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Think you can’t afford us? Think again! As a prospective student, we want you to know that a quality education is within your reach.

Many families do not even consider a quality private education because they do not get beyond “sticker shock.” In fact, for many students and their families, a private education may be the best value! University of Jamestown’s cost, before financial aid is awarded, is about half the cost of many other private, four-year colleges. With financial aid, our students graduate with less debt than their peers attending North Dakota’s major public universities.

Nearly 100 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. Our aid packages are based on individual need as well as on academic merit, leadership and special talents. Try out our Academic Scholarship Calculator to get an idea of what your academic award could be.

Academic School Year 2014 – 2015

Competitive Academic Tuition Scholarships

Value

Minimum GPA

Minimum ACT/SAT (R+M)

Full Tuition Wilson Scholar (2) Full Tuition 3.6 ACT 25/SAT 1150
Wilson Scholar (4) $56,000 ($14,000/year) 3.6 ACT 25/SAT 1150
Distinguished Scholarship (16) $48,000 ($12,000/year) 3.6 ACT 25/SAT 1150

 

 

 

 

Merit Academic Scholarships

Value

Minimum GPA

Minimum ACT/SAT (R+M)

Presidential Scholarship $40,000 ($10,000/year) 3.6 ACT 25/SAT 1150
Honor Scholarship $32,000 ($8,000/year) 3.4 ACT 23/SAT 1070
Trustee Scholarship $28,000 ($7,000/year) 3.00 ACT 21/SAT 1000
The Knight Award $20,000 ($5,000/year) 2.50 ACT 20/SAT 950
Music Major Award $3000-$6500 n/a audition required

 

Activity Tuition Awards

Value

Minimum GPA

Requirements

Fine Arts Participation Award $  500-$2500 n/a Audition
Dance Activity Award $1000-$2500 n/a Audition
SMC Participation Award $  500-$2500 n/a Application
Athletic Award Varies n/a Coach’s Decision

 

*Other Tuition Awards

Value

Minimum GPA

Minimum ACT/SAT (R+M) or other requirement

Valedictorian and Salutatorian $1,500/year n/a ACT 21/SAT 1000
Mel Arnold Science and Mathmatics Scholarship $1,500/year 3.6 ACT 25/SAT 1150
Legacy Award $2000/year n/a Parent, grandparent, brother or sister must have graduated from the University of Jamestown

All Scholarships and awards are tuition-based only (cannot be applied to room and meal plans).

  • Students are eligible to receive one academic and one activity tuition award.
  • *A Legacy, Melvin R. Arnold Science and Math Scholarship, or a Valedictorian and Salutatorian (one of the three) may be combined with one academic and oe other tuition award not to exceed tuition (may not be combined with a Wilson or Distinguished Scholarship).

 

IMPORTANT:  To Maximize scholarship and financial aid opportunities, students are encourged to apply early.

 

Examples of aid include:
  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards
UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN at a glance
  • 1,000 students from 31 states and 13 countries
  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio
  • On-campus residence halls
  • 98% average placement rate in 2010 & 2011