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Financial Aid and Tuition

School of Education Grants, Scholarships, and Loans


Serving the City Tuition Discount

A 25% tuition discount for full-time employees, teachers, and/or day-to-day substitute teachers in public or private Chicago schools. A copy of your certificate and CPS badge, or a letter from the principal of the school is required. This information must be submitted to the Admissions Office.

Leadership in Education

A 25% tuition discount available for students who enroll in the master of arts in educational leadership (MAEL) program.

Alumni Grant

All new graduate and teacher licensure students who completed an undergraduate degree at North Park University can return for graduate coursework with a 20% tuition reduction thanks to the University’s Alumni Grant. This grant may be used for individual courses or a whole program, for in-person or online courses. This grant cannot be combined with any other scholarships or discounts that may be offered to you from North Park.

Swedish Covenant Hospital Partnership

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

  • Graduate students in the School of Education are eligible for a 30% tuition discount.
  • To be eligible for the discount, students must complete an employee verification form available in the Human Resources Department of SCH.
  • Full-time eligible employees of SCH who enroll in a degree program at North Park are awarded a blanket tuition reduction, which represents the full amount of financial aid available from North Park. This discount will not be combined with other North Park grants and scholarships available to other students.
  • Continued employment will be verified annually by North Park University’s Financial Aid Office.

Additional Options

Graduate students in the School of Education may also be eligible for veteran’s benefits or other outside scholarships. The University also provides information about how to use your employer reimbursement benefits.

Student Loans

Many graduate students borrow student loans to pay for master’s degrees. All student loans must be repaid; most federal student loans are at a significantly lower interest than other private loans.

In order to explore options for student loans, you must complete a FAFSA for each academic year you want loan funding. Generally, you will start loan repayment six months after you graduate or leave school.

Learn more about student loan