Admissions & Financial Aid

Alternative Financing

Scholarship Opportunities by Major

The Financial Aid Office has compiled scholarship opportunities by majors for undergraduate and graduate students.

Art Therapy Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

Business Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

Communications Scholarships (Undergraduates Only)

Communications Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

Criminal Justice Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

English Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

Human Services Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

Math & Science Scholarships (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

Psychology (Undergraduate and/or Graduates)

If you don't see your major yet, don't panic! This area is still under construction so check back soon!

Scholarships

AAC's Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship
American Addiction Centers is offering $10,000 in scholarships for those majoring in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other programs focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is May 31, 2015.

AASPA Leon Bradley Scholarship
AASPA is offering scholarships to students who are graduating in 2016. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is May 29, 2015.

Aftermath Services Collegiate Scholarship
Aftermath Services is offering two $1,000 scholarships to students who clearly and creatively explain the importance of professionalism and commitment to excellence in the workplace. For more information, please visit their website. Applications will be accepted between March 15, 2015 and June 30, 2015.

Allied Van Lines Scholarship
Allied Van Lines is offering a $1,000 scholarship to five students who best detail "why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your college major of choice." For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is September 1, 2015.

Apartment List Scholarship
Apartment List is offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of their core values. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline for the Spring is June 1, 2015 and the application deadline for the Winter is December 1, 2015.

Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship
Printaholic.com is pleased to offer the Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship, a $1,000 scholastic award granted annually to the most qualified and deserving U.S. undergraduate or graduate majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is website. The application deadline is November 30 annually.

AT&T Internet and Education Scholarship
AT&T is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the student who best creates an eye-catching, one-of-a-kind infographic that will stand out from the crowd. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is June 17, 2015.

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Auger & Auger law firm is offering a $1,000 scholarship, given twice a year, to assist a disabled student with tuition and expenses. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31, 2015 and November 30, 2015.

Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a college student living with autism, or whose loved one is living with autism. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student Scholarship
The Baumgartner Law Firm is offering a $3,000 scholarship to students are enrolled in or who have applied to an accredited law school. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is August 31, 2015.

BBZ Limo Scholarship Program
BBZ Limousine and Livery Service is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who create an original and persuasive video. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is November 28, 2015.

Belluck & Fox Scholarship
Belluck & Fox, LLP is offering scholarships to students who write the best essay on a variety of mesothelioma topics. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is September 1, 2015.

Beltown Spine & Wellness Scholarship
Beltown Spine & Wellness is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the student who best answers: "In what ways can a holistic perspective improve healthcare in the US?" For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is August 1, 2015.

Business Degree Scholarships
The project is a comprehensive database of scholarships for anyone interested in pursuing a degree in business. The directory filters scholarships by a variety of characteristics, ensuring students find ones that they are eligible for.

Calliope Workshop and/or MFA Scholarship
The Calliope Authors Workshop is taking applications for their Fiction and Nonfiction Authors Workshop and for their MFA Scholarship. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is May 25, 2015.

CAPPEX Scholarships
Albertus Magnus College's unique page on Cappex allows students to view information about Albertus Magnus College, such as quick facts, admissions statistics, student reviews, and merit aid scholarship listings.

Chipotle's Cultivating Creativity Student Essay Contest
Chipotle is offering scholarships to 10 students who best write a short, original (and amazing) essay about a time when food created a memory. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is May 31, 2015.

Clark Scholarship
International Gem Society (IGS) is offering a $350 scholarship to the student who best answers the following question: "In your opinion, what are the three most important scientific concepts underlying the study of gemology?" For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 15, 2015.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Scholarships
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is offering several scholarships for 2015. For more information on the application and deadline information for available scholarships, please visit their website.

CreditRepair.com Scholarship Program
CreditRepair.com is offering three awards to students who best answer: "What is your credit score, and why is it important for your future success?" For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is August 31, 2015.

CustomerBloom's Scholarship Contest
CustomerBloom is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who create a 2-5 minute video talking about how ideas help shape the world around us. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is November 28, 2015.

CustomMade.com Furniture Scholarship
CustomMade.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who write an essay on the following topic: "Why buy custom furniture?" For more information, please visit their website which is being updated for the new year's scholarship. The application deadline is December 15, 2015.

