Office of Student Financial Aid

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Changes are coming to the 2024-2025 FAFSA!

Better FAFSA, Better Future: FAFSA Simplification

2024-2025 FAFSA available now!

Illinois Commitment

Four years. Free Tuition.


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

COVID Loss of Income

Special Circumstance

The Office of Student Financial Aid can re-evaluate financial aid eligibility for undergraduates to reflect
significant changes in the family financial situation. This process is called a Special Circumstance.

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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 one billion dollars in financial aid funds were administered and 67% of students received financial aid.

Newly Admitted Students & Financial Aid 

Congratulations on your recent admission to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As long as you have already completed the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid or Alternative Application and included our school code (001775), there is nothing additional you need to do at this time. Due to processing delays from the Department of Education, student records for these applications are expected to be sent to schools no earlier than mid-March. Once the Office of Student Financial Aid has received your FAFSA, you can find confirmation in the Financial Aid section of your ‘Newly Admitted Student Checklist,’ available through your MyIllini account.

As a result of these delays, 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 April at the earliest – our office will update this page if timelines change. Your Financial Aid Notification will outline the aid you qualify for based on your FAFSA or Alternative Application, including grants, scholarships, Federal Work-Study, and/or loans.

We understand your concerns regarding the current financial aid delays, and we’re sorry this is happening! We’re committed to minimizing the impact on you and your family, and, if needed, UIUC will change college commitment deadlines. The decision to change commitment deadlines will be announced no later than March 15. The preferential deadline for FAFSA has been extended to April 15. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or Office of Student Financial Aid directly.  

Access to OSFA

The Office of Student Financial Aid is open and still located in the Student Services Arcade building. Due to nearby construction, the courtyard is currently closed. Please enter the building through the Wright Street entrance at 715 South Wright Street.

Spring 2024 Important Information

Important information for the spring 2024 semester may be found here.

Apply Now for Aid

2024-2025 FAFSA

The Office of Student Financial Aid encourages all students to apply for financial aid. The 2023-2024 FAFSA is now available. 

Students must be admitted to the University of Illinois before financial aid processing begins. You are encouraged to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs.

Federal School Code: 001775

Children of Veterans (COV) Tuition Waiver

The application for the 2024-2025 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 the application form for eligibility requirements and additional details. Students will be notified by March 15, 2024, if they have been selected to receive the waiver. The application deadline for conflicts not awarded closes on October 1, 2024.

The application for the 2023-2024 COV Tuition waiver is closed.

Private Outside Scholarships

Please mail all private outside scholarship checks to OSFA and be sure to include a Private Outside Scholarship Form. All scholarship 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.

Estimate Your Aid

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

Find a Job

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

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