Scholarships & Grants

The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to replace institutional grants and scholarships with other gift aid sources in the same amounts, in order to maximize limited resources. Please note that the total amount of gift aid awarded will not be reduced. McMurry based scholarship/awards will not exceed the cost of tuition.

The scholarships listed below require full-time enrollment unless noted. The annual amount is based on Fall and Spring enrollment and is awarded by semester. SAT score requirements for scholarships are based on the Critical Reading and Math subsection scores combined. Transfer students with less than 24 transferable hours are subject to review of high school transcripts. Military awards cannot be stacked with Freshman or Transfer Scholarship/awards. McMurry scholarships, awards, and financial aid are awarded based on availability of funds. Amounts are subject to change.

For Incoming Students 

(based on official SAT/ACT scores, H.S. G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale)

 Incoming freshmen will be awarded merit-based scholarships after they are admitted to the University. Merit scholarships range from $5,000 to $15,000 and are based on the student’s high school GPA and ACT and/or SAT scores. Students who qualify for the Honors Program may receive additional aid.





Phi Theta Kappa


Documented Member of PTK, 3.7 GPA; maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Trustee Honors Scholarship

Up to $3,000

Requires acceptance to and participation in the Honors Program; July 15 application deadline; awarded in addition to a McMurry Transfer Award

Transfer Scholarship

$9,000 - $13,000

Based on GPA and need. Please complete the admission process and FAFSA application for a complete award estimate.

** Only the Trustee Honors Scholarships can be stacked with a Merit Transfer Scholarship


Step Up Scholarship Criteria:
Must be admitted to McMurry University and have a McMurry re-calculated GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT score of 17-24 or SAT of 990-1200. Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA at McMurry and we will add to your scholarship bringing the four-year total to $54,500. See Below.

Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year Total
$12,000 $13,500 $14,500 $14,500 $54,500
Out-of-State Grant Up to $3,000 Resident of a state other than Texas, Need Based, FAFSA Required

Fine Arts Award - Band/Art/Choir/Theater

Up to $2,500 Audition or portfolio review, Program participation required

Minister Dependent Award


Dependent of Active United Methodist Minister

Methodist Grant

Up to $3,500

Documented member of United Methodist Church, Need Based, FAFSA Required
Military Dependent Award

30% Tuition Discount

Full or part time enrollment, Dependent of full time active duty military personnel, Not stackable with merit award


Federal Pell Grant

Up to $6,345

 Federal need-based award
Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) McMurry's TEG Policy

Up to $3,420

 State of Texas need-based award
Federal Direct Loan Program $3,500 to $5,500  Subsidized and/or unsubsidized federal student loans

College Work Program

Up to $2,320  Eligibility to hold a student work job on-campus and earn additional aid

Federal Parent Loan Program

Up to attendance cost minus other aid

 Federal loans to eligible parents

Eligibility and consideration for Federal and State financial aid requires completion of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) with McMurry University as a recipient of this information. McMurry's school code is 003591. It is highly recommended that you submit your FAFSA information as soon as possible after October 1 of the prior school year. Various types of aid are subject to the date of receipt of FAFSA information. Students who qualify for the work program may work up to 10 hours per week. A student must actually work to earn the amount they are awarded.

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