CONGRATULATIONS! You have been selected by the Honors College to receive a Chicago State University Merit Scholarship.
 
Before we can finalize the processing of your Merit Scholarship it will be necessary for you to review and accept the Terms and Conditions as outlined in the CSU HONORS COLLEGE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ACCEPTANCE STATEMENT below. Please take the time to read the entire document before indicating your acceptance.
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CSU HONORS COLLEGE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

ACCEPTANCE STATEMENT

 

The following Terms and Conditions apply to the Chicago State University 2014-2015 Merit Scholarship for students of the Honors College:

Recipients of the Merit Scholarship must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2014-2015 academic year. Please request that Chicago State University (School Code 001694) be sent a copy of the results. The FAFSA can be completed online at www.FAFSA.gov. A recipient must have a completed FAFSA on file and have completed all Verification requirements, if any.
 
The Merit Scholarship covers only up to tuition and mandatory fees. The Scholarship does not cover any required initial deposits, books, application, commitment, late registration, parking, or graduation fees, as well as any distance learning fees or lab fees.
  
If the recipient receives additional financial aid funds from other sources (e.g. other Merit/institutional/outside scholarships, grants, or loans) the funds must be reported to the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid reserves the right to adjust scholarship awards, or other financial aid awards, including loans, if award recipients receive additional financial aid above the Cost of Attendance.
 
The sum total of a Merit Scholarship and any other Illinois scholarships/grants, including, but not limited to, Illinois Veterans Grant, National Guard, Talent Scholarships, Athletics Tuition Waivers, etc., may not exceed the total of tuition and mandatory fees for any academic period. The Office of Student Financial Aid reserves the right to adjust scholarship/grant awards in such an instance,

In order to establish eligibility for the Merit Scholarship students must have entered into "THE HONORS COLLEGE Memorandum of Understanding " (M.O.U.) with the Honors College. Failure to adhere to the terms of said M.O.U. during the semester, 
failure to maintain full-time enrollment during the semester, or withdrawal from the University before completion of the semester will result in termination of the Merit Scholarship for the semester. Any Merit Scholarship funds posted to your student account will be removed and you will be responsible for any balance remaining that is owed to the university. 
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The following is no longer relevant as of the end of the Spring 2005 semester:

THIS OFFER OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WILL EXPIRE AT 5:00 PM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015. IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ACCEPTANCE PROCESS BY THAT TIME AND DATE, THIS OFFER WILL BE WITHDRAWN.

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ON MARCH 25, 2015, AN UPDATED LISTING OF ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS WAS ISSUED BY THE HONORS COLLEGE. IF YOU HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO THIS WEB PAGE AS A RESULT OF YOUR NAME BEING INCLUDED ON THIS HONORS COLLEGE LISTING, PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THIS OFFER OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WILL EXPIRE AT 5 PM, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015. IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ACCEPTANCE PROCESS BY THAT TIME AND DATE, THIS OFFER WILL BE WITHDRAWN.

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UPDATE FOR SUMMER 2015 SEMESTER RECIPIENTS:
STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AWARDED A CSU HONORS COLLEGE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE SUMMER 2015 SEMESTER MUST ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS NO LATER THAN 5 PM ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015. IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED  THE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ACCEPTANCE PROCESS BY THAT TIME AND DATE THIS OFFER WILL BE WITHDRAWN.
 

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Now that you have read the Terms and Conditions you should close this web page and you will be taken back to CSU X-press where you may indicate by clicking on the "Accept" button that you have read and understand your responsibilities for maintaining eligibility for the Merit Scholarship. You may then proceed to the Accept Award Offer page (click on the next tab) and view the amount of your Merit Scholarship. Should you decide to accept the Merit Scholarship click on the small pull-down arrow below "Accept Award" (next to the dollar amount), click on "Accept" and finally click on the "Submit Decision" button.