Institutional Awards
Institutional Awards

» Institutional Awards

We’re committed to making a Chapman education accessible to all high-potential domestic, international and undocumented students. Institutional awards, which do not need to be repaid, help make that possible. 

These awards are determined by information you and your family provide, the number of applicants and total funds available. Last year, we provided:

  • Nearly $177 million to our students, with more than 80% of undergraduates receiving some form of aid. 
  • An average award of more than $31,600 per undergraduate student.

Most awards do not require a separate application outside of your application to Chapman. More information on award types and individual awards are below. Award notifications will include specific details on amount, duration and renewal requirements.

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships recognize achievement in high school and are based on academics, rigor in curriculum, quality of application, and test scores (if provided). Eligibility for transfer students is based on their previous college GPA. Scholarships range in amount, but can be as high as $40,000 per year.

  • If you apply by the admission deadline, you will be automatically considered for a merit scholarship.
  • If awarded, merit scholarship information will be included with your offer of admission.
  • Merit scholarships are awarded for eight semesters to new first-year students.
  • The scholarship time limit for transfer students varies depending at which grade level the student enrolls.

Talent/Departmental Awards

Talent and department awards are determined on an individual basis by academic and university departments. In most cases, they are based on materials in your Chapman application and can be combined with other institutional awards:

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Need-based Awards

Need-based awards are determined by your FAFSA form and family’s financial situation. The following awards do not include state or federal financial aid that students may be eligible to receive:

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Mission-driven Awards

We offer a number of additional awards to help create a diverse campus community and provide educational opportunities to underrepresented students:

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Veterans and Dependents Funding

Veterans and family members with 100% GI Bill® eligibility, using the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, will typically receive full tuition coverage through a combination of VA benefits, Yellow Ribbon contributions, and financial aid. Learn more on our Financial Resources and Benefits for Veterans page.

More Information on Funding Your Education

In addition to institutional awards, here is more information on funding your Chapman education:

Net Price Calculator

Use our Net Price Calculator to get a personalized estimate on the cost of attending Chapman based on your financial situation. You can then refine your estimate by adding additional details, including GPA and test scores, to help determine your potential merit aid.