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New Akron Advantage Award

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If you're a non-Ohio resident, and you have a 3.00+ GPA and 20 ACT or 1020 SAT, you will receive a $3,000 Akron Advantage Award.

The Akron Advantage Award scholarship is renewable as long as you remain in good academic standing. This award will reduce your cost of tuition from $15,500 to $12,500.

Plus, you will receive the Akron Guarantee Scholarship. Its initial award is $500 to $6,500, and it increases from there as you earn credits.

Estimate your true cost

Starting tuition


Akron Advantage Award

Minimum requirement: 3.00+ GPA and a 20 ACT or 1020 SAT


Akron Guarantee Scholarship: Freshman Award

Minimum requirement: 3.00+ GPA and a 20 ACT or 1020 SAT

$500 to $6,500

Akron Guarantee Scholarship: Increases as you earn credits

Minimum requirement: 3.00+ GPA and a 20 ACT or 1020 SAT

Up to $3,500 more


If you qualify for the Akron Advantage Award and the Akron Guarantee Scholarship, we know you’re a good student, and we want to support you throughout your education. So if you happen to have a bad semester, you won’t lose your scholarship. Just make sure you maintain a 2.00 GPA, and your scholarship will automatically renew each year.

TIP: Ask about the renewal requirements for all your scholarship offers.

More scholarships

To make the cost of your education even more affordable, you may be eligible for additional scholarships.


Questions about the scholarships? Write to or call 330-972-7100 or 1-800-655-4884.

Akron Guarantee Scholarship

The Akron Guarantee Scholarship is our investment in YOU. It's guaranteed as long as you maintain a 2.0 and it increases in value as you earn credits!

  • After earning 30 credits, you would receive an additional $1,500.
  • After earning 60 credits, you would receive an additional $1,000.
  • After earning 90 credits, you would receive an additional $1,000.

Students love the Akron Guarantee Scholarship because it helps them graduate in four years with less debt.

Akron Guarantee Scholarship

You'll love Akron!

Akron is an amazing city, and our university is 21,000 students strong, with many renown academic programs, and a modern and accepting campus.

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BONUS: Our lively city boasts a vibrant downtown, restaurants, the Akron Art Museum, the Akron Zoo, theaters, sports, ski resorts, metro parks and Ohio’s only national park. Discover Akron.