You may find the information you seek in the Frequently Asked Quesitons (FAQ's) below.

If you still have quesitions, you can email our scholarships team at

Learn more about Prospective Student Scholarships on JMU's Scholarships website.

No, JMU offers need-based and merit-based scholarships.  The primary criterion for merit-based scholarships is exceptional academic performance. Other selection criteria may include leadership, involvement, geographical background, major field of study, and career goals. Pay special attention to deadlines as you prepare your scholarship application(s).  Access the Scholarships website to obtain information about applying for scholarships.  To be eligible for need-based scholarships at JMU, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The government uses this form to calculate a Student Aid Index (SAI). The financial aid office subtracts your SAI from your cost of attendance to determine your financial need. If you have any amount of financial need, you may qualify for need-based scholarships.

Only about 5% of incoming students secure a JMU Scholarship.

Learn more about Current Student Scholarships on JMU's Scholarships website.

Awarding departments will be notifying students up to May 1 of scholarship offers.  Each department is responsible for notifying their recipients by email, phone or letter.  The financial aid office will not be notified of recipients until after June 1.

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