Universities Private Scholarship Policies Database

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Colleges That Do Not Practice Scholarship Displacement 

*Maryland Public Universities 
*New Jersey Public Universities (Law Passed in September 2021 - Beginning Fall 2022) 

Private Universities

The Catholic University of America


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: If aid exceeds COA, Aid will be reduced in the following program order until the student’s total aid does not exceed the COA: Private/Plus Loan, Federal Direct Student Loan, Federal Work Study, Catholic University Grants, Federal SEOG Grant, and lastly Catholic University Scholarships Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://financial-aid.catholic.edu/policies/outside-aid-coordination.html




The George Washington University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: "Outside resources are considered to be part of the need based award package. The only exception to this is for new students who are awarded an outside scholarship after May 1st in which case it will be applied towards any unmet need. If you receive need-based aid, outside awards cannot be used to reduce the family contribution. Note that tuition-based scholarships and grants cannot exceed full tuition when combined, nor can all aid received exceed the estimated cost of attendance. If there is an excess, GW awards will be adjusted to these limits. Other external tuition awards or benefits may be combined with these scholarships up to the cost of tuition. If the external tuition award and the award exceed the total cost of tuition, the GW award will be adjusted. Clear Answer: If the private scholarships exceed the total cost of tuition, then your institutional aid will be adjusted. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://financialaid.gwu.edu/outside-resources




Carnegie Mellon University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: It depends. Read below! How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Carnegie Mellon encourages students to pursue outside scholarship opportunities. If you receive outside scholarships, they’ll be used to meet your unmet financial need and/or offset loans and workstudy. Institutional grants and scholarships won’t be reduced due to the receipt of outside scholarships unless one of the following occurs: If a student received federal grants or loans, these funds, in combination with any other grants/scholarships, cannot exceed your financial need. All outside scholarships, in combination with all aid received, cannot exceed your cost of attendance. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/outside-scholarships




Vassar College


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: We allow students to replace two of the three "self help" portions of their financial aid award with outside scholarships/tuition benefits. Self-help aid includes the federal direct student loan, the work study allowance, and the standard student contribution from summer earnings. If the total amount of your outside award(s) exceeds the two self-help options, then the overage will reduce Vassar Scholarship. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://studentfinancialservices.vassar.edu/types-of-aid/outside-aid/




Emory University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Emory is required to make adjustments for external scholarships and resources if a student’s demonstrated eligibility (or total cost of education) already has been met. To the extent possible, it is our policy to adjust self-help financial aid components before reducing grants. Private Scholarship Policy Website: http://studentaid.emory.edu/undergraduate/types/scholarshipyoubring.html




Johns Hopkins University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Any outside scholarships you receive will first replace your summer savings expectation, and then the work-study expectation of your financial aid award dollar for dollar. If outside scholarships exceed your total summer savings expectation and work-study expectation, your JHU Grant will be reduced dollar for dollar. For most undergraduate students, this means that you can receive up to $4,500 in outside scholarships before there are any reductions to your JHU Grant funding. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://finaid.jhu.edu/undergraduate-aid/types-of-aid/grants-scholarships/




University of Southern California


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Any scholarships you receive will not be in addition to your need-based financial aid but will change the composition of your financial aid eligibility. In most cases, we allow outside scholarships to reduce the amounts of student loans or Federal Work-Study in your financial aid package. We make every attempt to preserve any university need-based grant you may have been awarded. Each situation must be reviewed in light of the availability of funds, state and federal regulations, and the university's financial aid policies. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://financialaid.usc.edu/undergraduates/continuing/scholarships.html




Northwestern University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: When adjusting a student’s need-based award, an outside scholarship will reduce or replace the self-help portion of the student’s award (Federal Work-Study or need-based loans) prior to reducing Northwestern Scholarship. Therefore outside scholarships benefit students by reducing the need to work or borrow to help finance their education. After all of the self-help portion of the award has been replaced, Northwestern Scholarship may be reduced, dollar for dollar, for any remaining amount. The examples below illustrate how outside scholarships may impact a financial aid award. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://undergradaid.northwestern.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships-grants/outside-scholarships.html




New York University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Scholarships are considered a financial aid resource and must be added to your financial aid package. We will apply any outside scholarships to your bill before applying other forms of aid. If you have more aid than your cost of attendance, your loans could be reduced regardless of whether the loan is need-based or not. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.nyu.edu/admissions/financial-aid-and-scholarships/applying-and-planning-for-undergraduate-aid/scholarships-and-grants.html#other




