Mayor Emanuel, City Colleges of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago announce new tuition award

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis and City Colleges Chancellor Cheryl Hyman today announced a new tuition award that will enable Chicago Public Schools (CPS) graduates to pursue further education at significantly lower costs through eligibility for the new UIC Star Scholar Award, a UIC-funded education award, for two years. This new program will allow hard-working students $2,500 per year in additional tuition per year for two years support to access a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago following graduation from City Colleges. Read more...