First-Year Applicants - Scholarships

Fairfield University Merit Scholarships

All admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships, regardless of whether they have completed an application for financial aid. Eligibility for a merit scholarship is determined after a thorough review of all aspects of a student's application, including the overall academic record, strength of the academic program and extra-curricular involvement. In keeping with the holistic review of applications, there are no established minimum grades or standardized test scores required for merit scholarship consideration. Over 30% of the Class of 2016 was awarded a merit scholarship, and scholarships ranged from $5,000 to $22,000.

Students who are named Magis Scholars have excelled academically while also making the most of the opportunities presented to them through high school or their community. Magis Scholars are required to participate in certain activities, choosing from a wide array of opportunities that reflect our commitment to the integration of life and learning and the betterment of the community. The scholarship provides an annual grant of $22,000, which is renewable for four years provided students maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Please Note: Transfer students are not eligible for consideration for merit scholarships.

Athletic Grants in Aid: Student-athletes are generally recruited by Fairfield University's coaches who identify the candidates on the basis of athletic skill. Prospective students should contact the Athletic Department directly to speak with a coach.