- The Opportunity Grant is renewable each year up to 120 credit hours (BA), 128 credit hours (BFA, BS, BMus), or four years*, whichever is reached first. The total credit hours include all transferable college credit hours and credit hours earned at Columbia College Chicago. For the scholarship to be renewable, the recipient must:
- Be enrolled full-time each semester;
- Not interrupt enrollment;
- Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
*Please note: Freshmen will need to enroll an average of 15 credit hours for a BA and an average of 16 credit hours for BFA, BS and BMus each Fall and Spring semester to graduate within four years.
- The credit hour and four-year limits are not based on degree completion, and the same limits apply to students pursuing double majors.
- Grant is applied toward tuition only.
- Funds are awarded during Fall and Spring semesters only.
- Grant may be used toward a study abroad program through one of Columbia's student exchange programs, excluding Summer semesters. Please note: Recipients who enroll in an independent study abroad program not associated with Columbia will forfeit their grant during the semester spent abroad, but will retain future eligibility if all other scholarship terms are met.
- This grant was based on the academic and financial need information you provided to the college at the time of your admission. Any subsequent, additional or clarifying data that significantly alters this information may make you ineligible to receive this grant.
- Grant is limited to courses for which a student registers through MyColumbia and does not cover Columbia Online courses.
- The rules governing other sources of financial aid (federal, state, institutional and other grants, gifts, or loans) will apply
for continuing students
The Opportunity Grant was established to recognize achievement and demonstrated financial need.
Note: The Opportunity Grant is closed for consideration. Incoming students will be automatically considered for a scholarship through one of Columbia College Chicago's current renewable scholarship programs.
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