CustomMade.com Jewelry Scholarship
CustomMade.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who write an essay on the following topic: "Why buy custom furniture?" For more information, please visit their website which is being updated for the new year's scholarship. The application deadline is December 15, 2015.

Entrepreneurship Scholarships
A variety of Entrepreneurship Scholarships are offered to students pursuing careers in entrepreneurship. For more information, please refer to their flyer.

EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship
EverSpark Interactive is offering a $1,000 to a high-achieving student with epilepsy. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Fantasy Sports Daily Scholarship Program
FantasySportsDaily.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree and a successful future. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is October 1, 2015.

FastWeb
Students can customize their search for outside scholarships online.

Flosum Scholarship
Flosum is offering a $750 scholarship for students interested in pursuing a Salesforce release management career. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 15, 2015.

Free Speech Scholarship
Miller Law Offices is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who write an essay on the following prompt: ""Freedom of Speech makes America Great." For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is August 1, 2015.

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship
SeniorAdvisor.com is offering a $2,000 scholarship to two individual students who write the most compelling essay on "How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?" For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 31, 2015.

Goedeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship
Goedeker's Appliances is offering $500 for books to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Goedeker's Appliances Annual Public Services College Book Scholarship
Goedeker's Appliances is offering a $500 for books to students who are employed, or who has an immediate family member who is employed, in a position of public service. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

GreenPal's Scholarship for Tomorrow's Entrepreneur
GreenPal is offering a $2,000 scholarship to students demonstrating high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner. For more information, please visit their website Applications are currently being accepted. The winner will be announced May 30, 2015.

GoodCall Scholarship
GoodCall is offering a $2,500 scholarship to the student who best writes an essay detailing one of the most important decisions he/she has made in their life. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Harris Injury Scholarship
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC is offering a scholarship for students who have suffered a serious injury and are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives by attending college. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is May 31, 2015.

Hayek Fund for Future Scholars Scholarship
The Hayek Fund for Future Scholars covers up to $300 in graduate school application fees. For more information, please refer to the flyer.

InkAddict Tattoo Art Scholarship
InkAddict is offering scholarships to students who submit their best example of original tattoo art or art that could be used on tattoo-inspired clothing. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is June 15, 2015.

Institute for Humane Studies PhD Application Fee Waiver Grants
The Institute for Humane Studies is offering a PhD Application Fee Waiver Grants to students applying to graduate school. For more information, please visit their website.

Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program
Interior-Deluxe is offering a $1,500 scholarship to students in all majors. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is October 15, 2015.

Jan Edgerton & Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship
MesotheliomaHelp.org is offering 8 scholarships in the names of these two mesothelioma warriors. For more information, please visit their website. Applications will be accepted between March 2, 2015 and March 23, 2015 and between September 1, 2015 and October 9, 2015.

Karman Healthcare Scholarship
Karman Healthcare is offering two $500 scholarships for students who suffer a mobility disability. The entry is an essay or poem with this year's theme of creating a presentation of why disability awareness is important. For more information, please refer to their flyer. The application deadline is September 1, 2015.

Katz & Phillips Beating Heart Disease Scholarship
Katz & Phillips, P.A. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to help support promising students who have either personally faced heart disease or have seen loved-ones deal with the illness. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Katz & Phillips Single-Parent Scholarship
Katz & Phillips, P.A. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to single parents pursuing a law degree. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31 annually.

Las Vegas Personal Injury & Safety Scholarship Directory
Las Vegas Personal Injury & Safety has a directory of scholarship opportunities for students affected by a personal injury.

Ladah Law Firm, PLLC Injury Scholarship
Ladah Law Firm is offering a $2,000 scholarship to law students who demonstrate merit and need. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is May 31, 2015.

LendingTree Scholarship
LendingTree is offering a $2,500 scholarship to high school seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher who are US Citizens. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is July 15, 2015.

Lexington Law Scholarship Program
Lexington Law is offering a $5,000 scholarship to the student who best explains "how you repaired or established your good credit." For more information, please visit their website. website The application deadline is August 31, 2015.

Loewy Law Firm Passion for Civil Rights Scholarship
Loewy Law Firm is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who have a passion for civil rights and a core belief in social justice and equality. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship
InsuranceProviders.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the applicant who best brings awareness to motorcycle safety. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is December 1 annually.