Duke University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: If you receive need-based aid from Duke, your aid will include work study and may include a student loan. Any scholarship you receive will first replace the loans and work study you were offered. If you receive more in outside scholarships than the total loan and work study you were offered, the additional amount will reduce the need-based Duke grant or scholarship. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://financialaid.duke.edu/undergraduate-applicants/other-sources-aid#outside_scholarships




Rice University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace scholarships? Answer: Outside aid is considered a resource and will reduce the amount of need-based financial aid you are offered in the initial financial aid package. Reductions in need-based aid will occur in the following order: 1. Federal Direct Loan (Subsidized)* 2. Work Study* 3. Rice Grant Aid 4. State and Federal grants *If your initial financial aid offer did not include federal need-based loans or work study, then Rice grants and other institutional/state/federal need-based grants/scholarships will be reduced first. Pell grants and merit scholarships are not affected by outside aid. For outside aid over $500 not designated toward a specific semester, the outside aid will be applied evenly to the fall and spring semester. Example: If an outside scholarship is received for $1,500 and is not designated for the fall semester, then $750 will be applied to Fall and the remaining $750 will be applied to Spring. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://financialaid.rice.edu/forms-resources/outside-aid




Stanford University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Your outside awards will replace your Student Responsibility dollar-for-dollar. Your Stanford scholarship will be reduced only if your outside awards exceed your Student Responsibility. Outside scholarships cannot, however, be used to replace any expected parent contribution, if you are receiving need-based aid. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://financialaid.stanford.edu/aid/outside/index.html




Georgetown University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Outside scholarships and resources include things like private scholarships, tuition benefits, and veteran benefits. These resources can be used to potentially reduce your family contribution, as well as eliminate loans and work-study, Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://finaid.georgetown.edu/undergrad/aid-for-undergrads/




Fordham University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Outside scholarships are first applied to any unmet need remaining as calculated by the Office of Student Financial Services. If there is no unmet need, awards are reduced on a dollar for dollar basis in the following order: Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, College Work Study, University Grants. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.fordham.edu/info/21251/fordham_scholarships_and_grants/5121/outside_aid_policy




Marquette University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: It depends! Read below! How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: If you have remaining need, the scholarship will go towards your unmet need first. We may be required to modify your financial aid award if you are receiving outside aid. If an award adjustment occurs, an email will be sent to your eMarq account. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.marquette.edu/central/financial-aid/resources/financial-aid-faq.php




Vanderbilt University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace scholarships? Answer: These outside scholarships/sources of assistance must be taken into account as part of a student's total need-based aid package and cannot be counted as part of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). If an adjustment to a need-based financial aid package is necessary, the outside scholarship will be used first to replace a student's earnings expectation before reducing Vanderbilt need-based assistance. Private Scholarship Policy Website https://www.vanderbilt.edu/financialaid/undergraduate/faq.php




Swarthmore College


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: If you receive an outside scholarships, those funds are applied to your financial aid award by replacing (dollar for dollar) what we expect you to contribute from your summer earnings ($2,000 for your first year and $2,500 each subsequent year). If your outside scholarship funds exceed the expected contribution from your summer earnings, the remainder will be applied to your financial aid award by replacing (dollar for dollar) the expected amount you would earn from working a part-time, campus-based job. Please note that if your outside scholarship eliminates all of your work aid, reducing the total to $0, you may still choose to work on campus. If your outside scholarship funds exceed the combined total of your expected summer earnings contribution and your work aid expectation, then the amount of Swarthmore Scholarship funds will be reduced accordingly. Outside scholarships does not replace the parent contribution, which is determined from the income and asset information reported on your financial aid application. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-grants




Fordham University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Presidential Scholarships, Fordham Scholarships for Semifinalists and Excellence in Theatre Scholarships are reduced by any other tuition-specific resources. The total of all tuition-specific aid, internal and external, may not exceed Fordham's tuition charges. These scholarships are adjusted for one-half of other non-tuition specific outside scholarships and resources. Otherwise, outside scholarships are first applied to any unmet need remaining as calculated by the Office of Student Financial Services. If there is no unmet need, awards are reduced on a dollar for dollar basis in the following order: Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, College Work Study, University Grants.
Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.fordham.edu/undergraduate-financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/fordham-scholarships-and-grants/outside-aid-policy/





Public Universities

University of Maryland


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: No Note: Maryland is the only state in the nation that has outlawed scholarship award displacement at all public universities in Maryland. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://billpay.umd.edu/outside-scholarships




University of Washington


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Financial Aid recipients must notify the Office of Financial Aid of any external scholarships they receive because additional funds will impact their financial aid package Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://finance.uw.edu/sfs/schol/private




University of Pittsburgh


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Not clear! All they ask for is the information about the outside scholarship to mail them the information Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://financialaid.pitt.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/ *If you attend University of Pittsburgh and know the answer please email us!




