Scholarships

Financial Information

  • 95 percent of our full-time residential students received CSU scholarships.
  • The average, renewable CSU scholarship package is $11,000 per year.
  • The average amount of federal grants awarded to qualifying CSU students is $5,000 each year.
  • The average amount of state grants awarded to qualifying Pennsylvania residents is $3,600 each year.
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Scholarships

All Clarks Summit University Scholarships are awarded based on the entire application process.

Distinguished Student Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded based on excellent success in academics which is demonstrated by the student’s cumulative grade point average and scholarly character. The GPA used to determine this scholarship is the final cumulative high school GPA (cumulative college GPA if transferring 24+ credits).

Annual Amount: $9,000 maximum

4 tiers based on GPA range of 2.9–4.0

  • Annual Amount: $9,000 with minimum 3.8 GPA
  • Annual Amount: $7,500 with minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Annual Amount: $6,000 with minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Annual Amount: $4,500 with minimum 2.9 GPA

Eligible to be combined with Christ-Centered and Career-Ready Scholarships.

This scholarship is renewable annually provided the student remains academically qualified to receive federal aid.

Christ-Centered Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded based on the student’s strong Christian character and leadership qualities demonstrated through personal walk with Christ, church and ministry involvement.

Annual Amount: $1,000–$3,000

Eligible to be combined with Distinguished Student and Career-Ready Scholarships.

This scholarship is renewable annually provided the student remains academically qualified to receive federal aid.

Career-Ready Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded based on the student’s strong work ethic and commitment to progression in future career.

Annual Amount: $1,000–$3,000

Eligible to be combined with Distinguished Student and Christ-Centered Scholarships.

This scholarship is renewable annually provided the student remains academically qualified to receive federal aid.

Legacy Scholarship

Because we value our CSU graduates greatly, this scholarship is awarded to a new CSU student who is an immediate family member of a CSU graduate. (The CSU graduate must be the parent, sibling or grandparent of the student receiving the scholarship. The immediate family member could be a graduate of Clarks Summit University and/or Baptist Bible Seminary who has earned his or her associate, bachelor’s, master’s and/or doctoral degree).

Annual Amount: $1,000

This scholarship is renewable annually provided the student remains academically qualified to receive federal aid.

Ministry Matching Scholarship

CSU will match a gift from a ministry organization.

Annual Amount: Up to $1,000

Complete and submit the Ministry Matching Scholarship Form.

High School Dual Enrollment Scholarship

Student must maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA in CSU’s High School Dual Enrollment program.

Annual Amount: $120–$2,800

Amount awarded depends on number of credits earned in the dual enrollment program.

Financial Need is also taken into consideration after FAFSA is submitted to CSU.

Scholarships for returning students

Discounts for Online Undergraduate, Graduate and Seminary Studies

For undergraduate students, your FAFSA must be completed and verified before eligibility for any discount is determined. All students who qualify for the Tuition Relief Discount will receive the Tuition Relief Discount rate even if they also qualify for another rate. 

These discounts are for the 2022-2023 school year.

Online Undergraduate Discounts
$50 off per credit

Christian Worker Discount | Tuition per credit: $375
This discount is for those who are currently serving in full-time or bi-vocational ministry.

$100 off per credit

Anchor Christian University Student Discount | Tuition per credit $325
This discount is for students transferring directly from Anchor Christian University into an undergraduate online program.

First Responders and Military Discount | Tuition per credit: $325
This discount is for those currently (or in the past five years) employed full-time, volunteer full-time or retired from law enforcement, the fire department or emergency services as well as those currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans and military spouses.

Legacy Discount Tuition per credit: $325
This discount is for any new student who is an immediate family member of a CSU graduate. The CSU graduate must be the parent, sibling, spouse, child, grandparent or grandchild of the student receiving the scholarship. The immediate family member could be a graduate of Clarks Summit University and/or Baptist Bible Seminary who has earned his or her associate, bachelor’s, master’s and/or doctoral degree).

Teen Challenge Discount | Tuition per credit: $325
This discount is for current students and staff with Teen Challenge USA.

Teens for Christ Discount | Tuition per credit: $325
This discount is for current interns and staff with Teens for Christ.

Tuition Relief Discount | Tuition per credit: $325
This discount is for independent students that have an EFC score of 0-500 as reflected on their FAFSA.

Word of Life Graduate Discount | Tuition per credit $325
This discount is for 1st or 2nd-year WOL students who are transferring into an undergraduate online student.

$150 off per credit

International Student Discount | Tuition per credit: $275
This discount is for non-citizens of the U.S. that are not considered eligible non-citizens.

Word of Life Employee/Intern Discount | Tuition per credit: $275
This discount is for current employees and interns serving with Word of Life Fellowship.

