In partnership with One Million Degrees


About the Program

The Chicago Opportunity ISA Fund helps One Million Degrees alumni cover the costs of earning a bachelor’s degree and persist to graduation.

You can apply for $2,500—$25,000 in funding to help you cover

  • Tuition

  • Living Expenses

  • Books and Supplies

  • Account balances

Specific amounts you qualify for depend on the total cost of attendance at your school. Use the ISA calculator tool for this program to see what your contract terms would be.

Eligibility Requirements

  • One Million Degrees alumna/us

  • At least 17 years old

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • 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)


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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Apply for an ISA

The Opportunity ISA application will be down for system maintenance from April 12 through April 29. Applications will reopen on April 30. Please check back then. Thanks!


Use the online calculator tool to find out what your ISA terms would be.