Need money for books, school fees, or other college and postsecondary program expenses? Fellows from the Class of 2023 and earlier could be eligible for the OneGoal Enrollment Grant, which covers eligible financial expenses toward enrollment in college or other postsecondary programs.
- Tuition and School fees (ex: registration deposit, transcript fees, immunization fees, orientation fees, lab fees, meal plans)
- On and off-campus student housing
- Childcare expenses (ex: licensed childcare facilities)
- Laptop for school**
- Books and school supplies***
This Enrollment Grant is not a substitute for or equivalent to financial aid provided by federal or state government, colleges, or other programs. See the Additional Financial Resources section below for further options.
- Groceries and food delivery outside of school meal plans (ex: Instacart, DoorDash, etc.)
- Purchasing a car or gas
- Paying for fees that are not associated with enrolling or persisting in an approved postsecondary program
*The purchase of a vehicle or gas are not included
**OneGoal will either provide a laptop or purchase from a list of approved laptops
*** Must be books/supplies necessary for school and/or uniforms/scrubs or business attire
Who is Eligible?
- Must be a current high school senior (class of 2023) enrolled in the OneGoal program or have completed the program as part of the Class of 2023 or earlier
- Must submit the Enrollment Grant application by the deadline. For Fellows in Chicago, the application deadline is January 31, 2024. For Fellows in all other areas, the application deadline for fall 2023 has passed. Please check back for updates!
That’s it. Really!
Documentation Will I Need?
View the list of supporting documentation to determine what you will need based on your selected qualified expense.
How Do I Apply?
Complete the OneGoal Enrollment Grant Application. Fellows should expect a response from OneGoal updating them on the status of their application within 3-5 business days, and no later than two weeks. If approved, Fellows may need to provide additional documentation for OneGoal to make direct payments to a business or institution on their behalf. Fellows cannot be reimbursed for payments they already made before submitting their application.
Enrollment Grant FAQs
What is the goal of the Enrollment Grant?
Our goal is to remove some financial barriers to OneGoal Fellow and Alumni enrollment in college or other postsecondary programs. This grant is not a substitute for or equivalent to financial aid provided by colleges or other programs. Fellows and Alumni should complete the FAFSA and applicable state financial aid applications each year.
How much money can I apply for?
Fellows and Alumni can receive up to $750 per semester.* Our aim is to remove some financial barriers to OneGoal Fellow and Alumni enrollment in college or other post secondary programs. This grant is not a substitute for or equivalent to financial aid provided by colleges or other programs.
*We acknowledge postsecondary institutional calendars vary—quarters, semesters, trimesters, terms, etc. The term “semester” in this context is intended to represent two different postsecondary terms. The first semester refers to expenses that occur in the first part of a typical school year (summer/fall). The second refers to expenses that occur in the second part of a typical school year (winter/spring).
When can I apply for funds?
The application window for fall 2023 has passed. Please check back for updates!
How do I access the Enrollment Grant application?
What if I’m part of the Class of 2024?
This grant is not currently available to the Class of 2024. The Enrollment Grant will be available to this class upon their graduation from high school next year.
If I’ve received an Enrollment Grant from OneGoal in the past, can I apply again?
If a Fellow or Alum has received an Enrollment Grant for a previous semester or year, they may apply again.
If a Fellow or Alum has received the maximum Enrollment Grant offered ($750) for this current semester, they may not apply again until the next semester. If they have not yet received the maximum amount, they may apply again up to the amount that is remaining.
An applicant learns they can request up to $750 from the Enrollment Grant for the summer/fall. In April, they submit the grant application for $100, to cover books + school supplies. In June, they submit a new grant application for $650, to cover enrollment fees. This individual has reached their $750 request maximum for this term and can no longer apply for another Enrollment Grant until the application for winter/spring term opens.
What is the deadline to apply for the Enrollment Grant?
For the current cycle, the application window has passed. Please check back for updates!
Reach out to your Program Director to learn more about the Enrollment Grant.
This Enrollment Grant is not a substitute for or equivalent to financial aid. Fellows should work with their Program Director (OneGoal teacher) and/or a OneGoal staff member, and with their postsecondary institution to ensure they have the best possible financial aid package. Below are additional resources to help finance your postsecondary program.