Office of Student Financial Aid

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Apply Now for Financial Aid

The 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open for students enrolling in Fall 2019, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020.

Federal School Code: 001775

high school students

Four years. Free Tuition.


Is your family income more than $61,000? See more options.

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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 $888 million in financial aid funds were administered and 69% of students received financial aid.

Fall 2019 Financial Aid Disbursement and Refund Information

Fall 2019 financial aid will begin to be disbursed to your student account on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Refunds from the first disbursement run are expected to be available by Friday, August 23, 2019. Additional information regarding the Fall 2019 financial aid, scholarship, and billing process is available by reviewing the Fall 2019 Financial Aid Disbursement and Refund Information.

Apply Now for 2019-2020 Financial Aid

We encourage all students to apply for financial aid by submitting the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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.

Students must be admitted to the University of Illinois before financial aid processing begins. We will begin sending 2019-2020 Financial Aid Award Letters in February 2019. Students that have been awarded a merit-based scholarship should be notified prior to April 1, 2019.

Submit Your FAFSA

Federal School Code: 001775

2019-2020 Children of Veterans (COV) Tuition Waiver

The application for the 2019-2020 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 for eligibility requirements and additional details. Our priority deadline for submission is January 2, 2019. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2019

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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