Apply Now for Summer 2017 Financial Aid
Financial aid funds for Summer 2017 are very limited. In order to be eligible for summer aid, undergraduate students need to be registered for at least 6 credit hours and graduate students at least 3 credit hours. Students must have a 2016-17 FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Financial Aid and also submit a Summer 2017 financial aid application. You must be registered before completing a summer financial aid application. The application deadline is Friday, June 16.
Spring 2017 Financial Aid Information
Spring 2017 financial aid is disbursed to student accounts on Sundays and Wednesdays. Additional information regarding the Spring 2017 financial aid, scholarship and billing process is available by reviewing the Important Spring 2017 Financial Aid Information.
Apply Now for 2017-2018 Financial Aid
Federal School Code: 001775
We encourage all students to apply for financial aid by submitting the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply as soon as possible to be considered for all financial aid programs for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 or Summer 2018.
The financial aid application process is changing in two ways beginning with the 2017-2018 year:
- The FAFSA is available three months earlier beginning October 1, 2016.
- The application process will use 2015 income and tax data. Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to obtain this data will make the process simpler and the results more accurate.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Education has announced that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.ed.gov and studentloans.gov will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added. They do not expect these protections to be available until October 2017.
The income information needed to complete the FAFSA and apply for an income-driven repayment plan can be found on a previously filed 2015 tax return. If needed, you can request your 2015 Tax Return Transcript. Directions to request this transcript can be found here.
2017-2018 Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver (COV)
The application for the 2017-2018 COV Tuition Waiver is now available. The COV Award is a four-year tuition waiver at the University of Illinois awarded to the natural, step-, or legally adopted children of service members. Please see the COV application form for eligibility requirements and additional details. The priority deadline to apply for the COV Tuition Waiver was January 3, 2017. We accept 2017-2018 applications until October 2, 2017. We will review additional applications if the county and conflict for which you are applying has not been awarded.