- Scholarship recipients are required to pay the admissions deposit by the formal deadline (May 1 for incoming fall students)
to secure funding for any scholarships or institutional aid that has been offered. Students canceling admission, either formally
or through non-payment of their admission deposit by the deadline, forfeit any awarded scholarship dollars and/or institutional aid.
- Scholarship awards for incoming freshmen are based primarily on SAT/ACT scores as well as high school grade point average
(GPA). Salisbury University will continue to consider updates to these measures for incoming students until the May 1 deposit
deadline for the possibility of increased scholarship funding as a result of an increase in academic credentials.
- Salisbury University will not award or disburse a combined total of federal, state, institutional and/or private scholarships
that exceeds a student's cost of attendance unless all of the funding comes from a private external source. The cost of attendance
is a standardized budget including tuition, fees, room, board, and allowances for indirect costs such as books, transportation and
personal expenses. Whenever a student's total aid package exceeds the cost of attendance, the Financial Aid Office will adjust or
reduce aid offered by the university.
- Continued scholarship eligibility will be monitored at the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters. Students must meet
satisfactory academic progress standards as defined in the financial aid policy. In addition, recipients must maintain the required
minimum GPA, complete a minimum of 24 credits per academic year (30 credits for Perdue Scholarship recipients) and in some cases
remain in an eligible major for their particular scholarship for continued eligibility. Scholarship funding for students who fail
to meet the minimum required standards will be terminated with the exception of first-semester freshmen. First-semester freshmen
who have achieved a minimum 2.0 GPA at the conclusion of the fall semester will be permitted to receive their scholarship
funding for one additional semester, after which they must be meeting minimum requirements for continued scholarship eligibility.
A termination letter will be sent to any student whose scholarship is terminated.
- Scholarships will be paid to a student for a maximum of eight consecutive fall and spring semesters. A student who finishes
his/her course of study in less than eight semesters or transfers to another institution will not receive a refund of unused
scholarship monies or an increase in their award amount for the enrolled semesters.
- For most undergraduate scholarships, continuous full-time enrollment is required to retain the scholarship. Full-time
enrollment is defined as enrolling 12 or more credits for each fall and spring semester.
- Most scholarships may be used while studying abroad for up to two semesters.
- A student who withdraws, cancels, becomes inactive, or is suspended or dismissed from the University will forfeit his/her
scholarship eligibility for future semesters. Students who withdraw completely from classes during the tuition refund period will
have their scholarship amounts prorated based on the tuition proration schedule.
- Students may request deferment of their scholarship if attendance is interrupted for medical reasons, military deployment or
other documentable reasons. To be considered for deferment, the student must be meeting the minimum requirements for the
scholarship at the time of the request. Enrollment at another college or university during the deferment period will result in an
automatic cancelation of the scholarship. To request a deferment, students must submit a
Scholarship Deferment Request Form (with documented support) to
the Director of Financial Aid prior to the period of non-attendance. Scholarship funding may be deferred for a maximum of
two academic semesters.
- Students have the right to appeal for reinstatement of previously terminated scholarship funding. Students must again be
meeting the minimum required scholarship standards to request reinstatement of scholarship funding. Students who are meeting the
minimum scholarship criteria within two semesters (fall/spring) of the discontinuance of their scholarship for academic reasons can
file a Request for Scholarship Reinstatement Form with the
Director of Financial Aid to request reinstatement. Reinstatement is considered on a case by case basis and is dependent on
Scholarship Policies last updated on 11/7/2012.