do you ever need to pay scholarships back?

<p>say someone gets accepted to lsu or ualabama and is OOS and gets one of those scholarships so that it covers tuition, or another scholarship for multiple years. if the person transfers out, do they need to pay back the scholarship money in any way or anything like that? what about at private schools? what if it's a full ride for all 4 years?</p>

<p>No, a student can take a multi year merit scholarship and then transfer out without paying back the merit money. Having a 4 yr scholarship doesn't require you to attend all 4 years, or to pay back money if you don't stay.</p>

<p>D1 had a full tuition, R&B merit scholarship and transferred after fr year. She even got some cash back from the university because she had additional outside scholarships which took her above the COA. This was an OOS public, but a private wouldn't be any different.</p>

<p>thanks so much. good to know!</p>

<p>I was a former LSU student. I didn't pay back the money. I got scholarship of $30,000 for 4 years</p>

<p>What about those scholarships that require students to promise to *donate the same amount or something within a couple years? I remember reading things about that on scholarship descriptions.</p>

<p>It might depend on the type or sponsor of the scholarship?</p>

<p>There is some education funding premised on the person agreeing to do government or public service work for a set period --I am only aware of graduate level funding like this. But if the student takes the funding and then doesn't follow up with the promise work, they would owe money back. The military academies are also set up that way -- if you don't complete the program or the required military service, you could end up owing the money.</p>

<p>But any sort of grant or scholarship would clearly state the conditions.</p>

<p>Junshik, I've seen that wording on a few college websites for privately endowed scholarships too. It seems to be more an honor type thing than a contractual obligation. But it might vary by scholarship.</p>