Purchase College is committed to offering a quality accessible and affordable education to all admitted students. In addition to need-based financial aid, we offer merit and talent scholarships to eligible students. All candidates for admission are evaluated for scholarship at the time of review. We seek to award as many qualified candidates as our funds will allow. Last year Purchase College offered approximately $1.5 million in merit and talent scholarships to academically qualified new and returning students.
Incoming freshmen are eligible for several different annual scholarships with awards ranging from $200 to full tuition. Scholarship recipients pursuing BA/BS programs are selected based on academic credentials as measured by high school performance and standardized test scores. BFA and MusB candidates are awarded scholarships based on talent demonstrated during the application process.
Recognizing that students today must often fund portions of their college expenses through scholarships given by private agencies, civic groups, companies, and other independent organizations, the Office of Student Financial Services monitors and advises students of opportunities for students to obtain outside scholarships.