Enrollment Grant

Need money for books, school fees, or other college and postsecondary program expenses? Fellows from the Class of 2024 and earlier could be eligible for the OneGoal Enrollment Grant, which covers qualifying financial expenses toward enrollment and persistence in college or other postsecondary programs.

Early Application:
Emergency Funding

Open April 1-June 30, 2024

(Eligibility only for student housing, tuition, and/or school fees)

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Enrollment Grant

Summer/Fall Window: July 15, 2024 – November 30, 2024

Winter/Spring Window: January 6, 2025 – May 15, 2025

Application opens July 15

Enrollment Grant Resources

Qualified Expenses

  • Tuition and School fees (ex. registration deposit, transcript fees, immunization fees, orientation fees, meal plans, tuition, lab fees)
  • On and off-campus Student Housing
  • Required Textbooks*
  • Basic School/Dorm supplies**
  • Laptop***
  • Transportation****
  • Childcare expenses (ex: licensed childcare facilities)


*Requested textbooks must be on class syllabus.
**Must be books/supplies necessary for school and/or uniforms/scrubs. Fellows should refer to this list for approved supplies.
***All Fellows will receive OneGoal laptops. Once OneGoal laptops are replenished Fellows will receive a standard HP laptop or laptop of choice that does not exceed $400. Fellows who opt for a reimbursement will be reimbursed up to $400 only.
****Public transportation and campus parking only. The purchase of a vehicle or gas is not included.

Who is Eligible?

  • Must be a current high school senior (class of 2024) enrolled in the OneGoal program or have completed the program as part of the Class of 2024 or earlier.
  • Must be enrolling or persisting in a college or an approved postsecondary program


That’s it. Really!

What Additional

Documentation Will I Need?

You must have a consent form on file prior to applying. View the list of supporting documentation to determine what you will need based on your selected qualified expense.

When Can I Apply?

Window One

Summer/Fall Window: July 15, 2024 – November 30, 2024

Window Two

Winter/Spring Window: January 6, 2025 – May 15, 2025

How Do I Apply?

Complete the OneGoal Enrollment Grant Application. Fellows/Alumni should expect a response from OneGoal updating them on the status of their application within two weeks. If approved, Fellows/Alumni may need to provide additional documentation for OneGoal to make direct payments to a business or institution on their behalf.

Enrollment Grant FAQs

How much money can I apply for?


OneGoal will be awarding Enrollment Grants up to $750 per student per window. It is important to note OneGoal’s Enrollment Grant is not a substitute for or equivalent to financial aid provided by federal or state government, colleges, or other programs.

What are supporting documents?


Supporting documents must be submitted with each Enrollment Grant application. These include a class schedule, billing statement, lease agreement, etc. Supporting documents give OneGoal the information needed to fund the request.

Learn more about SDs →

What if I’m part of the Class of 2025?


This grant is not currently available to the Class of 2025. The Enrollment Grant will be available to this class right before graduation next year.

If I’ve received an Enrollment Grant from OneGoal in the past, can I apply again?


If a Fellow has received an Enrollment Grant for a previous semester or year, they may apply again.
If a Fellow has received an Enrollment Grant for this current semester, they may not apply again if they’ve received the maximum grant offered. If they have not, they may apply again up to the amount that is left.

An applicant learns they can request up to $750 from the Enrollment Grant for the Summer/Fall. In July, they submit the grant application for $100, to cover books + school supplies. In August, 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.

If I’ve received an Enrollment Grant from window one, can I apply again during window two?


Yes. Fellows are eligible for up to $750 during both Enrollment Grant windows.

What is the deadline to apply for the Enrollment Grant?

  • Window One: This application window will close November 30, 2024 at 11:59pm PST.
  • Window Two: This application window will close May 15, 2025 at 11:59pm PST.

I’m a Chicago Fellow or Alum. Where can I find information about funding for me?


OneGoal Fellows and Alumni from Chicago should email [email protected].

What are approved school and dorm supplies?



  • Notebooks/Paper
  • Pens/Pencils/Highlighters
  • Basic Printer + ink
  • Print Paper
  • Calculators
  • Folders/Binders
  • Basic Office/Desk supplies
  • Weekly Planner
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Backpack


  • Beddings Items
  • Full Length Mirror
  • Hangers
  • Storage Bins
  • Laundry Bin/Basket
  • First Aid Kit
  • Power Strip/Surge Protector
  • Shower Caddy
  • Small Fan
  • Small Trash Can
  • Towel Set
  • Umbrella
  • Water Bottle
  • Small Refrigerator


Reach out to your Program Director to learn more about the Enrollment Grant.

Additional Support

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.

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