Financial Aid - Commuter Grant Program | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Welcome to Financial Aid

    The Financial Aid office works with each student to make a Franciscan education an affordable reality. We will assemble the best possible financial aid award so you can come to learn and grow here at Franciscan.

    When comparing the cost of higher education, we want you to look at the net price or out of pocket price not just the cost of tuition. We encourage you to check out our Net Price Calculator, or better yet, apply to Franciscan.

  •  The Commuter Grant Program

    Commute and SAVE

    An affordable, private college education is available right here in the Ohio Valley.

    Qualifying students in the local Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania area can save 50 percent off tuition--a savings of nearly $11,000 each year and a minimum of $45,000 savings on a typical four-year college education.

    How does it work?

    Through a combination of Franciscan University scholarships and grants, 50 percent of each student's tuition will be covered. Also, you can lower tuition costs even further by utilizing additional state and federal financial aid such as the Pell Grant, Ohio and Pennsylvania state grants, and work study.

    Who Qualifies?

    The Franciscan Commuter Grant Program is available to graduating high school seniors who live with their families within commuting distance. 

    To participate in the program you must:

    • Gain admittance to Franciscan University (regularly or through our Freshman Success Program);
    • Be a full-time, day commuter student;
    • Enroll directly for the first semester following your high school graduation.

    For more information

    To learn more about the Commuter Grant Program, contact the Admissions Office by calling 740-283-6226 or 800-783-6220, or by emailing

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