Finances

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Scholarships

College is pricey. We get it. That’s why Andrews is offering many scholarships on top of the renewable Andrews Partnership Scholarship (worth up to $12,000 a year). These include a Be the Salt Award (for high school leadership), a music scholarship, a summer camp scholarship (worth up to $2,340), a student missionary/taskforce volunteer scholarship, an Andrews University Field Evangelism Summer scholarship and a Magabooks & Home Health Education Services (HHES) scholarship. Of course, external scholarships are always welcome.  

Click here to go to our interactive APS page where you can learn more about the Andrews Partnership Scholarship and plug in your GPA and/or test scores to see how much APS you could qualify for.

In addition to the Andrews Partnership Scholarship, Andrews University makes Andrews Gift monies available to help satisfy the student's need as determined by the financial aid information. To be eligible for Andrews Gift, students must be a US citizen or a permanent resident and complete the financial aid application process

Andrews University rewards National Merit Finalists, National Achievement Finalists and National Hispanic Recognition Scholars a special Andrews Partnership Scholarship that covers 100% tuition for up to 144 undergraduate credits for incoming freshmen and replaces the Andrews Partnership Scholarship (APS), APS extra, UG Targeted Scholarships, Nursing Scholarship and Four in Four Scholarship. To confirm receipt of the scholarship, submit appropriate records to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. All ACT/SAT Scholarships may be renewed yearly if students maintain a 3.25 Andrews cumulative GPA.

All gift aid (from Andrews University and external sources combined) received by the awardees, including a university scholarship or grant, cannot exceed the cost of full tuition, plus book charges of up to $525 per semester, plus General Fees. When total gift aid is more than the costs mentioned above, the university scholarship or grant is reduced until the sum of all gift aid equals the costs. All gift aid is added in the following order: external scholarships, merit aid, and then need-based aid. Should the external scholarships and merit-aid portions exceed the tuition, books and fees limit, boarding students may include the minimum costs of room and board in the calculation.

Transfer National Merit / Achievement Finalists and National Hispanic Recognition Scholars are eligible to receive the scholarship according to the general scholarship rules.  The scholar enters the scholarship program at his/her appropriate grade level. In no case is a transfer scholar eligible for a full four-year scholarship. They are eligible for only the number of credits it takes to complete their first Bachelor’s degree. In addition, the student must meet the GPA requirements for renewal of the scholarship. For more information check out our bulletin.

Andrews University rewards the ACT/SAT Scholarship that covers 100% tuition for up to 144 undergraduate credits for incoming freshmen. This scholarship is for students scoring a composite score of 34 (ACT) or 1490 (SAT Math + Verbal) or higher and replaces the Andrews Partnership Scholarship (APS), APS extra, UG Targeted Scholarships, and Four in Four Scholarship. To confirm receipt of the scholarship, submit appropriate records to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. All ACT/SAT Scholarships may be renewed yearly if students maintain a 3.25 Andrews cumulative GPA.

All gift aid (from Andrews University and external sources combined) received by the awardees, including a university scholarship or grant, cannot exceed the cost of full tuition, plus book charges of up to $525 per semester, plus General Fees. When total gift aid is more than the costs mentioned above, the university scholarship or grant is reduced until the sum of all gift aid equals the costs. All gift aid is added in the following order: external scholarships, merit aid, and then need-based aid. Should the external scholarships and merit-aid portions exceed the tuition, books and fees limit, boarding students may include the minimum costs of room and board in the calculation.

Transfer students are eligible to receive this scholarship according to the general scholarship rules.  A transfer student enters this scholarship program at his/her appropriate grade level. In no case is a transfer student eligible for a full four-year scholarship. They are eligible for only the number of semesters it takes to complete their first Bachelor’s degree. In addition, the student must meet the GPA requirements for renewal of the scholarship. For more information check out our bulletin.

This award will be offered to new full-time freshmen beginning fall semester 2014 who have filled key high school leadership positions. Full tuition awardees should contact Enrollment Management for more details. This award consists of up to 12 credits of free online summer courses called “Seize the Summer” courses offered through the Andrews University School of Distance Education. These general education courses may be taken during the summer following a student’s freshman year at Andrews University and subsequent summers prior to their senior year. This award is a part of the Andrews University emphasis for students to focus on finishing college in a timely way to keep their college costs as low as possible.

Students in the J. N. Andrews Honors program will receive $1,200 spread over the three years following their freshman year at Andrews University. This amount is in lieu of 12 credits of Seize the Summer courses (which are not Honors general education courses).

Award details, requirements and a list of eligible leadership positions can be found on the application form and in the university bulletin

To apply for this award, please download, complete and submit the application form to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Mail to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Andrews University
4150 Administration Dr.
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0740

Summer camp scholarship will be based on $185 per week for a maximum of 13 weeks or $2,405. Student Financial Services will determine the amount of the scholarship based on the information received from camp directors in time for financial clearance. This scholarship is available to incoming freshman, current students, and transfer students.

Magabooks and HHES are matched 50% of the net earnings. The entire net earnings must be placed onto the student's account at Andrews University before the scholarship is given. The scholarship cap is $2,500. This scholarship is available to incoming freshman, current students, and transfer students.

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who has served as a Student Missionary or Taskforce Volunteer and enrolls full time at Andrews University the year following the year of service. The $1,500 scholarship is a one-year award divided over two semesters. It is not transferable to any other school or any other student. Approval for this scholarship is given by the Director of the Student Missionary/Taskforce Volunteer Program in the Campus Ministries Office. This scholarship is not part of the Andrews Partnership Scholarship. This scholarship is available to current students, and transfer students.

Andrews University Field Evangelism Summer Scholarship and church outreach program is matched 100% of the net earnings based on information given to Student Financial Services from the Andrews University Religion Department, church, or conference. The scholarship cap is $1500. All summer scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduates and graduates attending the Berrien Springs campus. The scholarship closing date for consideration is October 31 of the current academic year.

If a student attends Adventist Colleges Abroad, Student Missionary or Task Force that Fall their scholarship will be held until the following year and funds disbursed the next Fall semester. If they also work in a summer ministries program that year the scholarship would be given that Fall.

The Office of Research & Creative Scholarship awards Undergraduate Research Scholar awards of $1000 to undergraduates involved in an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor, in the mentor’s area of expertise.  More information about eligibility as well as the application form can be found here.

Performance Scholarships vary up to $1500 for members of the Department of Music Choirs, Orchestra, and Wind Symphony. To be eligible for a performance scholarship, students must complete an application process, audition and match the needs of the ensemble(s). Recipients do not have to be a music major to receive this scholarship. This scholarship is not part of the Andrews Partnership Scholarship. Click on the link below to access and download scholarship application and recommendation forms from the Music department's webpage.

For Scholarship & Application forms click here.

Endowments and other restricted scholarship funds from alumni and friends of the university provide specially named scholarships as part of the Andrews Partnership Scholarship. Selected students are awarded, by their school, a named scholarship based on academic performance, declared major and career goals. The named, endowed scholarship becomes part of the Andrews Partnership Scholarship.

Andrews University will accept outside scholarships, and they will help defray your tuition and cost.  We have listed some external scholarships that may be of interest to you.