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Affordable Tuition and Scholarships

We believe that higher education is too expensive, which is why we've reduced tuition, making our degree programs more affordable.

 

International student tuition at National Louis University is up to 50% lower than the US average for private 4-year universities. Please visit NLU's main tuition and fee page for detailed information: NLU Tuition and Fees

NLU offers international students several scholarships which are listed below.  Please reach out to the Office of International Enrollment to learn more.

NLU International New Student Covid Relief Scholarship 

All incoming international students who are starting their university coursework in NLU’s Undergraduate College for the first time in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 term on campus in Chicago will be automatically awarded the NLU International New Student Covid Relief Scholarship.

The NLU International New Student Covid Relief Scholarship is renewable each term of study and reduces tuition by 45%.  Current per credit hour rate for UGC programs of study is $430/per quarter credit hour and the NLU International New Student Covid Relief Scholarship will reduce tuition for eligible students to $239/per quarter credit hour.

Eligibility:

  • Available to international students on an F1 student visa
  • Must be a First Time Freshman (completed less than 20 semester hours/30 quarter hours of prior university level coursework)
  • Must be pursuing a program offered in NLU’s Undergraduate College
  • Must be a new NLU student starting your NLU coursework On-Campus in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 term
  • Students are only eligible to receive one NLU resource per academic year
  • NLU scholarships can only be used to cover tuition costs and are not refundable to the student
  • Students must maintain full-time status (14+ credits/term) and continuous enrollment (Summer optional)
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Students must adhere to all university policies and maintain their F1 status in order to remain eligible to receive NLU scholarships

Application Process:

  • Apply for admission using NLU’s online application at www.nl.edu/applyonline
  • This scholarship will be automatically applied to students’ accounts upon acceptance into their program, meeting the requirements as a First Time Freshman, and registration for On-Campus classes in Chicago.

All international students admitted to a National Louis University Bachelor's degree program will receive an annual, renewable scholarship equal to 10% of the full-time tuition rate (valued up to $7,599* ).

Eligibility:

  • Available to international students only
  • Students are only eligible to receive one NLU resource per academic year
  • NLU scholarships can only be used to cover tuition costs and are not refundable to the student
  • Students must maintain full-time status (14+ credits/term) and continuous enrollment (Summer optional)
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Students must adhere to all university policies in order to remain eligible to receive NLU scholarships

Application Process:

  • Apply for admission using NLU’s online application at www.nl.edu/applyonline
  • This scholarship will be automatically applied to students’ accounts upon acceptance into the programs
Culinary Arts/Baking and Pastry


All international students admitted to a Kendall College degree program in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry will receive an annual, renewable scholarship equal to 25% of the full-time tuition rate (valued up to $24,123* ).

Eligibility:

  • Available to international students only
  • Students are only eligible to receive one NLU resource per academic year
  • NLU scholarships can only be used to cover tuition costs and are not refundable to the student
  • Students must maintain full-time status (14+ credits/term) and continuous enrollment (Summer optional)
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Students must adhere to all university policies in order to remain eligible to receive NLU scholarships


Application Process:

  • Apply for admission using NLU’s online application at www.nl.edu/applyonline
  • This scholarship will be automatically applied to students’ accounts upon acceptance into the programs

 

Hospitality Management


All international students admitted to a Kendall College degree program in Hospitality Management will receive an annual, renewable scholarship equal to 10% of the full-time tuition rate (valued up to $7,599* ).

Eligibility:

  • Available to international students only
  • Students are only eligible to receive one NLU resource per academic year
  • NLU scholarships can only be used to cover tuition costs and are not refundable to the student
  • Students must maintain full-time status (14+ credits/term) and continuous enrollment (Summer optional)
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Students must adhere to all university policies in order to remain eligible to receive NLU scholarships


Application Process:

  • Apply for admission using NLU’s online application at www.nl.edu/applyonline
  • This scholarship will be automatically applied to students’ accounts upon acceptance into the programs

All international students who transfer to NLU with a conferred associate degree (2-year university level degree) within a year of attaining their associate degree are eligible for our Direct to Success Scholarship, a 25% tuition rate value.  The Direct to Success Scholarship makes NLU the most affordable private university in the Chicago area for transfer students. Additionally, our generous acceptance of transfer credits means that students don’t need to pay for classes they’ve already taken. Simply put, NLU saves time, money and headaches.

You can learn more about Direct to Success, NLU's Commitment to Transfer Students, here.

Eligibility:

  • Students are only eligible to receive one NLU resource per academic year
  • NLU scholarships can only be used to cover tuition costs and are not refundable to the student
  • Students must maintain full-time status (14+ credits/term) and continuous enrollment (Summer optional)
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Students must adhere to all university policies in order to remain eligible to receive NLU scholarships


Application Process:

  • Apply for admission using NLU’s online application at www.nl.edu/applyonline
  • This scholarship will be automatically applied to students’ accounts upon acceptance to NLU and meeting the scholarship requirements.

The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship at National Louis University recognizes international students who have a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding. National Louis University will offer two annual, renewable scholarships equal to 50% of full-time tuition to selected international undergraduates dedicated to furthering the #YouAreWelcomeHere message by bridging intercultural divides. Applicants will answer a short essay question or present a multimedia project about their ideas for applying their leadership skills on their future campuses.

YAWH Eligibility:

  • Be a first-year international applicant of any undergraduate program of study
  • Attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the United States
  • Demonstrate interest and initiative in leadership and intercultural learning
  • Complete a 500-1000 word essay or a 2-5 minute video answering the following prompt: "Tell us about your leadership skills in your school or community, and how you plan to continue applying your leadership skills at National Louis University."


Application Process:

  • Apply for admission using NLU’s online application at www.nl.edu/applyonline
  • Complete the NLU #YAWH Scholarship Application and corresponding essay or video
  • Email the completed YAWH application and corresponding essay or video to YAWH@nl.edu by July 12th. If submitting a large video file, please share a link to the video in the email.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, claim it by submitting a tuition deposit by July 21st


Application Deadline:

  • Deadline: July 12
  • Award Date: July 14
  • Enrollment Deposit Deadline: July 21

Additional Eligibility:

  • Available to international students only
  • Students are only eligible to receive one NLU resource per academic year
  • NLU scholarships can only be used to cover tuition costs and are not refundable to the student
  • Students must maintain full-time status (14+ credits/term) and continuous enrollment (Summer optional)
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Students must adhere to all university policies in order to remain eligible to receive NLU scholarships

All NLU and Kendall College alumni admitted to an additional NLU degree program after graduation from the university will receive an annual, renewable scholarship equal to 15% of their tuition rate.

Eligibility:

  • Must have completed at minimum a bachelor's degree from NLU or Kendall College
  • Must enroll in an additional NLU degree program (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Students are only eligible to receive one NLU resource per academic year
  • Students must maintain at least half-time status (6+credits/term undergraduate; 3+credits/term graduate)
  • Students must maintain continuous enrollment (Summer optional)
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate) or 3.25 (graduate) • Students must adhere to all university policies in order to remain eligible to receive NLU scholarships

The Kendall College Trust offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $15,000 for students who have completed their first year of study at Kendall College. For more information please visit https://kendallcollegetrust.org.

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