2023-24 Tuition and Fees
- Tuition & Fees = $56,402
- Housing & Food = $13,546
- Total = $69,948
*books are included in tuition and fees
Total aid awarded in 2022: $40.1 Million
Financial Aid Information
At Juniata, we are committed to affordability, knowing that families are making an investment and often using loans to finance their education.
During the 2022-23 academic year, Juniata awarded more than $40.1 million in scholarships and grants. We also have an exceptionally low default rate of 0.9%, compared to the national average of 11.5%. This means that 99% of our students achieve outcomes that make their debt manageable. In short, we strive to ensure that we help families maximize the use of resources available to them. All domestic students who are accepted to Juniata will be awarded a merit scholarship.
To learn how Juniata may help you manage the cost of an education, use the Personal Cost Estimator. More detail is available in the Scholarship & Financial Planning brochure.
Competitive Scholarship programs:
Juniata offers an array of competitive scholarships that recognize the outstanding achievements of incoming students without regard to financial need. Academic Scholarships at Juniata reward students who do well academically, but also contribute to their school and community by getting involved. For most scholarships at Juniata, all you have to do is apply to be considered, and further information will be commuicated:
The W. Clay and Kathryn H. Burkholder Merit Scholarships
The income from the endowment fund shall be used in each fiscal year to provide one or more scholarships to students, with preference to students majoring in either pre-medical studies or music, who demonstrate academic merit, including leadership, intellectual ability, and participation in extracurricular activities, as determined by the College in accordance with established standards. The selected student or students shall receive a scholarship covering all academic frees and tuition, room, board, and related costs actually incurred through attendance at Juniata, as well as the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000). The scholarships shall be awarded to selected students for each of up to four years of study at Juniata College as long as they continue to maintain an appropriately high academic performance at the College." Priority is given to students who apply Early Action 1, or Early Decision.
Lawrence Stanley Johnson (2007)
Endowed Annual Full (tuition and mandatory fees) for the benefit of a graduating student of Somerset Area High School, Somerset, PA, who demonstrates financial need, academic proficiency in the natural sciences, and leadership potential. Annual renewal of the scholarship shall be contingent upon continuing financial need and satisfactory academic performance of the recipient.
Richard M. Simpson Memorial Scholarship (1960)
A memorial scholarship fund in memory of the late Congressman Richard M. Simpson was established at Juniata College in February 1960, as "a living memorial to this great American". The endeavor toward the establishment of a memorial scholarship fund is "in keeping with the memory of Mr. Simpson because of his great interest in the educational opportunities of our youth and also because of his work on behalf of Juniata College in his home community of Huntingdon, PA." It is the purpose of the sponsors to raise a fund sufficient to provide a suitable corpus to be held in perpetual trust so that the investment income from the fund can be used to grant tuition scholarships to deserving applicants who evidence outstanding attributes of citizenship; useful purpose, and academic promise. These scholarships will be for a full four-year course contingent on the maintenance of suitable standards by the individual recipients. It is the hope of the sponsors that it will be possible to award at least one such scholarship each year in the memory of Richard Murray Simpson. Priority is given to students who apply Early Action 1, or Early Decision.
Students who are interested in performing in an instrumental or vocal music ensemble throughout their four years at Juniata, may qualify for a music scholarship that ranges from $500 - $5,000 for each year they are involved in a music ensemble at Juniata. Students who audition will receive at minimum a $500 one-time scholarship. To be eligible, students must be admitted to Juniata. For more information, instumentalists should contact Jim Latten at email@example.com and vocalists should contact Russ Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eagles Abroad Scholarship Program
The Eagles Abroad Scholarship Program gives students who wish to continue to learn
either Spanish or French the opportunity to have multiple study abroad experiences,
and to engage deeply with global language and culture. For optimal consideration,
please apply by January 1st.
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarships
Two scholarships are awarded annually to Phi Theta Kappa students who transfer to Juniata. Students who have active PTK membership at their current community college and at least a 3.85 GPA are eligible for consideration. To apply, contact admissions, at email@example.com.
Heritage and Ray Day Scholarships
Heritage and Ray Day Scholarships, valued around $3,000 per year are awarded to students who show commitment to academic excellence, leadership and community service that culminate in a level of understanding among diverse groups.
Juniata also offers esports scholarships up to $2,500. These awards recognize program engagement and participation of students who do well academically, but also contribute to their school and community and whose academic excellence and aspirations are balanced with competitive ability. Express interest and find out more by filling out the recruitment form on our esports page.
Students who are interested in studying Studio Arts or Integrated Media Arts throughout their four years at Juniata, may qualify for an Art scholarship that ranges from $500 - $5,000. Scholarship winners will be expected to enroll in at least one art course per semester that they are enrolled at Juniata (designated by AR or IMA course prefix). Students who complete a portfolio reivew will receive at minimum a $500 one-time scholarship. To be eligible, students must be admitted to Juniata. For more information, please contact Bethany Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other opportunities for high-achieving students:
For Distinguished Scholar Awards, clearly indicate on your application that you have achieved some level of National Merit, National Hispanic or National Achievement recognition. Apply by January 1 of your senior year. Finalists are awarded an additional $2,500 scholarship.
Juniata has a variety of grants that are used to make the College as affordable as possible. On average, 92% of a student's demonstrated need is met. For all non-scholarship aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. When completing the FAFSA, Juniata's code number is 003279.
- All who demonstrate financial need and meet application deadlines receive aid.
- Average financial aid package for first-year students was $45,798.
Investing in a Life of Meaning and Happiness
College is an investment. Juniata partners with families to maximize the resources available and manage the cost of college education.