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Financial Aid and Tuition

Grants and Scholarships

Grants are need-based awards funded by the federal or state governments. Grants are gift aid and do not need to be paid back.

  • Pell Grant: A federal grant based on need; amounts range from $600 to $5,730 per year
  • Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP): A need-based grant for Illinois residents, up to $4,720 per year. Residency is determined according to the standards set by the State of Illinois, and application for this is done by filing your FAFSA by a specific state-set date each year, typically in February. In order to be considered for MAP funds, students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible each year.

Scholarships and other tuition reductions are available to students based on previous academic accomplishments or program selection. All scholarship applicants must have already applied and been accepted to the School of Professional Studies.

Current awards in the School of Professional Studies are available for:

  • Criminal justice majors who transfer to North Park University from the College of Lake County
  • Graduates of St. Augustine College in Chicago
  • Members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Chicagoland Community and City College students who transfer to North Park with an AA/AS degree or 60 semester hours of transferable credit
  • School of Professional Studies students who complete two concurrent semesters at North Park

In order to apply for one of these awards, download, print and complete the scholarship application and mail it to the address listed on the application, or email it to admissions-sps@northpark.edu.

Students in the School of Professional Studies may also be eligible for veteran’s benefits or other outside scholarships.

Download Scholarship Application

Swedish Hospital Partnership

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

  • Students in the School of Professional Studies are eligible for a 15% tuition reduction.
  • To be eligible for the discount, students must complete an employee verification form available in the Human Resources Department of Swedish Hospital.
  • Full-time eligible employees of Swedish Hospital 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.