Majux Marketing Scholarship
Majux Marketing is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student looking to enter the field of marketing or business. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 30, 2015.

MEDIGO Scholarship Programme
MEDIGO is offering a $2,000 scholarship to one promising student pursuing a career in marketing. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

National Debt Relief Scholarship
National Debt Relief is offering five $1,000 scholarships to students participating in STEM programs. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is January 31, 2016.

Odysseus Fellowship
The Odysseus Fellowship program places qualified applicants in paid three-month internships at leading production companies. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is May 25, 2015.

OMP Scholarship Directory
Graduate students can search the Online Master's Programs Scholarship Directory for graduate-level scholarship opportunities.

PDFfiller's Paperless World Scholarship Program
PDFfiller is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a secondary school student from a developing country who best answers one of their essay topics. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is June 30, 2015.

Revel Scholars Program
Revel is offering two $10,000 scholarships to students interested in entrepreneurship. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 1, 2015.

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
Sallie Mae offers a Scholarship Search which allows students to take advantage of more than three million scholarship opportunities and customize their scholarship search.

SALT
Students who sign up for SALT can search for scholarships, internships, and jobs online.

ScholarshipExperts.com
ScholarshipExperts.com is a free scholarship matching service that offers a variety of scholarships to eligible students. For more information, please refer to their flyer or visit theirwebsite.

School Soup
Students can customize their search for outside scholarships online. Please visit their website for more information.

Snap Scholars Scholarship
Snap is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who complete a 1,000 word article discussing a cutting-edge digital marketing tactic that is on the cusp of becoming incredibly important. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is May 25, 2015.

SOH Scholarship
The SOH Scholarship Foundation is offering scholarships to students who hold a minimum 2.5 GPA. For more information, including application deadlines, please visit their website.

Spokeo Connections Scholarship
Spokeo is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who best answer one of three essay topics. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 1, 2015.

SoftwareProviders.com Scholarship
SoftwareProviders.com is holding an essay writing contest on the impact software has had on the student's life. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadlines are quarterly: January 15, 2015, July 15, 2015, July 15, 2015, and October 15, 2015.

Steinger, Iscoe, & Greene Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship
Steinger, Iscoe, & Greene law firm is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student of Hispanic descent seeking to obtain a law degree. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31 annually.

Structured Settlement Quotes Scholarship
Structured Settlement Quotes is offering two scholarships to students who write an essay that best answers how he/she would preserve and spend a $100,000 inheritance. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 1, 2015.

STSTravel "I have a Plan!" Scholarship Contest
STSTravel is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the student who creates the best 3-5 minute video presenting his/her plan to market vacations to college students. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is November 20, 2015.

StudyWeb's 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest
StudyWeb.com if offering a $500 scholarship to the student who writes the most engaging, thought-provoking, and original essay based on the following topic: How will the internet change mankind in the next 10 years? For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

TVProviders.com Scholarship
TVProviders.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the student who best answers the question: "What's your favorite moment in sports?" For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Tutor the People Scholarship
Tutor the People is offering monthly $1,000 scholarships to students who best respond to the given prompt. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is August 15, 2015.

UK Passport Services Financial Aid Competition
UK Passport Services is offering a $500 award to the student who writes the best essay on "Different Perceptions - Destinations that are not actually the way you imagined them to be." For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Wepawaug-Flagg Dennis Banks Memorial Scholarship
Wepawaug-Flagg Federal Credit Union is offering a $2,000 scholarship to students who become a member or who have at least one parent who is a member of the credit union. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is May 22, 2015.

Wepawaug-Flagg General Scholarship
Wepawaug-Flagg Federal Credit Union is offering four $1,000 scholarships to students who become a member or who have at least one parent who is a member of the credit union. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is May 22, 2015.

Youth Noise Scholarship Program
Youth Noise is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the student who creates the most inspirational video about his/her vision of the future. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is November 21, 2015.

Veteran Scholarships

AFCEA Educational Fund
The AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships are offered to active-duty and honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (to include Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) or Iraqi Freedom Operations. Candidates must be currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Candidates must be majoring in the following or related fields: electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer information systems; information systems management; computer science; physics; mathematics; or science or mathematics education. Each scholarship award is $2,500. For more information, please visit their website.

