We Support

Northeastern Illinois University's Center for College Access and Success creates support systems for first-generation students,

their families, and their schools to make their dream of a college education a reality.

Post-Secondary Degrees for all Students

The Center for College Access and Success (CCAS) is Northeastern Illinois University's educational outreach center to PreK-12 schools and their communities in the Chicago area.

42 Years

in Education

Upcoming Events 
Student Fund

Just In Time Fund

Application deadline is
November 19, 2021

About the Just In Time Fund


The Just In Time Fund provides limited emergency financial support to high school graduates of the class of 2020 and 2021 who have participated in a Center for College Access and Success program (GEAR UP, 21st CCLC, Talent Search, Upward Bound Math & Science) and are enrolled in college but unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected hardship.


Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment. Funds distributed can range from $100 - $1,000 and is a one-time award.


NEIU Dual Enrollment

Spring 2022

Application deadline is 

November 28, 2021

Get a Jump Start on College - Earn Free Credit at NEIU!

College Classes for High School Students 


Northeastern Illinois University’s College

of Arts and Sciences is offering a great opportunity for high school students to get

an early college experience, fully supported

by scholarships!

General Events

Holiday Workshops

December 2022

Join us for our popular CCAS CenterSpace Holiday Workshops.

Space is limited!



NEIU Open House

November 17, 2021

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

700 East Oakwood Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60653




November 20, 2021

11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Northeastern Illinois University

5500 N. St. Louis Ave,

Chicago, IL 60625

December 1, 2021

11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Northeastern Illinois University

El Centro

3390 N. Avondale Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618 


Your Success at NEIU!

Welcome Prospective Students & Families!

Going to college is more than taking

classes. It is about connecting with people

and opportunities in and out of the classroom. Northeastern Illinois University assists students with successful academic and social transition to University life and beyond. Please join us during our "Your Success at NEIU" Open House.

Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

El Centro