Grants

Students in outside class

Grants are need-based gift aid (funds that do not have to be paid back) awarded to students who meet certain financial and sometimes academic criteria. Eligibility for these finacial aid programs are determined by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and sending its resutls to Rockhurst University (our FAFSA code 002499).

Federal Pell Grant
This federal grant is administered by the Department of Education to undergraduate students demonstrating a high level of financial need. The amount of these grants varies and is determined by the Department of Education.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
These federal grants are awarded through the University to undergraduate students demonstrating a high financial need. The amount of these grants varies and awards are limited, so filing the FAFSA early is important. 

State Grants from Missouri
For Missouri residents attending a college or university within the state, there are are variety of grant and scholarship programs available. Many of these resources require filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the February 1 state priority deadline.

Rockhurst Grants

  • Hawk Fund: The Hawk Fund is a grant based on Rockhurst's unique institutional definitions of financial need that goes beyond the state and federal levels. Hawk Funds are sometimes replaced with special scholarship funds prior to enrollment to the benefit of the student. 
  • Mission Grant: This unique grant program is for academically eligible students with high financial need determined by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Mission Grant covers the remaining direct cost (tuition, fees, room and board) after a recipient's Rockhurst scholarships, state and federal grants, federal student loans, and estmated family contribution (EFC from the FAFSA) are applied. Essentially making the out of pocket cost to attend Rockhurst University equal to the student's EFC and standard student loan amounts.

Note: Any combination of gift aid from institutional and outside resources will not exceed the student's actual cost of attendance.