New scholarship program helps transfer students save time and money by applying qualifying college credits toward completing their associate or bachelor’s degree
NAPERVILLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DeVry University announced today its new Future-Ready Transfer Scholarship to help make higher education more affordable and earning a degree within reach. Community colleges support 40 percent of all undergraduate students in the U.S., but less than 20 percent finish their degree or transfer to a four-year college or university1. Helping students navigate the college environment can help improve these outcomes, and DeVry is creating a pathway that more easily allows transfer students the opportunity to earn their degree.
“With our new transfer scholarship, learners can continue with their education or pick up where they left off and earn their associate’s or bachelor’s degree with a scholarship designed specifically for transfer students,” said Elise Awwad, chief operating officer for DeVry University. “This scholarship truly advances our mission to prepare learners to thrive in an educational environment where they can build lasting skills while completing their remaining courses with DeVry University’s support, to earn their degree and realize the value of the education they’ve already started to invest in.”
Future-Ready Transfer Scholarship
DeVry’s Future-Ready Transfer Scholarship is a financial award provided to qualifying transfer students that can be used to help cover the cost of tuition. Transfer students can enroll in an associate’s degree program with only six transferable credit hours or in a bachelor’s program with a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours. Once enrolled at DeVry, students are required to maintain at least nine credit hours per semester in an associate’s degree program and 12 credit hours in a bachelor’s degree program with a 2.5 cumulative grade point average to maintain their scholarship eligibility.
Qualifying transfer students who enroll in an associate degree program are eligible to receive $500 during their first eight-week session, and the final six credit hours are paid for at the end of the degree program for a maximum lifetime award of up to $3,584.
Transfer students enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program, are eligible to receive $1,000 during the first eight-week session and will receive approximately $6,100 to complete their last 12 credit hours for a maximum lifetime award of up to $7,168.
Alumni Tuition Benefits
Recognizing that education is a lifelong process, DeVry is also offering Undergraduate Alumni Tuition Savings for eligible alumni who have graduated from DeVry or Keller and who want to re-enroll to complete a qualifying undergraduate certificate, associate or bachelor’s program at DeVry. In addition to this new benefit, DeVry offers tuition savings for alumni enrolling into the university’s Keller Graduate School of Management and a Master’s Advantage program to help accelerate the degree program. Through DeVry’s Family Forward program, family members of DeVry and Keller alumni may also be eligible for tuition savings.
At DeVry, students are assigned a student support advisor who advises them on course selection, academic planning, financial aid, graduation requirements and supports them throughout their college journey. “From the moment students enroll, until graduation day and beyond, we’re here to support them every step of the way. We help equip our students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s workplace and the workforce of tomorrow,” added Awwad.
For more about the Future-Ready Transfer Scholarship.
*Students with a prior bachelor’s degree or who are awarded a certificate or degree while in bachelor’s program are not eligible.
About DeVry University
DeVry University strives to close society’s opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online within six areas of study: Accounting, Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Media Arts & Technology. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org/). To learn more, visit devry.edu
1 Duffin, Erin. (2020, Feb 6). Community colleges in the United States – Statistics & Facts. Statistica. https://www.statista.com/topics/3468/community-colleges-in-the-united-states/#dossierSummary__chapter2