AMVETS Scholarships
AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education. For more information, please visit their website.

Fund for Veterans Education
The Fund for Veterans' Education will provide scholarships to help meet the cost associated with higher education for veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001 and who are now enrolled in college or vocational-technical school. For more information, please visit their website.

Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. The Military Scholar Program will assist those who honorably served during the OEF/OIF conflict. For more information, please visit their website.

SVA Scholarship Directory
For additional scholarships, please visit the Student Veterans of America's website.

The Tix Team Law Scholarship for Veterans
The Tix Team is offering a $1,000 scholarship for veterans pursuing a Juris Doctor degree. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is July 31 annually.

Troops to Teachers
The Troops to Teachers (TTT) program enriches the quality of American education by helping to place mature, motivated, experienced, and dedicated personnel in our nation’s classrooms. TTT Military to College Guide provides financial assistance, counseling, and employment referral through a network of state TTT Placement Assistance Offices. For more information, please visit their website.

VA MortgageCenter.com Scholarship
Mortgage Center.com is proud to now offer five bi-yearly $1,500 scholarships in conjunction with our Military Education Scholarship Program. The process and purpose is simple - many college students currently struggle to meet the financial requirements of pursuing their education, even with the help of financial aid and other scholarship programs. Our scholarships are awarded each year in May and November. For more information, please visit their website.

VFW Military Scholarships
The VFW's Military Scholarship program provides 25 $3,000 scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within the 36 months before the December 31 application deadline. For more information, please visit their website.

Parent PLUS Loan

Parents of Dependent students are able to apply for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan at www.studentloans.gov or by completing a Parent PLUS Data Sheet. Please note that when logging into www.studentloans.gov, parent must sign in with his/her information, not the student's information.

If the parent is approved for the loan, a Parent PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN) needs to be completed at www.studentloans.gov. Please note that when logging into www.studentloans.gov, parent must sign in with his/her information, not the student's information.

If the parent who applies is declined for the loan, he/she may authorize the Financial Aid Office to add an additional unsubsidized loan to student's financial aid package.

Graduate PLUS Loan

Graduate students are able to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan at www.studentloans.gov or by completing a Graduate PLUS Data Sheet.

If the student is approved for the loan, a Graduate PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) needs to be completed at www.studentloans.gov.

Private Education Loans

You may choose to pay for all or part of your education with loans from private lenders.

Private Loan Disclosure

A three-year historical list of preferred lenders is maintained by ElmSelect. Albertus Magnus College did not receive any benefit from the participating lenders. This list of loan providers is not exclusive, and is intended not as a recommendation, but rather for informational purposes only. Students have the right to choose a lender that is not on the list.

Students should determine how much federal, state, and institutional aid they can receive before applying for an alternative loan. The Financial Aid Office recommends that students consider borrowing Federal Direct Loans and/or Federal Direct PLUS Loans prior to applying for an alternative loan. Alternative loans are taken out with a private lender, while federal loans are borrowed from the Federal Government. Alternative loans tend to have higher and variable interest rates, while federal loans tend to have lower and fixed interest rates.

The Financial Aid Office will certify any alternative student loan at the request of any borrower, provided they are approved and provided the amount does not exceed their maximum eligibility for the year. However, it is the responsibility of the borrower to determine which alternative loan best fits their borrowing needs.

Self-Certification Letter

Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification

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The list of private loan providers on ElmSelect includes lenders that have actively processed education-based loans for Albertus students over the past three academic years. Albertus did not receive any benefit from the participating lenders. You have the right to choose a lender that is not on the list.

Before You Apply

You should determine how much federal, state, and institutional aid you can receive before applying for a private education loan. Private loans may have higher interest rates than federal loans. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out how much aid you may receive.

Required Form

If you apply for a private education loan, the lender will ask you to complete the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form. The form will require financial aid figures such as the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA). You can get these figures by contacting the Financial Aid Office by phone at (203) 773-8508 or by e-mail at financial_aid@albertus.edu.

Questions

If you have questions about alternative financing options, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Office
Aquinas Hall, Room 107
(800) 935-6621 toll-free
(203) 773-8508 local
(203) 773-8972 fax
financial_aid@albertus.edu