Institutional grants

College grants help reduce your tuition costs

College grants help reduce your tuition costs

University of Phoenix offers institutional grants to students who meet certain eligibility criteria. Read about the programs below to determine your eligibility.

Thinking Ahead Grant

You can take advantage of this program if you:

  • Are a current recipient of the Thinking Ahead Grant new student enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program
  • Incur fees not covered by federal and state financial aid, totaling between $200 and $1,500 per award year
  • Have an expected family contribution (EFC) between zero and $12,500
  • Maintain continuous enrollment with no unapproved breaks greater than 14 days

The Thinking Ahead Grant is awarded in up to two disbursements per academic year and cannot be applied to failed or withdrawn courses. It is calculated using maximum federal financial aid eligibility, regardless of the amount borrowed. You are responsible for any remaining direct costs after federal financial aid and grant amounts are applied. If you qualify for this grant, awarded funds will be applied directly to your student account as a credit. No check or other cash monies will be given or refunded to you at any time.

2011 US unemployment rate and median weekly earnings per highest level of education attained.

  Unemployment rate (2011) Median weekly earnings (2011)
Doctoral degree 2.5% $1,551
Professional degree 2.4% $1,665
Master's degree 3.6% $1,263
Bachelor's degree 4.9% $1,053
Associate's degree 6.8% $768
Some college, no degree 8.7% $719
High school diploma 9.4% $638
Less than high school diploma 14.1% $451
  Average: 7.6% Average: $797

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