North Central College - Naperville, IL

Financial Aid Grants

Important facts about grants as a source of financial aid:

  • They are need-based.
  • No repayment.
  • To be considered, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit other requested documents.
  • Available only to students who have not earned an undergraduate degree.
  • Enrollment requirements may apply.
  • Reapply each year.
  • Satisfactory progress requirements must be met--see policies page.


Type Description
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Annual amount cannot exceed $4,000
  • Amount awarded is based on need, available funds or limit set by North Central College
  • Priority given to students enrolled at least half time (4 credit hours per term) and receiving a Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grants
  • Annual awards range from $591 to $5,815 based upon EFC calculation and enrollment
Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) Monetary Award Program (MAP)
  • Illinois residents
  • Applied toward tuition and fees only
  • Enrolled at least 3 credit hours per term
  • Awards range from $472 to $4,720 based upon enrollment and EFC calculation


  • We strongly recommend that you file your FAFSA by February 1 each year to be considered
  • If you file after this deadline, you’ll be considered based on available funds

PLEASE NOTE: ISAC may change these dates based on state budget constraints

North Central College Grants
  • Awards range from $300-$17,000 per academic year
  • Enrolled at least half time (4 credit hours)
  • Awarded for a total of four academic years only