For the majority of Webster students, scholarships and financial assistance are vital to academic success. In fact, 96% of degree-seeking undergraduates receive financial aid.

Webster can guide you through the process of applying for aid, pinpointing the right scholarships, finding Work-Study options.

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Step 1: Apply

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Step 2: FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA application (opens in new tab) and designate Webster as a recipient with Title IV code 002521.

Step 3: Financing

Combine student loans, grants, Work-Study and scholarships to pay for your future.

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Specific FAFSA Questions?

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The FAFSA must be completed to apply for either the Direct Stafford Loan or Parent PLUS Loan, Work-Study, grants including the Pell Grant, as well as any scholarships. Also, the FAFSA must be completed each year you plan to receive financial aid.

Webster's Guide to Fill Out the FAFSA covers the appeals process, common errors and frequently asked questions.



How to Secure Undergraduate Financial Aid

If you have already been admitted to Webster University and have completed your FAFSA, your next step will be to submit the undergraduate Webster University Financial Aid application. The financial aid application for undergraduate students may be completed online application through the financial aid portal within your Connections account. Paper copies can also be printed from the forms library.

From the time you submit your FAFSA and your Webster University Financial Aid application, you should hear from the office within two weeks. If you haven’t heard anything, contact the Financial Aid Office or review your Connections Account.

Student Loan Options

Direct Subsidized Loans (opens in new tab) are need-based loans and are available to eligible undergraduate students. Repayment of principal is postponed while the student is in school and during a six-month grace period after the student leaves school or drops below half-time status. These loans are made by a lender, such as a bank, credit union or savings and loan association; are insured by a state or nonprofit guarantee agency; and are reinsured by the federal government.

The federal government pays (subsidizes) interest on the borrower's behalf:

  • while student is in school;
  • in their grace period;
  • during authorized periods of deferment of repayment.

Direct Unsubsidized Loans (opens in new tab) are non-need-based loans and are available to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Repayment of principal is postponed while the student is in school and during a six-month grace period after the student leaves school or drops below half-time status. The interest on Unsubsidized Direct Loans while the student is in school is the borrower's responsibility to repay. These loans are made by a lender, such as a bank, credit union or savings and loan association; are insured by a state or nonprofit guarantee agency; and are reinsured by the federal government. Additionally, these loans:

  • are available to students who do not qualify, in whole or in part, for Subsidized Stafford Loans;
  • have terms that are the same as the terms for subsidized loans, except that the federal government does not pay any interest on the borrower's behalf;
  • may either accrue interest while the student is in school and then be added to the loan balance, or the borrower may begin making interest payments after the first loan check is disbursed;
  • accrue interest during the borrower's grace period and during authorized periods of deferment of repayment.

Parent PLUS (opens in new tab) (Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students) Loans enable parents to borrow up to the student's cost of attendance minus other aid for each dependent student who is enrolled at least half-time.

PLUS loans do not require that the student demonstrate financial need. However, the combination of PLUS loans and any other aid may not exceed the cost of education for the term of the loan.

Private Education Loans are not state, federal or institutional aid programs. Instead, they are loan programs specifically tailored for educational expenses by private lenders. Since these programs are created by the lenders themselves, there are often different terms and conditions for receiving them. Interest rates, fees and maximum loan amounts are among the many factors that may vary from lender to lender. We strongly encourage students to borrow first from the Federal Loan Programs. With the use of a survey process, we developed a recommended lender list, allowing our students to compare Private Alternative Education Loan Lenders.

Remember to complete the FAFSA and Webster Financial Aid Application each academic year

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Student Employment Program

The Student Employment Program is designed to help undergraduate students meet educational expenses through meaningful employment. Student employment at Webster University is divided into two different programs.

You are eligible for Federal Work-Study if you have done all of the following:

  • You have been accepted for admission and plan to enroll at the St. Louis main campus as a full-time undergraduate student.
  • You indicated on your FAFSA that you are interested in the Federal Work-Study Program.
  • You have completed the Webster University Financial Aid Application indicating that you want Federal Work-Study as part of your financial aid award.
  • You have received an award letter from the Financial Aid Office in St. Louis which included an award for Federal Work-Study.

You are eligible to be employed on campus through Federal Work-Study if you have done all the following:

  • You have been accepted for admission and plan to enroll as a full-time student.
  • You have been hired by an on-campus department to work part-time.
  • You have completed the required paperwork to begin work.

If you are not eligible for a Federal Work-Study award but are interested in working on-campus through Institutional Student Employment, you are eligible to be employed on campus if you have done all the following:

  • You have been accepted for admission and plan to enroll as a half-time undergraduate or graduate student.
  • You have been hired by an on-campus department to work part-time.
  • You have completed the required paperwork to begin work.
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Community Service

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Student Employment is accepting new Community Service Federal Work-Study agreements for the 2022-23 academic year. Please email studentemployment@webster.edu with questions.

