Scholarships & Costs

  • Scholarships and Costs for Transfer Students

As part of the application process for international students, applicants are required to verify that they have full financial support for their studies at Aquinas. The student, parent or sponsor must show, by bank statement, that they have sufficient resources available to pay for the annual expenses. Although you need only show sufficient financial support for at least the first year, it is assumed by the College and U.S. Customs and Immigration Service, that this support shall continue on an annual basis for the duration of study at Aquinas.

Though the financial aid award you receive may be more or less than average ($20,000 USD), families should be prepared to contribute at least $32,000 USD per year toward total expenses.


To receive an academic scholarship or grant, all application documents must be completed and sent to Aquinas. Partial athletic scholarships are available, and are awarded through the athletic department.

International first year students will automatically be considered for the following:

  • Academic scholarships: $15,000 - $25,000 per year

International transfer students will be considered for the following:

  • Academic scholarships/grants: $8,000 - $15,000 per year

Estimated Costs

Following are student expenses for the 2022-2023 academic year; yearly increases of approximately 4% are expected. The academic year consists of two 16-week semesters. Planning for incidental expenses and an emergency fund is recommended and summer expenses are not included in this total. International students are allowed to work on campus for a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Tuition $36,480
Room (double-occupancy) & Board (meals) $10,572
Books $1,000
Fees $800
Health Insurance (required) $1,600
Total Estimated Expenses $50,452