Scholarships for Online Students

At Independence, we understand that figuring out how to pay for college is often the biggest hurdle, so we offer a variety of scholarships1 for prospective students. This form of aid does not have to be repaid, unlike other financial aid options. Our scholarships are funded by the Good Neighbor Initiative, which helps strengthen communities by increasing access to education via funding and no-cost GED® courses2, 3 and other workshops. To learn more about available scholarships, call us at 800-917-6391.

Learn More about Our Scholarships


Save on tuition and reduce your student debt with a scholarship. Our scholarship options are:


  • • Created for adults like you who are ready to earn a degree
  • • Not dependent on your previous academic performance
  • •  Open to students at any degree level–associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s


As a nonprofit online university, we invest in our students first. Get in touch with us today at (800) 917-6391 to find out more about scholarships available to you.


Available Scholarship Programs

To learn details about each scholarship program at Independence University, click on the link below.

2018 Your Future Scholarships

Available Aid Programs

For those serving in the military or with veteran status, click here for details about military benefits.

Student Aid ProgramType of AidProgram DetailsAnnual Max Award Limits
Federal Pell Grant

Grant: does not have to be repaid.Available almost exclusively to undergraduates; all eligible students will receive the Federal Pell Grant amounts they qualify for.$5,815 (2010/2011 school year). Subject to change every July 1st.
Federal Supplemental
Educational Opportunity
Grant (FSEOG)
Grant: does not have to be repaid.For undergraduates with exceptional financial need; priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients; funds depend on availability at school.Amounts vary depending on school's allocation.
Federal Work Study
Money is earned while attending school; does not have to be repaid.For undergraduates with exceptional financial need; priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients; funds depend on availability at school.No annual maximum.
Federal Perkins Loan
Loan: must be repaid.Five percent loans for both undergraduate and graduate students; payment is owed to the school that made the loan.$5,500 for undergraduate students;
$8,000 for graduate students.
Direct Subsidized Loan
Loan: must be repaid.Direct Subsidized: U.S. Department of Education pays interest while borrower is in school and during grace and deferment periods.$3,500 to $8,500, depending on grade level.
Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Loan: must be repaid.Direct Unsubsidized: Borrower is responsible for interest during life of the loan.$4,000 to $18,500, depending on grade level (If you do not qualify for Direct Subsidized loan).
Federal PLUS Loan
Loan: must be repaid.Available to parents of dependent undergraduate students.Cost of attendance minus any other financial aid the student receives.

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  1. Scholarship awards are limited and only available to those who qualify. See for details
  2. GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and is administered exclusively by GED Testing Service, LLC under license. This material is not endorsed or approved by ACE or GED  Testing Service.
  3. These services are not within the institution’s scope of accreditation

Independence University admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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