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Student Financial Aid Office

Attending college is a great investment in your future.  The purpose of financial aid is to assist with the cost of higher education.  Many families need assistance to help offset the cost of education. 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, Federal Work-Study opportunities, and scholarships. 

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About Financial Aid

When can I first complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA?(show/hide »)

The first day that the 2015-2016 FAFSA application is available is January 1, 2015. Whenever possible students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as early as possible to ensure sufficient time to complete the review of their financial aid eligibility.

Undergraduate students, particularly those who do not know if they will be eligible for the Illinois Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) Grant or those who have received MAP in previous years, are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA as early as possible to determine their eligibility for MAP in the 2015-2016 academic year.

The FAFSA can be completed online at: fafsa.ed.gov

How long will it take for submitted documents or loan applications to be processed?(show/hide »)

Why did my financial aid amounts adjust?(show/hide »)

How do I accept my student loans?(show/hide »)

How does Federal Work-Study Employment work?(show/hide »)

What is the EFC?(show/hide »)

Where should I send the check for a private scholarship I have been awarded?(show/hide »)

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