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Tuition and Aid for Transfer Students

We’re here for every student’s journey. And we work hard to make sure nothing stands in your way. Our support extends to the financial aid office with special scholarships for transfer students.

Tuition and Fees

Valpo’s tuition and fees are competitive with some of the best colleges and universities in the region. And our net price calculator will help you forecast your education expenses.

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Transfer Student Scholarship: Transfer students are eligible for scholarships based on previous college work. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the cumulative grade point average at the previous institution(s) and range from $22,000 to $25,000.

Phi Theta Kappa members: Students are eligible for a scholarship of $4,000 in addition to the transfer scholarship. (Cannot be combined with Associates Degree Completion Scholarship.)

Students with a previous bachelor’s degree: You may be eligible for a $22,000 scholarship (available fall and spring semesters only).

Students with an associates degree: Valpo offers an Associates Degree Completion Scholarship of $4,000. (Cannot be combined with Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.)

Ivy Tech Community College transfers: We offer a $1,000 Ivy Tech Community College Partnership scholarship for students coming to us directly from Ivy Tech Community College.

Transfer students also may be eligible for the Alumni Heritage Scholarship and the Martin Luther Award. See the following links for more information:

Ivy Beacon Scholarship: Students who are attending an Ivy Tech Northwest campus and are recipients of the Ivy Tech Northwest Chancellor’s Scholarship, may be eligible to receive the Ivy Beacon Scholarship from Valparaiso University. These students will be guaranteed admission to Valpo with a full scholarship to cover any undergraduate tuition and fees not already met with state or federal grant assistance. (Student must have received the Chancellor Scholarship within 2 years of enrolling at Valparaiso University & provide documentation).

Financial Aid

Depending on your family’s financial circumstances, you may be eligible for need-based grants and loans that make your Valpo education even more affordable.

Applying for Scholarships and Financial Aid

To maximize your scholarship and financial aid opportunities, do two things:

  • Apply for admission as soon as possible, as most scholarships are dependent on academic details included in your application.
  • Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for different kinds of need-based financial aid.
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Reach out

We’re happy to help you understand and apply for scholarship and financial aid. If you have questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid:


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