Institutional Aid

The Chicago School is committed to enrolling a diverse and outstanding class; as such we offer several scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for the upcoming academic year. In support of this effort, the following scholarships are awarded based on a variety of criteria including, but not limited, to financial need, academic excellence, mission-based, and community involvement and service.

Scholarship Remarks

  • Candidates must have applied for admissions to The Chicago School by the application deadline.
  • Candidates are reviewed automatically and scholarships are generally awarded at the time of acceptance.
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain full-time academic status, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the Dean’s Scholarships, a cumulative GPA of 3.2 for the President’s Scholarship, a cumulative GPA of 3.5 for the Merit Scholarship, and satisfactory academic progress to remain eligible.
  • Awards are disbursed over two semesters in equal installments and applied directly to the recipient’s account in the second week of the term.
  • In addition to meeting the minimum individual scholarship criteria outlined below, awards are limited and based on a holistic review of the candidate’s admissions application.
  • Students who receive the Alumni Tuition Rate, Law Enforcement Tuition Rate, Military and Veteran Tuition Rate, Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals Tuition Rate, or Xavier University of Louisiana Partner Tuition Rate are not eligible for institutional scholarships.
Dean’s Scholarship

Recipients of the Dean’s Scholarship are selected based on their past dedication and anticipated future contributions to service, academic excellence, and The Chicago School. To be eligible for consideration applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be a new incoming student

  • Demonstrated prior service contributions, academic excellence, and achievements

Award Amount: up to $5,000

Global Impact Scholarship

Recipients of the Global Impact Scholarship are international students selected based on an essay submission, which shares their story of the journey from their home country to The Chicago School and how their education will help them impact the field of psychology.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be new or returning international students and enrolled to an on-campus program. For additional questions, please email [email protected].

Award Amount: $1,000 (Non-renewable)

Merit Scholarship

Recipients of the Merit Scholarship are selected based on their excellent academic achievement. To be eligible for consideration applicants must be applying to our on-campus programs and fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be a new incoming student

  • Be a domestic student

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or a combined GRE score of 1300 (test taken prior to August 1, 2011), or a combined GRE score of 314 (test taken on or after August 1, 2011)

Award Amount: up to $10,000

(Renewable up to three years for full-time five year degree programs and up to two years for full-time programs that are four or less years in length)

President's Scholarship

Recipients of the President’s Scholarship are selected based on their academic promise and dedication to The Chicago School Mission – commitment to diversity and community service. To be eligible for consideration applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be a new incoming student

  • Be a domestic student

  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.30 or higher for post-bachelor’s programs

  • Have a graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher for post-master’s programs

Award Amount: up to $7,000 (Non-renewable)

Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students Program

For full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds—including those from underrepresented racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic populations—the SDS program can help fund up to $30,000 per academic year in tuition, costs, and living expenses for students enrolled in the Clinical PsyD program on the Chicago campus. This scholarship has specific eligibility requirements and application processes.

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Fellowships

The Chicago School fellowships are positions in which students will contribute to the academic community in and outside of the classroom. Fellowships are competitive and require an application process. Fellowship awards are applied directly to the student’s account, and dispersed over the course of the academic year, and cannot exceed the student’s cost of attendance as defined by Title IV regulations.

Fellowship in Clinical Psychopharmacology

The Fellowship in Clinical Psychopharmacology was created for candidates accepted into the M.S. Clinical Psychopharmacology program to recognize their pursuit of new and innovative training in the fields of psychology and integrated health care.

Please note:

  • Fellowship eligibility is determined at the time of acceptance to the program.

  • Must meet the admissions requirements of the program and maintain continuous enrollment.

  • Must have a graduate GPA of 3.0 or above.

  • Must be a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 55.

  • Fellowships are applied directly to the student’s account immediately following semester tuition and fee posting.

Award Amount: $17,500 distributed over 5 semesters (10 terms).

 

Grants

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology allocates funds for grant aid to support students in degree completion. A limited number of institutional grants are available for students who meet certain criteria. To maintain grant eligibility, a student must remain in Good Standing. Students will be reviewed at the end of each term to maintain eligibility.

A student who enrolls in the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program in spring 2015 or thereafter will be eligible for the Clinical Psychology grant.

An international student who enrolls at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is eligible for the International Student Grant.

Additional information on grants is available from the Office of Admission at 1-800-721-8072.

 

Special Tuition Rates

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers the following institutional reduced tuition rates:

Alumni Tuition Rate

Alumni who hold a TCSPP bachelor’s degree, terminal master’s degree, terminal education specialist degree, or terminal doctoral degree may be eligible for the Alumni Tuition Rate. The Alumni Tuition Rate is not available to students who earn a nested master’s degree from TCSPP while enrolled in an applicable doctoral program.

