Piles of coins getting larger with grad hat on tallest.The information contained on this web page is brought to you by the Office of Student Financial Aid. If you find a scholarship opportunity through this web page that you wish to pursue please closely follow the directions of the grantor of that scholarship to ensure the timely processing of your application.

Any scholarship opportunity or service that offers to find you scholarship money for a fee should be avoided. For information regarding "scams" you may come across on the Internet please visit the U.S. Department of Education web page concerning  Scholarship Scams.

All scholarships, grants, stipends and other forms of aid must be reported to the CSU Scholarship Coordinator.


Academic Scholarship Application

Are you looking for additional assistance in paying for your college education? Apply here for CSU scholarships. Scholarships do not have to be repaid and are awarded based on a variety of factors including academic achievement and need. Applications are reviewed and scholarships are awarded by the college that houses your major (i.e., College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, etc.). Apply here.

Chicago Star Scholar Application - Transfer students from City Colleges of Chicago who were recipients of the Chicago Star Scholar award are eligible for a scholarship of $1,000 per year for two years.

Housing Scholarship Application -  Students who will reside in the Residence Hall for the 2024-25 academic year may apply to have the cost of their room covered. This scholarship does not include the cost of the meal plan. Apply here. The priority filing deadline is June 30th.

Scholarships for Undocumented and DACA Students - Visit the web site of the CSU Department of Student Affairs for information regarding scholarship opportunities for Undocumented and DACA students.

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Click Here

The Community Services Book Grant Scholarship (CSBG) helps low-income Chicagoans finance higher education. Students enrolled in an Illinois college, university or vocational training program may qualify for a CSBG Scholarship. Funds can be applied toward tuition, uniforms, study-related fees and books. Individual scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Scholarship applications are available during the spring months of each year and awarded for the following fall semester.

Elevate your career in early childhood education with Chicago State University's Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity program. Designed for working professionals, this program offers full funding for those pursuing a professional educator license (birth-grade 2) with flexible class options, including evening, virtual, and hybrid formats. Eligible individuals working with children from birth to age five can complete their degree in two years, with specializations like ESL and Special Ed embedded in the curriculum. Take advantage of this opportunity to turn your dedication into a qualification. Click here to apply now or learn more.

We are pleased to inform you that Chicago State University (CSU) is a proud 4-year institution member of Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC). This partnership grants our new transfer students access to the IACAC Transfer Scholarship scholarship. We are constantly striving to provide access to the best resources and scholarships, and we encourage you to apply for this opportunity today!

Watch here for upcoming application deadlines.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this scholarship please contact the Transfer Advisory Committee Co-chairs at

Scholarship Opportunities - Our Scholarship Opportunities page provides an ever changing listing of funding possibilities. This page is updated constantly with new scholarship opportunities as we become aware of them.

Search the Web - Perhaps the best opportunity for finding scholarship sources today is the various scholarship databases accessible through the Internet. Please visit our Search the Web page to begin your search.

2022 ELC Scholarship Application - The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is the pre-eminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global Black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises. The mission of The ELC’s Scholarship Program is to build a pipeline of Black corporate talent by supporting the academic achievement and development of Black undergraduate students. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to community service. Applicants must complete and submit all application requirements by January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.

flywire logo  Scholarships 2023 - 

Flywire is thrilled to announce that our 2023 scholarship applications are now open! 

A total of sixteen scholarships of $5,000 USD each will be awarded across the following themes:

Social Justice

Global Health

Global Citizenship

Environmental Sustainability

Who is eligible?

The scholarships are open to matriculating & currently enrolled UG & Graduate students worldwide. All majors are welcome to apply.

Application Deadline

Applications open May 1, 2023. The application deadline is Friday, June 2, 2023.

Questions? Want to Learn More?

Chicagoland Regional College Program (CRCP) - What if you could earn your degree debt-free? Through our partnership with the Chicagoland Regional College Program, Chicago State University students receive paid tuition and fees, and a textbook allowance while earning a weekly paycheck ($21/hour) for part-time work at UPS (DACA friendly). Other benefits include a $300 monthly CRCP stipend and free public transportation to work. Learn more and apply at

CSU Tuition and Fee Waivers - A limited number of waivers, which pay for tuition and some fees, are available to eligible students through the Tuition and Fee Waiver Program. These awards are for students in degree programs and also are a part of the university employee benefits package. The number of awards and dollar amount varies each year based upon the release of appropriated funds by the State of Illinois, budgetary limits approved by the Board of Trustees, and program need. Students and employees apply for these waivers each academic term based upon a variety of criteria. For more information please access the Tuition and Fee Waiver Handbook.

ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) - For information concerning MTI (Minority Teachers Of Illinois Scholarship Program), SETTW (Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver), and other ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) Scholarships please visit the ISAC web page.

Senior Citizens Tuition Waiver - Did you know that you might be eligible for free tuition? 


IMPORTANT: Please visit the IRS web site relating to IRS tax regulations concerning Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants and Tuition Reductions.