Student Employment processes Community Service Federal Work-Study agreements. Please email studentemployment@webster.edu with questions.

Student Employment provides opportunities for students to use their Federal Work-Study award with off-campus employers. The majority of opportunities available are with local nonprofit organizations, who also partake in community service activities.

Federal Criteria for Site Approval: Community services are defined as services that are identified by an institution of higher education through formal or informal consultation with local nonprofit, governmental and community-based organizations, as designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals or to solve particular problems related to their needs. These services include:

  • such fields as health care, child care, literacy training, education (including tutorial services), welfare, social services, transportation, housing and neighborhood improvement, public safety, crime prevention and control, recreation, rural development, and community improvement;
  • work in service opportunities or youth corps as defined in Section 101 of the National and Community Services Act of 1990, and services in the agencies, institutions and activities designated in Section 124(a) of that act;
  • support services to students with disabilities (including students with disabilities who are enrolled at the school — this is the only statutory exception to the requirement that community service be open and accessible to the community); and
  • activities in which a Federal Work-Study student serves as a mentor for such purposes as tutoring, supporting educational and recreational activities, and counseling, including career counseling.

Hiring a Student Employee

Community service sites must be approved by the Student Employment Coordinator before they can hire Webster University student employees.

Required Paperwork: The required paperwork must be submitted to Student Employment before the student employee begins working. Your student employee cannot be added to the MyWebster system (and therefore, cannot be paid) until all paperwork is received and processed. Paperwork processing can take up to three business days. Once their information is entered in the system, an email from Student Employment will be generated to the student (and the supervisor copied) with instructions on how to register for the MyWebster portal (ADP). Community service sites may require additional paperwork or background checks as well.

New Hire Orientation: All student workers who have never had a student employment position with Webster University must complete a new hire orientation before they can begin working. Please email studentemployment@webster.edu for information.

Community Service Timecard: The Community Service Timecard must be completed and signed by the student employee and supervisor every pay period. Please reference the Student Employment Payroll Schedule. Timecards are due, with signatures, by 10 a.m. the Monday after the pay period ends. Please be aware that there are early deadlines around holiday breaks. Timecards that are received after the Monday deadline will delay student employee pay. Please email timecards to the Student Employment Department Associate. The Student Employment Coordinator will pick up original timecards at a future date.

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Under the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive up to $6,345 toward their education from AmeriCorps. Webster University will match that award at $150 per credit hour, at a maximum lifetime cap of $5,400. The match can be applied to qualified programs taught online or at any Webster University location.

More About AmeriCorps Educational Award (opens in new tab)

Community Service

AmeriCorps is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service to their communities.

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The award will be applied for students earning any master's-level degree (except MS in Nurse Anesthesia).

Initial Eligibility, Verification, and Payment Process:

  1. New and current students must first apply with the AmeriCorps Corporation (opens in new tab) to use their AmeriCorps Benefits for their Webster University attendance. Students need to use their "My AmeriCorps Portal" to apply, which allows their AmeriCorps award to be sent to Webster University.
  2. AmeriCorps will pay student's approved award amounts to Webster University who will apply it directly to the student's Webster University Student Account in two equal installments based on their award's enrollment period.
  3. Webster University's AmeriCorps Matching Program awards $150 per credit hour that will be paid to student's Webster University Student Account. Webster University's cumulative AmeriCorps Matching award amount cannot exceed in total $5,400.
  4. Webster University's AmeriCorps Matching awards cannot be applied retroactively to courses taken in the past.

For more information contact Monica Henson, monicahenson61@webster.edu and 314-246-6987

 

Student Employment Frequently Asked Questions

After you enroll in classes at the St. Louis campus, you may start applying for student employment positions on-campus or through community service. Many supervisors post available positions on Handshake (opens in new tab), Webster University’s online career management and recruiting system. You may also wish to check with individual departments, staff members and professors for part-time on-campus employment opportunities that are not posted on Handshake (opens in new tab).

Once you have accepted employment, you and your supervisor must complete the required paperwork. If interested, students should apply as early as possible over the summer and early fall for these jobs.

  • Hourly pay rates begin at Missouri's minimum wage and vary based upon the requirements of the job.
  • Jobs are part-time. You may not work more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session. During periods of non-enrollment (Winter Break, Summer Interim, Fall Break and Spring Break) you may work more hours; however, your earnings may be subject to FICA taxes. Students may not work during a scheduled class period.
  • Federal Work-Study students may not earn more than the amount of their Federal Work-Study award specified on their award letter. Based on the student's award and hourly pay rate, this may restrict the number of hours a student may work. Students are not allowed to work after the end of an award period (July 1–June 30).
  • Working hours on campus are flexible to work with your class schedule. Evening, weekend and night hours are available in some positions.

