Institutional Aid Eligibility

Learn about the requirements to maintain eligibility for scholarships and grants at Dominican.

Eligibility for institutional scholarships and grants is reviewed following the end of each semester. Eligibility is usually based on cumulative GPA or meeting other Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. Students who lose eligibility for their scholarship and have extenuating circumstances should contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information.

Undergraduate Merit Scholarships awarded at the time of admission require students meet a minimum GPA to maintain their eligibility. Students must also meet federal Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards.

  • Trustee Scholarships: Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Presidential Scholarship: Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Deans Scholarship: Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Dominican Scholarship: Minimum 2.4 GPA

Students admitted as first year freshmen are awarded with their merit scholarships for up to 8 semesters total. Students admitted as transfers are awarded with their merit scholarships for up to 6 semesters total.

Students must enroll at least full-time to receive the scholarship in that semester with the exception of transfer nursing students and students in their final semester before graduation.

 

Dominican Grants are awarded based on the student’s FAFSA. Students must meet federal Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards to maintain eligibility. Students must enroll at least full-time to receive the Dominican Grant in that semester with the exception of transfer nursing students and students in their final semester before graduation.

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • Scholarships are awarded based on the grade point average (GPA) of the last 60 units earned by the student as determined at the time of admission.

  • Scholarships are renewable for up to two additional years beyond the first year of award, provided the student continues to meet the terms and conditions.

  • Students must maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA and complete all courses attempted (grades of I, F, UF, and W do not represent a completed course).

  • If a student drops below the minimum GPA required, they are no longer eligible to receive the scholarship.

  • Students must maintain continuous enrollment at Dominican. If a student stops out or takes a Leave of Absence for more than one term, they are no longer eligible for the scholarship.

  • Students who are completing a combined undergraduate and graduate program at Dominican, such as a 4+1 or Dual/Dual Program, are not eligible.

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • Scholarships are awarded based on the grade point average (GPA) of the last 60 units earned by the student as determined at the time of admission.

  • Scholarships are renewable for up to two additional years beyond the first year of award, provided the student continues to meet the terms and conditions.

  • Students must maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA and complete all courses attempted (grades of I, F, UF, and W do not represent a completed course).

  • If a student drops below the minimum GPA required, they are no longer eligible to receive the scholarship.

  • Students must maintain continuous enrollment at Dominican. If a student stops out or takes a Leave of Absence for more than one term, they are no longer eligible for the scholarship.

  • Students who are completing a combined undergraduate and graduate program at Dominican, such as a 4+1 or Dual/Dual Program, are not eligible.

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • The scholarship is renewable each term so long as the terms and conditions of the scholarship are met:
  • Students must submit a FAFSA annually to demonstrate on-going financial need.
  • The student must maintain a 3.25 GPA in each semester and complete all courses attempted (grades of I, F, UF and W do not represent a completed course). Scholarships will be revoked after ONE unsuccessful semester below a 3.25 or course(s) not completed. 
  • Students must maintain a minimum of 6 units per term to be eligible for the scholarship.
  • If a student stops out or takes a Leave of Absence, they will lose the scholarship.
  • If a student defers admission, they will lose the scholarship.

Scholarship terms and conditions

  • The scholarship is renewable for one additional (consecutive) term so long as the terms and conditions of the scholarship are met
  • Students must submit a FAFSA annually to demonstrate on-going financial need
  • On-going scholarship eligibility requires that the student maintain a 3.0 GPA in each semester and completion in all courses attempted (grades of I, F, UF and W do not represent a completed course).
  • Students must maintain a minimum of 6 units per term to be eligible for the scholarship
  • If a student stops out or takes a Leave of Absence, he or she will lose the scholarship
  • If a student defers admission, he or she will lose the scholarship