Grants and Aid

Transy has a wide range of scholarships, from $12,000 up to full tuition and fees. All you have to do is apply and be admitted, and you’re automatically eligible for academic scholarship consideration.

In addition to scholarships, you may be eligible for other financial assistance including grants, loans or campus employment. Get the details on the basics of financial aid.

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Academic Merit Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for academic awards, including the Premier Scholarship Program

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Partnerships, Programs & Interest Scholarships

Learn more about scholarships based on your involvement in our partner programs, high schools and other opportunities.

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Fine Arts Scholarships

Incoming first-year students may compete for annual scholarships in the fine arts.

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Pell Guarantee

The Pell Guarantee ensures that full tuition and fees will be covered for Pell Grant‑eligible students through a combination of institutional, federal and state grants/scholarships.

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State and Federal Aid

Get the details on state and federal educational grants and scholarships, work-study programs and VA benefits.

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Scholarship Resources

Find scholarships online you can use to help pay for college. 

Merit-based scholarships are awarded to international students based on a holistic review of the student’s application.

Estimate your cost

Use our calculators to get an estimate of the financial aid available to you to attend Transylvania.

What makes Transy affordable

Transylvania works hard to make sure that families from all walks of life can afford to take advantage of this experience. It’s why we launched Pioneer Plus to help students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and why we’re consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education. That value includes generous scholarship and financial aid offers, as well as ensuring that you’ll graduate in four years and start your career sooner. Our Pioneer Pledge makes sure of it. You’ll get:

  • Guaranteed graduation in four years.
  • A level tuition program that locks in your rate for four years.
  • A 12-month payment plan.

Average 4-Year Graduation Rate Comparison

Bar graph | Transylvania University 68% | Kentucky Public 24.2% | Kentucky Private 38.1% | U.S. Publlic 33.3% | U.S. Private 52.8%