  • Your Federal Work-Study award must be earned. If you have been awarded Federal Work-Study and cannot work or if you do not want to participate in the program, you must contact the Financial Aid Office in St. Louis to cancel your award.
  • Student employees are paid by the hour on a bi-weekly basis. Student employees must timestamp in and out through MyWebster.
  • Student employees are paid by the hour on a bi-weekly pay schedule. The preferred option is to designate that their paychecks be deposited directly to a specific bank of their choice. Students need to complete the Direct Deposit information through MyWebster, Pay, Direct Deposit. If you elect not to receive direct deposit, your paycheck will be mailed to the home address listed under Personal Information in MyWebster. Your first paycheck, even if you signed up for Direct Deposit, will go to the home address listed under Personal Information in MyWebster.
  • Students can also authorize a percentage of their pay (up to 100%) to be deposited directly to their Webster student account. This is done by the student through MyWebster.

Student Employment provides temporary, part-time employment. The Federal Work-Study award is given to meet educational expenses including tuition and fees and cannot provide a sole source of financial support. If you find that you are unable to meet your educational and living expenses, contact your Financial Aid Counselor for possible alternatives.

When you are hired, your supervisor should fully explain the job duties, starting pay rate, student rights and responsibilities, and departmental policies. You should arrange a satisfactory work schedule with your supervisor. If you have Federal Work-Study be sure to consistently work the number of hours that will allow you to earn your entire Federal Work-Study award. Student employees are not entitled to paid vacations, holidays, sick pay, closure pay or paid leave of absence. Students are paid only for time worked, and changes in work schedule due to illness, vacations, exam schedules, or course requirements should be arranged in advance with the supervisor.

All university employees, including student employees, represent the University to other students, staff, faculty and the public, and are expected to maintain behavior appropriate to their position. Student employment requires a commitment from the participating student of time, dedication and enthusiasm. It provides a rewarding and productive experience for the student employee and the employer.

Grants for Undergraduate Students

The Access Missouri Grant (opens in new tab) is a state-funded grant that provides assistance to residents of Missouri who are seeking a first bachelor's degree. A minimum of 12 credit hours is required each semester in order to receive the Access Missouri Grant. Students who have completed a bachelor's degree are not eligible to receive a Missouri Student Grant. Funding and maximum award vary each year.

Priority Application Deadline: April 1, 2023

The Bordering States Tuition Grant Program enables residents of Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma to enroll at Webster University at reduced tuition levels. Eligible first-year students attending Webster University will receive a 10% reduction in their tuition.

Deadline: Students must be applied and academically accepted for admission by May 1, 2023

The Federal Pell Grant (opens in new tab) is an award for undergraduates only with no prior bachelor or professional degree. Eligibility is primarily based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) but is also affected by your enrollment status. A minimum of 12 credit hours each semester is required to receive full eligibility, with prorated awards going to students with fewer than 12 credit hours.

FSEOG (opens in new tab) is for undergraduates with exceptional need, i.e., the students with the lowest EFC who are also Federal Pell Grant recipients. Students may receive up to $2,000 per year depending on eligibility and funding level. Students who have received a bachelor's degree are not eligible for FSEOG.

The Midwest Student Exchange Program enables residents of Kansas, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin to enroll at Webster University at reduced tuition levels. Eligible first-year MSEP students attending Webster University will receive a 10% reduction in their tuition.

Deadline: Students must be applied and academically accepted for admission by May 1, 2023

The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a program for Missouri residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are 25 years or older, have not been enrolled in any school within the last two years and are working toward their first bachelor's degree. This program is designed to ensure, when combined with other governmental financial aid, that tuition and fee costs are fully covered.

The program addresses workforce needs by helping adults pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need. Learn more about Webster's eligible academic programs. More details about the application process are available on the DHEWD webpage (opens in new tab).

Room and Board Grant assistance is a limited University-funded program which provides assistance to undergraduate students pursuing a first bachelor's degree, who are enrolled for 13 or more credit hours per semester and living in campus housing. This aid program is available to St. Louis campus students only and awards vary depending upon the level of a student's unmet need.

This program began with eligible new students in Fall 2016 who planned to live on campus. If a student decides to not live on campus or moves out of campus, eligibility for this grant ends. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the Financial Aid Office if they are not living in campus housing so this assistance can be removed. The Financial Aid Office will remove the grant once it is discovered the student is not living in campus housing.

TEACH (opens in new tab) grants may be available for either undergraduate or graduate students that intend to teach specific subjects at qualified schools upon graduation. Students may receive up to $4,000 per academic year in exchange for an agreement to teach in specific schools and subject areas after graduation. It is important to note that if a student should fail to fulfill the requirements of the Agreement To Serve (ATS), the TEACH grant will be converted to an unsubsidized loan.

Webster University Grant assistance is a University-funded program which provides assistance to undergraduate students pursuing a first bachelor's degree and who are enrolled for 13 or more credit hours per semester. This aid program is available to St. Louis campus students only and is intended to augment another gift aid that the student may or may not be receiving. Awards vary depending upon the level of a student's unmet need.
Chancellor Stroble with two Suggs Scholarship recipients
Scholarship Spotlight

“We are thrilled to be able to increase our Suggs Scholars. We know these students are engaged and talented and will become leaders on campus.”

