A Private University Education You Can Afford
Everyone knows that good grades and test scores are the key to getting into the college of your choice. At Western New England University, they can also dramatically lower your bottom-line tuition costs each year you are enrolled.
Western New England University offers merit scholarships and grants, ranging from $11,000 to $22,000 annually or $44,000 to $88,000 over four years for students applying for the Fall 2021 term. These are awarded to full-time freshmen at the time of acceptance into the University. The University also awards need-based scholarships and grants based on financial need and previous academic achievement. There are no separate applications required for these scholarships.
Special opportunities for incoming first-year, full-time students for Fall 2021 may include the Women in Business Scholarship ($5,000), Women in Engineering Scholarship ($5,000), and FIRST Robotics Scholarship ($1,000). These scholarships are renewable each year students maintain their scholarship’s grade criteria. These scholarships are awarded in addition to Merit Scholarships.
For full-time transfer students entering in the Fall 2021 semester, we award merit scholarships ranging from $11,000 to $18,000 ($20,000 for Phi Theta Kappa students) annually for the duration of the undergraduate study.
Merit scholarships based on high school academic achievement are awarded to full-time freshmen. Awards are automatically renewed if a student is in good academic standing, in full-time status, and successfully completing 67% of cumulative attempted credits.
The Merit Scholarships Program is comprised of Presidential Scholars Awards, Provost's Scholar Awards, and Dean's Scholar Awards. Awards are based on test scores (SAT or ACT) and a recalculated Grade Point Average (GPA). This GPA is calculated by the Admissions Office at the time of acceptance and is based on traditional, college-prep courses. These include grades in English, math, science, language, and selected social science courses. Grades that are not calculated into the GPA include those for music, art, religion, non-programming computer courses, and technical courses, to name a few. Grades for Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and college-level courses are given additional weight. Only the SAT scores for the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math sections will be considered. For the ACT, we will use the Composite score in determining merit eligibility. If a student takes the test multiple times, we will calculate a new total score by using the highest individual scores. If a student takes the SAT and ACT tests, we will consider whichever is most advantageous to the student.