Additional Scholarship Resources

The Internet is a great resource for finding scholarship information and applications. Internet scholarship search services can help identify private sources of financial aid for which you may qualify. Many of the services provide personalized scholarship matching. Below is a list of free services to help start your Internet scholarship search:

Tips for Using Internet Search Services

  • Find out when their list of aid sources was last updated and how often the list is revised. Out-of-date information will not be helpful to you.
  • Read the fine print and find out what guarantees they make. Some companies guarantee they can find financial aid for you because self-help aid, such as a loan, is considered financial aid. Watch out for false promises—finding a scholarship is not the same as guaranteeing you’ll receive it.
  • Some of the services will charge you for using their resources. Cautiously view any service that requires you to pay more than a nominal fee to gain scholarship information.
  • Be cautious if a program requests unusual personal information, such as a bank account, credit card or Social Security number.
  • If the search service does not offer a phone number or street address, or if you’re leery about one's qualifications, it's probably not a good idea to use their services.
  • Obtaining a scholarship does not have to cost you money, should not require you to attend a seminar, and can never be guaranteed.

When looking for scholarships via the Internet, remember to watch out for financial aid scams. Some organizations imitate different types of college providers, using government- or professional-sounding names. These scams usually ask you for money, or ask you to attend seminars to learn more about their programs. Others tell you you’re guaranteed to win their scholarships, or claim an outrageous success rate, such as “everyone wins.” This claim could be due to the fact that they can find you financial aid in the form of loans.

Learn more about financial aid scams at The Federal Trade Commission's Scholarship Scam Web Site.

We also have a list of over 100 scholarship resources that exist outside of NLU. Download a list of scholarship resources.

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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