Invest in your future



The Chicago ISA Fund helps One Million Degrees alumni along with Bottom Line, College Possible , and OneGoal students from the Chicago area cover the costs of earning a bachelor’s degree.

You can apply for ISA funding to help you cover

  • Tuition

  • Living Expenses

  • Books and Supplies

  • Account balances

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student from the Chicago area who is a participant or alumna/us of a BFF partner program:
    • Bottom Line
    • College Possible
    • OneGoal
    • One Million Degrees (alumni)
  • At least 17 years old
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DREAMer with active DACA status
  • Full-time status during the term for which you're seeking funding
  • Meeting satisfactory academic progress (SAP) criteria at your school
  • Enrolled in or transferring to a bachelor’s degree program at an eligible institution (below)
  • Students from all grade levels eligible (note: for College Possible students, freshman must have completed at least their first semester)


*Institutions are selected by BFF and its college success partner organizations. Use of an institutional name on this website does not imply that the institution has endorsed BFF or its products.

Funding is available for enrollment at the following institutions:

DePaul University

Dominican University

Eastern Illinois

Elmhurst College

Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois State University

Loyola University


North Park University

Northern Illinois University

Saint Xavier University

Univ. of Illinois at Springfield

Western Illinois University



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