Financial Aid

Scholarships for New Transfer Students

New transfer students are automatically considered for scholarships once admitted to Cleveland State University. Recipients of scholarships listed below must be new, first-time (never before attended) Cleveland State University students, enrolled in a degree granting program and pursuing their first Bachelor’s Degree. All students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for full consideration of all types of financial aid.

Incoming Transfer Students will be automatically considered for institutional scholarships once they are admitted to CSU, including our new Transfer Excellence Award.

Eligibility for all transfer scholarships are listed below. In certain instances, specific scholarships are awarded when a student meets the eligibility criteria as indicated by the donor of the scholarship. Cleveland State University reserves the right to alter scholarship eligibility criteria and award amounts based on available funding. Students are notified when they are awarded.  

Students who have applied for the Summer 21 or Fall 21 term and submitted all required application materials by July 1 receive priority consideration for the following awards:  Community College Transfer Awards, Transfer Excellence and the Phi Theta Kappa Award.