Merit Tuition Waiver

Application Deadline: March 1

The Merit Tuition Waiver recognizes high achieving high school sophomores and juniors with awards up to $500. Limited merit tuition waivers are  available to eligible applicants applying for the Summer Scholars Three-Week, Credit Program

Merit Tuition Waiver Application Process – Step by Step

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  • Confirm Eligibility

    The Merit Tuition Waiver is open to applicants applying to the Summer Scholars Three-Week Credit Program.*

    To be considered, both the Summer Scholars Program Application and the Merit Tuition Waiver Application must be submitted by the scholarship deadline.

    Please note: Merit Tuition Waivers cannot be combined with any other discount or tuition grant. If a student is eligible for multiple forms of financial assistance, then the student will be considered for only one form of financial assistance based on eligibility.

    *The Merit Tuition Waiver does not apply to the UM Academies – Two-Week, Non-Credit Program.

  • Submit the Pre-College Program Application 

    The application for the Merit Tuition Waiver is located within the Pre-College Status Portal. Before you apply for the Merit Tuition Waiver, you are required to submit the Pre-College Application online. You must select the Summer Scholars, Three Week Credit Program to have the option to apply. Please note there is a $75 nonrefundable application fee. 

    Submit Your Pre-College Application

  • Complete the Merit Tuition Waiver Application 

    Complete the Merit Tuition Waiver Application in your Pre-College Status Portal. Include your essay with your online application, responding to the following writing prompt: Why should you be considered for the Merit Tuition Waiver? (300 words)

    Apply In Your Pre-College Status Portal

  • Apply by the Application Deadline: March 1

    Both the Pre-College Program Application and the Merit Tuition Waiver Application must be submitted by the March 1 scholarship deadline to be considered.

  • Merit Tuition Waiver Award

    Merit Tuition Wavier awards are applied to the Summer Scholars Credit Three-Week Tuition and Program Fee >

Merit Tuition Waiver information and application processes are subject to change.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the application process, please contact us at (305) 284-4000 or