Types of Aid


Grants are need-based awards funded by the federal or state governments. Grants are gift aid and do need to be paid back.

  • Pell Grant: A federal grant based on need; amounts range from $555-$5,550/year
  • Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP): A need-based grant for Illinois residents (residency according to the standards set by the State of Illinois); up to $4,720/year

Hospital Employee Discounts

Full-time employees at the following partner hospitals who enroll in graduate nursing or RN-to-BSN degree-completion programs at North Park University may be eligible for a 35% tuition discount:

  • Swedish Covenant Hospital (see more information below)
  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

North Park University is pleased to provide financial support for employees of Swedish Covenant Hospital (SCH) who enroll in degree programs in either face-to-face or online modalities, according to the following parameters:

  • Full-time employees of SCH who enroll in a degree program at North Park are awarded a blanket grant (discount).
  • This employee discount represents the full amount of financial aid available from North Park and will not be combined with other North Park grants and scholarships available to other students.
  • Students in the School of Nursing are eligible for a 35% tuition discount.
  • To be eligible for the discount, students must complete an employee verification form available in the Human Resources Department of SCH.
  • Continued employment will be verified annually by North Park University Financial Aid Office.

Types of aid for nursing degree completion students at North Park University