Madison awards more than 400 one- to four-year scholarships each year to incoming students.
Thomas A. Dingledine Scholarships
Early action freshman applicants are invited to apply for these merit-based awards. The awards are granted annually and are the most prestigious awards that we offer. An additional scholarship application is required.
Freshman enrolling in one of the designated STEM programs may qualify to be a Second Century Scholar and receive scholarship in the amount of 75% of in-state tuition for the first year and continues at this amount for a maximum of four consecutive years.
Your college education is one of the most significant investments you will ever make. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will help simplify and guide you through the financial aid process as you seek avenues to fund the cost of your college education. No matter your family income, you have the potential to afford the high-quality education JMU offers.
To determine your eligibility for assistance, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA forms received by the Department of Education before our priority filing date of March 1 will receive first consideration. Our federal school code is 003721. JMU does not base admission decisions on financial aid.
Many students find working part-time an excellent way to help fund their college experience. Whether it's working in an on-campus or off campus position, the Student Work Experience Center provides resources for students locating part-time employment.