By pursuing your Early Childhood Education, Social Work, or Child Development graduate studies at Erikson, you are making one of the most important investments in your career and professional future. We work hard to make sure that the knowledge and skills you seek are within your financial reach.

Erikson’s mission is to educate and promote leadership to serve the needs of children and families. Our vision is to provide easy access to our distinctive and high-quality education to diverse populations. To augment pathways for aid and degree completion for non-traditional students we offer two types of scholarships – merit- and needs-based. We award over $2 million in institutional scholarships each year to our degree and certificate program students.

Additionally, Erikson is authorized to participate in a number of federal and state financial aid programs. Based on your eligibility, you may have access to the following sources of funding:

  • Erikson ECE, Social Work, and Child Development program scholarships – these are awards that you don’t have to pay back
  • Federal student loans
  • Federal TEACH grants for teacher candidates
  • State of Illinois MTI Scholarships for teacher candidates
  • State of Illinois Gateways Scholarships
  • External scholarships and grants (not funded by Erikson)