Penn State University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes If the student also receives Federal or State Financial Aid, the University will determine if the student's total aid package falls within the ranges specified by Federal and State Regulations. If the student's total aid is not within the mandated range, the Federal and/or State aid will be reduced accordingly. Please note, the awarding and disbursement of financial aid is managed by the Office of Student Aid. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.bursar.psu.edu/faq?keys=&field_category_faq_value=financial_aid *Note: During our research we noticed that Penn State was unclear about need-based recipients on their scholarship policy page. We provided the FAQ page above to help need-based students understand how their private scholarships will be displaced. *Note this website is not clear: https://studentaid.psu.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/outside-of-penn-state




Temple University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Undergraduate Students The outside aid will first be used to cover unmet financial need as calculated from the institutional cost of attendance, less the family contribution, and less all financial aid. After unmet need has been exhausted, adjustments to federal student loans and/or work study will be made as necessary. Temple institutional grants will only be adjusted after the loans and work study portion of the aid have been reduced and the amount of the additional resources still exceeds the unmet need. Temple institutional scholarships will not be affected. The total amount of all financial aid, scholarships and loans cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Graduate Students The total amount of all financial aid, scholarships and loans cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Students may not accept multiple awards that duplicate coverage of tuition, fees, or other educational expenses. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://sfs.temple.edu/node/711




University of California - Los Angeles


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? If you already have a financial aid package and subsequently receive an outside scholarship/award, your financial aid offer will be adjusted for that award, and is dependent upon the conditions of the award.Generally, need-based loans and work-study awards are reduced first to “make room” for that award. To ensure that an outside scholarship can help you as much as possible, it is our policy to replace your self-help (need based loan and work-study awards) first. If the amount of outside aid exceeds the amount of loans and work-study in your package, your grants are then reduced.Outside awards that are split evenly between quarters have a more positive impact on students. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://financialaid.ucla.edu/parent/scholarships#493841416-how-do-i-make-more-room-in-my-financial-aid-budget-for-my-outside-awards




Towson University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: No Note: Maryland is the only state in the nation that has outlawed scholarship award displacement at all public universities in Maryland. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.towson.edu/admissions/financialaid/programs/scholarships/private.html




The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Due to regulations, we must adjust need-based aid to account for the reporting of outside scholarships. We always reduce need-based loans or work-study before reducing any gift aid, like need-based scholarships or grants. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://studentaid.unc.edu/incoming/what-aid-is-available/outside-scholarships/




The University of Alabama


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Generally, scholarships, departmental funding, assistantships or any other types of funding applied to your student account to pay for tuition or fees are considered to be additional resources. Any additional resource that is available to you is taken into consideration when calculating your aid eligibility. If you should receive an additional resource after you have been awarded you should report it to our office immediately. According to federal regulations the Student Financial Aid Office is required to adjust your award if changes in your eligibility occur due receipt of an additional resource. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://financialaid.ua.edu/faq/




Portland State University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? If you receive a private scholarship, notify Financial Aid in writing. Your aid package will be adjusted to comply with all guidelines. We will reduce loans and work-study first when possible. Scholarships less than $1,000 will be applied entirely to the semester in which funding is received unless otherwise specified by the awarding organization or prohibited by federal regulations. All other scholarships will be divided equally between fall and spring semesters unless otherwise specified by the awarding organization or the student. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.up.edu/finaid/files/fa-handbook




Rutgers University


Note: Governor Murphy recently signed a law that outlaws scholarship award displacement at all public universities in New Jersey. As of now, the law will be enacted starting the Fall 2022. Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes Each recipient of federal student aid has a calculated financial need and cost of attendance, and the combination of all sources of aid cannot exceed this need and/or cost of attendance figure. It may be necessary to reduce your financial aid, especially loans, if an outside scholarship arrives after our aid offer. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://scarlethub.rutgers.edu/financial-services/tools-resources/frequently-asked-questions/




Georgia Tech


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Students who receive any assistance not already included in the financial aid award letter must report the amount and type of assistance to the OSFA. This is required by Federal law and Institute policy. This assistance may be in the form of additional financial awards such as scholarships, private loans, etc., or in the form of reduced financial obligations to the Institute, including nonresident fee waivers, reduced housing costs, Veteran's Benefits, ROTC, etc. The Institute encourages students to compete for externally sponsored scholarships . Students who receive additional financial assistance may have the original Georgia Tech awards reduced and/or canceled. Every attempt will be made to cancel/reduce self-help awards (employment and loans) before any adjustment is made to Georgia Tech scholarships. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://finaid.gatech.edu/understanding-letter?fbclid=IwAR1bA3mVRu4hbHdMl0muXyjwN1_ndBASMUlPqL27o3KOZkxYVxW_EKAdEJk




