Federal and State Funding
Federal Pell Grant- Federal Pell Grant is gift assistance awarded to undergraduate students. This award may be used toward any educational expenses including tuition, room and board, books, and transportation. Federal Pell Grants are calculated based on the student's level of enrollment.
Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant- Granted to undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time who are Illinois residents. This grant can only be used for tuition and fees.
Illinois Future Teacher Corp (IFTC) Scholarship- IFTC Scholarships are awarded to Illinois residents enrolled as a junior or above. A teaching commitment is required.
Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship- MTI Scholarships are awarded to minority Illinois residents enrolled at least half-time. A teaching commitment is required.
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Scholarship- Awards are given to Illinois students in exchange for a commitment to teach for five years in an Illinois school of need.
Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant– Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)- The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG. Just like Pell Grants, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid.