Transfer Scholarship Opportunities

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Chicago State University has a rich history of providing a standard of education that is both academically rigorous and cost effective. Therefore, we are excited to announce our new Transfer Student Scholarship opportunities for first-time transfer students.

To be considered for our scholarships, students must:

  • Apply to Chicago State University
  • Be an admitted, first-time transfer student
  • Complete a FAFSA to determine financial aid eligibility
  • Meet scholarship GPA requirements

You will automatically be considered for these scholarships as long as you have applied to CSU and all official documents have been received by June 15th, 2021.  You also must accept your award by July 1st, 2021.

 

Scholarship GPA Award
Board of Trustees 4.0+ Full Tuition, Fee's, Room & Board
Presidential 3.75+ $13,906
Provost 3.5+ $3,000
Dean's 2.75+ $1.500
University Varies $1,000
Cougar Commitment Varies $250

 *Students qualifying for scholarships may qualify up to the listed amount*

Transfer Students are also eligible for additional scholarship programs listed below:

 

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members who transfer to Chicago State University are eligible to apply for a $3,500 scholarship. In order for PTK members to be considered, they must:

  • Apply to Chicago State University
  • Be an admitted, first-time transfer student
  • Complete a FAFSA to determine financial aid eligibility
  • Meet scholarship GPA requirements
  • Submit their PTK Member Certificate to ug-admissions@csu.edu

For more information on this and other scholarships please click here you will find the eligibility criteria for our PTK scholarship under "Applications".

Star Scholarship

City Colleges of Chicago Star Scholars must meet the following criteria in order to receive the $1,000 per year for two years at Chicago State University and be eligible for additional scholarships:

  • Complete an Associate of Arts of Associate of Science Degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Complete a FAFSA to determine financial aid eligibility
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA to maintain eligibility

*Scholars are eligible for the Star Scholarship for a maximum of two years

Please complete the scholarship application here.  For additional information, please visit our financial aid website here.

For information on scholarships and the status of your financial aid please contact the Office of Financial Aid at csu-finaid@csu.edu.

Honors College

Students admitted to the Chicago State Honors College are eligible to receive scholarships to cover their tuition and mandatory fees as long as they meet university requirements. For more information on how to apply, visit the Honors College website here.

RISE Academy

Rise Academy is a year-long program designed to kick off your first year at Chicago State University by offering you all the tools you will need to succeed in your first year of college, including a strong community of classmates, professors, and advisors. The Academy starts with a five-week intensive program over the summer where you earn 3 college credits before the fall semester even starts. Transfer students with less than 24 credit hours are eligible.

As a RISE scholar you get amazing benefits!

  • The RISE Scholarship: RiseScholars receive a full-tuition and fee scholarship for the academic year 2020-21 starting in the fall. Textbooks and the campus health care plan are included. Textbooks are included.
  • Personal laptop: Chicago State will provide each student with a personal laptop to use during their undergraduate years. Internet access is also covered.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the RISE Academy website, here.

Athletics

Chicago State University (CSU) is a Division 1 school and we are proud to offer our athletes scholarships. Award amounts vary per athlete and sport. If you want to participate in intercollegiate sports at CSU, please visit the athletic department website and speak with the coaching staff of your sport of interest.

Marching Band

Chicago State University has a marching band and is always searching for talented musicians. Marching Band membership is not dependent on your chosen major, only on interest and musical ability. There are also scholarship opportunities, though scholarship amounts may vary.   

Requirements

  • Audition for the marching band
  • Be part of marching band and concert band
  • Must complete a FAFSA to determine financial aid eligibility

For more information on the marching band and the scholarship please contact the music department at Music@csu.edu.

Chicago Regional College Program (CRCP)

The CRCP is a program that offers financial support for students by utilizing benefits from 3 different income sources:

  1. Tuition: Paid tuition and fees (currently $6,000/semester at CSU). Textbook assistance (currently $75/class). Subject to change, based on program funding.
  2. Paycheck: Work part-time at UPS in Hodgkins, (DACA friendly); weekly paycheck, $14/hour. Free public transportation is available via Pace and CTA routes.
  3. $300 for CSU students and up to $500 for qualified veterans

The total maximum annual package is up $25,000. If you need financial assistance for college, why not work a part-time job that pays you AND pays for college?  (This program is also DACA friendly)

If you would like to learn more about CRCP and apply, please visit the website here. 

We are so excited to offer all of the scholarship opportunities to our transfer students. 

For information on scholarships and the status of your financial aid please contact the Office of Financial Aid at csu-finaid@csu.edu Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns, regarding your application please contact us at ug-admissions@csu.edu or call us at (773) 995-2513. We look forward to having you in the upcoming semester.

CSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions