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

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

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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.

Newly Admitted Students & Financial Aid

Congratulations on your recent admission to the University of Illinois at 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 2022-2023 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 mid-March. 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.

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. Students will be notified by March 9, 2022 if they have been selected to receive the waiver. 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.

Find a Job