Office of Student Financial Aid

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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 moving our services online.

The Office of Student Financial Aid is 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.

Call us at 217-333-0100 or email us at for assistance.

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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 $905 million in financial aid funds were administered and 67% of students received financial aid.

Apply Now for 2020-2021 Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid encourages all students to apply for financial aid. The 2020-2021 FAFSA is now available online at To ensure full consideration for aid, apply online by our recommended date of January 5, 2020, but no later than our preferential date of March 15, 2020.

Students must be admitted to the University of Illinois before financial aid processing begins. We will begin sending 2020-2021 Financial Aid Notifications in February 2020. Students that have been awarded a merit-based scholarship should be notified prior to April 1, 2020.

Submit Your FAFSA

Federal School Code: 001775

2020-2021 Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver

The application for the 2020-2021 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. Our priority deadline is January 2, 2020.

Still Need Funding for 2019-2020?

It’s not too late to apply for assistance for the current year. If you haven’t already done so, you can still complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA to be considered for financial aid programs for Fall 2019, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020. The 2019-2020 application process will use 2017 income and tax data.

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