Financial Aid Programs 2023-2024 Edition

Institutional aid, grants, and scholarships are available primarily to full-time undergraduate students at Bryant University. An undergraduate student enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester is considered full time. Although students enrolled less than full time may receive federal student aid, Bryant University funds will be awarded only to full-time students. All institutionally funded academic scholarships and need-based grants, as well as gifted and endowed scholarships funded by individual contributors, provide only tuition assistance. These funds are awarded for a maximum of eight semesters, not including summer and/or winter sessions.

First-Time Freshman Academic Scholarships

Bryant University offers a range of scholarship opportunities to outstanding applicants. Scholarship recipients are selected based on a variety of considerations including high school grade point average, SAT performance (if submitted), high school class rank, student leadership and participation, etc. Scholarships are renewable for up to four consecutive years of full-time undergraduate study at Bryant University, based on academic performance requirements specified in the scholarship letter to the student from the Office of Admission. Academic scholarships are awarded at the time of admission. These awards do not change from year-to-year.

Academic Scholarships for Transfer Students

All students applying for admission to Bryant as transfer students will be reviewed for eligibility for a limited number of academic scholarships. These scholarships are renewable, provided the recipient maintains appropriate academic standing. Renewal is limited by the number of credits transferred into the University and the number of full-time semesters required to complete the degree.

Special Programs

Athletic Grants-in-Aid

Bryant offers a limited number of Athletic Grants-in-Aid through some of its men’s and women’s varsity programs. For further information, contact the Department of Athletics at (401) 232-6070.

Family Discount

When two or more siblings from the same family are simultaneously enrolled as full-time traditional undergraduates, the second student receives a tuition discount of 10 percent from the University, provided that both continue to be enrolled as full-time undergraduates.  Students must contact the Office of Financial Aid to apply.

Smithfield Scholarship

One full-tuition scholarship is awarded per year to the top-ranked (using weighted rank) Smithfield High School graduate who is in the top 10 percent of his/her class and has been admitted to Bryant. This scholarship is renewable for four consecutive years of full-time study if the student maintains the designated GPA.

Need-Based Grants

Institutional Grant

Grants vary in amount depending on need and are a function of the information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in any given year. These grants are considered a supplement to other sources of aid.