Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA on the Web: To complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid online.

FAFSA Verification: If your application for financial aid is selected for verification, please click here for more information on the verification process.

FSA ID: To apply, bot the parent and the student must establish a FSA ID (email address) and password to sign the FAFSA.

 


 

The process of applying for financial aid at the Eastern Illinois University is simple. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to apply for financial aid using our school code of 001674. To receive full consideration for all financial aid programs, you should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after Oct. 1. In addition, if you plan to enroll in summer school an Eastern OFA summer financial aid application is also required.

After you file a FAFSA, the information is forwarded to the OFA by the federal government. The OFA processes the information and sends award letters to students starting in March indicating the amount of financial assistance applicants will receive.

Students who are applying for:

Fall 2016, Spring 2017 or Summer 2017 must complete a 2016-2017 FAFSA

  • The form may be completed beginning January 1, 2016. It must be submitted prior to your last date of attendance or June 30, 2014 whichever is earlier.
  • Students are encouraged to apply early to ensure they are eligible for the maximum amount of financial aid. Preferential filing date is March 1.
  • In addition to the FAFSA, students who are planning to attend Summer 2017 must also complete an Eastern OFA summer financial aid application which will be available in April 2017 once the student is registered.

Fall 2017, Spring 2018 or Summer 2018 must complete a 2017-2018 FAFSA

  • The form may be completed beginning Oct. 1, 2016. It must be submitted prior to your last date of attendance or June 30, 2018 -- whichever is earlier.
  • To receive full consideration for all financial aid programs, you should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after Oct. 1.
  • In addition to the FAFSA, students who are planning to attend Summer 2018 must also complete an Eastern OFA summer financial aid application which will be available in April 2018.