Joan Isaac Mohr
Vice President and Dean of Admissions
Merit-based scholarships, including Phi Theta Kappa awards, are sometimes offered to incoming transfer students based on strong academic credentials. Check the websites of the colleges you’re considering to see their policies on scholarships.
Senior Assistant Editor
A lot of schools offer merit scholarships for transfer students, so if you have good grades or were active in impressive extracurriculars, then you’re likely to lock down some great awards. But more importantly, a lot of colleges award scholarships to transfers just for being transfer students! So if you’re early in your transfer college search, be sure to look for schools that offer transfer-specific scholarships to get the most aid you possibly can. (A key way to know the schools that will support you the most as a transfer is to look for ones that are certified Transfer-Friendly Schools.)
Learn everything you need to know about transferring with ease in our Transfer Student section.