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Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

Chancellor


Scholarship Options for Undergraduate Students

Scholarship Guide

Webster is committed to answering unmet needs, and scholarships are key to students' access and success. Typically, 96% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid in the form of loans and scholarship assistance.

Explore the Webster University Scholarship Guide (PDF)

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Scholarships for Freshman Undergraduate Students

Accepted applicants for admission are automatically reviewed for Webster Academic Scholarship consideration and are notified within 10-14 days after receiving their admission decision.

  • Value: $13,000-$19,000.
  • Contact: Admission Office.
  • No separate application required.

Webster University is pleased to announce a $1,000 award being offered to the dependent sons and/or daughters of Webster University Alumni worldwide. This award applies to new, first-time freshmen or transfers who will be enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking students at the main campus in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Legacy Scholarship is automatically renewable for a maximum of four years and can be stacked with all other Webster-funded awards, with the exception of the full-tuition Presidential award and the full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement award. Although a separate application is not required, applicants must provide the name of the qualifying parent in the space provided on the Application for Admission or on the Webster Common Application supplement.

Awarded to first-time freshmen who have completed the requirements for the A+ Scholarship Program at the time of graduation from an A+ designated high school in the State of Missouri. This is a Webster University award. The A+ Scholarship offered by the State of Missouri can only be used at Missouri public community colleges.

  • Value: $1,000 per academic year.
  • Deadline: Feb. 3, 2023.

APPLY FOR A+ TODAY

Awarded to incoming freshmen who have participated in Boys State and have maintained a 3.0 GPA

  • Value: $1,000 per academic year.
  • Deadline: Feb. 3, 2023.

APPLY FOR BOYS STATE TODAY

Competitive and available to incoming freshmen who have met the following criteria: a 3.75 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale), a minimum 27 ACT composite or 1260 SAT or higher. Finalists must be able to attend the scheduled competition event held at Webster Groves campus on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023.

  • Value: Full tuition — Renewable per academic year (up to eight consecutive semesters or until completion of 120 credit hours).
  • Full-time enrollment required (13 credit hours or more) (Fall and Spring semesters only).
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Contact: Office of Admission, admit@webster.edu, or 314-246-7800.
  • Deadline: Jan. 20, 2023.

APPLY FOR CHANCELLOR'S SCHOLARSHIP TODAY

Awarded to incoming freshmen who have participated in Girls State and have maintained a 3.0 GPA

  • Value: $1,000 per academic year.
  • Deadline: Feb. 3, 2023.

APPLY FOR GIRLS STATE TODAY

International Freshman Students Accepted international applicants for admission are automatically reviewed for Webster Academic Scholarship based on their high school scores/grade point average. Students are notified within two to three weeks after receiving their admission decision.

  • Value: $13,000-$19,000 per year—Renewable for entire duration.
  • Contact: Your International Admissions Officer.
  • No separate application required.
  • Confirmation and tuition deposit after your student visa may apply to secure the scholarship offer.

Webster University offers this for those students who have demonstrated significant leadership activity during high school and plan to continue this activity while at Webster. Students who have submitted an admission application and all supporting documents, as well as the Leadership Scholarship application, by Feb. 5, 2023, will be considered.

In addition to significant leadership experience, students most likely to be awarded will have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and either an ACT Composite Score of 24 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math Score of 1160-1190. The amount is $2,000 and is renewable up to a total of eight consecutive semesters. Up to 12 individuals will be awarded.

Learn more about WebsterLEADS, Webster's global leadership certificate program.

The Proud to Serve Scholarship is open to incoming freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who are dependents of active-duty military or honorably discharged veterans. Recipients of this award must maintain full-time status at the Webster Groves campus.

  • Value: $1,000 per academic year (renewable).

APPLY FOR PROUD TO SERVE TODAY

Webster University's Saint Louis Community Scholarship is an effort to broaden our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in academic excellence in the St. Louis region. First-time, underserved college students residing either in north St. Louis County or the City of St. Louis will receive consideration for Saint Louis Community Scholarship upon application to admission at Webster University.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating high school seniors, from an underserved community residing either in north St. Louis County or in the City of St. Louis
  • First-time college student admitted to Webster with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Full-time enrollment required (13 credit hours or more) during the (Fall and Spring semesters only)
  • Demonstrated financial need determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Value: $2,500 per academic year (up to eight consecutive semesters or until completion of 120 credit hours) (combination with other institutional aid cannot exceed tuition)

Scholarship Value:

  • $2,500 per academic year (up to eight consecutive semesters or until completion of 120 credit hours) the combination with other institutional aid cannot exceed tuition
  • Renewal criteria, maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA and annual FAFSA completion

The Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship has been established to honor Dr. Donald M. Suggs, an oral surgeon, newspaper publisher, patron of the arts and distinguished community leader. This competitive scholarship, available for incoming freshman, is designed to enhance the recruitment and retention of academically talented undergraduate students from ethnic groups typically under-represented in higher education.

