Fall 2017 Financial Aid
Fall 2017 financial aid will begin to be disbursed to your University Student Account on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Refunds from the first disbursement run are expected to be available by Friday, August 25, 2017. Additional information regarding the Fall 2017 financial aid and billing process is available by reviewing the Fall 2017 Financial Aid Disbursment and Refund Information.
Apply Now for 2017-2018 Financial Aid
Federal School Code: 001775
We encourage all students to apply for financial aid by submitting the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply as soon as possible to be considered for all financial aid programs for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 or Summer 2018.
The financial aid application process is changing in two ways beginning with the 2017-2018 year:
- The FAFSA is available three months earlier beginning October 1, 2016.
- The application process will use 2015 income and tax data. Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to obtain this data will make the process simpler and the results more accurate.
2017-2018 Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver (COV)
The application for the 2017-2018 COV Tuition Waiver is now available. The COV Award is a four-year tuition waiver at the University of Illinois awarded to the natural, step-, or legally adopted children of service members. Please see the COV application form for eligibility requirements and additional details. The priority deadline to apply for the COV Tuition Waiver was January 3, 2017. We accept 2017-2018 applications until October 2, 2017. We will review additional applications if the county and conflict for which you are applying has not been awarded.