Financial Aid

Butler University Gift Programs for Transfer Students

 Butler University is the largest provider of financial aid to its students. To be reviewed for all Butler Gift Programs, please review the Important Dates.

Transfer Academic Scholarship* ~ Show Information

To Apply: Complete the transfer admission application.

Admission Deadline: Transfer students must be admitted to the University by April 1 to receive scholarship consideration.  Transfer students admitted after April 1 will be considered for scholarship based on available funds. 

Award Amounts: Range from $2,000 to $4,500 and vary each academic year based on the quality of the applicant pool.

Selection Criteria: Awards are based on the student's academic record at the time of admission. Eligible students must be full-time, undergraduates pursuing their first undergraduate degree with a major in the:

  • College of Business
  • College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Notification: Award letters are sent under separate cover from the Office of Financial Aid.

Renewable? Yes, as long as the student maintains the renewal criteria outlined in the scholarship offer.

Notes: Students transferring to Butler University who are members of Phi Theta Kappa with 24 credit hours or more and who qualify for a Transfer Academic Scholarship may be eligible for an additional $1000 to their award.

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) Audition Award* ~ Show Information

To Apply: In addition to the transfer admission application, the JCA supplemental application and an audition (or interview) are required.

Application Deadline: Students are encouraged to apply for admission and audition early for best opportunity.

Award Amounts: Vary based on performance ability and departmental needs.

Selection Criteria: Determined by the department based on the audition (or interview).

Notification: Award letters are sent from the Office of Financial Aid by mid-March.

Notes: Audition awards are only available to students majoring within JCA - School of Music; Departments of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration; and the Arts Program.

Athletic Grant in Aid ~ Show Information

To Apply: Contact the Department of Athletics at (800) 368-6852, extension 9375 or check out their website,

Award Amounts: Vary based on performance ability and the needs of the team.

Selection Criteria: Determined by the coach.

Notes: Awards are made in thirteen NCAA Division I athletic programs. Men's football, men's track and field, women's track and field and women's swimming are non-scholarship programs.

Butler University Grant* ~ Show Information

Eligibility: Tuition awards are based on a combination of academic strength, the family's ability to contribute as determined by the FAFSA and other financial aid received from Butler University.


  • Priority consideration is given to those who submit the FAFSA on or before March 1.
  • Awards are not automatically renewed. Students must submit a FAFSA each year to receive consideration.
  • Students must demonstrate financial aid eligibility each year.


*Available only to full-time undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor's degree.

Butler gift assistance is tuition specific unless otherwise stated.