STAR Scholarship – City Colleges of Chicago  


  • City Colleges will provide this free college opportunity for Chicago Public High School graduating seniors.
  • Graduate from a CPS high school, including CPS charter high schools, with a 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolls in one of the City Colleges’ academic pathways*
  • Earns either (A) a score of 17 or higher on the English and math ACT, (B) a score of 460 or higher on the English SAT and 440 or higher on the math SAT, or (C) tests “Completion Ready” through the CCC placement exam. The best score from any of these components (ACT, SAT, or CCC placement exam) will be used to qualify the student.
  • Award: City Colleges will provide waivers for all tuition and books not covered by financial aid.
  • Learn more here