition Award
  • Pace Incentive Award
  • Transfer Incentive Award
  • Pace Opportunity Scholarship

Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be available on their Pace Portal.

Trustee Recognition Award

These merit awards are offered to entering Freshman students who show academic promise. To be eligible, students must be admitted as matriculated students in a degree program and must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor’s degree program. Selection is based on academic excellence. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1st.

Merit Awards are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor’s degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in an approved 5 year combined degree program or  the 5-year CPA program who may receive the award for up to five years). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY towards tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student’s actual tuition. Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains a 2.00 cumulative QPA, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor’s degree. If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving a Trustee Recognition Award may not  receive any of the following awards:

  • Honors Scholarship
  • President’s Scholarship
  • Deans’ Scholarship
  • Pace Incentive Award
  • Transfer Incentive Award
  • Pace Opportunity Scholarship
  • Part Time Student Scholarship
  • Incentive Award.

Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be available on their Pace Portal.

Transfer Incentive Awards

These merit awards are offered to entering Transfer students who show academic promise. To be eligible, students must be admitted as matriculated students in a degree program and must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor’s degree program. Selection is based on academic excellence. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1st.

Merit Awards are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor’s degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in an approved 5 year combined degree program or the 5-year CPA program who may receive the award for up to five years). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY towards tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student’s actual tuition. Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains a 2.0 cumulative QPA, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor’s degree. If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving a Transfer Incentive Award may not receive any of the following awards:

  • Honors Scholarship
  • President’s Scholarship
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Trustee Recognition Award
  • Pace Incentive Award
  • Pace Opportunity Scholarship

Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be available on their Pace Portal.

Pace Incentive Award

These merit awards are offered to entering Freshmen students who show academic promise. To be eligible, students must be admitted as matriculated students in a degree program and must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor’s degree program. Selection is based on academic excellence. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1st.

Merit Awards are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor’s degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in an approved 5 year combined degree program or  the 5-year CPA program who may receive the award for up to five years). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY towards tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student’s actual tuition. Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains a 2.0 cumulative QPA, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor’s degree. If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving a Pace Incentive Award may not  receive any of the following awards:

  • Honors Scholarship
  • President’s Scholarship
  • Deans’ Scholarship
  • Trustee Recognition Award
  • Transfer Incentive Award
  • Pace Opportunity Scholarship

Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be available on their Pace Portal.

Honors Opportunity Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to entering Freshmen or Transfer students who show academic promise. To be eligible, students must be admitted as matriculated students in a degree program and must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits per term) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor’s degree program. Selection is based on academic excellence. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1st.

Merit Awards are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor’s degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in the 5-year CPA program who may receive the award for up to five years). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student’s actual tuition. Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains a 2.00 cumulative QPA, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor’s degree. If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving an Honors  Opportunity Scholarship may not also receive any of the following awards:

  • President’s Scholarship
  • Deans’ Scholarship
  • Trustee Recognition Award
  • Transfer Incentive Award
  • Pace Incentive Award

Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be available on your Pace Portal.

Other Renewable Merit Awards

Pace University offers a number of other renewable merit awards to students who show academic promise and who meet various specific eligibility criteria. The types of Other Merit awards available change over time. Other Renewable Merit Awards include, but are not limited to:

  • Alpha Beta Gamma Scholarship - $1,000 per year offered to incoming Transfer students who are members of Alpha Beta Gamma. To qualify, the student's Chapter Advisor must provide a letter of recommendation to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. A cumulative 3.00 QPA is required for renewal.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Award - $1,000 per year offered to incoming Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. To qualify, the student's Chapter Advisor must provide a letter of recommendation to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. A cumulative 3.00 QPA is required for renewal.
  • Legacy Scholarship - $1,000 per year offered to Freshmen or Transfer students who are admitted for Fall 2012 and beyond whose mother and/or father graduated from Pace University. To qualify, applicants for admission must indicate on their Admission Application that one or both of their parents are Pace graduates. A cumulative 2.00 QPA is required for renewal.

