The University of Illinois Springfield offers merit-based scholarships to new out of state students!

UIS is always looking for qualified students from around the country. We frequently review our scholarship offerings to ensure we serve a geographically diverse population.

The scholarship covers the difference between in-state, resident tuition and out-of-state, non-resident tuition up to 15 credit hours for fall and spring semesters. The scholarship is not available in the summer term. The scholarship amount will vary based upon how many credits students enroll in each semester. Students already holding a Bachelor’s Degree (i.e. students seeking a second Bachelor’s Degree) are not eligible. Students admitted conditionally pending receipt of final transcripts due to in-progress courses at their community college will be considered for the scholarship provided final transcripts arrive by the start of the term and they still meet the eligibility criteria. Awards will be disbursed through the Office of Financial Assistance and credited toward educational costs on the student’s account.

The Out of State Scholarships are renewable up to 4 years with an institutional GPA of 3.00 or better.

Will be awarded automatically to students who meet the following criteria:

  • 3.25 GPA or higher on 4.0 scale
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program
  • Must be enrolled full-time in an on-campus, undergraduate program (online programs are not eligible)
  • Must have a valid FAFSA® on file with the Office of Financial Assistance by the first day of classes
  • Must have official final transcripts received by the Office of Admissions by the start of classes

New students beginning at UIS for the 2023-24 academic year and beyond may not have combined UIS scholarships that exceed tuition and mandatory fee charges. Therefore, some students may see a reduction in scholarship funds on their comprehensive financial aid offer notification. More details may be found in the Institutional (UIS Funded) Scholarships and Grants policy.

Up to 15 Credit Hours