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Financial Aid Office

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When your financial aid offer is available, you will receive an email directing you to to view and print your offer.  Please regularly check your To Do List for any additional information needed to process your financial aid. Thank you with your patience with the financial aid process this year.

Students can check the status of their FAFSA form at any time by logging in to and selecting your processed FAFSA submission from the "My Activity" section of your account Dashboard. 

File your FAFSA

To be considered for financial aid at Illinois State, you must file a FAFSA each year. Complete your application for Federal Student Aid.

Explore Scholarships

It’s application season for many scholarships including some awarded by Illinois State and others outside the University.


Alternative Applications for Illinois MAP Grants

Eligible undocumented students can apply for all forms of state financial aid.


How Financial Aid Works

Financial aid can be 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 process at Illinois State University. Remember, every school’s process is a little different.

View the Process

  • Change in Circumstance

    If you and/or your parents have experienced a decrease in income or a major financial change, we can review your financial aid eligibility.

  • Check Your Status

    Keep an eye on your To-Do List In and your campus email. Award offers will be posted in in March.

  • Leaving the University

    See how exiting the university works and how we can help you through it.

Need Support?

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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