Scholarship Rules and Guidelines: Retention Priority Program


All winners will receive either:

  1. Fall 2016: April 15, 2016 OR
  2. Spring 2017: November 15, 2016
  1. Fall 2016: May 1, 2016 OR
  2. Spring 2017: December 1, 2016

Contest Rules and Details

This contest is open to current undergraduate full-time resident students* attending Liberty University for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. Students who receive the scholarship must fall under the General Scholarship Rule (GSR):

A student’s combined federal grants, state grants, and Liberty aid are not permitted to go above the combined cost of actual tuition and room and board charges based on the lowest rate charged by the University.  Students who are not charged for housing cannot exceed the cost of actual tuition only for federal grants, state grants, and Liberty aid.  If the combined aid exceeds the total cost of tuition and room and board as specified, Liberty aid will be reduced to resolve the excess aid. The Federal Pell Grant is not included as a factor in the GSR for Resident students.

A valid FAFSA must be on file for each year before an account will be awarded for most institutional aid.  If selected for Verification, you must have completed the process and have a verified FAFSA on file.  More details regarding the Verification policy and how aid is affected can be read here.

Awards that cover the majority of direct costs (i.e. DGIA, Continuing Education, Private School Affiliation Scholarships, Valedictorian/Salutatorian, etc.) do not allow for stacking with other Liberty aid sources.

Four student from each class (FR, SO, JR & SR as determined by the Registrar's Office) will be chosen for each scholarship. For example, four freshmen who complete class registration by April 15, 2016 and four freshmen who complete FCI by May 1st, 2016 will be chosen. Students are eligible to receive only one of the available scholarships, however, students who both Register and Reconcile (FCI) by the deadlines listed above will be entered into both scholarship drawings, thus, increasing their chances of winning.

*Students receiving NCAA Athletic scholarships, Valedictorian/Salutatorian scholarships, National Merit scholarships, Ministry Team scholarships, Full-tuition scholarships, Honor's Scholarships and Affiliate School scholarships are not eligible.