Check out the new FREE TUITION scholarship program being announced by the University of Illinois at Chicago for high-achieving local students made possible by state funding. Highly successful students will be able to attend the University of Illinois-Chicago for free under a new program seeking to keep the state’s top students at home. The Chancellor’s Fellows Program will be funded with UIC’s share of $25 million set aside by the state for merit scholarships at the state’s public universities starting in the 2019-20 school year.
The Chancellor’s Fellows Program will be funded with UIC’s share of $25 million set aside by the state for merit scholarships at the state’s public universities starting in the 2019-20 school year. Those qualifying for program won’t have to pay the base tuition and fees of $13,664 charged in state students. Room and board at the university range from about $10,295 and up. To be eligible for the UIC program, first-time Illinois college students must have at least a 3.8 GPA and at least a 1360 on the SAT or a 30 on the ACT exams. Their family incomes cannot be more than six times the federal poverty rate.
ABOUT UIC — Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the University of Illinois at Chicago is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the region. As Chicago’s only public research university with 30,000 students, 15 colleges, a hospital and a health sciences system, UIC provides students access to excellence and opportunity. This program, called the UIC’s Chancellor’s Fellows program, will be in place for fall 2019 incoming students, and is part of a statewide effort to reduce the number of Illinois students leaving the state for college.
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