Financial Aid Office
We're here to help create your legacy.
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.
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.
If you are experiencing extreme financial hardship, please contact the Financial Aid Office to see if there are any other options available for you.
Stay Up-to-Date on Everything Financial Aid
Completing the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note
The Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note are two items that are required to be completed by first time loan borrowers on the federal website (StudentAid.gov).
Biden Administration’s Student Loan Debt Relief Plan