Scholarships & Student Loans - New Saint Andrews College

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To protect the religious integrity and freedom of our Christian institution, the College does not participate, on principle, with any government-sponsored financial aid programs. Instead, a private scholarship organization is available to provide assistance to needy and deserving students. Students may also apply for private student loans through the links at the bottom of the page.

All students seeking any type of financial assistance, should begin with the scholarship application listed below. While a limited number of scholarship requests for the graduate program may be considered, most of the listed scholarships apply to the undergraduate program only.

Initial scholarship application deadline is MARCH 1. Late applications will be considered if funds are available.

 

The College will now be using the CSS Profile through College Board to process all needs-based financial requests. For that scholarship, click here, and use code 3855, or search for New Saint Andrews College by name.

Note: All returning students will also need to send us a letter of recommendation from a local community member.

 

Type of Financial Assistance

General Scholarships

A total of $3,000 is available for incoming students from the general scholarship options.

 

Early Confirmation Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship available to first-time college freshmen who complete their application by December 1st and confirm their plans to attend by January 1st. This scholarship is available for the first year of their enrollment and is not renewable.

 

Tri-State Scholarship

A $2,000 scholarship is available to first-time college freshmen coming to New Saint Andrews from Idaho, Washington, or Oregon.

  • Eligibility: Students eligible for scholarship must be college freshmen seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree who apply for full-time admission by February 15th and come to NSA from Idaho, Washington or Oregon. Students must enroll at the College immediately following high school graduation.
  • Renewal: Automatically renewed for up to four years, as long as the recipient remains a BA seeking, full-time student, who maintains a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the 3.0 average or are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the student code of conduct are not eligible for automatic renewal of their Tri-State Scholarship.

 

Montana Scholarship

A $2,000 scholarship is available to first-time college freshmen coming to New Saint Andrews from the state of Montana.

  • Eligibility: Students eligible for scholarship must be college freshmen seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree who apply for full-time admission by February 15th and come to NSA from Montana. Students must enroll at the College immediately following high school graduation.
  • Renewal: Automatically renewed for up to four years, as long as the recipient remains a BA seeking, full-time student, who maintains a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the 3.0 average or are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the student code of conduct are not eligible for automatic renewal of their Montana Scholarship.

 

The ACCS Alumni Scholarship

A 1,000 scholarship available to first-time college freshmen who graduate from an Association of Classical and Christian Schools member school and are accepted and enroll at New Saint Andrews immediately following high school graduation.

  • Eligibility: Students eligible for scholarship must be college freshmen who apply for full-time admission by February 15th and have graduated from an ACCS-member school (including an ACCS-member home school). Students must enroll at the College immediately following high school graduation.
  • Renewal: Automatically renewed for up to four years, as long as the recipient remains a full-time student, maintains a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the 3.0 average or are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the student code of conduct are not eligible for automatic renewal of their ACCS Alumni Scholarship.

 

The ACCS Educators Scholarship

A $2,000 scholarship available to first-time college freshmen who have at least one parent who is a full-time teacher (with at least five years of full-time ACCS experience) at an ACCS-member school and are accepted and enroll at New Saint Andrews immediately following high school graduation.

  • Eligibility: Must be a first-time college freshman at New Saint Andrews who applied for admission by February 15 and provides documentation that they have at least one parent who is a full-time teacher (with at least five years of full-time ACCS experience) at an ACCS-member school. Students must enroll at the College immediately following high school graduation.
  • Renewal: Automatically renewed for up to four years, as long as eligibility conditions are met. Recipient must remain a full-time student and maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the 3.0 average or are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the student code of conduct are not eligible for automatic renewal of their ACCS Educators Scholarship.

 

Merit Scholarships

 

National Merit Recognition

National Merit Finalists seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree who apply for full-time admission by February 15th are automatically eligible to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship (awards range from $2,500 to full tuition). A copy of your letter from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is required for eligibility.

National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree who apply for full-time admission by February 15th are automatically eligible to be considered for the Saint Andrews Scholarship (awards range from $1,000 to the full tuition). A copy of your letter from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is required for eligibility.

 

Saint Andrews Scholarship

Students who achieve the highest levels of academic accomplishment at the secondary level are recognized as Saint Andrews Scholars. In addition to this recognition, these students may be eligible for financial awards ranging from $1,000 to a full-tuition scholarship (student is still responsible for all fees and other non-tuition charges).

