At Cleary University, we believe the best investment is the one you make in yourself.

Cleary University makes earning a college degree affordable for adult students looking to advance themselves academically and professionally.

In today’s fast-paced business world, a degree from an accredited university is essential. According to 2014 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees with a Bachelors degree or higher earned twice as much as those with only a high school diploma.

There’s no doubt education is important, but the high cost of tuition often makes people forego the opportunity of taking their education – and their career — to the next level.

That’s unfortunate. But it’s not a forgone conclusion that college is too expensive. You can afford it.

At Cleary University, we make receiving your Bachelors or MBA degree as affordable as possible. How so? Nearly 85% of Cleary University students receive some form of financial aid.

Those aren’t made-up statistics. Those are facts.

Our wide range of scholarships and grants make being a student at Cleary very affordable. Cleary awards scholarships and grants for a variety of achievements, including academic, leadership, and more.

Here’s what we have to offer:

Cleary Next Step Scholarship

The Cleary Next Step Scholarship offers a 15% tuition scholarship to Cleary graduates who enroll in the Cleary MBA program. To be eligible for the Next Step Scholarship you must maintain continuous enrollment at Cleary, maintain good academic standing (3.0 or higher GPA), and have no undergraduate outstanding student balance.

Apply for the Cleary Next Step Scholarship

Merit Scholarships 

The merit scholarship system allocates awards based on two criteria. These components include a student’s cumulative undergraduate GPA as evidenced by official academic transcripts, and demonstrated leadership attributes in the workplace.

Apply for the Merit Scholarships

Early Decision Scholarship

The Early Decision Scholarship is an easy way to be awarded aid. This scholarship is meant to be allocated to candidates who have submitted all of the required application materials and earned admission to the College of Graduate, Adult and Professional Studies in advance of the Early Admission Award Deadline (typically 60 days prior to the start of the semester) Early Admissions Award Scholarship Amount: $1,200 ($200/semester)

Apply for the Early Decision Scholarships 

Cleary University Strategic Business Partnership Scholarship

Cleary University partners with a number of businesses and organizations to foster continuous education and improvement. As a Strategic Business Partner (SBP), all eligible employees and their dependents will receive a 20 percent tuition grant towards a degree. Students must meet Cleary University eligibility requirements and provide verification of SBP membership.

Apply for Strategic Business Partnership Scholarship 

Endowed Scholarships

Thanks to Cleary Donors endowed scholarships are funded by generous donors who have set up an endowment with Cleary to fund scholarships. Endowments are principal funds that are set-aside in an interest bearing account where the interest funds scholarships. Many endowments are in honor or memory of a loved one. Many donors prefer to give an annual gift. Those gifts are pooled with other donations to provide scholarships for students.

Apply for an Endowed Scholarship 

Achievement Transfer Scholarships

Achievement Transfer Scholarship is awarded to a new transfer students with six or more semester credits and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible. The scholarship will be applied upon first term registration. Students must register at least three weeks prior to first term start.

Apply for a Transfer Scholarship

Phi-Theta Kappa Scholarship

Cleary University provides $4,000 renewable scholarships to members of Phi Theta Kappa who have graduated from an accredited community college or university with at least a 3.0 GPA within the past 12 months.

Apply for the Phi-Theta Kappa Scholarship

Don’t wait another minute! Secure your place in advance at Cleary University and don’t miss out on this opportunity to make your college degree more affordable. 

Apply online or call us at 800.686.1883 to speak with one of our admissions representatives.