Horizon Grant


Program Overview

This is a program for new first-year and transfer students.

Illinois students, if you thought attending Rockford University was beyond your reach – think again! The Rockford University Horizon Grant is your key to more affordable tuition in a supportive, welcoming learning environment – and the best part is that you get to stay close to home. You can receive the Rockford University Horizon Grant every year for up to four years. If you are eligible, your tuition will only be $5,000 per year. We don’t want you to choose between a supportive environment and affordability when you can have both!

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are an Illinois resident and are:

If you meet these criteria, then you may qualify for the Rockford University Horizon grant and your Rockford University tuition will be $5,000. With a degree from RU, there’s no limit to what you can do!

Why RU?

Imagine attending a private, four-year university where you are supported and set up for success. Actually, you don’t have to imagine. As an RU student you will feel right at home on campus and in class. With respected professors, a variety of majors to choose from and a campus culture that is warm and inviting, you will get everything you need and more during your time at RU.

Ready to Apply?

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Apply to Rockford University
  2. Send your transcripts to Rockford University
  3. File your FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov

That’s it! Your admission counselor will contact you to walk you through your next steps. Can you see your future on the horizon?! We can! And we can’t wait for you to join the Regent’s family as an RU student!

Student Administrative Services (SAS)
Nelson Hall--1st floor
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
Fax: 815-394-5174

Monday - Friday:  8:30 am to 5:00 pm