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Financial Matters

Cost Effective

Completing a portion of your education at Heartland is a cost-effective way to earn your Professional Educator License with an Early Childhood Education endorsement (birth-grade2).


Scholarships are also available through Gateways to Opportunity. Gateways scholarships pay a portion of up to 15 credit hours per year. They are available to students working 15 or more hours in a qualified licensed ECE program.

Heartland also offers a variety of scholarships.

Financial Aid

When it comes to paying for school at Heartland, you have lots of options. See your financial aid options.

Financial aid and payment plans are also available through Illinois State University.

Contact Us

Johnna Darragh Ernst

Professor Early Childhood Education
Phone: 309-268-8746