This cannot be combined with other University awards. However, students may also be eligible to receive the Bright Flight Scholarship or other federal/state need-based aid. This award is subject to change if all federal, state, institutional and private funding received by the student exceeds the estimated cost of attendance as defined by Webster University's Financial Aid Office. Finalists must be able to attend the scheduled competition event held at Webster Groves campus on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023.

  • Value: Full Tuition — Renewable per academic year (up to eight consecutive semesters or until completion of 120 credit hours).
  • Full-time enrollment required (13 credit hours or more) (Fall and Spring semesters only).
  • Must represent an ethnic group that is under-represented in higher education from the St. Louis metro area.
  • Qualifications (must meet the following):
    • 3.75 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
    • A composite ACT score of 24 or higher or an SAT score of 1160 or higher (unless applying test optional).
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • Enroll in a minimum of 13 credit hours each semester (Fall and Spring).
    • Complete a minimum of 26 credit hours each academic year.
  • Contact: Office of Admission at admit@webster.edu or 314-246-7800.
  • Deadline: Jan. 20, 2023.

APPLY FOR DR. SUGGS SCHOLARSHIP TODAY

The Webster University 63119 Community Scholarship has been established to recognize the history of community support and celebrate the partnership with Webster University from those who live in the 63119 zip code community. This scholarship will be available to graduating seniors who plan to attend Webster from the 63119 zip code area. A total of six per year will be offered.

  • Value: $2500 (renewable for up to four years).
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Contact: Office of Admission, admit@webster.edu or 314-246-7800.
  • Deadline: Once all six awards have been awarded to the first six eligible students who have been admitted.

The Webster University Loretto Community Scholarship has been established to recognize the history, mission and service heritage of the Sisters of Loretto, and to honor their rich tradition of making higher education available to young women.

This will be available to graduating seniors who plan to attend Webster from any of the three Loretto-sponsored high schools: Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis, Missouri; Loretto Academy, El Paso, Texas; and St. Mary's Academy, Denver, Colorado. A total of three per year will be offered, and multiple students from a single school can be awarded.

  • Value: $5000 (renewable for up to four years) and is non-stackable.
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher and ACT of 21 or higher, or SAT combined Reading and Math of 1060.
  • Contact: Office of Admission, admit@webster.edu, or 314-246-7800.
  • Deadline: Feb. 1, 2023

Scholarships for Undergraduate Transfer Students

Renewable scholarship awarded to community college transfers who 1) graduated from a Missouri A+ high school and were certified to receive the A+ Scholarship from the state of Missouri, and 2) either have completed or are completing an associate degree from a public Missouri community college.

The award level is based on the applicant's cumulative grade point average at the post-secondary level. A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the college level is required. Submission of a high school transcript is required for consideration of this award. Recipients must enroll directly from the community college into Webster University without intermediary enrollment at any other baccalaureate-granting institution.

  • Value: $1,000 per academic year.
  • Deadline: May 1 (Fall); December 1 (Spring).
  • Separate application required.

APPLY FOR A+ TODAY

Webster University is pleased to announce a $1,000 award being offered to the dependent sons and/or daughters of Webster University Alumni worldwide. This award applies to new, first-time freshmen or transfers who will be enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking students at the campus in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Legacy Scholarship is automatically renewable for a maximum of four years and can be stacked with all other Webster-funded awards, with the exception of the Chancellor's Scholarship and the full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement scholarship. Although a separate application is not required, applicants must provide the name of the qualifying parent in the space provided on the Application for Admission or on the Webster Common Application Supplement.

CampusRN program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country and awards $2,500 to six needy and deserving nursing students. In addition, CampusRN has a job search tool.

Competitive renewable scholarship awarded to transfer applicants with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (as calculated by Webster). An associate degree must be completed prior to enrollment at Webster University or the applicant must be a candidate for earning an associate degree through reverse transfer. Application form, essay and recommendation from a previous college advisor or professor required.

The recipient must enroll directly at Webster University within one semester of community college graduation without intermediary enrollment at any other baccalaureate-granting institution. Recipients must be enrolled full-time (13-18 credit hours per semester) and attending the Webster Groves main campus. The Chancellor's Transfer Scholarship cannot be stacked with any other Webster scholarship and replaces any previous scholarship award offered to the student by Webster University.

  • Value: Full Tuition.
  • Five awarded annually.
  • Contact: Associate Director of Transfer Admission.
  • Deadline: April 15 (separate application required).
  • Applications are available on the Webster University Admissions Portal under forms. You will be able to access the scholarship application upon admission to the University.

