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Tuition Assistance

Domestic Student Awards & Tuition Reductions

Transfer Award

The Transfer Award, valued at 15% of the cost of tuition for Early Childhood Education or 20% of the costs of tuition for Business, Culinary and Hospitality, is available to first-time enrolled students who have earned at least 12 completed semester hours or 18 completed quarter hours from a community college or other post-secondary institution (not including developmental courses). Students must transfer with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and must submit official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended. The award is for the entire length of the student’s degree program as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment and remains in good academic standing.

Teacher Continuing Education Award

This award, valued at 15% of the cost of tuition, is offered to both newly enrolled students and graduates of the Early Childhood Education program at Kendall College. The award is available to students who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and who want to obtain a teaching license, or current Illinois licensed teachers who are looking to obtain an endorsement. Proof of a bachelor’s degree or Illinois Teaching License and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 from the institution that conferred the bachelor’s degree are required. The award is for the entire length of enrollment at Kendall College so long as the student maintains continuous enrollment and remains in good academic standing.

Deadline for application is five days prior to each term start.

Laureate Lifetime Learner Award

As part of the Laureate International Universities network, Kendall College welcomes graduates and their immediate family members† from our fellow institutions who want to earn their next degree. This award is valued at 15% of the cost of tuition*. This award is also valid for immediate family members of current Kendall College students. Proof of graduation from a network institution or current enrollment at Kendall is required (transcript or confirmation of graduation status through the Office of the Registrar) and this attestation form. The student or immediate family member must be a graduate of these Laureate schools: Kendall College, Walden University, NewSchool of Architecture & Design, Santa Fe University, or University of St. Augustine. The award is for the entire length of the program as long as the students maintains good academic standing.

†Immediate family member is defined as parent, spouse, domestic partner, child or sibling

*Not valid for Tennessee residents

Attestation Form

Merit Tuition Reduction

Merit tuition reductions are valued at 5-20% based on prior education achievement at the time of enrollment for the Business, Culinary and Hospitality degree programs. Awards are based on financial need, as determined by the FAFSA, and entering GPA used to determine enrollment eligibility. This reduction is not stackable with other awards; a student with eligibility for more than one Kendall institutional scholarship, award or reduction will be awarded the one highest award. The reduction is for the entire length of the program as long as the student stays continuously enrolled and remains in good academic standing.

Summer Camp Award

All campers who attend a Kendall College Summer Camp are awarded $1,000 towards tuition at Kendall College. If a camper attended more than one camp, they may be awarded for up to three camps for a maximum award of $3,000. The award is split evenly over the student’s first three quarters of full-time enrollment. The Summer Camp Award is available to first-time, full-time degree-seeking students in the Business, Culinary and Hospitality programs.

Summer Camp Tuition Award Application

LIU Tuition Reduction

This reduction, valued at 25% of the cost of tuition, is available to students who transfer or study abroad from a current LIU institution. Students must be first-time, full-time enrollments in the Business, Culinary or Hospitality degree-seeking programs. This reductions is for the entire length of the program as long as the student stays continuously enrolled full-time and maintains good academic standing.

Education Partnership Award

Kendall College works with its Education Partners to help their employees further their education and skills. Employees and immediate family members of Kendall College Education Partners are eligible for 15% of the costs of tuition for the Early Childhood Education program and 20% of the cost of tuition for the Business, Culinary and Hospitality programs. The student or immediate family member must be currently working at the Education Partner site. The award is for the entire length of the program as long as the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and remains in good academic standing. Click here for more information.

Verification Form

American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Secondary Program Award

Certified graduates and Junior Culinarians from American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Secondary Certified programs are eligible to receive $500 per quarter. This award is available to degree-seeking students in the Business, Culinary Arts and Hospitality programs. Transcripts from an American Culinary Federation Certified Secondary Program and a NOCTI score of 70% or higher are required. This award is for the entire length of the program as long as the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and remains in good academic standing.

American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Postsecondary Program Award

Recipients of an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry from an American Culinary Federation Education Foundation accredited postsecondary program are eligible to receive $500 per quarter. This award is available to bachelor degree-seeking students in the Business, Culinary Arts or Hospitality programs. Applicants must submit official college transcripts. This award is for the entire length of the program as long as the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and remains in good academic standing.

Prostart National Certificate of Achievement Award

Recipients of the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement are eligible to receive a tuition reduction valued at 15% of the cost of tuition. This reduction is available to Business, Culinary and Hospitality degree-seeking students. Applicants must submit official transcripts and a copy of their ProStart Certificate of Achievement. This reduction is for the entire length of the program as long as the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and remains in good academic standing.

Students who have been awarded the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement by the NRAEF will be granted credits for certain introductory courses at Kendall College. In order to receive these credits, the student must meet all admission requirements of the Kendall College program. Proof of transcripts and the ProStart Certificate of Achievement are required. Please contact your enrollment advisor with questions.

Student Organization Competition Awards

Kendall College awards eligible students who place in state and national competitions. These awards range from $500-$18,000 toward tuition, based on the competition and standing. Organizations include:

  • Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)
  • Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
  • ProStart
  • SkillsUSA
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. (FCCLA)

The award offer is valid for up to three years after the competition placement and the student must provide proof of placement in the competition from the organization. These awards are for the entire length of the program (up to 12 quarters for B.A. students and up to six quarters for A.A.S. students), excluding the student’s internship quarter, as long as the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and remains in good academic standing. Multiple awards from the same organization are not stackable, student will receive the highest of the eligible awards.

To determine your eligibility and get additional information, please submit documentation of competition placement to Brian Schreiber at brian.schreiber@kendall.edu or call 312.752.2392.

Star Scholar Award

City Colleges of Chicago Star Scholars, who meet the admissions requirements of a bachelor’s degree programs at Kendall College, are eligible to receive the Star Scholar Award. For the Business, Culinary, and Hospitality program this award combines the Transfer Award of 20% of the cost of tuition plus $1,450 per quarter of full-time enrollment. For the Early Childhood Education program, this award combines the Transfer Award of 15% of the cost of tuition plus $480 per quarter of full-time enrollment or $160 per quarter of part-time enrollment. This reduction is for the entire length of the degree program as long as the student stays continuously enrolled and maintains good academic standing.

Quarterly Book Award

This is a one-time award valued at the cost of the student’s books for the upcoming term up to $600. This award is available to all degree-seeking students. In order to be eligible for the award, students must participate and make sure their attendance is recorded at official Student Life events. The student will get one raffle entry for every Student Life event they attend; the more events attended the better the chances of earning free books for the next term. The student must be registered for the upcoming term at the time of the award and must be in good academic standing.

 


 

Scholarships and awards are generally available to first-time enrolled Kendall students only, unless otherwise specified, and may not be combined with other institutional awards or reductions

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