You can still file the FAFSA for the 2022-2023 academic year. Complete yours - it's not too late!
If you and/or your parents have experienced a decrease in income or a major financial change, we can review your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) eligibility to see if the change in circumstance would result in a change to your financial aid eligibility.
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.
If you are experiencing extreme financial hardship, please contact the Financial Aid Office to see if there are any other options available for you.
Each year, on September 17, Illinois State University joins with schools, universities, and government agencies across the country to celebrate the signing of the Constitution and to "recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens." The enduring principles outlined in the Constitution — checks and balances, separation of powers, freedom, and liberty, among others — and the notion that the United States is a nation of immigrants are at the heart of our democracy, and each year Illinois State University celebrates an important aspect of the American experience. Each September, the Center for Civic Engagement hosts events to commemorate Constitution Day. For information on other campus activities, please see the University Calendar.
Great! We recommend you keep an eye on your Student Service Center's To-Do List. We will send you an email and post outstanding documents on your To-Do List if we require additional documentation to process your FAFSA. Award offers will be posted in My.IllinoisState in March. In meantime, we recommend you check out our Scholarships page to identify potential scholarship opportunities. Remember: Apply for scholarships early and often!
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.
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.
Putting forward the best scholarship application you can is critical to earning competitive scholarship dollars.