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Emma is a high school senior planning to study business when she starts next fall.

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The High School Student

Robert is a high-achieving, low-income biochem major heading to med school after ISU.

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The Grant-Eligible Student

Laura is a sophomore borrowing federal Direct Loan funds to study TV production.

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The Borrowing Student

Jake is a married veteran who is transferring to Illinois State from a community college.

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The Non-Traditional Student

Caitlyn is a senior sociology major who works part-time on campus and has a summer job.

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The Independent Student


IRS Data Retrieval Tool Guide

Need help using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool? Here is a step-by-step guide to assist you!

Already filed your 2016-2017 FAFSA? Great! Here's what's next: 

After you complete your FAFSA, our office will determine if additional information is needed or if you are ready for an award notice. If we need additional information, we will post a request on your "To-Do List" in your Student Service Center. Remember, we do not send anything in the mail! Regularly check your email and your Student Service Center for updates. Award notices are posted early April for incoming freshmen and mid-April for transfers and returning students.

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Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver

Were you notified by ISAC that you will receive the SETTW? If so, please send a copy of your letter to the Financial Aid Office.

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Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship

You may qualify for up to $5,000 per year toward your college costs if you are from an underrepresented background and plan to teach in Illinois.

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Making the most of your scholarship applications

Putting forward the best scholarship application you can is critical to earning competitive scholarship dollars.

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