The Alumni Tuition Rate for each eligible degree level for academic year 2017-2018:

 

Certificate/Masters $845.00
Ed.S $873.00
Doctoral $1,052.00
K-12 School Personnel Tuition Rate

The K-12 School Personnel Tuition Rate has been established to support K-12 teachers and staff working in an educational district that want to enroll in a program beginning spring 2018.

The K-12 School Personnel Tuition Rate for each degree level for academic year 2017-2018:

 

Bachelors $387.00
Certificate/Masters $1,014.00
Ed.S $1,047.00
Doctoral $1,262.00

 

The K-12 School Personnel Tuition Rate is determined each year along with the University’s other published tuition rates and remains in effect for that year. The rate applies to future terms only and is not
retroactive to current or prior terms. Changes in the K-12 School Personnel Tuition Rate will be closely tied to any subsequent change in TCSPP’s published tuition rates, and the rate does not apply to institutional fees or other charges. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the desired program and must remain in academic and financial aid good standing, meeting all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, to retain the rate.

The K-12 School Personnel Tuition Rate cannot be combined with a scholarship, grant, fellowship, or other special tuition rates. Information on the K-12 School Personnel Tuition Rate is available from the Office of Admissions at 1-800-721-8072.

Law Enforcement Tuition Rate

A student employed as federal, state, or local law enforcement officers may be eligible for the Law Enforcement Tuition Rate. The rate has been established to support individuals who have dedicated their careers to public safety and service.

The Law Enforcement Tuition Rate for each degree level for academic year 2017-2018:

Bachelors $387.00
Certificate/Masters $1,014.00
Ed.S $1,047.00
Doctoral $1,262.00

 

A student should identify membership to one of the aforementioned categories at the time of application. The rate is applied to future terms only and is not retroactive for current or prior terms. The applicant must submit a copy of a current ID and one of the following: a copy of a most recent earning statement or pay stub, a statement from the student’s commander or chief on official letterhead, or a statement from human resources attesting to current employment and position. A student may be required to resubmit documentation annually.

The Law Enforcement Tuition Rate cannot be combined with other special tuition rates. Information on the Law Enforcement Tuition Rate is available from the Office of Financial Aid at 1-800-684-2890, option 1.

Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals Tuition Rate

 

The Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals Tuition Rate has been established to support mental and behavioral health professionals who enroll in a new degree program beginning Fall 2014 or thereafter who aim to better serve their clients and the community through advanced education and training.

The Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals Tuition Rate for each degree level for academic year 2017-2018:

Bachelors $387.00
Certificate/Masters $1,014.00
Ed.S $1,047.00
Doctoral $1,262.00

 

The Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals Tuition Rate is determined for each fiscal year and remains in effect for that year. The rate applies to future terms only and is not retroactive to current or prior terms. Changes in the Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals Tuition Rate will be closely tied to any subsequent change in TCSPP’s published tuition rates, and the rate does not apply to institutional fees or other charges. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the desired program and must remain in academic and financial aid good standing, meeting all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, to retain the rate. A student may be required to resubmit documentation annually.

The Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals Tuition Rate cannot be combined with a scholarship or other special tuition rates. Information on the Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals Tuition Rate is available from the Office of Admissions at 1-800-721-8072.

Military and Veteran Tuition Rate

Active duty personnel of the U.S. Military or National Guard and their spouses and dependents and Veterans of the U.S. Military or National Guard and their spouses and dependents may be eligible for the Military Tuition Rate. This rate has been established to support individuals who have dedicated themselves to serving in the United States armed forces.

Military and Veteran Tuition Rate for each degree level for academic year 2017-2018:

Bachelors $387.00
Certificate/Masters $1,014.00
Ed.S $1,047.00
Doctoral $1,262.00

 

Active duty personnel: A student should identify membership to one of the aforementioned categories at the time of application. The Military Tuition Rate is applied to future terms only and is not retroactive for current or prior terms. Military personnel must submit a copy of the most recent leave and earnings statement (LES) and a statement from the commanding officer on official letterhead. A student may be required to resubmit documentation annually.

Veterans: A student should identify membership to one of the aforementioned categories at the time of application. The Veteran Tuition Rate is applied to future terms only and is not retroactive for current or prior terms. A student receiving this benefit must submit a copy of the Veteran’s DD214.

A student utilizing the GI Bill must work closely with School Certifying Officials to make sure that all necessary documents are on file prior to the certification of enrollment with the Veterans Administration. TCSPP will certify enrollment each term unless otherwise notified.

The Military and Veteran Tuition Rate cannot be combined with other special tuition rates. Information on the Military and Veteran Tuition Rate is available from the Office of Financial Aid at 1-800-684-2890, option 1.

Practicum and Internship Supervisor Tuition Rate

The Practicum and Internship Tuition Rate has been established to support supervisors who have been affiliated with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology for two or more years, and who enroll in a new degree program beginning Fall 2017.

