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Scholarships

Scholarships give students the opportunity to complete their education without having to incur student loan debt. Scholarship eligibility varies as do the amount of each scholarship. Scholarships can be based on academic achievement, financial need, field of study and population.

Students are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships through College of DuPage or outside resources. The more scholarships and grants you receive, the less loan money you may need to borrow to pay for your college experience.

Featured Scholarships

Scholarships are available based on program, financial need or academic achievement. For more scholarship opportunities, visit the COD Scholarship Portal.

Foundation Scholarships focus on academic achievement, program or major or financial need.

Scholarships are awarded based on stated criteria and reviewer evaluation. All reviewers are required to abide by COD's core values of integrity, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

  • Fall Semester Scholarship applications accepted Jan. 15 through March 31.
  • Spring Semester Scholarship applications accepted Sept 1 through Nov. 1.

The Scholars Award Program is College of DuPage's premier merit-based scholarship program for 2021-2022 high school graduates.

A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year, so applicants should try to highlight why they stand out on their Scholars Award application.

This scholarship provides students that have participated in a GED® prep course and successfully earned their high school equivalency with a jump start into their college experience. Students are only eligible to receive this scholarship once.

Students who have completed the Adult ELA-0956 and/or ELA-0958 AND have passed the state-mandated exit test within the last 12 months are also eligible to apply for the JumpStart Scholarship.

Students who have completed their studies at College of DuPage may be eligible for an honors transfer scholarship to Aurora University, Elmhurst University, Millikin University or North Central College.

John Belushi Scholarship

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The John Belushi Scholarship provides recipients with full tuition at COD and is available to both acting, technical and music students. Learn more about the John Belushi scholarship and what it entails.

Contact Information

Office of Student Financial Assistance
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2220
(630) 942-2251
Email: financialaid@cod.edu
Fax: (630) 942-2151

Regular Hours
Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.