Transfer students now receive the same scholarships as freshman!
Starting in January 2024, transfer students will receive the same academic merit scholarships as freshmen — up to $10,000 per year for academic merit! Plus more is available for financial need. Read on to learn more!
You can afford a Union College education
College is a big investment with big benefits that can impact the rest of your life. Figuring out how to pay for college may seem daunting, but it's really a matter of subtraction. Keep scrolling to learn how it works.
A Union education can be for everyoneUnion students come from a wide variety of economic backgrounds. That means there are a number of students at Union from families very similar to yours.
NEW FOR SPRING 2024: Learn more about the Bridge to Union Scholarship — a plan that will cover the tuition costs for students who are eligble to receive a PELL grant.
Family income of Union students who filed FAFSA (2022-23)
Under $39,999 (32%)
More than $160,000 (14%)
The Union College advantage
We believe you'll find Union College to be a great experience and the best possible preparation to follow your calling in life. Here's why:
- We will help you get intentional about finding your calling and becoming the person God created you to be.
- You'll enjoy a close community where it is easy to make friends and your professors know you by name.
- You'll experience top quality academics evidenced by 100 percent first-time board pass rates for our nursing and PA programs.
- You'll be immersed in more than 40 student-led weekly ministry and worship activities so you're sure to find something that fits your spiritual journey.
We're so sure you'll love your experience and find a great career, we guarantee it. Learn more
"When I look at how much I've spent to attend Union College, I feel guilty. I know the friendships I've made, the lessons I've learned—my experiences here are worth a lot more than the tuition I've paid. I think I got a great deal."
Joe Hofmann, 2016 graduate
How much does Union College cost?
1. Start with the sticker price
It's okay—no one pays the sticker price because almost all Union College students receive financial aid.
Union College sticker price for 2023-2024 (see our full cost breakdown)
Housing, food and fees: $10,350
According to data from U.S. News, Union College is ...
Compared to the average cost of Adventist colleges and universities in the United States.
Compared to the average cost of private colleges and universities nationwide.
2. Subtract your financial aid, scholarships and earnings
Board of Trustees Scholarship: Free tuition!
This scholarship is available to any incoming first-year who has at least a 3.9 GPA and 33 ACT (1500 SAT) score.
Academic achievement scholarships: Up to $10,000 per year
Transfer student are now eligible for these scholarships too!
Achievement scholarships (click here to check them out)
Nursing transfer scholarships (Transfer nurses get the higher achievement scholarships listed above starting Spring 2024)
Personalized scholarships: Up to $1,500 per year
You'll receive scholarships for your high school leadership roles, if your parents or grandparents attended Union and more!
High school leadership (click to read more)
Union College involvement
Other cool scholarships
Union involvement scholarships: Up to $1,000 per year
You can receive scholarships by becoming an ambassador for Union College on one of our music groups or athletic teams.
Work scholarship: Up to $4,000 per year
Union offers yearly scholarships for a variety of work experiences.
Financial need scholarship: Up to $3,000 per school year
Undergraduate students may receive additional scholarship based on estimated family contribution (EFC) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to fill out the FAFSA at studentaid.gov each year to renew your scholarship and maximize your financial aid.
[NEW] SAVE Scholarship: Up to $4,000 per school year
Put earnings from a campus job on your school bill and earn another 50% in scholarship. This is a pilot program with a limited number of participants, so learn more and apply now!
On-campus student employment: Up to $6,000 per school year
Get a job on campus and earn $10.50 per hour to help pay for your education. We also offer summer jobs on campus that include substantial bonus opportunities. The pay rate goes up to $12 per hour in January!
Baccalaureate Bonus: 50% off tuition!
Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college? You can earn another undergraduate degree at Union for 50% off tuition. Starting in Spring 2024, this includes nursing, occupational therapy assistant and international relief. Learn more
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Federal student grants and loans: Up to $7,500 per year
These include grants and loans from the government. And you don't have to start paying back the loans until you're done with school. Learn more about grants and loans here.
The bottom line:
A Union College education is more affordable than you may imagine.
Use our net price calculator to get an estimate of what your scholarships and costs will be.
Looking for the fine print? Check out financial frequently asked questions.
Ready to get started? Begin working your way through the financial checklist.