To be eligible for any of these awards, students must be admitted as matriculated students in a degree program and must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits per term) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor’s degree program. Merit Awards are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor’s degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in the 5-year CPA program who may receive the award for up to five years). Summer sessions are not included. These scholarships are applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student’s actual tuition. Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains the required cumulative QPA for their specific award, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor’s degree. If these awards are not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, they may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Veteran Tuition Scholarship

Pace University offers a scholarship program to veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq since September 11, 2001. The Pace Veterans Scholarship grants eligible veterans a 50 percent tuition scholarship. The scholarship is open to all admitted veterans who provide a copy of their DD-214 form with one of the following designations:

  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal

To apply for this scholarship as an incoming student, students must file an application for admission for full and/or part-time undergraduate study and provide a copy of their DD-214 with their application. All Veterans will have their application fee waived, regardless of whether they apply or are eligible for this scholarship. The fee waiver form should be printed out and submitted along with the application and/or DD-214. Continuing students who have not already received the Veterans scholarship may apply for it by submitting a copy of their DD-214 to the Veteran Affairs Team via email (veteranaffairs@pace.edu) or fax (914-989-8789).

To be eligible, a student must be admitted as a matriculated student in a degree program. There is not a minimum enrollment required for receiving the Pace Veterans Scholarship. Those students who are 100% covered under any form of tuition assistance (this includes federal GI BILL®/VA educational benefit are NOT eligible to receive the 50% Tuition Veterans Scholarship). This scholarship is only available for the Fall and Spring semesters respectively until the completion of the first Bachelor’s degree program. This scholarship is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student’s actual tuition. Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress and a cumulative 2.00 QPA. If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year. To remain eligible for the scholarship student must enroll continuously in the fall/spring semester. Should they need to take off a semester they must complete a "Leave of Absence Form" and file it with the University prior to their leave to be eligible to receive this scholarship upon their return. Students in the Pace Online or Nactel programs are not eligible for this award.

Students receiving a Pace Veterans Scholarship may not also receive any of the following awards: Honor’s Scholarship, President’s Scholarship, Deans’ Scholarship, Trustee Recognition Award, Transfer Incentive Award, Pace Incentive Award. Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be available on your Pace Portal. For more information please visit: Veterans Tuition Scholarship Program.

Pace Grant

These Need Based awards are available to full-time students matriculated in a degree program. Awards are based on academic promise and financial Need. This award is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually, and list Pace University as a school to be attended on the form. Priority is given to students who file the FAFSA by November 15. Recipients must enroll for at least 12 credits per Fall and Spring term, maintain satisfactory academic progress and a cumulative QPA of at least a 2.00. Summer sessions are not included. Pace Grant is applicable ONLY towards tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student’s actual tuition. This award is available for the number of semesters necessary to complete a degree, however renewal is not guaranteed. Students must reapply each year. Renewal is based on continued financial need, maintaining academic progress, a cumulative 2.00 QPA, and the FAFSA filing date each year.
 

Trustee Tuition Grant (TTG)

Undergraduate students who have completed at least 24 credits at Pace (not including transfer credits) and who have a 3.50 cumulative QPA are eligible for a TTG. These awards of $500 per year are restricted to students taking at least 12 credits per Fall and Spring term. This grant is not available for summer terms. TTG is applicable ONLY towards tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student’s actual tuition. The grant is not available to recipients of the Honors, President’s or Dean’s Scholarships.

Athletic Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships are available to students with exceptional athletic ability. Such scholarships encourage participation in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s baseball, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, women’s softball, women’s field hockey, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and spirit squad. Applicants should contact the Athletics Department for further information.

Free Courses For Parents

Parents of full-time matriculated undergraduate students are eligible to take one free course each fall and spring semester on a space-available basis. Registration for tuition-free courses may only take place during the first week of class. Adult education, nursing, study abroad/travel courses, and graduate level courses are excluded from this offer. Parents will be charged for registration and laboratory fees. An application for the free course may be obtained from the Student Accounts.  The benefit of this program will not be honored for any course that is filled before the first day of class or for any course that the parent’s child is also taking during that semester.

Endowed Scholarship Funds

Endowed Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Pace alumni and friends, as well as corporations and foundations. These benefactors have a strong belief in the importance of a Pace education for a student's future success. There are over 250 endowed and restricted scholarships available.

To be eligible to apply, students must be matriculated (admitted to a degree or certificate program) and be enrolled for at least 6 credits per semester. Students must also be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress and have a QPA of 3.0 or above. Most awards are financial need based. Students must have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Continuing and Resuming students must also complete our Application for Pace Endowed/Restricted Scholarships located on their Student Pace portal homepage. It is very important to provide as much information as possible to improve the chances of being matched with an award. The priority filing date for Endowed Scholarships is after January 1st, every year. Applications are reviewed on a first come first served basis and awards are made according to availability of funding.