Pace University offers a scholarship program to veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq since September 11, 2001. The new program grants eligible veterans a scholarship covering half the cost (50%) of Pace tuition for new students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. This award is only applicable to the fall and spring semesters.
The scholarship is open to all admitted veterans who provide a copy of their DD-214 form with the following designations:
- Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
- Operation Afghanistani Campaign Medal
- Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal
To apply for this scholarship, you must file an application for admission for full- and/or part-time undergraduate or graduate study. You can do this with either of our Undergraduate or Graduate Admission Offices. In order to qualify for the scholarship, a copy of your DD-214 must accompany your application. You can also apply online. If you apply online, you must mail your DD-214 form, along with your contact information, to the appropriate Office of Admission. In addition, you must submit your letter/certificate of eligibility from the VA.
Veterans who apply for the scholarship will also have the application fee waived. The fee waiver form should be printed out and submitted along with your application and/or DD-214 and letter/certificate of eligibility.
Once your application has been reviewed and you are accepted for admission, your DD214 and letter of eligibility will be reviewed. You will then be notified of the funding you qualify for whether this be Pace aid or GI benefits. Please note that the scholarship only applies to undergraduate and graduate programs. To retain this scholarship award, you will be required to maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA at the undergraduate level and a minimum 3.0 GPA at the graduate level.
The scholarship does not apply to anyone admitted into the Pace Online programs, the doctoral programs or the EMBA program.
The Law School has funding that includes both endowed and need-based grants for those who meet the criteria.
Also note that this scholarship is awarded in place of other academic scholarships or awards that you may have previously been offered. Applicants are encouraged to apply by early summer, but admissions counselors will continue working with applicants through the beginning of the fall semester. The Veterans Scholarship award is only applicable to the fall and spring semester; it is not offered during the summer sessions.
Once you have been accepted, you may qualify for additional financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information: 1 (877) 672-1830
Pace University began offering the 50% scholarship program to students currently enrolled at Pace. The scholarship applies to veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq since September 11, 2001. The scholarship grants eligible veterans an award covering half the cost (50%) of Pace tuition for current students enrolled full- or part-time in either the undergraduate or graduate programs. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information. In order to qualify, you MUST submit your DD-214 form before or during the semester for which the scholarship will apply. Please note that this scholarship is awarded in place of other academic scholarships or awards that you may have previously been offered.