The Uniquely Eureka Promise



Starting with our Spring 2019 incoming class, we’ll cover tuition for four semesters for all qualified, in-state transfer students. 

The Uniquely Eureka Promise is a full tuition program designed to give Illinois transfer students who have completed an associate degree from an accredited community college whom meet the eligibility requirements the opportunity to continue their education and gain a valuable college education.



Four Simple Steps to Free Tuition!

 1.) Apply to Eureka            2.) Submit Your FAFSA           3.) Check Aid Status          4.) Enroll at Eureka




Eligibility Requirements for The Uniquely Eureka Promise:

  • Completed Associate Degree from an accredited community college

  • 2.8 cumulative unweighted GPA

  • Current resident of Illinois and US citizen for at least one year

  • Eligible to receive State of Illinois MAP grant and Federal Pell grant as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a FAFSA EFC of 1,000 or less

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to January 1st of each year of the two-year program to ensure state funding of the MAP grant. If a student has exhausted their lifetime eligibility for Federal Pell or State of Illinois MAP grant funding prior to matriculation (graduation), they are not eligible for the program. If selected for FAFSA verification, complete all required documentation to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1st

  • Enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester (maximum of 18 credit hours)

  • Meet all deadline dates. Applications must be received by July 1st to be eligible for the following Fall semester, and by December 1st to be eligible for the following Spring semester

  • Accept and use all federal and state grants each year of the two year program before Eureka College makes up the difference for tuition cost

  • Commit to 40 volunteer hours with the College over the course of two school years



Questions? We’re here to help!

Contact Chris Robinson, Assistant Dean of Admissions/Transfer Student Coordinator

at (309) 467-6344 or by email at


Download the Uniquely Eureka Promise