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

We believe that education is a lifelong pursuit, and we encourage and support those who have earned a degree at Independence University or one of our affiliated colleges. Our Bachelor’s and Master’s Upgrade scholarships help those looking to advance their educational attainment.

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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.

Bachelor's Upgrade Scholarship
Master'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
($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.