Office ofFinancial Aid

Access Grant

Eligibility: Students entering PLU beginning 2013-14 whose permanent residence is outside of the state of Washington.

Amount:  $1,000 per year for four years.

Comments: No application is required, renewed annually.


Alumni Dependent Grant


Eligibility: Dependent students whose parent(s) attended PLU (PLC) for at least one year.

Amount: $1000 per year for four years.

Comments or Conditions: No application required, renewed annually.



Clergy Dependent Grant


Eligibility:
Dependent children of ordained ministers who are actively serving a Christian congregation full time.

Amount: $1,000 per year for four years. Comments or Conditions: No application required, renewed annually.


Confirmand Scholarship

Eligibility: Students who have been confirmed in a Lutheran church that has established a Partner Congregation relationship with PLU.

Amount:  $1,000 per year for four years.


  
International Grant


Eligibility: International students.

Amount:  Varies, but is available for up to four years of undergraduate study and 2 years of graduate study.

Comments or Conditions: Must be full-time. Awarded automatically and renewed annually to students who maintain good academic standing.


The Americas Grant


Eligibility:
Citizens of countries in North, Central and South America (excluding United States).

Amount: Varies, but is available for up to four years of undergraduate study and 2 years of graduate study.

Comments or Conditions: Must be full-time. Must live in a PLU residence hall room or South Hall. Replaces the International Student Grant. Awarded for a maximum four years of undergraduate study and two years graduate study.


Nordic Grant


Eligibility:
Nordic students (Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish) living on campus.

Amount: Varies, but is available for up to four years of undergraduate study and 2 years of graduate study.

Comments or Conditions: Must be full-time. Must live in a PLU residence hall or South Hall. Replaces International Student Grant. Awarded for a maximum four years of undergraduate study and two years graduate study.


PLU Matching Scholarship (PLUMS)


Eligibility:
Students receiving scholarships of $100 or more from any Christian church congregation. Amount: $100-$1,000 per year.

Comments or Conditions: Awarded by Office of Financial Aid. Matches a church scholarship, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 (minimum of $100) per/year. To receive matching funds, a PLUMS application form is required and must be received by August 15 each year. In addition, PLU must receive all PLUMS payments by October 1 each year.


Achiever's Grant


Eligibility:
Undergraduate students who have been awarded a Washington Education Foundation Achiever’s Scholarship.

Amount: $2000.

Comments or Conditions: Based on financial need.

  
Tuition Remission/Exchange

Eligibility:  Tuition remission is a university employee benefit that covers 90% of tuition or up to 75% of tuition for their dependent undergraduate.  Application is made with Human Resources.  Recipients of tuition remission who are also awarded PLU merit or PLU need-based gift awards will have the sum of their tuition remission and PLU gift aid capped at the full cost of tuition.  This full tuition cap also applies to students bringing a tuition exchange benefit to PLU from another university.

TEACH Grant

Eligibility: At PLU, graduate students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families as a full time teacher in a high-need field. Prior to receipt of this grant, student must complete the TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling and sign the Agreement To Serve document.

Amount: $4,000 per year, $2,000 per semester

Comments or Conditions:  Recipients of the TEACH Grant must teach as a highly-qualified teacher for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which the TEACH Grant was received.  Failure to complete this service will result in all TEACH Grants received to be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Direct Loan, with interest charged from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.  TEACH Grants that are converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan are repaid to the U.S. Department of Education.  Recipients whose grant is converted to a loan will be given a six month grace period prior to entering repayment. 

At PLU, graduate students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families as a full time teacher in a a high-need field.  Prior to receipt of this grant, students must complete the TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling and sign the Agreement to Serve document.