Helpful Resources

Resources for Possible Tax Benefits

Many North Park students and their parents will qualify for education-related tax benefits. While North Park University does not provide personal tax advice, here are some resources from the IRS which may be beneficial.

The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) is available for the 2013 tax year. The maximum tax credit is $2,500 per student. To take advantage of this credit, complete tax form 8863 and include with your 1040 tax filing for the 2013 year. There are certain income limits and other stipulations, so please consult the IRS and/or your tax professional if you need assistance.

Outside Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office is often notified of scholarship opportunities outside of North Park University aid. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of those scholarships (below) as well as some helpful resources when searching for scholarships. We recommend not applying for any scholarships that require a fee.

If you are selected to receive a scholarship, please have the funds, including your full name and ID number, sent to the following address:

North Park University
Financial Aid
3225 W. Foster Ave, Box 9
Chicago, IL 60625

Scholarships are due for the fall semester by October 1 and by March 1 for the spring semester.

General Resources:

Please note that North Park University is not affiliated with any of the scholarships listed below and this is not an exhaustive list of all available outside scholarships.

Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship


Scholarship of $1,000 offered monthly to students who write an essay in response to prompt on website.  Essays are due on the 15th of the month.


For More Information: Varsity Tutors

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award

Description: $500 offered to a student who has been an active volunteer and completes a written essay.

Deadline: Nov 29, 2014

For More Information: BBG

Helpful Resources for Financial Aid