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Scholarship Calculator

2020-21 Freshman Scholarship Calculator

At Ouachita we are excited to welcome some of the brightest and most creative women and men to study within our unique community of learners and instructors. In order to help with the costs of private higher education, we offer a comprehensive financial aid program that includes both merit-based and need-based aid.

Below is a calculator designed to give you an idea of the merit-based aid you could receive as an incoming student for the 2020-21 year. Please enter values for all fields listed. If you have taken only the ACT or only the SAT, please input the values for the test you have taken. Otherwise, please enter both scores.

Admitted students will be considered for a merit-based scholarship or award. Students who intend to major in music and who successfully audition for a vocal or instrumental scholarship will be offered a Fine Arts Scholarship that will exceed the merit award for which they would have otherwise qualified. Please keep in mind the calculator produces an unofficial estimate for merit-based aid for students entering the university as first-time freshmen.


Please Note:

  1. If entering SAT information, please be sure to enter both the Critical Reading and Math score.
  2. Ouachita does not use super-scores for the ACT or SAT. We utilize your best one-time score on the four main sections of the ACT and/or the Critical Reading and Math portions of the SAT. We currently do not use the writing samples on either the ACT or SAT for awarding purposes.
  3. Official test scores received from ACT or SAT will be used to determine the actual award amounts. Scores from tests taken on or before the February 2020 test dates will be accepted.
  4. Ouachita uses a 4.0 grade point average scale to determine award or scholarship eligibility and for admission purposes. Your 7th semester grade point average as calculated by the Ouachita Baptist University Registrar at the time of admission will be the grade point average by which we make award determinations.
  5. Eligibility for need-based aid will be determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online at The 2020-21 electronic form will become available after October 1, 2019.
  6. International students who will plan to study on an F1 student visa may provide official TOEFL or IELTS scores in place of ACT or SAT scores to determine merit based aid from the university.

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