Scholarships and Grants

With a variety of scholarship and grant opportunities available, Hiram College is an affordable option for students of all kinds. Check out our offerings below. Applying is easy.

Merit scholarships range from $1,000 to full tuition and are renewable for four years. Scholarship recipients are selected in a holistic manner for academic excellence, extracurricular distinction, personal motivation, and character.

How to Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid

Step 1: Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible after January 1st, preferably before the February 15th priority date. Include Hiram's FAFSA code, 003049, on your FAFSA to ensure Hiram receives your information.

Step 2: Apply for admission. A separate scholarship application is not required.

Step 3: Wait for the results. Students who complete the FAFSA by Feb. 15 should expect to receive a financial package sometime in mid March.

Tuition, Finances and Planning Information

Hiram College students can take advantage of our unique Tuition Guarantee, which ensures that tuition won't increase from their first year to their senior year. Take a look at the cost of attendance below to help with your financial planning.

2014-2015 cost of attendance for new freshman and transfer students:

  • Tuition $29,065
  • Comprehensive Fee $1,225
  • Room and Board $10,010
  • Total  $40,300
  • Example of Hiram aid package* $23,157
  • Example of NET COST after aid** $17,143

* A student's state and federal aid and loan package may vary depending on family circumstances.

** Net cost example is the published cost minus the grant aid student received. Net cost represents what a student actually pays.

Fall 2015 Scholarships

2015-2016 SCHOLARSHIPS UP TO TYPICAL RECIPIENT CREDENTIALS
FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS
Trustee Scholarship Full Tuition Holistic application review
Presidential Scholarship $21,800
~ 3/4 Tuition
Holistic application review
Deans Scholarship $14,500
~ 1/2 Tuition
3.6 cumulative GPA and 26 ACT/1200 SAT
(Critical Reading + Math)
Heritage Scholarship $10,000
~ 1/3 Tuition
3.3 cumulative GPA and 23 ACT/1050 SAT
Hiram Scholarship $7,500
~ 1/4 Tuition
3.0 cumulative GPA and 20 ACT/950 SAT
AFFILIATION GRANTS
Activities Grant $7,500 Based on extracurricular accomplishment and community contribution. May not be combined with other scholarships
Alumni Grant $5,000 Child or grandchild of Hiram alumni
Out of state Scholarship $3,000 Non-Ohio residency
Disciples of Christ Grant $3,000 Member of Disciples of Christ
Arts Scholarship $1,000 Major in art, music or theatre arts
Honors Scholarship $1,000 Admission into Honors Program
Sibling Grant $1,000 Brother or sister of concurrently enrolled student
TRANSFER STUDENTS
Gold Transfer Scholarship $14,500
~ 1/2 Tuition
3.5 cumulative GPA
Silver Transfer Scholarship $10,000
~ 1/3 Tuition
3.0 cumulative GPA
Bronze Transfer Scholarship $7,500
~ 1/4 Tuition
2.5 cumulative GPA
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship $1,000 Member of Phi Theta Kappa
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Global Scholarship Full Tuition Holistic application review. May not be combined with other scholarships

For more information visit our Financial Aid site.

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