Tuition And Financial Aid

Completing your undergraduate degree as an adult can be challenging for several reasons, but paying for school may be easier than you think.

Bradley’s online degree completion programs offer a financially accessible, high-quality education as you build on your experience to earn a bachelor’s degree at your pace. At Bradley, you’ll benefit from an affordable tuition rate, including all course fees. Your only additional costs are for books and materials.

  • Undergraduate degree completion courses are $499 per credit hour for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Your only additional costs for courses will be books and materials. Costs will vary depending on whether you borrow or purchase new or used versions.

A $200 nonrefundable tuition deposit is required to confirm enrollment. If you need to defer admission, Bradley will transfer your deposit to the following term. If you defer enrollment more than once — or decide not to participate in the program — you forfeit the deposit.

Financial Aid

We know that paying to finish your education is a worry. As a nontraditional student, you may be eligible for federal or state grants and loans specifically for returning and/or part-time students.

Federal Assistance

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your starting point for all federal and state student financial assistance. There are no age restrictions on federal aid, though some types require you to demonstrate financial need.

  • Federal Pell Grants are available for undergraduate students of all ages with economic hardship. Unlike loans, you generally don’t have to repay grant funds.
  • Illinois offers a Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant to qualified residents attending in-state colleges and universities based on your FAFSA results.
  • If you don’t qualify for grants, federal loans typically have lower interest rates and better repayment terms than private student loans. Loan repayment starts six months after you graduate, leave school or fall below halftime enrollment.

You must submit a new FAFSA each academic year. Because there are limited funds, make sure to apply as early as you can.

Nonfederal Grants

Private organizations and other entities also offer grants or aid specifically for nontraditional students. The internet is a valuable resource to help you find the types of student financial assistance available for your circumstances.