Information for Incoming Freshmen

U of L Admission Based Scholarships

The University of Louisville awards both guaranteed and competitive scholarships to incoming first-time freshmen. These Admission Based Scholarships are awarded by the Admission's Office. The scholarship deadline for first-time freshmen entering in the Fall is December 15. Visit the Office of Admission's website for a description of these scholarship programs. Once awarded, these scholarships are managed by the Student Financial Aid Office in accordance to the terms of the scholarship and the overaward and stacking policy.

Student Financial Aid Office Scholarship Opportunities

Students pursuing a degree at the University of Louisville may be eligible for a number of other scholarships managed by the Student Financial Aid Office. Selection criteria and deadlines vary based upon the specific scholarship programs from which funding is available. The Student Financial Aid Office scholarship application will be available December 1 - March 15. Several scholarships primarily associated with incoming freshmen have a priority deadline date of February 15th.

The University of Louisville Alumni Association and its regional and national clubs have established several scholarship funds for students. Each program has various qualifications that must be met before student can apply. Application deadlines vary between February 15th and March 15th. Additional information may be found here.

Departmental Scholarships/Assistantships/Fellowships

Departments within the University administer their own scholarship/assistantship/fellowship programs. Departmental Awards are posted by the department or submitted to the Student Financial Aid Office for processing. Please note that U of L scholarships are updated every year in KHEAA's Affording Higher Education publication. Free Adobe PDF Reader.

Outside Scholarships

Our office receives scholarship information from various outside organizations regarding award programs. The outside scholarship webpage provides details on outside scholarships and includes a list of organizations who have granted awards to students at the University of Louisville in previous years. Please note that private Kentucky scholarships are updated every year in KHEAA's Affording Higher Education publication. Free Adobe PDF Reader

State-Supported Programs

Kentucky-supported program information, including specifics pertaining to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), is available on the Student Financial Aid Office’s state aid webpage.

Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) Tuition Waivers

The University of Louisville provides tuition waiver benefits to students qualified under the provisions of applicable Kentucky Revised Statutes such as those associated with specified categories of foster and adopted children, supervising and resource teachers, senior citizens, and  dependents of veteran, police, firefighters, and state employees.

Metropolitan College

Through a partnership with UPS, the Metropolitan College Program offers employment and education benefit opportunities to qualified students.

Reporting Financial Assistance to the Student Financial Aid Office

Report all sources of estimated financial assistance including departmental scholarships, employee tuition remission, outside scholarships, third party assistance, housing benefits or assistance and Metropolitan College benefits to the Student Financial Aid Office. Reporting this information early will help prevent changes in eligibility that can result in reductions to financial aid due to overaward.

To report estimated financial assistance not already included in your aid package, complete the Report Other Aid form. There are also maximum limits in the amount of institutional aid that students can receive. For more information review our overaward and stacking policy.