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‚Äôs 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.

Academic School Year 2014 – 2015

Academic Scholarships


Minimum GPA

Transfer Scholarship $10,000/year 3.6
Transfer Scholarship $  8,000/year 3.4
Transfer Scholarship $  7,000/year 3.0
Transfer Scholarship $  5,000/year 2.5
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship $  9,000/year (Membership required) 3.5


Other Tuition Awards



Music Major Award $3000-$6500/year Audition, Music Major
Fine Arts Participation Award $  500-$2500/year Audition
Dance Activity Award $1000-$2500/year Audition
SMC Participation Award $  500-$2500/year Application
Athletic Award Varies Coach’s Decision
Legacy Award $2,000/year 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).

  • Transfer students are eligible to receive one academic and one “other” tuition award.
  • A Legacy Award may be combined with one academic and one “other” tuition award.
  • Scholarships are based on 18 semester credit hours or 27 quarter hours (not available to first year students).


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
  • 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