M.A., M.Min. and M.Div. Discounts
$50 off per credit

ABHE Discount | Tuition per credit: $435
This discount is for those students who earned their undergraduate degree from an ABHE College or University.

Christian Worker Discount | Tuition per credit: $435
This discount is for those who are currently serving in full-time or bi-vocational ministry.

$100 off per credit

CSU Alumni Discount | Tuition per credit: $385
This discount is for students who completed a minimum of 30 credits from CSU at the undergraduate level.

First Responders and Military Discount | Tuition per credit: $385
This discount is for those currently (or in the past five years) employed full-time, volunteer full-time or retired from law enforcement, the fire department or emergency services as well as those currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans and military spouses.

International Student Discount | Tuition per credit: $385
This discount is for non-citizens of the U.S. that are not considered eligible non-citizens.

Legacy Discount | Tuition per credit: $385
This discount is for any new student who is an immediate family member of a CSU graduate. The CSU graduate must be the parent, sibling, spouse, child, grandparent or grandchild of the student receiving the scholarship. The immediate family member could be a graduate of Clarks Summit University and/or Baptist Bible Seminary who has earned his or her associate, bachelor’s, master’s and/or doctoral degree).

Teen Challenge Discount | Tuition per credit: $385
This discount is for current students and staff with Teen Challenge USA.

Word of Life Discount | Tuition per credit: $385
This discount is for current employees and interns serving with Word of Life Fellowship.

M.Ed., M.S.C. and Th.M. Discounts
$50 off per credit

ABHE Discount | Tuition per credit: $540
This discount is for those students who earned their undergraduate degree from an ABHE College or University.

Christian Worker Discount | Tuition per credit: $540
This discount is for those who are currently serving in full-time or bi-vocational ministry.

$100 off per credit

CSU Alumni Discount | Tuition per credit: $490
 This discount is for students who completed a minimum of 30 credits from CSU at the undergraduate level.

First Responders and Military Discount | Tuition per credit: $490
This discount is for those currently (or in the past five years) employed full-time, volunteer full-time or retired from law enforcement, the fire department or emergency services as well as those currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans and military spouses.

International Student Discount | Tuition per credit: $490
This discount is for non-citizens of the U.S. that are not considered eligible non-citizens.

Legacy Discount | Tuition per credit: $490
This discount is for any new student who is an immediate family member of a CSU graduate. The CSU graduate must be the parent, sibling, spouse, child, grandparent or grandchild of the student receiving the scholarship. The immediate family member could be a graduate of Clarks Summit University and/or Baptist Bible Seminary who has earned his or her associate, bachelor’s, master’s and/or doctoral degree).

Teen Challenge Discount | Tuition per credit: $490
This discount is for current students and staff with Teen Challenge USA.

Word of Life Discount | Tuition per credit: $490
This discount is for current employees and interns serving with Word of Life Fellowship.

D.Min. Discounts
$50 off per credit

CSU Alumni Discount | Tuition per credit: $620
This discount is for students who completed a minimum of 30 credits from CSU at the undergraduate level.

First Responders and Military Discount | Tuition per credit: $620
This discount is for those currently (or in the past five years) employed full-time, volunteer full-time or retired from law enforcement, the fire department or emergency services as well as those currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans and military spouses.

International Student Discount | Tuition per credit: $620
This discount is for non-citizens of the U.S. that are not considered eligible non-citizens.

Legacy Discount | Tuition per credit: $620
This discount is for any new student who is an immediate family member of a CSU graduate. The CSU graduate must be the parent, sibling, spouse, child, grandparent or grandchild of the student receiving the scholarship. The immediate family member could be a graduate of Clarks Summit University and/or Baptist Bible Seminary who has earned his or her associate, bachelor’s, master’s and/or doctoral degree).

Word of Life Discount | Tuition per credit: $620
This discount is for current employees and interns serving with Word of Life Fellowship.

Ph.D. Discounts
$50 off per credit

CSU Alumni Discount | Tuition per credit: $670
This discount is for students who completed a minimum of 30 credits from CSU at the undergraduate level.

First Responders and Military Discount | Tuition per credit: $670
This discount is for those currently (or in the past five years) employed full-time, volunteer full-time or retired from law enforcement, the fire department or emergency services as well as those currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans and military spouses.

International Student Discount | Tuition per credit: $670
This discount is for non-citizens of the U.S. that are not considered eligible non-citizens.

Legacy Discount | Tuition per credit: $670
This discount is for any new student who is an immediate family member of a CSU graduate. The CSU graduate must be the parent, sibling, spouse, child, grandparent or grandchild of the student receiving the scholarship. The immediate family member could be a graduate of Clarks Summit University and/or Baptist Bible Seminary who has earned his or her associate, bachelor’s, master’s and/or doctoral degree).

Word of Life Discount | Tuition per credit: $670
This discount is for current employees and interns serving with Word of Life Fellowship.

 

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