Rowan University


Note: Governor Murphy recently signed a law that outlaws scholarship award displacement at all public universities in New Jersey. As of now, the law will be enacted starting the Fall 2022. Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Sometimes, when a scholarship is added to a student's account, we need to adjust the student's need-based aid. Sometimes a large scholarship may force us to convert a subsidized loan to an unsubsidized loan. We always make adjustments that benefit the student the most. Keep in mind, a student can never receive financial aid in excess of their Cost of Attendance (COA). It is rare, but at times a student may be ineligible for a scholarship if they already have "free money" up to their COA. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://sites.rowan.edu/financial-aid/help/faq.html




George Mason University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: *Outside scholarship, awards are considered resources for students receiving federal and state financial aid and may reduce the amount of need-based financial aid awarded to the student. If the outside scholarship exceeds a student’s financial need and/or cost of attendance, adjustments may be made to the student’s financial aid package to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. The OSFA’s policy is to first reduce student loans or Federal Work-Study funds.
Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www2.gmu.edu/financial-aid/types-aid/scholarships





Ivy League Universities

Harvard University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: No! Financial aid that has been awarded but has not been received and credited to your account is anticipated. Anticipated aid can include Harvard scholarships, loans, awards from outside donors, and other credits. Anticipated aid allows you to pay the amount due for tuition and fees less the amount expected in aid. If anticipated aid is equal to or greater than the total balance, your amount due is zero and no payment is required. As actual aid is received and credited to your account, anticipated aid is reduced. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://sfs.harvard.edu/billing-anticipated-aid




Princeton University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Outside scholarships replace your student contribution. Once this is eliminated, any additional outside scholarships will replace your Princeton grant. If your Princeton grant is reduced as the result of an outside scholarship, you may recover reduced funds toward the one-time purchase of a personal computer. This policy applies to basic hardware and software products up to $3,500. Federal and state grants do not replace the student earnings expectation—instead, these need-based awards reduce Princeton grant. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://finaid.princeton.edu/policies-procedures/outside-scholarships




University of Pennsylvania


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Penn provides financial aid packages that cover 100% of your demonstrated financial need. If you receive an outside scholarship, we may need to adjust your package to account for this additional source of funding. We will apply your outside scholarship funding to your package to reduce or replace some of the funds that you as a student are expected to contribute or earn. We will first apply the outside scholarship funds to reduce or eliminate the “summer savings” component of your financial aid package, which is reflected in your Student Contribution. If necessary, we will then reduce or eliminate the work study allotment you would be expected to earn throughout the year. If your outside scholarship is larger than the combined value of your summer savings expectation and your work-study allotment, the remaining amount will replace university grant funding. Outside scholarship funding cannot be used to reduce your Parent Contribution. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://srfs.upenn.edu/financial-aid/outside-scholarships




Brown University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? When you receive an outside scholarship, our office is required to reevaluate your financial aid package and account for the additional resource. Keep in mind that federal regulations stipulate that an outside scholarship cannot be used to reduce your parent contribution. Note: This policy does not apply to entitlement awards (State Scholarships, Pell Grants and Federal SEOG). Receipt of these funds will result in dollar for dollar reduction in University Scholarship Outside scholarships can be used to reduce the following: Student Contribution from Summer Earnings Work-Study/Campus Employment Expectation When you reduce the components of your package listed above, you may reduce the entire student expectation, or what we call student-effort (work-study/campus employment and summer earnings expectation). Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/financial-aid/outside-scholarships-and-your-financial-aid-package




Columbia University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? The resources that students receive from outside sources become part of the financial aid award and enable students to reduce the standard Student Contribution and Work-Study/Student Employment portions of the financial aid package.These resources cannot be used to reduce or pay the Parent Contribution, but can be used to cover the cost of Columbia medical insurance. If an outside scholarship exceeds the total student responsibility, we will reduce the Columbia Grant by the excess amount. Please review our FAQ page detailing our laptop policy if you are a first-year student with outside resources exceeding the total student responsibility. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://cc-seas.financialaid.columbia.edu/content/outside-scholarships




