The Akron Guarantee Scholarship for students returning to UA

The Akron Guarantee scholarship increases in value when you earn 30, 60 and 90 credits as long as you maintain good academic standing (2.0 GPA).

FOR FALL 2019, returning students who are pursuing a bachelor's degree may receive a scholarship for up to six consecutive fall and spring semesters — OR — until a bachelor’s degree is conferred - whichever comes first.

Who is eligible?

UA students returning after not attending UA or any other college/university for three or more years with at least 12 UA credits earned who were in good financial, academic, and disciplinary standing upon leaving UA.

You must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s program on our Main Campus and continue in good academic standing.

The Akron Guarantee Scholarship rewards your progress

Scholarship increases will occur once a year, at the end of the spring semester.

Your initial award will be determined by your college GPA:$1,500 will be added when you earn 30 credits:$1,000 more will be added when you earn 60 credits:$1,000 more will be added when you earn 90 credits:Total possible scholarship amount
(3.5 or higher transfer GPA)
$3,500 $4,500 $5,500 $15,500
(3.25 to 3.49 transfer GPA)
$3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $13,500
(3.0 to 3.249 transfer GPA)
$2,500 $3,500 $4,500 $11,500


When do you want to start? Submit your application by: Submit your transcript, application fee and other required items by this date: Pay the $145 confirmation fee by this date:
Spring semester (January) Nov. 15 Dec. 1 Dec. 15
Summer (June) April 15 May 1 May 15
Fall semester (August) June 15 July 1 July 15


Questions about the Akron Guarantee Scholarship for transfer students? Call our Transfer and Adult Enrollment Center at 330-972-7009, toll-free at 1-855-828-7267, or