Transfer Admissions

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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You will find that Wright State’s education is financially friendly to transfer students. That is thanks to the Wright Guarantee Tuition Program (for Ohio residents) and transfer student scholarships. As another benefit, Wright State tuition is one of the lowest rates among Ohio universities! 

Wright State offers need-based financial aid opportunities for students who have completed their FAFSA. Learn more about financial aid and filing your FAFSA.

Transfer Student Scholarships 

Wright State offers a variety of scholarships designed specifically for transfer students. All you have to do to get started is to apply free to Wright State. Wright State Financial Aid Team will take care of the rest and let you know your scholarship eligibility. 

If you are currently receiving a scholarship that a transfer institution matches the amount, additional stipulations may apply. Please check with your community college and Wright State financial aid teams about those additional stipulations. 

Academic Performance-Based Scholarships

Automatically awarded upon receipt of final transcript.

Award Amount
$500
Eligibility Criteria

No minimum GPA; any undergraduate student transferring to Wright State University with the intention to start Fall Semester. Students beginning in the Spring Semester are eligible for $250. This scholarship is prorated based on enrollment status. It cannot be combined with other institutional aid.

Renewable?
No
How to Apply
  1. Submit a complete Undergraduate Admission Application.
  2. NO scholarship application is needed to be considered for this award.
  3. Plan to enroll at least part-time at Wright State University after transferring from another university.
  4. Submit your college transcripts that reflect your previous college or university academic credit.
  5. Eligible students will be notified by letter via U.S. mail.
Additional Information

The Transfer First Step Scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional aid from Wright State, including grants and other scholarships.

Award Amount
$2,500
Eligibility Criteria

3.5 cumulative GPA or higher; graduate with associate degree from state-assisted two-year college; enroll at least part-time at Wright State University directly from two-year college.

Renewable?
Yes; for three years
How to Apply

1. Submit a complete Undergraduate Admission Application.
2. NO scholarship application is needed to be considered for this award.
3. Plan to enroll at least part-time at Wright State University after earning an associate degree from a two-year college.
4. Submit your final college transcript with your degree posted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Awards are made to eligible applicants after the final college transcript is reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid.
5. Eligible students will be awarded and notified by letter via U.S. mail.

Award Amount
$2,000
Eligibility Criteria

3.25-3.49 cumulative GPA; graduate with associate degree from state-assisted two-year college; enroll at least part-time at Wright State University directly from two-year college.

Renewable?
Yes; for three years
How to Apply

1. Submit a complete Undergraduate Admission Application.
2. NO scholarship application is needed to be considered for this award.
3. Plan to enroll at least part-time at Wright State University after earning an associate degree from a two-year college.
4. Submit your final college transcript with your degree posted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Awards are made to eligible applicants after the final college transcript is reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid.
5. Eligible students will be awarded and notified by letter via U.S. mail.

Partnership Scholarship

If you participate in the Wright Path program, you are additionally eligible for the Next Step Transfer Scholarship. 

Automatically awarded upon receipt of final transcript.

Award Amount
$1,000
Eligibility Criteria

3.0 cumulative GPA; completed the partnership program and graduated with an associate degree from Clark State Community College (Gateway Program), Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Edison Community College (PASS), Sinclair Community College (Double Degree/Wright Path) and Southern State Community College (Connector Program); enroll at least part-time at Wright State University directly from one of the above mentioned schools.

Renewable?
Yes; for three years
How to Apply
  1. Submit a complete Undergraduate Admission Application.
  2. NO scholarship application is needed to be considered for this award.
  3. Plan to enroll at least part-time student at Wright State University after earning an associate degree from Clark State Community College (Gateway Program), Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Edison Community College (PASS), Sinclair Community College (Double Degree/Wright Path) and Southern State Community College (Connector Program).
  4. Submit your final college transcript with your degree posted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Awards are made to eligible applicants after the final college transcript is reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid.
  5. Eligible students will be notified by letter via U.S. mail.

Competitive Scholarships for Transfer Students 

Transfer students can submit ONE online scholarship application for competitive scholarships through Wright State.  Don’t forget to plan ahead and check out the scholarships between October and January for the following academic year.  The deadline for application is February 1.  

Learn more about competitive scholarships.