International Students

Tuition and Scholarships for Undergraduate International Students

  • ALL international undergraduate students are automatically awarded scholarships during the admissions process based on merit, academic awards/achievements, and extracurricular activities. 
  • The International Excellence Scholarship amounts range from $18,000 – $30,000.
  • The International On-Campus Housing Grant varies.
  • Students will be notified of scholarship awards at the same time they are notified of their admission decision.
  • We do not provide fully funded scholarships for academics. 
  • International students do not qualify for need based financial aid (FAFSA).

Congratulations on your scholarship and housing grant to Valparaiso University.  Please be aware of the following to keep your scholarship and housing grants.

International Merit-based scholarships are offered to students demonstrating exceptional high school achievement. To receive financial aid at Valparaiso University, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward your degree.  In order to continue to receive financial aid, undergraduate students must maintain the following minimum grade point average:

  • Freshmen (less than 24 credit hours completed) 1.65
  • Sophomores (24 to 55 credit hours completed) 1.75
  • Junior and above (greater than 55 credit hours completed) 2.00
  • Credit Hours Completed

You must complete at least 2/3’s of all credit hours attempted with a passing grade. At the end of each academic year, your total hours successfully completed will be compared to your total hours attempted to determine whether you are meeting this requirement. All courses that you remain enrolled in past the add/drop period will count as attempted, even courses with a grade of “W” or its equivalent. Transfer credits accepted by Valparaiso University are not included in both the attempted and the completed credits.

Residentiality is a key component of the mission of Valparaiso University. The residence halls are central to this effort by providing living and learning experiences that contribute to the growth and development of students while enhancing their overall education at Valpo.  The international housing grant is awarded in an effort to assist our international students living on campus.  The grant is designated for international students who are residing on-campus and who are paying for their own accommodation. It can only be used for this purpose.  It does not apply to international students who satisfy one of the following contingencies:

  • Are on a government-sponsored program and their sponsor is paying for their housing
  • Resident Assistants (RA) who are getting compensated for housing through their employment on-campus
  • Students who reside off-campus, OR
  • Students who meet the housing exemption requirement as outlined in the University Housing Policy

Tuition and Fees

Valpo’s tuition and fees are competitive with some of the best colleges and universities in the region and has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report for Best Value in the Midwest. See Valpo’s current tuition and fees.