Financial Aid Options

Undergraduate Student Grants

Federal Pell Grant

Federally funded program for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Award amount ranges from $569 to $5,550. Available for full-time, half-time, and less-than-half-time enrollment.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Federally funded program for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Awards range up to $2,000.

Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant

State funded program for needy undergraduates who are Illinois residents. Award amounts are based on the number of hours enrolled. The maximum award amount is $4,720. Available for three or more credit hours.

Saint Xavier University Grant

Institutional aid for undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. Award amount varies.

Minority Teachers for lllinois (MTI) Scholarship Program

State-funded scholarships for minority students studying to become teachers, with the goal of increasing the number of qualified minority teachers in Illinois elementary and secondary schools with minority student populations of 30% or more. Must be enrolled at least half time as an undergraduate or graduate student. Award amount is up to $5000 per academic year.

The MTI Scholarship requires an application in addition to the FAFSA. For more information, and to submit an application, visit College Zone.

Federal TEACH Grant

Federal program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Students must be admitted to the School of Education and have a GPA of at least 3.25. Eligible students will be contacted by the Office of Financial Aid via email.

As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach:

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

This Illinois program provides grants to students of up to $2,500 at the freshman and sophomore grade levels and up to $5,000 at the junior and senior grade levels. It encourages academically talented Illinois students to pursue teaching careers in teacher shortage disciplines or at hard-to-staff schools by providing tuition assistance.

The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois grant program includes a teaching requirement post-graduation.