Find Your Clear Path to McKendree University!

Making it Possible - The "Clear Path" Initiative

The Clear Path tuition initiative guarantees that a student will pay no more than $15,000 in tuition and fees annually after McKendree University institutional aid has been applied.

We want students to know they can access a personalized, supportive educational experience right here in Southern Illinois at a price very comparable to a state university.

 

 

Who Qualifies for Clear Path?


Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

Must be admitted to McKendree University for Fall 2022.

Must be a full-time undergraduate student attending our Lebanon campus.

Must be an Illinois resident that resides in one of the 34 counties listed below OR attend a high school or community college located in one of the counties.

 

 


Which Illinois Counties Are Included?

Live in Southern Illinois?
The following Southern Illinois counties are a part of the Clear Path program:


Alexander County

Bond County

Clay County

Clinton County

Crawford County

Edwards County

Effingham County

Fayette County

Franklin County

Gallatin County

Hamilton County

Hardin County

Jackson County

Jasper County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

Lawrence County

Madison County

Marion County

Massac County

Monroe County

Perry County

Pope County

Pulaski County

Randolph County

Richland County

Clair County

Saline County

Union County

Wabash County

Washington County

Wayne County

White County

Williamson County

 

 

 

How Does Clear Path Work?

 

The Clear Path initiative ensures students that tuition and fees will not total more than $15,000 annually after all institutional scholarships have been applied.

Any additional aid for which a student is eligible will be added on after McKendree scholarships and aid is applied.

See how Clear Path could work for you:

 

Student 1, First Year

Adjusted Gross Income

$160,000

GPA

2.70

Tuition & Fees

$33,050

Music Scholarship

$3,000

Clear Path

$15,050

Total Tuition & Fees

$15,000

 

Student 2, Transfer

Adjusted Gross Income

$90,000

GPA

3.0

Tuition & Fees

$33,050

Regent Scholarship

$14,000

Clear Path

$4,050

IL MAP Grant

$5,496

Total Tuition & Fees

$9,504

 

Student 3, First Year

Adjusted Gross Income

$40,000

GPA

3.9

Tuition & Fees

$33,050

Honor’s Scholarship

$17,000

Clear Path

$1,050

IL MAP Grant

$5,496

Federal PELL Grant

$6,495

Total Tuition & Fees

$3,009

 

Student 4, First Year

Adjusted Gross Income

$200,000

GPA

3.75

Tuition & Fees

$33,050

Honor’s Scholarship

$17,000

Debate Scholarship

$3,000

Legacy Scholarship

$1,000

Total Tuition & Fees

$12,050

 

 

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Why Should I Choose McKendree?

 

Choosing McKendree means making an investment in yourself. You will get a unique experience that will build a solid pathway to your future. McKendree University boasts small class sizes and one-on-one attention from knowledgeable and caring faculty. The University provides a nurturing, personalized environment for learning and has continued its tradition of excellence by fostering responsible citizenship, engaging with the community, pursuing academic excellence, and dedicating itself to lifelong learning. With more than 50 undergraduate degree programs, an abundance of internship opportunities, NCAA athletics, and scores of student organizations, McKendree offers students the opportunity for a vibrant student experience. Coupled with a 97% post-graduate success rate and an average mid-career salary of $85,100 (Payscale.com), McKendree will provide the path to your success.

 

 

 

How Can I Learn More About McKendree?

 

Come see what McKendree is all about by visiting us during one of our Preview Days! You’ll have the opportunity to learn about all things McKendree, including our academics, co-curricular activities, and campus life during an interactive student-faculty panel. Want to see the campus on your time? We also offer individual campus visits and virtual tours to let you see McKendree and its community in action!

 

 

 

Apply Now!

 

Want to learn more? Let us answer your questions and get you started on your application! Contact us at inquiry@mckendree.edu to begin your journey as a Bearcat!

 


 


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