Skip To Content


Dominican's financial aid program provides assistance to students whose personal and family resources cannot meet the cost of education. Assistance is in the form of federal, state and institutional grants, loans and employment. Only those students who have been accepted for admission are considered for financial aid. An applicant's aid eligibility will be determined by an evaluation of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available in the Financial Aid Office. Students are encouraged to use the faster on-line application process called FAFSA on the Web. Dominican University's code is 001750 .

To be eligible for federal or state aid, students must be United States citizens or permanent residents enrolled for at least six semester hours per term. To remain eligible for financial aid, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress and continue to demonstrate need on financial aid applications submitted annually.

The financial aid program at Dominican is administered by the Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid. 
 
Students are also encouraged to look at FastWeb or College Zone for additional scholarship information and financial aid information.

Have a question? Email the financial aid office or call us at (800) 828-8475 outside the Chicagoland area.

Academic Scholarships 

Merit scholarships for academic achievement and leadership qualities are awarded annually to qualified incoming students in the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, and are renewable for a maximum of three years. These scholarships are awarded regardless of financial need and are determined at the time the student is accepted.  For students accepted to Dominican University after June 1, awards are subject to availability of funds.
Brechtel Scholarship
For Students Majoring in Chemistry or Biology-Chemistry:
Students who are planning to major in chemistry or in biology-chemistry and have qualified for one of the following merit scholarships: Presidential; Dean's, University’s Honor; Transfer Merit Scholarship; or Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, are invited to apply for a Brechtel Scholarship. Scholarships average $7,500 a year for up to four years. To apply, simply submit a 200-300 word essay explaining your decision to major in chemistry or biology-chemistry, and how it applies to your future career plans. The application deadline is February 15, 2013.
Alice Welsh Skilling Scholarship
A competitive award for first year students or transfer students majoring in the Visual Arts. The scholarship amount is $7,500 a year for up to four years for first year and transfer students. The application deadline is February 15, 2013.
Catholic High School Scholarship (new for fall 2013 entering freshmen)
Graduates of Catholic high schools receive $2,500 renewable scholarship.
Success Scholarship
Members of a college enrichment program receive $2,500 renewable scholarship.
Legacy Scholarship
Renewable awards of $2,000 are available to children and grandchildren of Dominican University graduates. Awards are for full-time undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor's degree.
Family Allowances
Family allowances of $1,000 per student are available when two or more members of an immediate family, living at the same address, attend Dominican University full time.
 Transfer Merit Scholarships
 
$10,000 with cumulative GPA of 3.5 
$8,000 with cumulative GPA of 3.3 to 3.49
$6,000 with cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.29

Transfer Merit Scholarships are awarded to entering full-time transfer students based on their grade point average from their previous institutions at the time of acceptance to Dominican University. To be eligible for the Transfer Merit Scholarship, a student must have completed at least 24 semester hours.
 
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
 
$1,500 on top of the appropriate Transfer Merit Scholarship

These scholarships are available to full-time students entering Dominican University as members of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.  To be eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, a student must have completed at least 24 semester hours.