Resources for Chicago students moving on to college or the workforce
The city of Chicago is committed to the success of its students. To reflect this, they provide a support through the Chicago Public Schools and the City Colleges of Chicago.
If you weren’t a CPS student, or you are not planning to attend a City College of Chicago, don’t worry, there are other great organizations in Chicago designed to help you succeed. Scroll to the last section of this page.
The City Colleges of Chicago is determined to be the best urban community college system in the country, and to that end they have a range of supports for CPS grads to help them enroll and succeed at one of the seven CCC campuses–
The Chicago Road Map seeks to increase all student outcomes in college readiness, college enrollment, college persistence, college degree attainment and employment.
Chicago students who graduate HS with at least a 3.0 GPA and enroll either part-time or full-time in the City Colleges of Chicago will receive consideration for the Star Scholarship
Star Scholar benefits include:
Each of the seven City Colleges of Chicago is a partner in the OneGoal network of college affiliates.
OneGoal Fellows on CCC campuses can receive these supports:
The CPS Office of College and Career Planning has a wide array of supports to help CPS graduates prepare for college and enroll on time for their first semester of college or job training. These services include things like,
Most CPS high schools have an Alumni Coordinator who helps graduates from that school achieve their goals after high school. Ask your school how to reach your alumni coordinator for support.
Check out CPS’s Financial Aid page to learn how the district can help its graduates complete the FAFSA and find ways to pay for college or training after high school.
CPS has compiled a large collection of scholarship opportunities specifically for Chicago students. Check out the Academic Works segment of their Scholarship page to view the opportunities.
Check out these support programs