The Process

The process of applying for financial aid at Illinois is simple, and it all starts with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Confirm that you meet the qualifications to receive federal and state aid.

How to Apply

Learn the steps you can take to apply for financial aid.


Find out how to view your Financial Aid Notification, which includes all our offers of aid.


Know when and how financial aid is credited to your student account.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Understand the federal policy and how to meet all three eligibility requirements for financial aid.

Withdrawal, Refunds, & Reduction of Hours

Understand how canceling your registration or reducing your hours of enrollment effects financial aid.

Special Programs

See the additional financial aid requirements for Parkland Concurrent Enrollment, Study Abroad, and Veterinary Medicine.