Invest in Your Future

Did you know? Roosevelt University is committed to making education accessible to all. Your college education is an important investment. Beginning Fall 2021, you may be eligible to receive a full tuition and fees award if your GPA, major and financial need qualify. Awards are a combination of Roosevelt merit scholarships and university, federal and state aid. Learn more below.


The estimated increase in earnings for individuals with a completed bachelor’s degree during a 40-year career, compared to a typical high school graduate. (United States Census Bureau, 2012)

Roosevelt Scholarships & Grants

Federal & State Grants

The Federal Pell Grant is distributed by the federal government to assist students with the greatest financial need. Eligibility is determined based upon a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Learn more about federal grants.

Illinois residents may be eligible for additional aid through the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP). Eligibility is based upon a student’s EFC. These need-based grants are funded by the State of Illinois and administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. It’s important to note that this program is date-sensitive, so the sooner you complete the FAFSA for Illinois residence, the better (and sooner) you’ll be positioned for a favorable financial decision. Learn more about state grants.

What is an EFC?

Your Expected Family Contribution is an amount determined by the federal government and is an indication of your family’s ability to pay for a college education.


Loans are borrowed from either the government or a private entity to finance expenses directly related to the cost of your education. This money must be repaid and is subject to the terms and conditions outlined by the lender.

Students are encouraged to carefully consider all financial aid options before borrowing. Learn more about loans.

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Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans

The government pays the interest accrued on subsidized loans while you are enrolled in school.

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Direct Unsubsidized Loans

You are responsible for the interest owed on unsubsidized loans while enrolled.

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PLUS Loans

For qualified parents of dependent undergraduate students. Additional loan options are available to non-qualifying parents and students.

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Private Loans

Students are encouraged to consider all federal loan options, prior to considering private, third-party loans.

Student Employment

500 + Roosevelt students participate in student employment opportunities each year

Students who apply for and are granted a job through the Office of Career Development earn money while gaining professional experience.

Tuition for 2021-22

$29,400 - $31,493

Tuition rates are dependent upon the academic program in which a student enrolls, as well as full- or part-time status.

Room & Board

Anticipated 2020-21 costs, based on double-occupancy rate within the Wabash building