Named after the year Transylvania was founded, the 1780 Guarantee assures that full tuition and fees will be covered for Pell Grant-eligible students through a combination of institutional, federal, and state grants/scholarships for high school or homeschool graduates throughout Kentucky.
Students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 or after are eligible for this program. Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), have a minimum 3.3 weighted GPA and apply for admission by December 1. All Kentucky students will be automatically considered for eligibility upon application.
Federal Student Aid
Filing the FAFSA each year is the most important step toward receiving federal and state aid funds (loans, grants and work-study) and aid directly from Transylvania. Virtually every Transy applicant who completes the FAFSA is offered some form of aid, with an average package of approximately $30,000 per year.
You can complete a FAFSA beginning Oct. 1 each year.
File the FAFSA using Transy’s ID: 001987
First-time Student Application
We’re so glad you’re interested in making Transylvania your college home. We have a committed staff of admission counselors who can help you through the application process.
It all begins with an application. A first-time college student is any student who has not been enrolled at a college or university. Students who have taken college-level or dual-credit courses while in high school are considered first-time students.