Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Student Scholarship consideration is given to all types of applicants — including freshmen, transfer, international and graduate students — who apply for admission, and who submit an international scholarship application. The scholarship decision is based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

Embry-Riddle Scholarship

All foreign citizens and Americans living abroad who apply for freshman admission are automatically considered for the Embry-Riddle Scholarship, created in honor of the University’s namesakes. An official score on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) is required for consideration. The amount of the award can be significant if the applicant scores well on either of these examinations.


Assistantships are open to accepted graduate students with full graduate status, who have a 3.0 undergraduate cumulative grade point average. A graduate assistantship is a contract between the student and the department sponsoring the assistantship position. Candidates will perform duties in the areas of teaching, administration or research, in exchange for a tuition waiver and/or stipend. For more information, contact the Office of International and Graduate Admissions.

Children of Alumni Legacy Grant

An annual grant of U.S. $1,500 is awarded to sons and daughters of Embry-Riddle alumni.

Family Grant

A grant of U.S. $2,200 is offered to each child of the same family simultaneously enrolled on a full-time basis.

Cooperative Education/Internships

All students are eligible for opportunities with companies that are leaders in their field. Further information about these opportunities — and the minimum criteria for eligibility — is available through the office of Career Services at either campus.

On-Campus Employment

There are limited on-campus jobs, which become available to all students on a competitive basis. These positions are limited; however, all students are eligible to apply for them when they become available. Since on-campus jobs are not guaranteed, students should not include an on-campus job in their financial planning to cover the cost of attendance at the University.

Payment Plan

ERAU Semester Plan: The Daytona Beach Campus provides a payment plan which allows you to make up to four monthly installments per semester for your out-of-pocket expenses. Your invoice balance can be divided into a maximum of 4 payments, depending on when you enroll in the plan. An enrollment fee is added to your first payment. You pay this fee and your first installment upon enrollment. Enrollment in the plan is pending, based on approval from the Student Financial Services Office. You will receive an email reminder each month regarding your upcoming payment. You may enroll in a payment plan for each semester you are registered (Plans are available online 30 days prior to the start of each semester).