NLU International Fresh Start Scholarship

  • Bachelor
  • 44% tuition fee
  • 31 December 2022

All incoming international students who are freshman (20 semester/30 quarter hours or less of transfer credit) and are starting their university coursework in NLU’s Undergraduate College for the first time on-campus in Chicago or Wheeling will be automatically awarded the NLU International Fresh Start Scholarship.


  • Available to international students on an F1 student visa
  • Must be a First Time Freshman (completed less than 20 semester hours/30 quarter hours of prior university level coursework)
  • Must be pursuing a program offered in NLU’s Undergraduate College
  • Must be a new NLU student starting your NLU coursework On-Campus at the Chicago or Wheeling campus
  • Students are only eligible to receive one NLU resource per academic year
  • NLU scholarships can only be used to cover tuition costs and are not refundable to the student
  • Students must maintain full-time status (14+ credits/term) and continuous enrollment (Summer optional)
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Students must adhere to all university policies and maintain their F1 status in order to remain eligible to receive NLU scholarships

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The NLU International Fresh Start Scholarship is renewable each term of study and reduces tuition by 44%. Current per credit hour rate for UGC programs of study is $430/per quarter credit hour and the NLU International Fresh Start Scholarship will reduce tuition for eligible students to $239/per quarter credit hour. The IFSS brings the annual cost of tuition (3 quarters of study per year) to $10,755 per year.


  • Apply for admission using NLU’s online application at
  • This scholarship will be automatically applied to students’ accounts upon acceptance into their program, meeting the requirements as a First Time Freshman, and registration for On-Campus classes in Chicago or Wheeling.
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