An affordable Education

Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid that do not have to be repaid. McMurry offers a number of merit based and need-based scholarships and grants to new incoming students. Use this guide to learn more about how you can fund your education and how McMurry is investing in our students. Last year 99% of McMurry students qualified for financial aid. We want McMurry to be a financial fit for you and there are many opportunities for your to fund your education.

The scholarships listed below require full-time enrollment unless noted. The annual amount is based on Fall and Spring enrollment and is awarded by semester. Transfer students with less than 24 transferable hours are subject to review of high school transcripts. Military awards cannot be stacked with Freshman or Transfer Scholarship/awards. McMurry scholarships, awards, and financial aid are awarded based on availability of funds. Amounts are subject to change.

First-Time Freshman

Scholarships are based on high school GPA, recalculated on a 4.0 scale and weighted for honors/dual credit/AP/IB courses.

HS GPAScholarshipYearly Amount
3.50 – 3.74University$15,500
3.25 – 3.49Deans$14,000

McMurry University Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships are based on cumulative transfer GPA.

EligibilityScholarshipYearly Amount
Member of PTKPhi Theta Kappa$15,000
3.6 – 4.0 GPATransfer 1$13,000
3.0 – 3.59 GPATransfer 2$12,000
2.50 – 2.99 GPATransfer 3$10,000
2.25 – 2.49 GPATransfer Award$9,000


At McMurry, we honor those who are serving others and building better communities. The Community Commitment is a scholarship program that guarantees eligible students receive at minimum half of their tuition in institutional funds from McMurry. Service is a core value of our campus and the Community Commitment is one small way we can highlight our values while providing an affordable education for those that serve. Learn more about the Community Commitment and determine your eligibility.


Scholarships, Grants, and Awards Information

Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)  McMurry’s TEG PolicyUp to $3,420State of Texas need-based award
Federal Pell GrantUp to $6,985Federal need-based award
Federal Direct Loan Program$3,500 to $5,500Subsidized and/or unsubsidized federal student loans
College Work ProgramUp to $2,320Eligibility to hold a student work job on-campus and earn additional aid
Federal Parent Loan ProgramUp to attendance cost minus other aidFederal loans to eligible parents

Don’t worry if you do not fully understand these awards and grants. Our financial aid and admission team is here to walk you through the process. Once we receive your FAFSA we’ll automatically determine your eligibility for all available institutional, federal and state financial aid.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Students should ask their high school counselors for local scholarship opportunities and visit the following sites for other private scholarships.