Federal & State Aid Programs for Part Time & Degree Completion Students

Federal Programs

Federal Pell Grant Program

  • Award Range – $400 – $5,500
  • Requirements – EFC < 5,273

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
(Total Combination of Subsidized and Unsubsidized cannot exceed yearly award amounts)

  • Award Range – Up to $3,500 for freshman; $4,500 for sophomores; $5,500 for juniors and seniors per academic year
  • Requirements – Financial need, 4.50% fixed interest during repayment

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
(Total Combination of Subsidized and Unsubsidized cannot exceed yearly award amounts)

  • Award Range – Up to $5,500 for freshman; $6,500 for sophomores; $7,500 for juniors and seniors per academic year
  • Requirements – 4.50% fixed interest during repayment

State Programs

Illinois Monetary Award Program

  • Award Range – $400 – $4968 annually
  • Requirements – Financial Need, Illinois residency

Outside Programs

Private Alternative Loan Programs

  • Award Range – Up to cost of attendance less other assistance and loans
  • Requirements – Interest varies by lending institution and credit score Contact Financial Aid Services and review alternative financing options before applying.