Grants

Get the financial help you need to succeed

Online students everywhere—including YOU—should have the opportunity to earn a degree and enjoy a better future. That’s why IU proudly offers the following education grants1 through the Good Neighbor Initiative. And remember, you don't have to pay back grants!

Family Grant

  • Designed for immediate family members of enrolled students or graduates of Independence University, Stevens-Henager College, CollegeAmerica, or California College San Diego.

Clinical / Externship Site Grant

  • Designed for employees who work for an employer that consistently provides clinical or externship sites for IU's enrolled students.

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Scholarships

Earn your degree with the help of a scholarship

As a nonprofit online university, IU invests in students first. Scholarships can help you save on tuition.* Created for online students like you, IU's scholarships include the following:

Bachelor's Upgrade Scholarship

  • $5,000 toward tuition
  • Available to graduates who earned an Associate’s degree from Independence University, Stevens-Henager College, CollegeAmerica, or California College San Diego.

Master's Upgrade Scholarship

  • 50% of tuition cost
  • Available to graduates who earned a Bachelor's degree from Independence University, Stevens-Henager College, CollegeAmerica, or California College San Diego.

To qualify for either scholarship, you must have graduated with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and submit a 500-word essay about your goals for completing the degree program.

Questions? Simply contact one of our friendly admissions consultants. You'll receive help on every step of the application process from start to finish.

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