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Financial Aid Office

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FAFSA Workshops: Every Monday starting October 3rd to November 14th we will be hosting FAFSA workshops to aid in the completion of the FAFSA application. These workshops will be held in Hovey Hall room 105 and will be from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. We ask that students please bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone as we will not be providing any. Students should also bring the FSA ID (username and password) for both you and your parent, and 2021 tax information for both you and your parent(s) (if applicable).  For questions please call 309-438-2231. 

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 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
  • 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 My Illinois State and your campus email. Award offers will be posted in My Illinois State 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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