AIM High

The AIM High Pilot Grant program was signed into law on June 4, 2018 with the intent of increasing enrollment at Illinois Universities and decreasing the amount of student loan debt. AIM High funds are awarded by Chicago State University to first time freshmen and Transfer students beginning with the 2019-20 award year. Students must meet the criteria of the grant.

AIM HIGH CRITERIA – Freshmen The eligible applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Illinois
  • Have attended an Illinois high school
  • Be enrolled as a first-time full-time student seeking a bachelors degree at Chicago State University – Fall 2019
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Complete a FAFSA and not have household income that exceeds six-times the poverty level
  • Not yet have earned a baccalaureate degree or 135 undergraduate credit hours
  • Not be in default of student loans or owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant or scholarships
  • Meet/satisfy admissions criteria as listed

Renewable up to four years or eight consecutive semesters

AIM HIGH CRITERIA – Transfer Students The eligible applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Illinois
  • Have attended an Illinois high school
  • Be enrolled as a first-time full-time student seeking a bachelors degree at Chicago State University – Fall 2019
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Complete a FAFSA and not have household income that exceeds six-times the poverty level
  • Not yet have earned a baccalaureate degree or 135 undergraduate credit hours
  • Not be in default of student loans or owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant or scholarships
  • Meet/satisfy admissions criteria as listed Renewable up to four years or eight consecutive semesters

Renewable up to two years or four consecutive semesters