All transfer students must be formally admitted to Webster University. Submit your application and all required supporting documents in order to apply. Students with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA may email a letter of appeal explaining extenuating circumstances to the contact for your intended location. Offered at the following St. Louis locations: Webster Groves, Gateway, Westport, Winghaven.

  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Value: $200 per credit hour value—Up to $1,000 per 8-week term.
  • No other Webster University scholarships or Webster University special tuition programs apply. Not a “stackable” scholarship.
  • Student must maintain good academic standing and must continuously enroll from term to term.

Accepted international transfer applicants are automatically reviewed for Webster Transfer Scholarships based on their post-secondary academic performance/grade point average. The award level is based on the applicants' cumulative GPA on all graded college-level work completed (as calculated by Webster) and/or high school academic record.

The Webster Academic Scholarship can be stacked with other Webster scholarships, with the exception of the Presidential Transfer Scholarship and the full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement Scholarship.

  • Value: $10,000-$16,000 per year—Renewable until course completion.
  • Contact: Your Transfer Admission Counselor.
  • Deadline: awarded at the time of admission.

Competitive renewable scholarship awarded to transfer students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA applicants must document extracurricular activities and leadership involvement. Recipients must be enrolled full-time (13-18 credit hours per semester) and attending the Webster Groves main campus.

The Webster Transfer Leadership Scholarship can be stacked with other Webster scholarships, with the exception of the Chancellor Transfer Scholarship and the full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement Scholarship.

  • Value: $2,000.
  • 20 awarded annually.
  • Contact: Associate Director of Transfer Admission.
  • Deadline: May 1 (for fall); December 1 (for spring).
  • Applications are available on the Webster University Admissions Portal under forms. You will be able to access the scholarship application upon admission to the university.

Learn more about WebsterLEADS, Webster's global leadership certificate program.

Competitive renewable scholarship awarded to transfer applicants with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (as calculated by Webster). Applicants must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa. An associate degree must be completed prior to enrollment at Webster University or the applicant must be a candidate for earning associate degree through reverse transfer. Application form, essay, and recommendation from chapter or regional Phi Theta Kappa required.

The recipient must enroll directly at Webster University within one semester of community college graduation without intermediary enrollment at any other baccalaureate-granting institution. Recipients must be enrolled full-time (13-18 credit hours per semester) and attending the Webster Groves main campus. The PTK Distinguished Achievement Scholarship cannot be stacked with any other Webster scholarship and replaces any previous scholarship award offered to the student by Webster University.

  • Value: Full Tuition.
  • Two awarded annually.
  • Contact: Associate Director of Transfer Admission.
  • Deadline: April 15 (separate application required).
  • Applications are available on the Webster University Admissions Portal under forms. You will be able to access the scholarship application upon admission to the university.

Renewable scholarship awarded to transfer applicants with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA applicants must request consideration by submitting proof of membership in Phi Theta Kappa and should have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at time of application to Webster University.

Recipients must enroll directly from the community college into Webster University without intermediary enrollment at any other baccalaureate-granting institution. Recipients must be enrolled full-time (13-18 credit hours per semester) and attending the Webster Groves main campus. The Webster Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship can be stacked with other Webster scholarships, with the exception of the Chancellor Transfer Scholarship and the full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement Scholarship.

  • Value: $1,000.
  • Contact: Your Transfer Admission Counselor.
  • Deadline: before attendance.

The Proud to Serve Scholarship is open to incoming freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who are dependents of active-duty military or honorably discharged veterans. Recipients of this award must maintain full-time status at the Webster Groves campus.

  • Value: $1,000 per academic year (renewable).

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Renewable scholarship awarded to transfer applicants with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA The award level is based on the applicants' cumulative GPA on all graded college-level work completed (as calculated by Webster) and/or high school academic record.

Recipients must be enrolled full-time (13-18 credit hours per semester) and attending the Webster Groves campus. The Webster Academic Scholarship can be stacked with other Webster scholarships, with the exception of the Presidential Transfer Scholarship and the full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement Scholarship.

  • Value: $10,000-$16,000.
  • Contact: Your Transfer Admission Counselor.
  • Deadline: awarded at the time of admission.

Webster University invites qualified applicants to apply for a WATTS Scholarship. The WATTS program was made available through a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S-STEM) program.

  • Value: Up to $10,000 per academic year.
  • Eight available for 2023-2024.
  • Deadline: April 15, 2023.
  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Accepted as full-time, undergraduate transfer in biology, biological sciences or chemistry program.
  • Separate application required.

Learn more about the WATTS Scholarship

 

Study Abroad Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

The Next Century Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund is a non-renewable award for degree seeking sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students enrolled at Webster University. Students studying in any school or college enrolled at any Webster University campus are eligible to apply. Undergraduate applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and graduate recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.

The award will supplement the cost of tuition, housing or program fees associated with the study abroad program, or the cost of airfare. A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose and recommendation letter.

