Need help paying for school? Independence University offers a variety of grant and scholarship awards.* These awards do not need to be repaid, so they can help to reduce your overall student debt. Additional financial assistance may be available through federal, state, and private channels. At no cost or obligation, we can check into all your available options to find the financial assistance you may qualify for!

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Paying for college doesn’t have to be stressful.

We help to make earning a degree more affordable.

Think you can’t qualify for a grant or scholarship? Think again! At Independence University, you don’t have to be a straight-A student, star athlete, or down to your last dollar to be eligible. Our grants and scholarships aren’t based exclusively on grades or even financial need.

Browse our grant and scholarship awards below to learn more. Call us at (855) 551-9208, or fill out the form above to see whether you qualify.

Grant Award

Independence University believes everyone should have the opportunity to earn a degree and enjoy a better future. That’s why, through our Good Neighbor initiative, we are proud to offer grants to eligible adults. And the best news is, these grants do not need to be repaid, making college even more affordable!

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Family Grant

Family Grant
(equal to 10% of tuition )

Grant program designed for immediate family members of enrolled students or graduates from one of our family of colleges:

  • Stevens-Henager College
  • CollegeAmerica
  • California College San Diego
  • Independence University

Family Grant

Family Grant
(equal to 10% of tuition )

Grant program designed for immediate family members of enrolled students or graduates from one of our family of colleges:

  • Stevens-Henager College
  • CollegeAmerica
  • California College San Diego
  • Independence University

Scholarship Awards

Through our Good Neighbor Initiative, our family of colleges is proud to offer several generous scholarship awards for adults who want to earn a degree or advance their current degree.

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Your Future Scholarship (Full-Tuition)

Your Future Scholarship

Time is running out to apply for a 2018 “Your Future” Scholarship, which is designed to help new students afford college. We encourage all prospective students to apply for these scholarships. This scholarship is only available to new students who start Independence University by December 31, 2018.

Full-Tuition Scholarship

The Full-Tuition Scholarship will cover the entire tuition cost for a student to attend Independence University.

How to Apply
To apply for one of the 2018 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact Independence University. Prospective students must also:

  • Complete the 2018 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Submit two unique letters of recommendation from non-family members
  • Submit a 500-700 word essay on “How this education wil change my life?
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test
Your Future Scholarship (Half-Tuition)

Your Future Scholarship

Time is running out to apply for a 2018 “Your Future” Scholarship, which is designed to help new students afford college. We encourage all prospective students to apply for these scholarships. This scholarship is only available to new students who start Independence University by December 31, 2018.

Half-Tuition Scholarship

The Half-Tuition Scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition cost for a student to attend Independence University.

How to Apply
To apply for one of the 2018 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact Independence University. Prospect students must also:

  • Complete the 2018 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Submit one unique letter of recommendation from a non-family members
  • Submit a 500-700 word essay on “How this education will change my life?
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test
Your Future Scholarship (Bachelor's)

Your Future Scholarship

Time is running out to apply for a 2018 “Your Future” Scholarship, which is designed to help new students afford college. We encourage all prospective students to apply for these scholarships. This scholarship is only available to new students who start Independence University by December 31, 2018.

Bachelor's Degree Scholarship

The Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship is for $5,000 towards the tuition cost for any Independence University Bachelor’s degree programs. There are 45 Bachelor’s Degree Scholarships available.

How to Apply
To apply for one of the 2018 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact Independence University. Prospect students must also:

  • Complete the 2018 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Applicant must be planning to enroll in one of the university’s bachelor’s degree programs
  • Submit a 500-700 word essay on “How this education will change my life?
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test
Your Future Scholarship (Associate's)

Your Future Scholarship

Time is running out to apply for a 2018 “Your Future” Scholarship, which is designed to help new students afford college. We encourage all prospective students to apply for these scholarships. This scholarship is only available to new students who start Independence University by December 31, 2018.

Associate's Degree Scholarship

The Associate's Degree Scholarship is for $3,000 towards the tuition cost for any Independence University Associate's degree programs. There are 45 Associate's Degree Scholarships available.

How to Apply
To apply for one of the 2018 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact Independence University. Prospect students must also:

  • Complete the 2018 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Applicant must be planning to enroll in one of the university’s Associate's degree programs
  • Submit a 500-700 word essay on “How this education will change my life?
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test
Bachelor's Upgrade Scholarship

Bachelor’s Upgrade Scholarship
($5,000 towards tuition)
Adults with CEHE Associate’s degrees

This scholarship is available to graduates who earned their Associate’s degree from one of our family of colleges—Independence University, Stevens-Henager College, CollegeAmerica, or California College San Diego.

In order to qualify, the applicant must have graduated with an Associate’s degree from the school with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. In addition, the applicant must submit a 500-word essay to the Campus Director on his/her goals for completion of the Bachelor’s program. Once awarded, the recipient has seven (7) years from the date of graduation from an Associate’s degree program to use the scholarship for one of our Bachelor’s degree programs.

Master's Upgrade Scholarship

Master’s Upgrade Scholarship
($5,000 towards tuition) 50% of cost of Master’s degree program
Adults with CEHE Bachelor’s degrees

This scholarship is available to graduates who earned their Bachelor’s degree from one of our family of colleges—Independence University, Stevens-Henager College, CollegeAmerica, or California College San Diego

In order to qualify, the applicant must have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the school with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. In addition, the applicant must submit a 500-word essay to the Campus Director on his/her goals for completion of the Master’s program. Once awarded, the recipient has one (1) year from the date of graduation from a Bachelor’s degree program to use the scholarship for one of our Master’s degree programs. The tuition scholarship will be awarded upon graduation from the Master’s program.

