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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


New FAFSA Log-In 

To log into and electronically sign the FAFSA, students (and one parent) will need to register for a FSA ID and password. The FSA ID and password will function similarly to the previously used PINs and will be the way students log into all federal student aid websites, like and To register for the FSA ID and password, visit any federal student aid website or

Upcoming FAFSA Changes

The 2016-2017 school year's FAFSA is available starting January 1st, 2016; but the 2017-2018 school year's FAFSA is available starting October 1st, 2016

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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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