Macon Promise

Naomi Hall

Reduced Tuition + Scholarships
Up to Four Years. Guaranteed.

Millikin University is pleased to offer the Macon Promise, a reduced tuition rate of $26,000 for local students. This annual rate represents a 33% discount from the current tuition cost and is locked in for up to four years for incoming undergraduate students.

Students will also receive additional scholarships and aid, including a Merit Scholarship of up to $10,000, based on their application for admission to Millikin and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( Our Macon Promise tuition rate is comparable to in-state colleges, with all the added benefits of a small, private education.

Who is eligible for the reduced tuition:

  • Any student who lives in Macon County
  • Students who previously attended or currently attend a Macon County high School (Includes Central A&M and Cerro Gordo high schools)
  • Students transferring from Richland Community College

The following schools are included:

Argenta-Oreana High School, Central A&M High School, Cerro Gordo High School, Douglas MacArthur High School, Decatur Christian High School, Eisenhower High School, Maroa-Forsyth High School, Meridian High School, Mount Zion High School, Richland Community College, Saint Teresa High School, Sangamon Valley High School, Unity Christian School (formerly Lutheran School Association), Warrensburg-Latham High School and home-schooled students in Macon County.


*The Macon Promise initiative was announced in October 2020 for new students entering during the 2021-22 academic year forward.