Loyola University Maryland

Office of Financial Aid

Loyola Merit & Non-Need-Based Grant Retention Policy

The following scholarships and grants are automatically renewed for four years (8 semesters fall and spring) provided the student maintains full-time enrollment each term (minimum 12 credits per semester). The minimum required cumulative GPA (CGPA) is based on annual, not semester basis.

Retention criteria will be evaluated by the Office of Financial Aid upon completion of each spring semester after all grades are received by the Records Office. Students will be notified via their Loyola email account if they fail to meet any one of the retention requirements.

Students for whom their scholarship and/or grant are terminated may appeal. Written appeals may be submitted via email to the Office of Financial Aid, financialaid@loyola.edu. The appeal must explain why you were unable to meet the retention requirements and what has changed which will allow you to meet the requirements at the next evaluation. Only written appeals will be accepted.

Loyola Merit Awards

 Name Retention Requirements 
 Presidential Scholarship Minimum CGPA of 2.00
 Dean's Scholarship Minimum CGPA of 2.00
 Loyola Scholarship Minimum CGPA of 2.00
 Loyola Transfer Scholarship Minimum CGPA of 2.00

Loyola Non-Need-Based Grants

 Name Retention Requirements 
 Baltimore Diocesan Grant Minimum CGPA of 2.00*
 Community College Grant Minimum CGPA of 2.00*
 Evergreen Community Grant Minimum CGPA of 2.00*
 Evergreen Grant Minimum CGPA of 2.00*
 Family Grant Minimum CGPA of 2.00*
Sibling(s) must be concurrently enrolled
in an undergraduate program at Loyola
 Legacy Grant Minimum CGPA of 2.00*
 Magis Grant Minimum CGPA of 2.00*
 Phi Theta Kappa Grant Minimum CGPA of 2.00*

*Additional program information available here