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Before you choose a college based on cost, check out the merit scholarships we offer new freshmen — from $16,000 to $28,000 annually.

In 2021–2022, 96% of our first-year students received merit scholarships, and the average freshman award was $36,914 in scholarships and grants. We’ll automatically consider you for academic scholarships when you apply to St. Edward’s. No additional application is required.

At St. Edward’s, we’re invested in your future. Our nationally ranked educational experience is personalized to your goals — equipping you for today’s careers and those in the decades to come.


2022–2023 Academic Scholarships

All new freshmen admitted through regular admission will qualify for our merit scholarships, which range between $16,000 and $28,000, annually.

Students will be evaluated for merit scholarships based on high school GPA, class rank (if available), and the academic experience pursued in high school. St. Edward’s University uses a holistic review process. Although GPA and academic information are the most important components, you will also be considered based on your demonstrated ability to be successful at St. Edward's. See all of our application requirements here.

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U.S. citizens residing outside of Texas also qualify for the Edwardian Scholarship, an additional award of $5,000. Holy Cross high school graduates who meet this qualification will receive the Sorin Award and are not eligible for the Edwardian Scholarship.

These scholarships do not require an additional application beyond the application for admission. Students who receive athletic scholarships may not be eligible for all of the scholarships and grants listed below. Students should submit an admission application by Feb. 1 in order to be considered for academic scholarships.

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2022–2023 Holy Cross Scholarships

If you don't qualify for one of our academic scholarships, you may still be considered for one of our merit-based Holy Cross scholarships.

Sorin Award $10,000 Annually Must graduate from a Holy Cross high school and meet the February 1 priority deadline
Moreau Scholarship Full tuition for the freshman year, plus the amount equal to freshman year tuition in subsequent years, for one graduate from each Holy Cross high school. Must graduate from a Holy Cross high school. The ideal candidate is among the top students in their class, with a strong academic profile, significant leadership experience, and community-service involvement. The award seeks to recognize students who have been outstanding representatives of Holy Cross values in the classroom and in the community. Requires a separate application, which must be received with an application for admission by Dec. 15. Apply for the Moreau Scholarship.


2022–2023 Theater, ROTC and Athletic Scholarships

We also have merit scholarships available for students who excel in these areas.

Theater Arts Scholarships $1,000–$5,000 Annually Must be a Theater Arts major, maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher, and audition in one of four areas (General Theater, Acting, Theater Design and Technology, or Theater Management). Requires a separate application and audition, which is held on campus in February.
ROTC Scholarships Varies St. Edward’s University students participate in Air Force and Army ROTC through The University of Texas at Austin. Interested students should contact the University of Texas Air Force ROTC program at 512-471-1776 or the Army ROTC program at 512-471-5919.
Varsity Athletic Scholarships Varies Coaches award scholarships to men and women to compete in NCAA Division II athletics in baseball/softball, basketball, volleyball (women only), cross country, tennis, soccer, golf and cheerleading. Contact the athletics department at 512-448-8448 for more information. St. Edward's University received eight rankings for student athletes from College Factual.


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Everything to Know About Your Financial Aid Offer

After you apply and are admitted to St. Edward's, you'll receive your financial aid offer, which may include scholarships, grants and loans. It will also include a breakdown of costs for the academic year you'll be starting, so you can see the bottom line you can expect to pay. Learn more about what you can expect — and next steps to take.