Cornell University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Outside scholarships or tuition benefits will reduce the starting loan and work component of a student's financial aid package. These funds can also be used to replace Cornell's standard student contribution. If all of the starting loan and work in your financial aid offer is canceled and your student contribution has been replaced, any remaining funds will reduce your Cornell Grant aid dollar for dollar. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://finaid.cornell.edu/types-aid/grants-and-scholarships/outside-scholarships




Dartmouth College


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Dartmouth will allow you to use these funds to reduce or replace the employment and student loan components of your award. In some cases, they may also be used to reduce your Family Contribution. It is rare, but there are times when a student’s outside resources are large enough that we are required to partially reduce their scholarship award from Dartmouth in order to comply with federal awarding guidelines. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://admissions.dartmouth.edu/glossary-question/will-i-lose-some-financial-aid-if-i-receive-outside-awardscholarship




Yale University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? For students on financial aid, outside merit scholarships may reduce their Student Share. Amounts that exceed the total Student Share reduce Yale Scholarship. ⇒Please note: Some merit scholarships, such as the Gates Millennium Scholarship and NCAA Grant, may also cover the cost of Yale Health hospitalization/specialty care insurance. If allowed by the awarding agency, a merit scholarship may also cover the cost of a computer for incoming students whose outside aid exceeds the Student Share. If you have questions about whether these circumstances apply to you, contact our office. Entitlement grants are awarded by the federal government, state agencies, or other agencies not affiliated with Yale. The criteria for receiving entitlements are based on federal need, city or state of residence, or affiliation with an employer. An entitlement grant may have a merit component, but if the student would not receive the resource without need, the resource is generally considered an entitlement. Examples of entitlement grants include: 1. Pell Grants 2. Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants 3. State Grants 4. Employer Tuition Benfits 5. Yale Club or Association Scholarships Entitlement grants reduce Yale Scholarship dollar for dollar. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://finaid.yale.edu/costs-affordability/types-aid/scholarships-and-grants





HBCU's

Tennessee State University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Causes for Financial Aid Award Adjustments You receive additional financial aid or outside financial resources. This includes scholarships, veterans benefits, third party payments (state fee waivers or dependent student discounts), etc.. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.tnstate.edu/financial_aid/Award_adjustments.aspx




Howard University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? The website does not have a policy. Our organization will call the university to get an answer.




North Carolina Central University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? The website does not have a policy. Our organization will call the university to get an answer.




Florida A&M University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? The website does not have a policy. Our organization will call the university to get an answer.




Hampton University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Hampton University Admissions Scholarship Policy states: The total financial package for students who receive scholarships through the Office of Admission, the Athletic Department, and/or Academic Departments; the sum total of all gift aid (i.e. grants, scholarships, stipends, and other assistance), regardless of source, cannot exceed the direct cost (tuition, fees, room and board) of education at the University. In such cases, the scholarship award will be reduced appropriately. To ensure institutional program compliance with all financial assistance programs, to include student aid awarded through either internal or external grants, contracts and sponsored programs, the Financial Aid Office is the final AUTHORITY for interpretation and enforcement of policy at the University.
Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.hamptonu.edu/studentservices/financialaid/stipend_policy.cfm




Spelman


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: If additional scholarship funds come in after award/disbursement of funds, those awards may be adjusted (i.e. reduced or taken away) to prevent an over-award situation. Spelman is not clear on how they displace private scholarships/outside funding. Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.spelman.edu/admissions/financial-aid/award-procedures




Norfolk University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Students are assigned a budget or Cost Of Attendance (COA), and in determining a student's eligibility, the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) from the Student Aid Report (SAR) is subtracted from the budget. The amount remaining is called financial need. Scholarships are a resource that must be subtracted from financial aid. Not clear on what order the school will displace the private scholarship.
Private Scholarship Policy Website: https://www.nsu.edu/financial-aid/faqs




Bowie State University


Bowie State University is a public university in Maryland. Maryland was the first state to outlaw scholarship award displacement at all public universities in Maryland.




North Carolina A&T University


Does this school practice scholarship award displacement? Answer: Yes How does this school displace private scholarships? Answer: Yes Outside scholarships must be included in your financial aid package as a resource to help pay for your educational costs. It is our policy to ensure that students are awarded for achievements and efforts by first applying these funds to any unmet need the student may have occurred. If need has been met 100%, we will reduce the student’s loan and/or grant amounts. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the financial aid office of all outside scholarship awards. If Financial Aid is notified of outside scholarships after your aid has been disbursed, you may owe a balance to the University. Private Scholarship Policy Link: https://www.ncat.edu/admissions/financial-aid/information/frequently-asked-questions.php