Student Financial Aid


Student Financial Aid Office

Attending college is a great investment in your future, and many families need assistance to help offset the cost of education. The purpose of financial aid is to assist students to pursue their college education by helping them and their families meet educational expenses.

Never assume that you will not qualify for financial assistance. There are many types of financial aid available to help manage the cost of your education, such as grants, loans, work-study opportunities, and scholarships.


MAP Rally Day

The govener of Illinois is asking students to participate in "MAP Matters Day" Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Illinois State Capital in Springfield.  Each year the Illinois Monentary Award Program helps make the college dreams a reality for almost hundered and forty thousand students, awarding nearly $371 million in grants in 2013.  Join Govener Quinn as he proposes an increase to the MAP budget in Springfield.  For more information about "MAP Matters Day" please visit:

2014-2015 FAFSAs and Checklist Items

If you have not completed your 2014-2015 FAFSA please visit the FAFSA FAQs for information on important dates, MAP grant deadlines, estimating federal tax data and how to update your FAFSA

If you have already completed your 2014-2015 FAFSA, you may have items assigned to your checklist for the 2014-2015 year.  When completing checklist documentation be sure to verify that you have the correct form for the correct year.  Links included in the checklist will direct you to the correct year's forms if copied and pasted into your web browser. Be careful when manually typing any links, if you had completed the form for the previous year, your browser may try to direct you to an incorrect link.

Also at this point in time, some checklist items, such as 2013 Tax Return Transcripts, may not be available if you have not completed your tax return. Tax Return Transcripts will not be available for a few weeks after the submission of a tax return. 


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