We pride ourselves on making an excellent education accessible and affordable. Simply input your GPA and test scores (optional) in the calculator below to see if you may be eligible for a merit-based scholarship. Awards for transfer and international students are not included in this calculator.

For full scholarship consideration, submit your application and all application materials by December 1. You may still be considered for scholarships after this deadline has passed. 

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Fill out the calculator to see if you may be eligible for a merit-based scholarship.

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Once you submit your information, your calculator results will appear below.

Please note: Scholarship estimates are for students looking to enroll for Fall 2022. The results are not official offers and only provide information based upon possible eligibility. To receive an official award, you must complete the application process and be admitted for Fall 2022.

You may be eligible for the Presidential Scholarship, which is $5,500 a year for a total of $22,000

You may be eligible for the Ball State Scholars Award, which is $4,000 a year for a total of $16,000

You may be eligible for the Distinction Scholarship, which is $2,500 a year for a total of $10,000

You may be eligible for the Presidential Scholarship, which is $16,000 a year for a total of $64,000

You may be eligible for the Ball State Scholars Award, which is $14,000 a year for a total of $56,000

You may be eligible for the Distinction Scholarship, which is $12,000 a year for a total of $48,000

Based on the information you provided, you are not eligible for a merit scholarship at this time

Please enter your own values into the boxes above as positive numbers.

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Ball State awards about $286 million in financial aid each year, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work programs. To be considered for most financial aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For a more complete estimate of your financial aid eligibility, use our Net Price Calculator.