Office of Student Financial Aid

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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.

OSFA is Open

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.

Newly Admitted Students & Financial Aid

Congratulations on your recent admission to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Now that you are admitted, our office will begin reviewing your FAFSA or Alternative Application. Check the Financial Aid section of your ‘Newly Admitted Student Checklist,’ available through your MyIllini account. Here you can confirm we received your FAFSA, and you’ll find any outstanding requirements under the ‘Student Requirements’ section. All requirements must be submitted and the review process completed before we can finalize your financial aid for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Financial Aid Notifications for 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 late February for Early Action applicants, and late March for Regular Decision applicants. 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.

Summer Financial Aid Application – Deadline: June 14

The application for the summer 2023 term is available here: Summer 2023 Financial Aid Application.  To apply for financial aid for summer 2023 term, you must have submitted a 2022-2023 FAFSA, and will need to be registered for summer term courses.  To qualify for aid for summer, you must be enrolled at least half-time (undergraduate 6 hours and graduate 3 hours.) Please note that if you are completing your degree requirements at the end of spring 2023 you will not be eligible for financial aid for summer 2023. 

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. Summer financial aid is disbursed roughly one week before your summer classes begin, however tuition and fee billing may begin in early May.

The soonest you can expect to see aid credited against your student account charges, assuming all requirements are complete, can be found below:

May 15 course start: aid applied beginning Monday, May 8
June 12 course start: aid applied beginning Monday, June 5
July 10 course start: aid applied beginning Monday, July 3

Apply Now for Aid

2023-2024 FAFSA

The Office of Student Financial Aid encourages all students to apply for financial aid. The 2023-2024 FAFSA is now available online alongside the 2022-2023 FAFSA. 

Students must be admitted to the University of Illinois before financial aid processing begins. To ensure full consideration for aid, apply online by our preferential filing date of January 6.

Federal School Code: 001775

Children of Veterans (COV) Tuition Waiver

The application for the 2023-2024 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 10, 2023, if they have been selected to receive the waiver. The application deadline for conflicts not awarded closes on October 1, 2023.

The application for the 2022-2023 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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