The Practicum and Internship Tuition Rate for each eligible degree level for academic year 2017-2018:

 

Bachelors $345.00
Certificate/Masters $902.00
Ed.S $931.00
Doctoral $1,122.00

 

The Practicum and Internship Tuition Rate is determined for each fiscal year and remains in effect for that year. The rate applies to future terms only and is not retroactive to current or prior terms. Changes in the Practicum and Internship Tuition Rate will be closely tied to any subsequent change in TCSPP’s published tuition rates, and the rate does not apply to institutional fees or other charges. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the desired program and must remain in academic and financial aid good standing, meeting all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, to retain the rate.

The Practicum and Internship Tuition Rate cannot be combined with a scholarship or other special tuition rates. Information on the Practicum and Internship Tuition Rate is available from the Office of Admissions at 1-800-721-8072.

Thresholds Partner Tuition Rate

The Thresholds Partner Tuition Rate has been established to support employees working at Thresholds, one of the oldest and largest providers of recovery services for persons with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in Illinois, and want to enroll in a program beginning Spring 2018.

B.A. $215.50
Certificate/Masters $563.50
Ed.S $582.00
Ph.D/Psy.D Ed.D $701.50

The Thresholds Partner Tuition Rate is determined for each fiscal year and remains in effect for that year. The rate applies to future terms only and is not retroactive to current or prior terms. Changes in the Thresholds Partner Tuition Rate will be closely tied to any subsequent change in TCSPP’s published tuition rates as well as any changes prompted by Thresholds rates established with partner Universities. The rate does not apply to institutional fees or other charges. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the desired program and must remain in academic and financial aid good standing, meeting all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, to retain the rate.  Eligibility is assessed every term/semester.

The Thresholds Personnel Tuition Rate cannot be combined with a scholarship, grant, fellowship, or other special tuition rates at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Information on Thresholds Partner Tuition Rate is available from the Office of Admissions at 1-800-721-8072.

Verbal Beginnings Tuition Rate

The Verbal Beginnings Partner Tuition Rate has been established to support employees working at Verbal Beginnings that want to enroll in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Science program in Applied Behavior Analysis beginning Spring 2018.

 

ABA Graduate Certificate and Master of Science $564.00

 

The Verbal Beginnings Partner Tuition Rate is determined each year along with the University’s other published tuition rates and remains in effect for that year. The rate applies to future terms only and is not retroactive to current or prior terms. Changes in the Verbal Beginnings Partner Tuition Rate will be closely tied to any subsequent changes in TCSPP’s published tuition rates as well as any changes prompted by Verbal Beginnings and their partner institutions. The rate does not apply to institutional fees or other charges. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the desired program and must remain in academic and financial aid good standing, meeting all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, to retain the rate. Eligibility is assessed every term/semester.

The Verbal Beginnings Partner Tuition Rate cannot be combined with a scholarship, grant, fellowship, or other special tuition rates. Information on the Verbal Beginnings Partner Tuition Rate is available from the Office of Admissions at 1-800-721-8072.

Xavier University of Louisiana Partner Tuition Rate

TCSPP students enrolled in the Clinical Psychology program at Xavier University of Louisiana may be eligible for the XULA Partner Tuition Rate. This rate has been established to support students who enroll in the XULA-based Clinical Psychology program in fall 2015 or thereafter who desire to enhance their academic and professional capabilities to best serve the diverse communities of the world.

Xavier University of Louisiana Partner Tuition Rate for each degree level for academic year 2017-2018:

Bachelors $387.00
Certificate/Masters $1,014.00
Ed.S $1,047.00
Doctoral $1,262.00

 

The XULA Partner Tuition Rate is determined for each fiscal year and remains in effect for that year. The rate applies to future terms only and is not retroactive to current or prior terms. Changes in the XULA Partner Tuition Rate will be closely tied to any subsequent change in TCSPP’s published tuition rates.  Students must meet the admission requirements of the desired program and must remain in academic and financial aid good standing, meeting all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, to retain the rate.

The XULA Partner Tuition Rate cannot be combined with a scholarship or other special tuition rates. Information on the XULA Partner Tuition Rate is available from the Office of Admissions at 1-800-721-8072.

 

 

Legal Disclaimer:  The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is under no obligation to provide any scholarship to any student, and all scholarship awards are subject to funding availability. While scholarship candidates are reviewed automatically upon the submission of a completed application for admission to The Chicago School, the submission of a completed admissions application does not guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded, nor does it indicate an offer of admission to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Neither the applicant nor the applicant’s parents or guardians shall have any legal or equitable recourse against  The Chicago School of Professional Psychology concerning any scholarship offer or scholarship award. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is not liable for any expenses incurred in connection with the scholarship award process. Scholarship award decisions are final and are made after the admission review process is complete and an offer of admission has been extended.