Office of Student Financial Aid

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High School Students

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IN-STATE STUDENTS | $67,100 & UNDER FAMILY INCOME | EFFECTIVE FALL 2019

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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.

COVID-19 Loss of Income
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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.

OSFA Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance

The Office of Student Financial Aid will be closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our office will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 18, and we will be available by phone beginning at 10 a.m.

Winter Financial Aid Application

The application for the winter 2021-2022 term is now available (click here). To be eligible for financial aid for the winter 2021-2022 term, you must have submitted a 2021-2022 FAFSA and be registered for both a winter 2021-2022 term course and the spring 2022 term.  (Please note, if you are completing your undergraduate degree requirements at the end of fall 2021, you will not be eligible for financial aid for winter 2021-2022). If you are receiving a waiver for winter, anticipate it being applied to your account in the winter semester. If you are applying for a loan for winter, you should anticipate its disbursement when spring aid is applied. 

The primary source of aid is in the form of loans, such as any remaining Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized loans, Parent/Graduate PLUS loans, or private loans. 

The DEADLINE to submit a request for winter 2021-2022 financial aid is Friday, January 14, 2022.

Important Information for Spring 2022

Please review the Spring 2022 Important Information document which contains information about the spring 2022 financial aid and billing processes.

Apply Now for 2022-2023 Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid encourages all students to apply for financial aid. The 2022-2023 FAFSA is now available online at https://FAFSA.gov

Students must be admitted to the University of Illinois before financial aid processing begins. 

Submit Your FAFSA

Federal School Code: 001775

To ensure full consideration for aid, apply online by our preferential filling date of January 5.

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 www.fafsa.ed.gov

Students must be admitted to the University of Illinois before financial aid processing begins. 

Submit Your FAFSA

Federal School Code: 001775

2022-2023 Children of Veterans (COV) Tuition Waiver

The application for the 2022-2023 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, 2022.

The application for the 2021-2022 COV Tuition waiver is closed.

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.

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