Full-time, degree seeking undergraduate students at the Webster University St. Louis campus are eligible to apply. Applicants must be in good academic and financial standing with the University. Preference is given to students from the School of Education.

Awards will be applied to the cost of housing at any of Webster University's international campuses or to the fees associated with short-term study abroad opportunities. Applicants must apply online by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered. Awards are competitive and amounts vary.

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate degree seeking students who have completed at least one term of study at the Webster University main campus in St. Louis or at one of the University’s domestic extended campus locations.

Applicants must be in good academic standing. Scholarship funds can be awarded for a term, semester or year abroad with a minimum award of $1,000. A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation.

Applicants must be undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) or graduate degree seeking students. All applicants must be enrolled in a Webster University sponsored study abroad program, short-term global hybrid course, international practicum, internship or international service learning program.

Scholarship consideration will be given based on the quality of essay, academic standing and financial need.

Full-time, traditional undergraduate students at any Webster University campus are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Awards will be applied to the cost of housing at any of Webster University's international campuses. A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose and an unofficial transcript. Applicants must apply online by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered. Awards are competitive and amounts vary.

This scholarship is for undergraduate and/or graduate students who are United States citizens from the U.S. and must be enrolled at Webster University at the time of the proposed travel and study. Applicants must be studying abroad in Japan for a minimum of sixteen weeks. Awards may be used for tuition or travel expenses.

A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose and recommendation letter.

Applicants must be full-time, degree seeking undergraduate or graduate students who plan to study abroad at any Webster University campus and plan to study abroad for one or two terms. All applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 in all coursework completed at Webster.

Undergraduate applicants must have attained sophomore, junior or senior status with at least 30 semester credit hours in residence at Webster University. Graduate applicants must have completed 12 credit hours at Webster University.

Priority is given to undergraduates who plan to spend one semester or longer at a Webster international campus. A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose, a letter of recommendation and an unofficial transcript. Applicants must apply online by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered. Awards are competitive and amounts vary.

This scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate, full-time, degree seeking student at Webster Ghana or in Webster programs delivered in Uzbekistan who will study abroad at Webster St. Louis for a term or longer.

To be eligible, students must be in good social, financial and academic standing with the university. Preference will be given to students with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Applicants must apply online by the appropriate deadline to be considered and must submit a scholarship essay and one recommendation. Awards are competitive and the average amount will be $1,500. The scholarship will supplement the cost of tuition, housing, health insurance, textbooks or meal plans.

Military and First Responder Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

The Webster University USA Scholarship is available to qualified military dependents, civil service employees and federal contract workers when enrolled in on-base, in-classroom courses. The scholarship awards the difference between our military and civilian tuition rates so that your “net tuition” equals that of our active duty military. The scholarship applies to courses at the undergraduate, undergraduate completion and graduate levels at any Webster University military campus.

Effective Spring 2021, the USA Scholarship will be expanded for dependents to include classes at all locations and online. For undergraduate only, USA Scholarship will be expanded for civil service employees and federal contract workers to include classes at all locations and online.

Eligibility, Tuition and Scholarship Information

Qualified military dependents, civil service employees and federal contract workers are qualified for the USA Scholarship as described in the section above. The scholarship awards the difference between Webster's military and civilian tuition rates so that your “net tuition” equals that of active duty military.

Flat-fee degree programs are excluded: Undergraduate Flat-fee, Conservatory, MA International Nongovernmental Organizations and Nurse Anesthesia. No military rate is offered for these programs. Additionally, the Scholarship “net tuition rate” is not retroactive to previous terms of enrollment.

Contact oma@webster.edu for more information.

Webster University is pleased to offer the Proud to Serve Scholarship for military dependents on the Webster Groves campus. This offer is open to qualified full-time first-time freshmen and new transfer students who are dependents of active military or veterans who have been honorably discharged. The annual scholarships up to $3,000 for undergraduate education are guaranteed to all military dependents who meet the following criteria:

  • Meet all requirements of admission for first-time undergraduate freshmen or new transfers with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Maintain a full class load of 13 or more credit hours per semester and make satisfactory academic progress for annual renewal

The Proud to Serve Scholarship may be used for tuition. The scholarship is offered in addition to any transferred GI Bill® higher education benefit and any other scholarships and awards. However, if a student qualifies for merit aid in excess of $3,000, only a $1,000 award will be given annually for the Proud to Serve scholarship.

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The First Responder tuition rate is our normal metro campus tuition rates, but all students are eligible to receive a First Responder Scholarship, which essentially reduces your “net tuition” to equal that of Webster's active duty military students The program is available to qualified First Responders who are undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any U.S. campus or online. Flat-fee degree programs are excluded (Undergraduate Flat-fee, Conservatory, MA International Nongovernmental Organizations and Nurse Anesthesia; no active-duty rate is offered for these programs). Additionally, the scholarship is not retroactive to previous terms of enrollment.

