USF Reaching Out to Saint Joseph’s College Students
February 6, 2017
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The University of Saint Francis is one of several area colleges and universities reaching out to help those affected by the recently announced suspension of operations at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana.
In an attempt to assist as many students as possible and in many cases, match their previous SJC tuition costs, USF is offering assistance through two special transfer awards designed specifically for Saint Joseph’s College students. These funds will be granted over and above our university’s existing transfer awards:
SJC Transition Award–Up to $9,500 per year
SJC Housing Award–$1,000 per year
Award details and how the SJC Core credits transfer to USF is available at go.sf.edu/sjctransfer. Need-based financial aid and talent based scholarships for athletics, marching band, or other campus activities may also apply. In addition, SJC students will benefit from USF’s free application process and ample on-campus housing options. Students and families are encouraged to contact a USF transfer counselor for personal assistance. Freshman students who are already admitted to SJC for the fall 2017 semester are also encouraged to apply online as USF offers freshman funding and scholarship aid.
“Our prayers go to all of the students, faculty, staff and families affected by this unfortunate situation,” said USF President Sister M. Elise Kriss OSF. “As a fellow Catholic institution of higher learning, we want to do everything we can to guide these young people through this tumultuous time and help them remain on track to graduation.”
Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis offers a robust campus experience including 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and three team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.