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.
Save on tuition and reduce your student debt with a scholarship. Our scholarship options are:
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.
To learn details about each scholarship program at Independence University, click on the link below.
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|Student Aid Program||Type of Aid||Program Details||Annual 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 |
|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.|
Independence University admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.