CTU Connection Grant

CTU has established a grant to assist eligible students with the opportunity to attend CTU. To be eligible for the Connection Grant, a candidate must satisfy the CTU Program for McDonald's Students requirements.

In addition to the CTU General Grant and Scholarship Conditions, students must also meet the following criteria:

  • A student must complete the financial aid application process, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to first course start date (Complete the Financial Aid process and all required paperwork);
  • Students must be current on any payment arrangement to receive future CTU Connection Grant disbursements;
  • The grant will be applied to the student's account per term based on the availability of funds;
  • Academic year grant amounts will be awarded based on the following FAFSA Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) calculations;

EFC of 0, awarded up to $3000 based on need;

EFC of 1 – 5199, awarded up to $1000 based on need;

  • CTU Connection Grant is only eligible for online undergraduate students (associate and bachelor's);
  • Students must attend CTU at an academic pace of at least 12 credits per academic quarter;
  • When combined with all other sources of gift aid available to the student (e.g. federal/state financial aid grants, employer tuition assistance, etc.) the CTU Connection Grant may not exceed the total direct cost for the term.  If other aid sources are received after the grant has disbursed, the grant will be reduced accordingly;
  • The grant can be combined with Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Vocational Readiness and Employment benefits.