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Important Notices

The first spring disbursement of Financial Aid is scheduled for January 8, 2018.  The second disbursement will be set for January 23, 2018.  After this date, disbursements will process each Monday and Wednesday during the term.  Please watch your PAWS account for disbursement. Refunds will be released five business days after disbursement. You can check the PAWS system to confirm that your aid has disbursed. If you have a refund, the Student Accounts Office is responsible for producing and distributing the refund checks.  You can contact them at 217-581-3715.

Apply Now for 2018-2019 Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships encourages all students to apply early for financial aid and scholarships. To ensure full consideration for aid, submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after Oct. 1 of each year and search for scholarships using the links above as soon as possible after Jan. 1 of each year. We recommend filing by Feb. 15 in order to meet possible state deadlines. If you need more information on how to apply, please visit the links below:

Our federal school code is 001674.

Helpful Videos from Federal Student Aid

To find out how to complete various processes for financial aid, watch a YouTube video here.

Financial Aid Brochure

Follow this link to the most current financial aid brochure (PDF).