Stephens College awards more than $5 million in tuition scholarships yearly, with nearly all our students receiving a tuition scholarship.

Upon acceptance to our undergraduate residential college, you will be automatically considered for merit-based tuition scholarships.


Institutional Scholarships

The following tuition scholarships are offered in Fall 2024/Spring 2024. Scholarship offerings are subject to change for students entering in Fall 2025/Spring 2026.


Athletic Scholarships

Player Signing Agreements are based on player eligibility requirements by sport, by roster level and are inclusive of Stephens College merit scholarships. These are separate agreements managed by the Stars Athletics Program at Stephens College. 


Financial Aid Bonuses 

We are pleased to offer the following financial aid bonuses for students entering in 2024/2025.


FAFSA Incentive

File your Free Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have it sent to Stephens College (code 002512) for a renewable $1,000 financial aid bonus.


Early Application Completion Award

Complete your application for admission by February 1 and receive a renewable $1,000 financial aid bonus.


Stephens Scholars Award

Achieve a 3.5 or higher high school GPA and receive a renewable $1,000 financial aid bonus.


Scholarship Name Amount per year (unless otherwise noted) Terms Eligibility

Academic Merit Scholarship


Stars Athletic Scholarship

Starting at $9,000 up to full tuition

Renewable up to 8 semesters

Learn of eligibility upon acceptance.
Based on GPA/ACT or SAT


Review by the Athletic Director and program staff

International Students are eligible.

Girl Scouts Gold Award Scholarship


Renewable up to 8 semesters

For students who have achieved the Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA. Must provide proof of award.

Academic Program Scholarship


Renewable up to 8 semesters

Awarded by the Scholarship Committee

Sibling Award


Renewable up to 8 semesters

Student must indicate on the FAFSA that they have a sibling in college. Verification of sibling enrollment may be required.



First-Year Student Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must be classified as First Time in College (FTIC), having earned fewer than 10 college credits after high school graduation.
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more per semester).
  • No scholarships can ever total more than tuition (no refund checks).
  • Renewable awards are for a maximum of 8 semesters or as noted.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA is required to maintain and renew tuition awards.
  • International students are eligible for all institutional merit or athletics awards.
  • Academic Merit Tuition Scholarships are determined upon acceptance.
  • All Tuition Awards and Scholarships are per year, to be divided and applied to the fall/spring or fall/spring/summer terms (depending on program structure).
  • First-Year Tuition Awards will be prorated 50% if a student begins in the spring semester.
  • Some tuition scholarships come with a requirement to live on campus. 
Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid

Campus Box 2124
(573) 876-7106, Ext. 4106 (573) 876-2320 [email protected] Lela Raney Wood Hall 216 Meet the Team

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