ACU Transfer Scholarships

At ACU, we offer a number of scholarship and grant opportunities to students each year based on academic achievement, community service, leadership, financial need and other factors.

We would encourage you to start your scholarship search by submitting your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA determines if you will qualify for any additional aid. From government grants and loans to need-based aid from ACU and work-study programs, there are many types of resources available. Please be sure to include ACU’s FAFSA code: 0003537.

Next, spend some time on this page to learn about opportunities and programs that are designed to reward you for your academic accomplishments, your dedication to improving the community around you and other exceptional achievements!

ACU Academic Scholarships for Transfer Students 

Merit-Based Awards for the 2020-2021 School Year

These awards are for undergraduate students transferring to ACU to complete their first Bachelor's degree. They are awarded based on cumulative GPA from all previous colleges. Admitted students will be notified of their scholarship level at the time of acceptance.

GPA Requirement

Award Amount

2.3 - 2.84 GPA $9,000
2.85 - 3.29 GPA $12,500
3.3 - 3.59 GPA $15,000
3.6 - 3.79 GPA $17,000
3.8 - 4.0 GPA $19,000

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Students that are members of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society will receive a $1,000 renewable scholarship. The scholarship is valid for up to three annual block tuition plans while pursuing your first undergraduate degree and cannot be used for classes outside of annual block tuition.

No application is required. Please provide your Phi Theta Kappa certificate or membership number to your admissions counselor to claim this award.

Need-Based Grants

To be considered for need-based grants, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1st prior to your enrollment at ACU. The FAFSA will be used to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Once ACU receives your FAFSA, you will be considered for need-based federal, state and institutional grants. Need-based grants will be communicated to students on their award letters, which are sent to admitted students in the spring, each year.

Additional ACU Scholarship Opportunities

Scouting Scholarship

ACU offers a $1,000 scholarship for students who have obtained any of the following achievements through the Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts USA: Eagle Scout, Venturing Silver, Sea Scouting Quartermaster, Gold Award or the American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes.

This scholarship is renewable annually, for up to four years. Click here to complete your application and to upload your scouting certificate.

SITC Scholarship

The School of Information Technology and Computing awards scholarships in varying amounts to a select number of incoming freshmen and transfer students each year. Scholarship applicants must declare a major in Computer Science, Computer Science/Math Teaching or Digital Entertainment Technology (DET).

Click here to complete your application today!

Other Scholarships, Grants and Benefit Opportunities

Transfer Partner Award

This award provides scholarship opportunities for students transferring directly from Cisco College, Collin County College or a Tarrant County College Campus. The award is valid for up to 7 long semesters while enrolled full time and pursuing a first undergraduate degree. This cannot be used outside of annual block tuition hours.

No application is required. Please provide your official college transcript to your admissions counselor to claim this award.


ACU is a member of the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. Athletic scholarships vary in amount and are determined by the NCAA and head coach of each sport. To inquire about availability, complete a prospect questionnaire.

Bible, Missions and Ministry Scholarship

Students majoring in Bible and Ministry or Ministry and Vocation are eligible to apply for the Bible, Missions and Ministry scholarship.

Click here to complete your application today!

Christian Colleges*

All dependent Children of full-time employees at Church of Christ Universities are guaranteed a minimum of 50% off of tuition, when coordinated with other institutional aid.

Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

Church Match

ACU will match church gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $500 per year. Simply complete our church match form and submit it, with payment, to your admissions counselor.

Click here to access the Church Match Scholarship form.

Missionary Dependent*

Children of full-time Church of Christ supported missionaries, serving in a foreign field, are guaranteed 75% off of tuition, when combined with all other gift aid from federal, state and institutional sources.

Click here to access the Missionary Dependent form.

Music Scholarships

Scholarships are available for all students from the music department for the Bands, Choirs, and Orchestra, as well as participation scholarships for the Big Purple Marching Band.

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NCSA and Christian School Faculty/Staff Scholarship*

All dependent children of full-time employees of the National Christian School Association (NSCA) member schools are eligible to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship is valued at $5,000 per year for up to 4 years.

Click here to complete your application today!

NCSA and Christian School Graduate Scholarship 

Students who graduate from a school in the National Christian Schools Association (NCSA) are eligible to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship is valued at $1,000 per year for up to 4 years.

Click here to complete your application today!

Tuition Exchange Programs*

ACU participates in the Tuition Exchange (TE) program, as well as the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) program. These are tuition benefit exchange programs between ACU and partner institutions. Deadline for application submission is January 1. 

Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits

If you plan to use a VA benefit, or if you are a dependent of a servicemember who plans to transfer their benefit to you, begin the process of exploring your benefit options by visiting our Veterans Affairs web page. On the Veterans Affairs web page, you will notice there is an overview of benefit programs, Frequently Asked Questions and a Veterans Information Sheet, which is required each year for all students who plan to use VA Benefits at ACU.

Benefits eligibility questions are fundamentally the responsibility of the Veterans Administration. Questions about qualifications, amounts of benefit and months of eligibility may be directed to the VA website or by calling 1-888-442-4551.

*To be eligible for these scholarships, we require that each prospective student submits the FAFSA and lists ACU as a school to receive this information.

Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.