Your Future Scholarship (Full-Tuition)
Your Future Scholarship (Half-Tuition)
Your Future Scholarship (Bachelor's)
Your Future Scholarship (Associate's)
Bachelor's Upgrade Scholarship
Master's Upgrade Scholarship

Your Future Scholarship

Time is running out to apply for a 2018 “Your Future” Scholarship, which is designed to help new students afford college. We encourage all prospective students to apply for these scholarships. This scholarship is only available to new students who start Independence University by December 31, 2018.

Full-Tuition Scholarship

The Full-Tuition Scholarship will cover the entire tuition cost for a student to attend Independence University.

How to Apply
To apply for one of the 2018 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact Independence University. Prospective students must also:

  • Complete the 2018 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Submit two unique letters of recommendation from non-family members
  • Submit a 500-700 word essay on “How this education wil change my life?
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test

Your Future Scholarship

Time is running out to apply for a 2018 “Your Future” Scholarship, which is designed to help new students afford college. We encourage all prospective students to apply for these scholarships. This scholarship is only available to new students who start Independence University by December 31, 2018.

Half-Tuition Scholarship

The Half-Tuition Scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition cost for a student to attend Independence University.

How to Apply
To apply for one of the 2018 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact Independence University. Prospect students must also:

  • Complete the 2018 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Submit one unique letter of recommendation from a non-family members
  • Submit a 500-700 word essay on “How this education will change my life?
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test

Your Future Scholarship

Time is running out to apply for a 2018 “Your Future” Scholarship, which is designed to help new students afford college. We encourage all prospective students to apply for these scholarships. This scholarship is only available to new students who start Independence University by December 31, 2018.

Bachelor's Degree Scholarship

The Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship is for $5,000 towards the tuition cost for any Independence University Bachelor’s degree programs. There are 45 Bachelor’s Degree Scholarships available.

How to Apply
To apply for one of the 2018 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact Independence University. Prospect students must also:

  • Complete the 2018 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Applicant must be planning to enroll in one of the university’s bachelor’s degree programs
  • Submit a 500-700 word essay on “How this education will change my life?
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test

Your Future Scholarship

Time is running out to apply for a 2018 “Your Future” Scholarship, which is designed to help new students afford college. We encourage all prospective students to apply for these scholarships. This scholarship is only available to new students who start Independence University by December 31, 2018.

Associate's Degree Scholarship

The Associate's Degree Scholarship is for $3,000 towards the tuition cost for any Independence University Associate's degree programs. There are 45 Associate's Degree Scholarships available.

How to Apply
To apply for one of the 2018 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact Independence University. Prospect students must also:

  • Complete the 2018 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Applicant must be planning to enroll in one of the university’s Associate's degree programs
  • Submit a 500-700 word essay on “How this education will change my life?
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test

Bachelor’s Upgrade Scholarship
($5,000 towards tuition)
Adults with CEHE Associate’s degrees

This scholarship is available to graduates who earned their Associate’s degree from one of our family of colleges—Independence University, Stevens-Henager College, CollegeAmerica, or California College San Diego.

In order to qualify, the applicant must have graduated with an Associate’s degree from the school with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. In addition, the applicant must submit a 500-word essay to the Campus Director on his/her goals for completion of the Bachelor’s program. Once awarded, the recipient has seven (7) years from the date of graduation from an Associate’s degree program to use the scholarship for one of our Bachelor’s degree programs.

Master’s Upgrade Scholarship
($5,000 towards tuition) 50% of cost of Master’s degree program
Adults with CEHE Bachelor’s degrees

This scholarship is available to graduates who earned their Bachelor’s degree from one of our family of colleges—Independence University, Stevens-Henager College, CollegeAmerica, or California College San Diego

In order to qualify, the applicant must have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the school with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. In addition, the applicant must submit a 500-word essay to the Campus Director on his/her goals for completion of the Master’s program. Once awarded, the recipient has one (1) year from the date of graduation from a Bachelor’s degree program to use the scholarship for one of our Master’s degree programs. The tuition scholarship will be awarded upon graduation from the Master’s program.

Q & A

  • How do I apply? Call (855) 551-9208, fill out the form above, or click the “Apply Now” button above to get started. You will need to submit all application materials at least one week prior to starting school. Don’t worry, our financial planners will assist you through the entire process!

  • Can I apply for more than one of your grants or scholarships? Yes, but you may only receive one award from the college. However, you may have other external scholarships or grants in addition to any awarded by our college.

  • How are applicants selected? Each grant and scholarship award has specific criteria to determine whether applicants are eligible. Click here for award details.

  • If chosen, how do I receive the award money? Typically, our grants and scholarships are awarded ratably, by term, over the course of your program. A term is usually four months. Awards are non-transferable, apply only to tuition, and do not result in a cash payment to students. All awards are a credit toward tuition charges.

  • What happens if I drop out of school or I’m dismissed? The award is permanently forfeited.

  • If I meet all the listed requirements will I automatically receive an award? No. The grants and scholarships are limited, however, we have reserved a generous number of awards to help as many students as we can.

  • Anything else I need to know? Award recipients must also meet all program and college entrance requirements.