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Waxahachie, TX – May 4, 2011 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) will offer new financial aid opportunities for Fall 2011.

SAGU has increased overall scholarships by 115% and doubled financial aid distribution since 2000. Vice President of Enrollment and Retention Eddie Davis shares, “In order to make education more affordable, SAGU makes a continued effort to increase scholarships and grants. SAGU students have a 22% lower loan debt after graduation than the national average of private, non-profit, 4-year universities.”

SAGU Financial Aid has created a need-based grant that will be available to those students who have reduced Federal Pell Grant funding or cannot receive the Federal Pell Grant. Students may be eligible for $500 – $1,000 annually depending on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) upon the completion of the Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA). “All grants up to this point have been merit-based. This is the first institutional need-based grant in SAGU History,” says Senior Director of Financial Aid Jeff Francis.

Women’s fast-pitch softball will be added as a university club sport this fall and will be offered on a varsity level Fall 2012. However, varsity scholarships are available to select players for Fall 2011. For more information about tryouts, please contact Softball Coach Tim Grant at tgrant@sagu.edu.

Along with a new athletic scholarship and need-based grant, SAGU has nearly doubled undergraduate academic scholarships. The priority application deadline is July 15, 2011. Eligibility is based upon a quality point scale determined by the student’s GPA and SAT or ACT scores.

Professor Scholarship: 6-8 quality points - $2,000 awarded annually

Vice Presidential Scholarship: 9-10 quality points - $3,000 awarded annually

Presidential Scholarship: 11-13 quality points - $4,000 awarded annually

Regent Scholarship: 14 or more quality points - $5,000 awarded annually

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

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