Financial Aid Office
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Alternative Applications for Illinois MAP Grants
Eligible undocumented and transgender students who are disqualified from federal financial aid can apply for all forms of state financial aid.
How Financial Aid Works
Financial aid can be pretty complicated, especially if you are the first in your family to attend college. Whether you are an incoming freshman, transfer, or graduate student, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the whole process here at ISU. Remember, every school’s process is a little different.View the Process
If you and/or your parents have experienced a decrease in income or a major financial change, we can review your financial aid eligibility.
Keep an eye on your To-Do List In My Illinois State and your campus email. Award offers will be posted in My Illinois State in March.
See how exiting the university works and how we can help you through it.
If you are experiencing extreme financial hardship, please contact the Financial Aid Office to see if there are any other options available for you.
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Illinois State University has received emergency funds from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide emergency financial aid grants to eligible students due to the financial impact of coronavirus. The federal government requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial aid grants to students. Since many students have been impacted financially by the coronavirus, the Financial Aid Office uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to identify students with the most financial need.