Office of Student Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid
Shifts to Virtual Services

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students, staff and
community. In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation,
we are currently providing services remotely.

Please continue to read email announcements from the University
and visit for up-to-date information.

We appreciate your cooperation and support as we navigate
this situation together.

Office Hours:
Lobby Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday – Friday
Telephone: 217-333-0100 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday – Friday)

University COVID-19 Information

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Is your family income more than $67,100? See more options.

Undergraduate students may submit a Special Circumstance Form if their family income has been negatively impacted due to COVID-19.

Undergraduate students may submit a Special Circumstance Form
if their family income has been negatively impacted due to COVID-19.

Undergraduate students may submit a Special Circumstance Form
if their family income has been negatively impacted due to COVID-19.

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Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid

Our goal is to assist you and your family in securing the resources necessary to fund your education. Last year, over $961 million in financial aid funds were administered and 69% of students received financial aid.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Supplemental Stimulus Funding

The Coronavirus Response and Relied Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act includes additional funding for an Education Stabilization Fund of which a portion of the funding will be directed towards institutions of higher education.  The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is awaiting guidance from the Department of Education regarding the regulations and requirements for the use of these funds.  Additional information will be provided to students on our website regarding the use of these funds, as soon as it is available.   

Apply Now for 2021-2022 Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid encourages all students to apply for financial aid. The 2021-2022 FAFSA is now available online at To ensure full consideration for aid, apply online by our recommended date of January 5, 2021, but no later than our preferential date of March 15, 2021.

Students must be admitted to the University of Illinois before financial aid processing begins. We will begin sending 2021-2022 Financial Aid Notifications in Mid – March, 2021. Students that have been awarded a merit-based scholarship should be notified prior to April 1, 2021.

Submit Your FAFSA

Federal School Code: 001775

Newly Admitted Students & Financial Aid

Congratulations on your recent admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Now that you are admitted, your first step to applying for financial aid is the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) using the school code 001775.  Once processed, our office will begin reviewing your FAFSA. Check the Financial Aid section of your ‘Newly Admitted Student Checklist,’ available through your MyIllini account. Here you can confirm we received your FAFSA.

In the Financial Aid section of your ‘Newly Admitted Student Checklist,’ you may see any additional documents that need to be submitted to our office by selecting the “UI-Integrate Self-Service” link. On the next screen select Student Requirements, and then finally select 2021-2022 from the Aid Year drop-down. All requirements must be submitted and the review process completed before we can finalize your financial aid for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Students who were not required to submit additional documentation and those who have all their documents completed will begin receiving their Financial Aid Notifications in mid-March. Your Financial Aid Notification will outline the aid you qualify for based on your FAFSA, including grants, scholarships, Federal Work Study, and federal loans.

2021-2022 Children of Veterans (COV) Tuition Waiver

The application for the 2021-2022 COV Tuition Waiver is now available.  The COV award is a four year tuition waiver at the University of Illinois awarded to natural or legally adopted children of service members. Please see application form for eligibility requirements and additional details. The application deadline for conflicts not awarded closes October 1, 2021.

Apply Now for 2020-2021 Financial Aid

If you haven’t already completed the 2020-2021 FAFSA to apply for Spring 2021 and/or Summer 2021, apply online now at

Submit Your FAFSA

Federal School Code: 001775

Spring 2021 Financial Aid Information

Important information for Spring 2021 financial aid may be found here.

Summer 2021 Financial Aid:

In order to be eligible for Summer 2021 financial aid you must have a 2020-2021 FAFSA on file and register for at least six credit hours (undergraduate) or three credit hours (graduate).  Once you have registered for your summer course(s) you must then complete the online Summer Financial Aid Application before the stated deadline. The application becomes available each spring semester when summer registration begins.

Private Outside Scholarships

Please mail all private outside scholarship checks OSFA and be sure to include a Private Outside Scholarship Form. All scholarships checks should be made payable to the University of Illinois and include your full name and University Identification Number (UIN).

Check Your Status

View your current financial aid status, including any new awards.

Check Your Status

Estimate Your Aid

Use our Net Price Calculator to estimate the amount of financial aid you’ll receive.

Estimate Your Aid

Find a Job

Search the Virtual Job Board to find a job on campus.

Find a Job