First Responder organizations with the potential for 20 to 25 students may qualify for a cohort group, available in the classroom, online or in a combination of the two.

First Responder Definition:

First Responders are defined as those deployed to emergencies, natural disasters, bioterrorism attacks and terrorist attacks. Qualified First Responders include:

State and Local Police Officers and Sheriffs
Firefighters
EMT/Paramedics
Registered Nurses or Physicians working in emergency room settings

If your current role is not covered by the above definition, but you feel you serve as a First Responder, you can submit an appeal and supporting documentation demonstrating First Responder responsibilities to:

Office of the Dean for Military Campuses and Online Learning
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood
St. Louis, MO 63119

or scan and email documentation, attn: First Responder Appeal, to oma@webster.edu

Education Partnership with NMFA

Webster University’s NMFA Military Spouse Scholarship offers our NMFA verified students a “net” tuition that matches our most preferred military tuition rates for military spouses at both in-classroom and online courses and degree programs. This partnership with National Military Family Association (opens in new tab) supports Webster University’s continued commitment to our military.

NMFA, founded in 1969, is the leading nonprofit organization focusing on issues important to military families. It oversees several programs, one of which is to offer scholarships and form educational partnerships with elite Universities like Webster University that allow verified military spouses to receive a high quality education at our most preferred tuition rate (via the University’s NMFA Scholarship).

NMFA Military Spouse Education Benefits

  • Military spouses can save tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket tuition expenses.
  • A quality education enhances spouses' employment prospects and ability to contribute to their families' financial well-being.
  • It's easy to apply and Webster's Academic Advising team will help you achieve your goals.

The NMFA Military Spouse Scholarship yields a “net” rate* that is the same as that offered to active duty military, selected reserve and National Guard military students. The reduced tuition is available to qualified military spouses who are undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any U.S. campus or online courses. Flat-fee degree programs are excluded from the program: Undergraduate Flat-fee, Conservatory, MA International Nongovernmental Organizations and Nurse Anesthesia. No military rate is offered for these programs. The tuition rate is not retroactive to previous terms of enrollment. For eligibility determination or any other questions, please contact the Office of Military Affairs.

To be eligible for this program and tuition rates, you must register for NMFA's partner scholarships (opens in new tab) and confirm your military spouse affiliation by emailing: scholarships@militaryfamily.org.

Partnering with Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (opens in new tab) (Fallen Patriots) to allow military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty to attend Webster University is one of the best ways Webster can honor those who have died defending our country. Fallen Patriots’ mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. They are dedicated to serving the families of combat casualties and military training accidents as well as other duty-related deaths, cover all branches of the armed forces, and cover suicides and illness if VA rules the death was in the line of duty.

An undergraduate student who attends Webster University’s main campus in St Louis, Missouri, as a full-time student (minimum 13 credit hours per semester). Additionally, any Fallen Patriots graduate student who enrolls at any U.S. Webster University campus will receive the Webster University CFPC Scholarship that yields a “net” tuition to be the same tuition rates as our active-duty, reserve and National Guard members.

  • Eligible Undergraduate Students: $5,000 Annual Incentive Fund
  • Eligible Graduate Students: Receive our most preferred military tuition rates (via the University’s CFPC Scholarship).

It's easy to apply and Webster's Academic Advising team will help you achieve your goals.

For eligibility determination or any other questions, please contact the Office of Military Affairs:

Webster University’s Office of Military Affairs has a partnership with the Folds of Honor organization that provides a $5,000 annual incentive fund to be competitively awarded to each Folds of Honor eligible undergraduate student that attends Webster University’s main campus in St Louis, Missouri, as a full-time student (minimum 13 credit hours per semester). Additionally, any Folds of Honor graduate student who enrolls at any U.S. Webster University campus or online will receive the same tuition rates as our active-duty, reserve and National Guard members through this scholarship offer.

  • Eligible Undergraduate Students: $5,000 Annual Incentive Fund
  • Eligible Graduate Students: Receive Webster's most preferred military tuition rates (via the FOH Scholarship).

Partnering with the Folds of Honor Foundation (opens in new tab) allows military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty to attend Webster University is one of the best ways Webster can honor those who have died defending our country. Folds of Honor’s mission is to support the one million-plus dependents adversely affected by deployments—nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To close the gap, providing educational support to spouses and children of America's fallen and wounded soldiers. For eligibility determination or any other questions, please contact the Office of Military Affairs.

*This special program is via a partnership with Folds of Honor Foundation (opens in new tab). To be eligible for this program, University scholarship and most preferred tuition rates, you must be registered and validated through Fallen Patriots.

The Folds of Honor Foundation also offers their own scholarship programs (opens in new tab) that are separate and exclusive to that organization.

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Emergency Assistance

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Webster University is committed to helping our students through unexpected financial hardships. Emergency aid, including loans, grants, tuition adjustments/waivers, food assistance, and funds for textbooks and technology, is available to students enrolled at campuses in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

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