  • Eligibility: Scholars must have documented a combination of (1) outstanding high school academic record (3.75+ GPA), (2) standardized test scores (CLT: 103+; SAT: 1380+; ACT: 32+), (3) a distinguished record of awards, honors and church and community service, and (4) a sterling pastoral evaluation. Saint Andrews Scholars may be eligible for the highest levels of financial awards offered by the College, which can range from $1,000 to the full tuition amount. Students eligible for this meritorious award must be first-time, College freshmen seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree who apply for full-time admission by February 15th. The Scholarship and Financial Need Committee may conduct personal interviews for additional information, especially when multiple scholars are eligible for the award.
  • Renewal: Automatically renewed for up to four years, as long as eligibility conditions are met. Recipients must remain a full-time student and maintain a 3.30 grade point average or higher. Recipients who are placed on probation for poor academic performance or disciplined for violations of the Student Code of Conduct will no longer be eligible for renewal of their Saint Andrews Scholar status and/or financial award.

 

Presidential Scholarship

The College’s Presidential Scholarship is reserved for the most distinguished of Saint Andrews Scholars, recognizing outstanding academic achievement and Christian character. This scholarship is rarely awarded, and only as funds permit. The award may range from $2,500 to a full-tuition scholarship. (Student is still responsible for all fees and other non-tuition charges.)

  • Eligibility: First-time College freshmen with superior academic record and outstanding Christian character who are seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree and apply for full-time admission by February 15th. Applicants who have documented a combination of outstanding high school academic record (3.85+ GPA), standardized test scores (CLT: 113+; SAT: 1500+; ACT: 34+), distinguished record of awards, honors, and church and community service, and sterling pastoral evaluation are automatically considered. The Scholarship Committee may conduct personal interviews for additional information, especially when multiple applicants are eligible for the award.
  • Renewal: Up to four years. Recipients must remain a full-time student and maintain a 3.70 grade point average or higher for automatic renewal. Recipients who are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the student code of conduct are not eligible for renewal of their Presidential Scholarship.

 

Veritas Scholarship

The Veritas Scholarship may be awarded to one of the most promising graduates of Veritas Press Scholars Academy (VPSA) as it partners with New Saint Andrews College in the ongoing work of Christian education. The Veritas Scholarship includes a full tuition scholarship for four years.* The scholarship is reserved for the most distinguished of scholars, recognizing both outstanding academic achievement and Christian character. Students are responsible for fees and other non-tuition expenses.

  • Eligibility: To be eligible for the scholarship a student must satisfy the following criteria: 1) Be accepted into the undergraduate program at New Saint Andrews College, seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree; 2) Have excellent standardized test scores (CLT: 103+; SAT: 1380+; ACT 32+); 3) Be a graduate of the VPSA with a standard, honors, or highest honors diploma; 4) Student must enroll at the College immediately following high school graduation; 5) Have a demonstrated record of awards, honors, church and community service, and sterling pastoral and academic evaluations – including a letter of recommendation from the VPSA headmaster/superintendent.
  • Application: To apply, an applicant must complete undergraduate application for New Saint Andrews College and submit a letter requesting consideration for the Veritas scholarship. Email correspondence should be sent to admissions@nsa.edu and an admission counselor can be reached at (208) 882-1566. Application materials (including essays and evaluations) must arrive by November 15th. Finalists will be announced by November 30. Finalists will be interviewed in December and the winner will be announced in early January. (Subject to continued eligibility requirements of all Saint Andrews Scholars. Scholarship may include other applicable scholarships and grants, but total scholarship may not exceed the cost of tuition.)
  • Renewal: Up to four years. Recipients must remain a full-time student and maintain a 3.70 grade point average or higher for automatic renewal. Recipients who are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the student code of conduct are not eligible for renewal of their Veritas Scholarship.

* A value of $51,000 over four years.

 

Other Scholarships

Each year as funds permit, other scholarships may be available to students, such as the NSA Board Scholarship, the Saint Gregory Scholarship for children of ordained ministers in the CREC, and the Legacy Scholarship for children of New Saint Andrews Alumni.

 

Need-Based Scholarships and Grants

The College endeavors, as its financial resources allow, to assist any student who has significant financial need. Students who may be unable to continue their studies at New Saint Andrews because of limited finances should contact the College’s Bursar. Awards may include direct aid, revised tuition agreements and payment schedules.

 

Outside Scholarships

The College is happy to accept any scholarships coming from outside sources as long as they are not federally funded. These scholarships are typically received as payments on a student’s tuition account.

 

Private Student Loans

Though New Saint Andrews College strives to keep the tuition rate affordable, private student loans for both undergraduate and graduate students are available through Sallie Mae Bank here. Frequently asked questions regarding the Sallie Mae Undergraduate Smart Option Student Loan can be found here.